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Windows 7: please don't laugh...

19 Oct 2010   #11
gregrocker

 

If you set HD first to boot in BIOS setup, you'll have to use the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key to boot the DVD, which on Acer is normally F2


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19 Oct 2010   #12
mypcbroke

Windows Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I have done the Startup Repair with a reboot between each one... I currently have a black screen with a white blinking cursor. I'm assuming it didn't fix it and will go onto the next step
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19 Oct 2010   #13
mypcbroke

Windows Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Also, guys, IDE0 is listed as the first boot device. Haha
Clueless, but maybe not that clueless.
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20 Oct 2010   #14
mypcbroke

Windows Home Premium 32bit
 
 

ok, maybe clueless. I did marked the partition with windows "active" and ran "Repair my computer"
It found a something to repair. I selected "repair and restart"
it restarted and I got the black screen that I am getting getting all to familiar with. It said something like:
Press any key to boot from CD/DVD.
when I didn't, it said: Error booting operating system
Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart
(this isn't verbatim because I don't remember perfectly)

Does this mean that it didn't repair? I'm currently rerunning "Startup repair"
Also, this time after hitting "Repair My Computer" it had (recovered) listed instead of "Windows 7" like before... am I on the right track?
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20 Oct 2010   #15
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote:
Boot into the DVD, on second screen select "Repair My Computer," see if it offers a repair. If it does, accept it and allow to restart. If it doesn't start, boot back into Repair console, see if it finds an installation to repair,
Now my question is: Did it offer to repair?

If no, then did it find an installation to repair?
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20 Oct 2010   #16
gregrocker

 

Sounds like you have an installation there to repair. It will run many tests and fixes on it to try to get it started. Only if it tells you flat out it cannot repair it would I quit before 3 repairs w/reboots.

Have you marked it Active using Diskpart or booted Partition Wizard CD to confirm it is marked Active?

Do you have files you need to rescue as you can do that if they are still intact using the DVD at any time:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If not, copy out your files using this method and we will help you get installed properly: https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/93347-copy-paste-windows-recovery-console.html
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20 Oct 2010   #17
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

sorry greg and mypcbroke,
I was replying without benefit of latest posts.
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20 Oct 2010   #18
mypcbroke

Windows Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I marked it active via command prompt. And I was under the assumption I couldn't retreive files because Microsoft phone guy told me to do certain command (not sure what they were for, I think he heard the desperation in my voice)
if I remember correctly it was: clean, format fs=ntfs
does that mean anything to anyone?
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20 Oct 2010   #19
mypcbroke

Windows Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Again, question: Will I be asked to "hit any key to load CD/DVD" after each repair/restart? because I feel like I'm going in circles. If it's repairing, I'll keep doing it, but I was assuming the pc would take action on its own (which it doesn't at the beginning)
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20 Oct 2010   #20
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mypcbroke View Post
Also, this time after hitting "Repair My Computer" it had (recovered) listed instead of "Windows 7" like before... am I on the right track?
Did it have windows seven and Windows seven recovered listed and you had to make a choice?
If it did chose recovered and see if it loads.
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