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Windows 7: Startup repair wont boot up

04 Jan 2015   #1

windows 7
Startup repair wont boot up

I was installing a system image in windows7 and my pc froze up and I needed to restart but after that it just said operating system is missing. I can not get my PC to boot a startup repair disk made from my other pc running windows 7..... on a new dvd 16xrecordable. The PC just says No Boot Device Available. I can not find my original windows 7 disk.
I want to try and reload my system image on D drive that is unaffected but I can not get windows repair to load. I have my DVD drive set to be the first boot drive.

I followed the Directions exactly as seen here Create a System Repair Disc in Windows 7

My PC wont load the startup repair DVD Recordable disc that was created.

Would it be possible to put the startup repair files on a USB DRIVE and then set my first boot device to be the external USB drive?

The same startup repair disk works on the pc it was created, but not on the broken PC. I am wondering if my dvd drive on my broken pc is also broken or if the C drive is too corrupted from been disturbed during a system image operation.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jan 2015   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

First off, is this the same system repair dvd you were using to do the re image ?

I would have just used a cd.

Did you test the disc on the pc you made it from ? Does it work there ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jan 2015   #3

windows 7

To do the reimage I opened windows backup on the PC, itself and selected to load the Image. Then it froze in windows.

The new reapair disk I made works on the pC it was made on... but not on my broken pc.

After booting the same working disc on the other machine , it says no boot drive available.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

04 Jan 2015   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

That`s not how you re install windows from an image. No wonder it froze.

Although, Brink`s tutorial says it can be done that way, I`ve always done it from the windows 7 dvd or a system repair disc.

System Image Recovery
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jan 2015   #5
Microsoft MVP


If you need a disk use the one provided in Step 1 of Clean Reinstall Windows 7
which can also be used if needed to do a perfect reinstall if you follow the other steps in the tutorial.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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