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Windows 7: Windows 7 Repair Install Failed

19 Mar 2014   #11


Work through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 starting with a Clean Boot, check for infection, SFC. Report back results. Then cull the logs shown for repeat errors.

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20 Mar 2014   #12

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1/Windows 10 Dual Boot

Here are the Windows Update screen captures, both before checking for updates and after.

I will update soon with the results of the Troubleshooting Steps.

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Windows 7 Repair Install Failed-windows-update.jpg   Windows 7 Repair Install Failed-windows-update-error.jpg  
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20 Mar 2014   #13

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1/Windows 10 Dual Boot

Here is a screen capture of the Belarc Advisor, showing the missing updates.

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Windows 7 Repair Install Failed-belarc-advisor.jpg  
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20 Mar 2014   #14

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1/Windows 10 Dual Boot

I'm beginning to think that this thing is not repairable.

Here are my results for the Troubleshooting Steps.

1. Done - no errors.
2. Already tested and reported earlier. running with good RAM.
3. Cabling secure.
4. I use Argus Monitor - all temps are normal.
5. Ran MalwareBytes - found Adware.IBryte - removed and rebooted.
6. I use MSE.
7. Ran all my tests using Clean Boot.
8. Thru this one I downloaded and ran System Update Readiness Tool (Hotfix for Windows KB947821). Updated successfully but Windows Update still doesn't work.
9. System Restore stopped working 1 month ago.
10. Was always set.
11. Using current AMD display driver 13.12.
12. Lots of errors listed in Event viewer.
13. SFC /SCANNOW won't run - Windows Resource Protection could not perform the required operation. Ran it in Safe Mode with Command Line.
14. Not tried.
15 Event viewer loaded with errors.

I am attaching several screen captures.

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Windows 7 Repair Install Failed-windows-update-history.jpg   Windows 7 Repair Install Failed-windows-update-troubleshooter1.jpg   Windows 7 Repair Install Failed-windows-update-troubleshooter2.jpg   Windows 7 Repair Install Failed-hotfix-windows-kb947821-.jpg  
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20 Mar 2014   #15


You've been very thorough, found the main fix for that Updates failure SURT which hasn't helped. But we know from the System Restore and other failures that you have more massive corruption than that so what I would do now is cut my losses, back up files and follow these same steps to do a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

The tutorial compiles what has worked best since Win7 beta in tens of thousands of installs we've helped with here. So if you'll stick with the tools and methods given, we already know that you will get and keep a perfect install for as long as you do.

To give yourself the cleanest slate, I'd wipe the HD first with Diskpart Clean Command so that nothing (old boot code, corrupt partition table) can survive.

Feel free too ask back any questions after reading over Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Mar 2014   #16

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1/Windows 10 Dual Boot

Thanks Greg.
I have no problem reformatting the 3rd drive because it has XP on it.
I will keep my current Win7 on the 2nd drive for now because my games are still working.
Once I have a working Win7 on the 3rd drive, I will re-install the games and transfer the User files over.
Then I will use EasyBCD and edit the Boot List to mirror my new setup.
Right now the Boot files are on my current Win7.

I will read the Clean Install Tutorial.

You have been very patient and helpful.

Thanks Greg.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Mar 2014   #17


In that case please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image.

You'll want to unplug all other HD's during the reinstall, deleting all partitions to create and format new using the Drive Options pictured in Steps 7/8 of Clean Install Windows 7.

I would also swap the Disk0 drive cable to the target HD so it becomes the first HD. This way the boot files cannot be derailed to another preceding drive during any future Repairs or Reinstalls.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Mar 2014   #18

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1/Windows 10 Dual Boot

Here are the screen captures, including my current EasyBCD settings.

I understand about disconnecting the other drives and the Drive0 cable.


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Windows 7 Repair Install Failed-disk-management.jpg   Windows 7 Repair Install Failed-easybcd-settings.jpg   Windows 7 Repair Install Failed-easybcd-boot-menu.jpg  
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20 Mar 2014   #19


Only the C System partition should be marked Active. Mark all others Inactive: Partition - Mark as Inactive - Windows 7 Forums.

In the future keep other HD's unplugged when you install an OS, set preferred OS as first HD to boot in BIOS setup, choose to boot any others using the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key.

If you don't like this arrangement, install EasyBCD to the default OS to add the others. This leaves each independently bootable which they are not now. The System partition is booting all 3 now.

XP partitions don't show the System flag which means they are likely not bootable from BIOS Boot Menu key, but you can try it to be sure. If you don't want to have to boot XP from the old Win7 as it is set to do now, run EasyBCD on the old Win7 to Edit OS Menu, delete XP listing. Then boot into the new Win7, install EasyBCD to add XP, and the old Win7 if you prefer to boot it that way instead of via BIOS Boot Menu key.

We can also give you commands to make XP boot itself from the BIOS Boot Menu key if you prefer it that way across the board.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Apr 2014   #20

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1/Windows 10 Dual Boot

I have now successfully installed a new Win7 on my 3rd drive (the one on which the XP Fresh Install was located).
I disconnected the Main XP and Old Win7 drives to do it.
Then I reconnected them but I forgot to relocate the data cables.
I had to manually select the Old Win7 in the BIOS and reran EasyBCD on that drive to delete the XP and XP Fresh entries and then re-add the XP and new Win7. (I'm still booting from the Old Win7 for the time being).
That worked BUT it now wants to default boot from the XP disk.
The Boot sub-menu in the BIOS only shows the XP disk.
I can manually select any one of the 3 hard disks from the Boot Selection Menu but I can't get the BIOS to make the Old Win7 the default boot drive.
Eventually I will make the New Win7 as the default boot drive when I have all my XP stuff transferred/re-installed (after running EasyBCD on it and adding my XP drive for future reference).
I just can't figure out how to make the New Win7 (or Old Win7 for that matter) the default boot drive.

I have attached the Disk Management screen captures for both the Old Win7 and New Win7, as well as the EasyBCD settings for the Old Win7.

I hope you can straighten me out.

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Windows 7 Repair Install Failed-disk-management-new-win7.jpg   Windows 7 Repair Install Failed-disk-management-old-win7.jpg   Windows 7 Repair Install Failed-easybcd-old-win7.jpg  
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