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Windows 7: windows 7 recovery disc wont read

12 Nov 2010   #1
morphism1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
windows 7 recovery disc wont read

I desided to reformate my computer, farly new computer and windows 7. so im using the 3 recovery disc that I burned when I first got the computer. so now i deside to reformate, started reinstalling...it went through disc1, when it asked for recovery disc 2 (at around 50% of installing) I put it in and it just spits it back out and doesnt want to read it, now im stuck the computer wont even boot up fully (wont boot to desktop, however I can access the bois but i have no idea what to do with it without computer assistance, im not that good with it but i can follow directions )what can I do to fix this?

I think either when I copied the disc it didnt get copied right (disc2)because disc1 worked fine) or something is just wrong with the disc 2 dvd (has no scratches on it though) but im stuck how can i get it to work or even get windows to start back up to the desktop?


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12 Nov 2010   #2
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Put the disc in another computer and open it (don't run)and see if the disc is blank or if it contains files.
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12 Nov 2010   #3
morphism1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

yes it contains 2 files and 2 folders
the 2 files are (RCD2) and (Restore)
the 2 folders are (images) and (patch)
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12 Nov 2010   #4
Ron Antons

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I have used RestoreCD4u they worked great for me.
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12 Nov 2010   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello morphism1, welcome to Seven Forums!



What company manufactured the PC and what model is it?

There may be a hidden recovery partition on the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) that can be accessed to do the same as the disks were supposed to do, if you didn't remove it at an earlier time.
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12 Nov 2010   #6
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello morphism1, welcome to Seven Forums!



What company manufactured the PC and what model is it?

There may be a hidden recovery partition on the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) that can be accessed to do the same as the disks were supposed to do, if you didn't remove it at an earlier time.
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Most laptop manufacturers can supply you with Factory Restore discs at a very low price. Contact them and see what it costs.
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12 Nov 2010   #7
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

It appears you have access to another computer. Download the free CD bootable Partition wizard and burn the boot disk.
Boot your new PC with the disk and see if there is a factory recovery partition present. Should be around 10GB. If so you just need the fn key press for your PC to initiate the recovery process.
Also if you have access to a portable USB DVD reader try your recovery disks in that.

When you said you formatted your new PC what did you actually do (& why?)
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