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Windows 7: Urgent Help!!

31 Mar 2009   #11
TheVinesKid

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 7600 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zach21uk View Post
I'm in the windows folder but regscan "is not recognised as an internal or external command operable program or batch file"
hmm, only works with win98 and below... sorry about that.
well, the "reg delete /" will work, assuming you can find the driver keys.

Do you know what drivers were installed?


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31 Mar 2009   #12
bodmas

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 bits
 
 

Try this:

Insert the win7 disk and boot and chose for "repair your computer". click next and further chose for "use recovery tool". here chose for "startup repair"

hope this helps you.
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31 Mar 2009   #13
zach21uk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Another question for you gurus here.

If i go to install a fresh copy of windows 7, it mentions that it has detected an old windows folder on the partition and will rename it to windows.old

It dosent mention anything about the users folder - but will this be renamed and kept too? As I have alot of files in my user folder.

IF not, I can just backup this folder using command line, but its like 80gb so if its going to keep it anyway, I dont need to
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31 Mar 2009   #14
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

There is the possibilty of creating another partition upon another fresh install. That way you will be able to retrieve your files by going into the other partition once your up and running.
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31 Mar 2009   #15
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

You could always do a fresh install and create another partition then that way you will still have access to them once your up and running.
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31 Mar 2009   #16
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zach21uk View Post
Another question for you gurus here.

If i go to install a fresh copy of windows 7, it mentions that it has detected an old windows folder on the partition and will rename it to windows.old

It dosent mention anything about the users folder - but will this be renamed and kept too? As I have alot of files in my user folder.

IF not, I can just backup this folder using command line, but its like 80gb so if its going to keep it anyway, I dont need to
Windows should store the entire old disk structure in the Windows.old directory. You will also need to change the security settings of your old user directory to allow access to your files once installed.

I've had to use this option a few times when repairing boot issues on other computers.
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01 Apr 2009   #17
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Windows should store the entire old disk structure in the Windows.old directory. You will also need to change the security settings of your old user directory to allow access to your files once installed.

I've had to use this option a few times when repairing boot issues on other computers.
+1 this solution works and you won't loose anything except your installed programs.
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01 Apr 2009   #18
Logos

windows 7/64 (7000) , mandriva 2009.0/64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Can't help you here but anybody reading this post should look at this and ALWAYS SEPARATE DATA / USER / MUSIC etc files AWAY FROM THE OS. (Caps intended)

I've seen posts on here telling people NOT to partition hard drives -- this is UTTER B/S now -- an OS won't need 250 GB - 2TB (typical hard disc sizes these days).
I was gonna post the same. Having a one drive disk and all data (documents, music, pics etc...) saved on C together with the OS is pure madness. The worse is a majority's doing that, as if partitioning a hard disk was evil or something, or, funnier, too difficult...see the result and how cool and easier it is to restore anything when you can't even boot into safe mode anymore...

OK if the methods that were suggested don't work for the OP, and you must retrieve any data before reinstalling (get yourself a D drive at least this time ), get hold of a Linux live CD, boot it, be sure that NTFS access is enabled, access your data and copy it to any media (your data is most likely not EFS encrypted so that shouldn't be a problem).

edit: a simple reinstall with no formating (and old Windows install gets moved to a separate folder) is also an option. But don't rely on that in the future.
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