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Windows 7: Perform a repair install on a not bootable Windows 7

22 Dec 2009   #1
Asbak

Windows 7
 
 
Perform a repair install on a not bootable Windows 7

Yesterday, when I started my PC a blue screen popped up telling me:

PROCESS1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED

Some googling told me there could be a problem with my ATA drives. Removed all the unnecesary ones, still no good. Reattached them. When I rebooted again the option to perform a system check emerged. I hit enter. A simple Windows booted, it started scanning for problems, couldn't find anything, all tests passed. I then ran the supplied memory test. 100% pass. Then tried opening notepad.exe (via cmd). It opened, allowing me to use it as a simple Windows Explorer. I then started Windows 7 Setup on my USB flash drive. It launched, allowing me to choose between the common options. Since I didn't want to remove my data, I chose Upgrade (as a form of repair). But the thing requested to be ran after a reboot, which is impossible.

What I'd like to ask is: isn't there a XP-sort-of repair installation that simply reďnstalls Windows, stays off of my Data, and allows to be used without having to log on to Windows?

EDIT:

Yes, I've tried this one, but it requires me to be able to log on.

Repair Install


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22 Dec 2009   #2
gregrocker

 

Unfortuntely not.

I recommend running Startup Repair repeatedly from booted Win7 DVD to get it started up, then run the Repair install once you get to the desktop.

Haven't tried it in Safe Mode yet.
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22 Dec 2009   #3
Asbak

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I recommend running Startup Repair repeatedly from booted Win7 DVD to get it started up, then run the Repair install once you get to the desktop.
Startup repair is the first of five options in the fixing menu, right? Yes, I tried that one. Quite a few times. It keeps telling me it can't fix anything. Reading the log shows a 100% tests pass, but with the STOP code 0x6b (that's the PROCESS1... one)

https://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...air-repair.jpg

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Haven't tried it in Safe Mode yet.
Same Blue Screen popped up after loading all *.sys drivers.

EDIT:

The last things I did were:

- Run 3dmark06. Score was 300pts lower than a run on XP
- Install Adobe Reader 9 (I just finished installing everything from my old XP install)
- Disabled the two adobe registry startups (the PDF speed launcher)
- Restarted. Went to get a cup of coffee. Went upstairs again. Saw it still restarting (looping). It died.
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22 Dec 2009   #4
gregrocker

 

Have you tried System restore from booted Win7 DVD Repair console?

If this doesn't work, then open a command line and type:

bootrec.exe /fixboot

and then

bootrec.exe /fixmbr

and restart.
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22 Dec 2009   #5
Asbak

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Have you tried System restore from booted Win7 DVD Repair console?

If this doesn't work, then open a command line and type:

bootrec.exe /fixboot

and then

bootrec.exe /fixmbr

and restart.
Yep, tried 'em all.

But the problem's gone now. I inserted an external drive, started the repair panel. opened notepad, and via the "Open file" dialogue, I moved all my personal stuff from my main drive to the external one. Pulled it out, and started the regular setup. Sneaky eh?

Thanks for the help though.
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