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Windows 7: Embarrassing mistake going from bad to worse 0x0000007b +missing OS ++

27 Oct 2015   #11

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Good evening LaybackBear. I have posted that to this thread twice today. You can lead a horse,,,,,,,,,

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27 Oct 2015   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709

I notice what you did in your post. As far as I can tell you pointed the OP in the right direction.

Just thought it might of been missed so I made it bigger and highlight it and no PDF needed.
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28 Oct 2015   #13

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyclops View Post
ThreePeak, what on earth is RE? Did you open the attached .pdf in the post #6?
You need to go into your bios and set the first boot device to be DVD drive, insert your windows DVD in the drive and reboot to have the computer to boot from the dvd and the select to repair your existing windows installation. Please read in it's entirety when someone is trying to help you at no expense to you.
RE= Recovery Environment. The OP has stated numerous times he has no trouble getting to these options, they just don't solve the problem.
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28 Oct 2015   #14

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Booting up to the windows DVD is going to totally over ride/ by-bass those options/hurdles. Please try it or I quit!

Boot to DVD is not the same as RE
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04 Nov 2015   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 10 Professional x64
Setting the record straight/clarification

Ok... I truly appreciate each and every message or attempt anybody puts forth trying to help solve the issue. That is the case whether the content is the answer, beneficial OR totally useless/not applicable. So don't take any feedback as an insult or being ungrateful. To clarify the intent of the original post: Only a single poster clued in. RE=Recovery environment...which is accessed by booting from the windows dvd (yes, with the boot order changed in the bios to set dvd drive as first boot device). I'm trying to tow the line between too much info and over simplifying. What I can say (and if you re-read the original post, should be able to discern) is that every solution that has been proposed by any poster to this thread thus far has already been attempted multiple times prior to posting. I avoid wasting people's time with a thread that could have been answered easily with a little googling and effort. The issue can be summed as thus: Every windows RE/windows dvd boot "repair" options available has been attempted without solving the issue. Whether that be an automated one click style fix like startup repair, system restore etc... Or an applied attempt involving various command line operations/fixes. I also spent a good chunk of time in the DISKPART and BOOTREC sections (for specific actions as guided by tutorials). Thanks again for the patience guys. I assure you I read the links and resources you have suggested and attempted the steps.
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