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Windows 7: ERROR Recovery.dat after upgrade help

08 Jan 2010   #1
Jaredv

Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 
ERROR Recovery.dat after upgrade help

Okay, I have an Asus G50Vt-X1, it had Vista Home Premium on it, and I did an upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate...Everything went fine, but before the first user login screen comes up, it will just sit there, and a huge red text would come up saying ERROR: Cannot open recovery.dat or something along those lines, and it just loops back to that each time I try restarting. I see that a lot of asus users have the same problem with that, but I'm not too tech savvy...Some people say to delete the recovery.dat file, but idk how since I cant even login to the damn thing...I have my drivers cd and the Vista recovery cd that came with the laptop,and only the Windows 7 installation files. Can somebody please give me a fairly simple step by step guide on what to do? I won't be able to respond to questions quickly since I have school soon, but I couldn't sleep last night thinking about this -_-....Thanks


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08 Jan 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I am really sorry that this is bothering you to the extent that you cannot sleep, but I can assure you that I and everyone here will do their best to help you. We have a thread that presents a lot of posssible installation problems. Yours is not specifically mentioned but most probalby one of the solutions will help you. Read the entire thread there are additional remedies toward the end of the thread. Good luck

https://www.sevenforums.com/installat...-problems.html
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08 Jan 2010   #3
Jaredv

Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
I am really sorry that this is bothering you to the extent that you cannot sleep, but I can assure you that I and everyone here will do their best to help you. We have a thread that presents a lot of posssible installation problems. Yours is not specifically mentioned but most probalby one of the solutions will help you. Read the entire thread there are additional remedies toward the end of the thread. Good luck

https://www.sevenforums.com/installat...-problems.html
Thanks for the reply, I looked through it but I didn't really see anything that could help me out =/ I can't run safe mode or anything. I read what other Asus users that had the same problem had to say about it...They were saying to delete the recovery partition and I should be good...but I don't know how to get to it. Since its so bad I can't even open safe mode.
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08 Jan 2010   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Hi

Do you back up all data before you upgraded.
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08 Jan 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Hi

Do you back up all data before you upgraded.
Thank you theog, you gave me a possible clue. To the poster did you upgrade or do a clean install? If your programs did not need to be reinstalled, you did an upgrade. If that is the case, your problem will be solved as soon as we can do a clean install.
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08 Jan 2010   #6
Jaredv

Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

Yes I did an upgrade. I didn't save all of my files before I did the upgrade...but I don't really care about them now...I just want my laptop back up and running lol. How can I do a clean install now?
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08 Jan 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jaredv View Post
Yes I did an upgrade. I didn't save all of my files before I did the upgrade...but I don't really care about them now...I just want my laptop back up and running lol. How can I do a clean install now?
Go to bios, set to boot from DVD, then shut off computer and boot from the DVD. I will return with the detail instructions.
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08 Jan 2010   #8
richc46

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08 Jan 2010   #9
Jaredv

Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Thanks for the help. I just used the Vista Recovery Console to get my back to factory settings... I'm a little discouraged now to try and run the clean install lol... Something about running the recovery console and drivers as the last resort kind of gives me an uneasy feeling lol...
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08 Jan 2010   #10
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jaredv View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Thanks for the help. I just used the Vista Recovery Console to get my back to factory settings... I'm a little discouraged now to try and run the clean install lol... Something about running the recovery console and drivers as the last resort kind of gives me an uneasy feeling lol...
There is no ONE right answer, you do whatever makes you comfortable. We at the forum merely give you the ideas; its your choice.

Just noticed, thanks for the rep. Really glad to be of help.
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