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Windows 7: Issue with System Recovery - Vista to W7

05 Jun 2010   #11
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I don't know if the OP has the install files still - unless he has a copy on his own machine.


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05 Jun 2010   #12
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Hi gregrocker & SIW2

This is very interesting problem.


Hi Scuzzboots
Are you doing Upgrade or Clean install?
Do you delete the Gateway Recovery partition?
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05 Jun 2010   #13
gregrocker

 

OP seems to say that he is running installer from Vista, so I am guessing his boot files and WinRe are still on another partition which is attempting to start triggering Vista Startup Repair.

If Startup Repair using Win7 Repair CD fails, even after marking Win7 active with steps given earlier, then OP needs to boot the Win7 installer, use Drive Option tools to Delete all partitions, create New one(s) as you wish, then format before installing Win7 to first partition.

The benefit of using Win7 Repair CD to activate it's partition and start Win7 is that the Recovery partition will remain so that a bootable image file can be run from it if OP ever wants to return to factory Vista. Since it is unlikely OP made Vista Recovery Disks off of this partition earlier, this option needs to be considered. If it is not desired, then it can be deleted during booted Clean Install.
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05 Jun 2010   #14
Scuzzboots

W7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Hi gregrocker & SIW2

This is very interesting problem.


Hi Scuzzboots
Are you doing Upgrade or Clean install?
Do you delete the Gateway Recovery partition?
therein lies the problem, as i have discovered. i've also been in touch with a more techy headed friend of mine and he helped me to discover that the recovery system for vista is embedded onto one of the other partitions on the CPU (not that I don't appreciate the info here, I actually sent this thread to him as a reference).

my next approach has been to redo the W7 install but i cannot get the CPU to boot from disc. I am given the option to boot from disc, but it brings me back to the SysRe screen.
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05 Jun 2010   #15
gregrocker

 

Are you following these steps to set CD/DVD drive to boot first, before HD: Boot from CD - How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD - Boot to CD

If so, try booting Win7 DVD by tapping repeatedly the key given on first bootup screen for one-time Boot Menu, which is F10 on Gateway.

Once you boot into the DVD, select Repair My Computer on second screen, click through to Recovery Tools list to open a Command Line, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (for Windows 7 disk)
clean all (deepest clean, zeros HD, takes about an hour per 320gb)
create partition primary
select partition 1
assign letter=c:
active
format
exit

Now boot back into DVD to Custom install to new partition you created.
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06 Jun 2010   #16
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Also check to see if your Gateway Recovery F?? key is not stuck. May be F8 or F11.
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06 Jun 2010   #17
Scuzzboots

W7
 
 

got it. thanks for all your info guys. for whatever reason, accessing the boot menu upon startup and selecting the cd/dvd drive the first couple times kept rerouting me back to sysre. don't know why, but tried again this morning and it booted fine. deleted the recovery partition and reinstalling w7. thanks again for all your help!
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06 Jun 2010   #18
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

That is good news.
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12 Oct 2010   #19
ristenk

Windows Vista Home Basic x64
 
 

Hi, I'm new here. I've just been reading through this post and have the same problem...can Scuzzboots or anyone else tell me what the ultimate solution was to this? I have the exact same computer and am doing the exact same install from Vista to Windows 7 and have the same problem. I've been following the steps and trying to learn as I go along...I'm at the point of possibly deleting the recovery partition to get rid of the Vista recovery problem...I've done everything except deleting the partition..I guess I could first create a new partition for Windows 7 like gregrocker states here:
" Once you boot into the DVD, select Repair My Computer on second screen, click through to Recovery Tools list to open a Command Line, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (for Windows 7 disk)
clean all (deepest clean, zeros HD, takes about an hour per 320gb)
create partition primary
select partition 1
assign letter=c:
active
format
exit

Now boot back into DVD to Custom install to new partition you created."

...but I'm so new to this that once I get into the .cmd screen I don't even know what # to type to "Select Disk"....

Does anyone know if Scuzzboots ended up creating a new partition..I tried reformating it and it didn't work..and also marking it as active, that didn't work either...or should I just delete the recovery partition to get rid of the old Vista files that are pulling up the vista system recovery screen, which was the last thing that was mentioned in this thread?


Thank you for your help!
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12 Oct 2010   #20
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello ristenk, welcome to Seven Forums!



Instead of tagging on to an old thread, please start a new thread so you will get some help as it's very difficult to figure out what you're referring to; thanks!


Click here to start a new thread.
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