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Windows 7: Cannot Boot From Recovery CD

15 Oct 2017   #51
newenglandmom2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

wait, starting now...


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15 Oct 2017   #52
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Try it without usb stick.

If you stll then boot into your windows installation, try booting thre usb stick again and maybe you wil be able to copy your important files somewhere safe.
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15 Oct 2017   #53
newenglandmom2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Yes! All my documents are there! I can't thank you enough for all your patience. My question now (and I hope my last), can I unplug the USB with the OS on it? So I can use another USB to copy files to?
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15 Oct 2017   #54
newenglandmom2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I mean, I still have the USB with the OS files plugged in, and that OS is the one I'm seeing...
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15 Oct 2017   #55
newenglandmom2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

This seems like a silly problem, but I can't get any other USB drives or my Passport External Drive to show up. I plug them into the back, they light up and I hear the "connecting" noise, but I don't see them. And as I said, I'm afraid to unplug the USB drive with the OS on it...
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15 Oct 2017   #56
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

To see extra drives you have attached, rt click the Cannot Boot From Recovery CD-pecmd.jpg icon at bottom rt of screen. A menu pops up - click "Refresh Explorer".

Otherwise, you can copy files to the booted usb, if there is enough space on there.


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15 Oct 2017   #57
newenglandmom2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

That worked, thanks again. You're pretty amazing, from my point of view! Will take me awhile to make sure all I want is copied. Then I will come back here and mark solved...with a little (or a lot!) help from my friends.
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15 Oct 2017   #58
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Glad to hear it. :)

When you have copied your files to safety, you can try booting back into your installed version of windows. It might start up - depends where the damage was that chkdsk fixed.
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16 Oct 2017   #59
newenglandmom2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

OK, I have copied all my important files, whew. I can't think of anything else I need, except I was wondering if there's a way to salvage my Firefox bookmarks? I tried under Mozilla profiles but didn't see them.
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16 Oct 2017   #60
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles
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