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Windows 7: System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management

21 Jun 2013   #80
frsgalaxy

Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by frsgalaxy View Post
Shawn

No drive letter was assigned to the .vhd after attaching it (at least not in Start --> Computer) in fact no drive even showed up in that section, It was "only" displayed in disc management.

As for a system restore from boot that is not an option as there is no restore point available according to my laptop at least (even though a restore point is created every week, I'm an Indie Game Dev so I need everything to be safe and secure ).

Kaktussoft

There is no option for a factory reset on my laptop (apparently laptop's don't have them according to my local microsoft engineer or at least my brand of laptop doesn't) but yeah I guess so or just replace all the file's and regi's that are created during setup if at all possible (Don't really fancy paying 199.99 for a copy of windows 7 seem's the laptop only cost me 200, Additionally I can't afford to pay out for one, Damn I need a new computer :-s)
If you attach the vhd in disk management:
  • Is only 1 partition in vhd?
  • Look in windows explorer. When was vhd file created? Prior to buying laptop... so vhd is made by shop?
  • Assign a drive letter. Just right click in disk management on partition in vhd and assign drive letter P for example
  • In windows explorer: P has folders like windows, users etcetera. So looks like a win7 disk?
Make a new thread for this problem and post url here
Keep getting this error when I try to assign a drive letter or change path:-



get the same error after restarting the laptop and refreshing the disk managment as well :-s

vhd file was created mid november last year (around about the same time I had a crash on the computer, So I'm guessing it was the microsoft engineer that fixed it who made it.

also 1 partition in vhd??? what do you mean?


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21 Jun 2013   #81
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Disk 1 is vhd? If so:

In Elevated Command Prompt
Code:
diskpart
select disk 1
select part 0 (or maybe select part 1)
assign letter=N
exit
Works? DISK 1 shows 1 partition is screenshot.
Can you explore N now?
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21 Jun 2013   #82
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Anyway are you willing to do a factory restore? (i know it's not working yet)

So vhd has been created just before microsoft engineer fixed the issue (or maybe after fixing). I think before fixing so he could restore in case of faulty repair actions(?) Anyway you don't know the state of vhd!! So it's uses to restore
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21 Jun 2013   #83
frsgalaxy

Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Disk 1 is vhd? If so:

In Elevated Command Prompt
Code:
diskpart
select disk 1
select part 0 (or maybe select part 1)
assign letter=N
exit
Works? DISK 1 shows 1 partition is screenshot.
Can you explore N now?
everything is fine upto the point were I have to assign the letter, It keep's saying "There is no volume specified". "Please select a volume and try again".
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21 Jun 2013   #84
frsgalaxy

Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Anyway are you willing to do a factory restore? (i know it's not working yet)

So vhd has been created just before microsoft engineer fixed the issue (or maybe after fixing). I think before fixing so he could restore in case of faulty repair actions(?) Anyway you don't know the state of vhd!! So it's uses to restore
Yes I am willing to do a factory restore if it is possible without the disc.

The microsoft engineer didn't actually fix the issue as I ended up having to run 6 different anti-viruses and delete a crap ton of stuff (also had to do a registry scan and fix) before it would work again (which I could of done without taking ti to him), But yes it was created about 30 minutes after I took it to the engineer.

No I don't know the state of the vhd? (I'm not too sure what you mean by this :-s)
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21 Jun 2013   #85
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Make your own thread for this problem. And post link here so I know where it is!

Is the VHD the state of computer you want to go back to? I don't think so. It's a backup just after bringing it to engineer. So actually just after delivering it. So must be the faulty state as it was!

You want a factory install... hmmm any important files on computer now? Backup them all first.

Factory install means: back to state when you bought it. So no extra applications on it! All has to be reinstalled! Is that a problem?

Do you have a win7 COA "Certificate Of Authenticity" on computer? Maybe below battery, maybe on back of laptop? Product key is on it
Something like this: https://www.google.nl/search?q=coa&b...w=1366&bih=600
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21 Jun 2013   #86
frsgalaxy

Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

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21 Mar 2014   #87
MisCelineous

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks for the tutorial. I was able to follow it easily, however, I'm still having trouble accessing the VHD file.

I've attached the VHD file and assigned it's own drive letter, but when I opened the drive, it says "This folder is empty." Am I doing something wrong? I'm sure I followed everything to the T. Any advice is much appreciated.
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21 Mar 2014   #88
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello MisCelineous, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You may have attached the wrong VHD file, or the VHD file is corrupted. Go ahead and post a screenshot of what you see like under step 6 of Option One pointing out which VHD file you attached to see if that may be the issue or not.

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21 Mar 2014   #89
MisCelineous

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks for the quick reply!

I've attached screenshot, as advised. I don't think it's the wrong file, and I sincerely hope it's not corrupted! I really need some files in this backup, and I'm grasping at straws here...


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