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Windows 7: Unable to repair Windows 7 after hardware upgrade

10 Apr 2011   #31
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Open Device manager - click View>Show hidden devices

devices that are not currently present on your PC will be shown in gray.

If you are sure you don't need them - rt click and uninstall


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10 Apr 2011   #32
Dobes

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Sorry, I wasn't clear with my question. I didn't mean devices, I meant programs. I had a look at device manager & there is nothing in grey there, however there are still some programs that give error messages on start up. These ones are related to features of the old mobo.
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10 Apr 2011   #33
gregrocker

 

Si, can you work up a tutorial on how you edited the drivers out of the Registry, and which ones?

Fantastic job!

OP if you'll post back a screenshot of your maximized full Disk Mgmt drive map with listings, we can help you safely remove the installation you don't want.
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10 Apr 2011   #34
Dobes

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I'll try & get that done soon. I was trying to sort out my network connection, but my wife has decided I've spent too much a time on the computer today (she's probably right). Thank god for iPads

Can anyone explain why the computer can detect the cable from the modem is connected, but it can't detect a cable coming from the router? I'm sure there's a setting I need to change somewhere, just have no idea what it is.
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10 Apr 2011   #35
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Not really, Greg. Unfortunately, each case will need different drivers removed after examining the hive. I did it by booting to my winpe disc ( not many will have anything as useful as that ) to avoid permisisions issues. It isn't simple to explain or do.

Haven't quite got it licked yet - it would be better if windows got itself out of setup mode - had to post up a reg file to run after to achieve that.

If it was easy - everybody would be doing it - and they wouldn't be selling apps. to do the job.

Dobes - can you uninstall the programs with http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_..._download.html

the free one is the Left download link at the bottom of that page
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17 Jul 2011   #36
BigBlue

Win 7 Pro 64-bit and Ent. 64-bit
 
 

I have almost the identical issue. I have a hard drive that used to be in another laptop but I have had to move it to different hardware. Windows 7 (Enterprise Edition 64-bit) fails to boot very early on in the boot process with a 0x0000007B BSOD ("inaccessible boot device"). Since the drive itself begins the boot process I know the hardware is communicating. Also, after the failed boot the Windows Repair environment boots just fine and from within a DOS box there I can access the C: drive (as D: when in there) just fine so it really isn't a hard drive problem.

My assumption is that the original Windows environment used some hardware driver that isn't compatible with the different hardware the drive resides in now. Since I can't get back to the old hardware to boot and do a proper Sysprep is there any other way to perform that from within the Windows Repair environment or by attaching the drive to another computer? The drive is not encrypted so I have full access. Can I force the Sysprep 'generalize' via a registry tweak?

Thanks!
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17 Jul 2011   #37
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BigBlue View Post
I have almost the identical issue. I have a hard drive that used to be in another laptop but I have had to move it to different hardware. Windows 7 (Enterprise Edition 64-bit) fails to boot very early on in the boot process with a 0x0000007B BSOD ("inaccessible boot device"). Since the drive itself begins the boot process I know the hardware is communicating. Also, after the failed boot the Windows Repair environment boots just fine and from within a DOS box there I can access the C: drive (as D: when in there) just fine so it really isn't a hard drive problem.

My assumption is that the original Windows environment used some hardware driver that isn't compatible with the different hardware the drive resides in now. Since I can't get back to the old hardware to boot and do a proper Sysprep is there any other way to perform that from within the Windows Repair environment or by attaching the drive to another computer? The drive is not encrypted so I have full access. Can I force the Sysprep 'generalize' via a registry tweak?

Thanks!
You could run Paragon Adaptive Restore CD on the new PC, before starting up for the first time,
be sure to have the Sata Controller drivers at hand, as you may need to add the drivers to your old Windows installation.
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17 Jul 2011   #38
BigBlue

Win 7 Pro 64-bit and Ent. 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for the tip about Paragon. From reading about it, it does seem like a tool that would do what I need it to do. However, from what I can tell on Paragon's web site I can't buy it as an individual. They seem to sell it only to corporations. Is there some other way to get it? I don't see that product available from buy.com or newegg.com, etc.

Thanks.
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17 Jul 2011   #39
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It comes included with many of the Paragon apps. - check out HDM Suite - pretty sure it is in there.

Otherwise, I could have a go at fixing it manually for you - you would need to post up a zipped copy of your system hive.
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17 Jul 2011   #40
BigBlue

Win 7 Pro 64-bit and Ent. 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
It comes included with many of the Paragon apps. - check out HDM Suite - pretty sure it is in there.

Otherwise, I could have a go at fixing it manually for you - you would need to post up a zipped copy of your system hive.
Thanks for the tips and the offer. If that isn't a major undertaking I'd certainly be grateful for your help. What registry files do you need for the 'system hive' and how would I get them to you?

Thanks!
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