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Windows 7: Please HELP!!

10 Jul 2011   #1
alonan100

Windows7x86, Windows7x64, Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard
 
 
Please HELP!!

I just wanted to do a repair install on my Windows 7 SP1 with my SP1 DVD and it failed..... How can I recover my Windows??


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10 Jul 2011   #2
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Hello alonan and welcome to Seven Forums.

Just for clarification, were you trying to repair just SP1 with an SP1 DVD or were you trying to repair your Windows 7 that also had SP1 installed? And was the DVD you were using a full install disc that also contained SP1, an upgrade disc, or OEM disc provided by the computer manufacturer?

Repair Install
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10 Jul 2011   #3
alonan100

Windows7x86, Windows7x64, Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard
 
 

It was a full install disc....
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10 Jul 2011   #4
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Did your full install disc also contain SP1?
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10 Jul 2011   #5
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

The reason I asked if your full install disc also contained SP1 is this warning from the tutorial:

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If you have Windows 7 SP1 installed, then you either must use a "retail" Windows 7 SP1 installation disc to be able to do a repair install, or uninstall SP1 to be able to use a retail Windows 7 installation disc to do a repair install with.
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10 Jul 2011   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alonan100 View Post
I just wanted to do a repair install on my Windows 7 SP1 with my SP1 DVD and it failed..... How can I recover my Windows??
Does your computer work?

What does you computer do or not do that prompted you to do a repair install?

I ask because possibly your problem can be resolved without a repair install.
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10 Jul 2011   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello alonan100, welcome to Seven Forums!


You may have some success using the method outlined in this tutorial at the link below though it may take a couple / several separate runs to completely sort any issues it finds and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Be sure to use this first method as it does better when Windows is not running as system files won't be "in-use" while the scan is going on; there's also a lot of additional information at the second tutorial.
SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot

How to Repair Windows 7 System Files with System File Checker

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10 Jul 2011   #8
alonan100

Windows7x86, Windows7x64, Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard
 
 

My 32-bit windows doesn`t start.... My DVD has SP1 integrated.. I think that I need to reinstall..
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10 Jul 2011   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

If you want to do a clean install have a look through these tutorials linked below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Additional Secure Erase / Wipe Information

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10 Jul 2011   #10
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

you can also use your Windows 7 DVD to boot into Repair options and try a fix for startup.
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