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Windows 7: Cannot Boot From Recovery CD

11 Oct 2017   #21
newenglandmom2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I did make a good Linux DVD (by burning it correctly this time). The DVD worked, and File explorer opened when I inserted an external drive. But alas, I still cannot see my files--Under OS, message says "Failed to mount OS". Error mounting /dev/sda3 etc. So close, and yet so far.


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11 Oct 2017   #22
newenglandmom2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I do think Windows 7 is still operating...chkdsk /f found no problems. I think I just made a mistake with the disk partition command, and need to change it so that Windows is visible, or mounts.
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11 Oct 2017   #23
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You could use 7zip to extract iso files.

http://www.7-zip.org/
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12 Oct 2017   #24
newenglandmom2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

SIW2, I downloaded the ISO file, and the 7-Zip, but I cannot figure out how to get the ISO into the Zip program. Excuse my ignorance, but I could use some instructions.
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12 Oct 2017   #25
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

7 zip is a powerful program to open / extract compressed files like *.zip ,*.rar and *.iso.
It can open and extract *.iso files.
Once you install 7 zip, right click on the iso file and open.
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12 Oct 2017   #26
newenglandmom2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Also, I loaded the drivers from the Windows Recovery disk, and saw that C is labeled Recovery. Is there anything I can do in diskpart commands to make Windows visible again, with these alternate ISOs, so that I could recover my data?

Thanks
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12 Oct 2017   #27
newenglandmom2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

The ISO file is not in the same place as the zip program, and I don't know how to get it there. When I right click on the ISO file, no zip program is an option for opening it.
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12 Oct 2017   #28
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Have you installed 7zip?
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12 Oct 2017   #29
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Rt click on 7zfm.exe and browse to the iso file.

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click on all the folders inside the iso to highlght them, then click Extract

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It asks where you want to copy (extract) them to. Browse to your usb drive leter ( in my case it is Z:\ ). Then click ok.

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12 Oct 2017   #30
newenglandmom2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

When I right-click on 7zfm (there is no 7zfm.exe), there is no browse option. If I click Run as Administrator, it takes me to tthe 7 Zip program, with no chance to copy the ISO files.
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