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Windows 7: problems restoring machine back to factory settings

06 Jan 2014   #31
jaylaw17

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So what now? Should I try restoring it again? I'm worried that it will do the same all over again.


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06 Jan 2014   #32
Kaktussoft

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E (Music) is working fine as before? You can keep letter E or change the drive letter to any other free drive letter. Since when did you have this problem with MUSIC 465GB volume? I think the recovery procedure was confused because of the new disk(?) Any idea who did make it hidden? If it's working fine.... detach the drive from system when doing the recovery... so you're 1000% sure it doesn't interfere with the process.
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06 Jan 2014   #33
Kaktussoft

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In elevated command prompt:
Code:
bcdedit /enum  all > c:\bcd.txt
bcdedit /store  f:\boot\bcd /enum  all > c:\bcd_f.txt
Post files c:\bcd.txt and c:\bcd_f.txt. You may delete them after successful post
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06 Jan 2014   #34
jaylaw17

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
E (Music) is working fine as before? You can keep letter E or change the drive letter to any other free drive letter. Since when did you have this problem with MUSIC 465GB volume? I think the recovery procedure was confused because of the new disk(?) Any idea who did make it hidden? If it's working fine.... detach the drive from system when doing the recovery... so you're 1000% sure it doesn't interfere with the process.
Yes this drive is working as normal now. The problem only occured after trying a recovery. I will disconnect it now to avoid interferance.
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06 Jan 2014   #35
jaylaw17

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
In elevated command prompt:
Code:
bcdedit /enum  all > c:\bcd.txt
bcdedit /store  f:\bcd\boot /enum  all > c:\bcd_f.txt
Post files c:\bcd.txt and c:\bcd_f.txt. You may delete them after successful post
Please bear with me and I will try to get this to you asap.
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06 Jan 2014   #36
Kaktussoft

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As seen on you screenshot the disk has 2 partitions:
  • Partition type 27 so "hidden" OEM RECOVERY HIDDEN (changed to NTFS [type 07]). It is not part of the boot sequence
  • Windows7 partition. It is ACTIVE, so has bootmanager and bootmenu. In bootmenu is 1 option (so not shown) to boot to windows7 partition. It has also a recovery option that in case you do "repair your computer" .... the recoverybootsequence boot entry will be activated which should point to some startfile on the 12GB partition.
Very strange they made the windows7 partition part of bootmenu and real win7. If that partition becomes faulty, for example the file system is corrupt..... then you can't show the boot menu and recover!!! And F8->repair your computer is displayed, but not workming. That's why I want to see your boot menu entries. c:\bcd.txt will have them.

and c:\bcd_f.txt has the boot menu if you force a boot from 12GB partition. Most likely that's untouched. A recovery partition is static usally.

I gonna clone some settings from F (read from bcd_f.txt) to the active boot menu
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06 Jan 2014   #37
jaylaw17

windows 7
 
 

[QUOTE=jaylaw17;2648081]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
In elevated command prompt:
Code:
bcdedit /enum  all > c:\bcd.txt
bcdedit /store  f:\bcd\boot /enum  all > c:\bcd_f.txt
Post files c:\bcd.txt and c:\bcd_f.txt. You may delete them after successful post
bcd.txt
bcd_f.txt


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06 Jan 2014   #38
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jaylaw17 View Post
In elevated command prompt:
Code:
bcdedit /enum  all > c:\bcd.txt
bcdedit /store  f:\boot\bcd /enum  all > c:\bcd_f.txt
Post files c:\bcd.txt and c:\bcd_f.txt. You may delete them after successful post

I'm getting message saying 'bcedit' is not recognised as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
Do it in Elevated Command Prompt
and command is bcdedit instead of bcedit
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06 Jan 2014   #39
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

[QUOTE=jaylaw17;2648125]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jaylaw17 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
In elevated command prompt:
Code:
bcdedit /enum  all > c:\bcd.txt
bcdedit /store  f:\boot\bcd /enum  all > c:\bcd_f.txt
Post files c:\bcd.txt and c:\bcd_f.txt. You may delete them after successful post
Attachment 300544
Attachment 300545
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06 Jan 2014   #40
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I made a mistake. This is the correct command

Code:
 
bcdedit /store  f:\boot\bcd /enum  all > c:\bcd_f.txt
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