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Windows 7: How to reinstall Win7 without loosing settings?

04 Jan 2010   #11
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It appears your dvd drive will boot from dvd , but not from cd. Could be a problem with the laser.

If you have a spare dvd - try burning the 7 recovery disc .iso ( or whatever bootable .iso you want to use) to an unformatted dvd recordable as an image ( not as data) with an isoburner made for the job.

Use the free Isorecorder if you don't already have one: ISO Recorder v3


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04 Jan 2010   #12
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lagsbartt View Post
This is incredible, I downloaded the image file recomended, burn a CD and do not work, I put the win 7 dvd and works, is incredible, I will use a USb and see, I let you know guys, thank you very much for the help

M Lagsbartt
Boot the Win7 DVD, on the second screen Select "Repair My Computer" then from Recovery TOols list select Startup Repair, run repeatedly with multiple reboots until it starts.
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04 Jan 2010   #13
lagsbartt

win 7 ultimate
 
 

Agggggggggggggggg, I did the boot USB drive and nothing, nothing works, only when I use the win 7 instalation DVD, HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

why this is completly odd, if the CDs works in another computer why do not work on this one, and why the win 7 dvd works, otherwise it jeesp going to the system reapir screen, and if I go to advance repair system, it can not find anything wrong, why????

M Lagsbartt
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04 Jan 2010   #14
gregrocker

 

The Repair Console on the DVD, CD and USB flash are all the same.

You need to boot into the Win7 DVD, select Repair My Computer, then click through to Recovery Tools list to choose Startup Repair and run repeatedly with reboots until your computer starts.

If you did not select Startup Repair from the list and click it, then you must do that to get your computer started. Not just once. After each fix it will need to be rebooted. Then if it doesn't start you need to boot back into DVD and run Startup Repair again.

Are you selecting Startup Repair from the tools list? Nothing else, just Startup Repair.
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04 Jan 2010   #15
lagsbartt

win 7 ultimate
 
 

I also tried this and the system return a message tat can find a problem

1. Put the Windows 7 installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD ". appears.
3. Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next.
4. Click Repair your computer.
5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
7. Type BOOTREC /FIXMBR, and then press ENTER.
8. Type BOOTREC /FIXBOOT, and then press ENTER.
9. Type BOOTREC /REBUILDBCD, and then press ENTER.
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04 Jan 2010   #16
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lagsbartt View Post
I also tried this and the system return a message tat can find a problem

1. Put the Windows 7 installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD ". appears.
3. Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next.
4. Click Repair your computer.
5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
7. Type BOOTREC /FIXMBR, and then press ENTER.
8. Type BOOTREC /FIXBOOT, and then press ENTER.
9. Type BOOTREC /REBUILDBCD, and then press ENTER.
You tried running Startup Repair 3 separate times from booted DVD?

Did you run the BOOTREC commands from Command line??
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05 Jan 2010   #17
lagsbartt

win 7 ultimate
 
 

How can I force my vaio to boot from a CD with diagnostics and in the last case witha XP base to move my data and install fresh?, the cd works fine in other laptops, mine only boot from the win 7 insatal DVD, any ideas, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HELP

YES I RUN THE BOOTREC SUCEFULLY AND NOTHING, THE SAME THING AGAIN AND AGAIN
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05 Jan 2010   #18
gregrocker

 

Did you boot the Win7 DVD, select Repair My Computer on second screen, then click through to Recovery tools to choose Startup Repair and run it?

Do this three separate times.

Is there some reason why you will not answer if you have done this?
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05 Jan 2010   #19
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Same reason he ignored post 11, I suppose.
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05 Jan 2010   #20
lagsbartt

win 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by king64 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lagsbartt View Post
any ideas of how to make my laptop boot form another disk than win 7 install disk, its unbeliavable, because all the disk's i'm trynig boot ok in another copmuters but not in the vaio, but win 7 dvd boot ok in the same laptop, any ideas, i'm going nuts, cant believe why?

M lagsbartt
my friend,if you can insert your windows 7 dvd install and go to the options to repair your computer,look for the command prompt,clic and open it and write, sfc /scannow,let do a scan and at the end you'll see what says the scanning,if says to reboot just do it and try.
i did it and stil the same, the scan pass with no errors
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