Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Repair Install

23 Nov 2009   #110
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Crnv88, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Depending on the reason why you cannot boot into Windows 7, you could also boot to the System Recovery Options instead to try and fix Windows 7 to be able to startup from it again.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
11 Dec 2009   #111
isaaclopez

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit (x86)
 
 

Will I have to re-input my key to do this or will it automatically recognize that I already had put in a key?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Dec 2009   #112
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Isacc,

Yes, you will need to re-enter your product key number and activate Windows 7 again afterwards.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Dec 2009   #113
isaaclopez

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit (x86)
 
 

But can't you also repair the OS by putting in the DVD restarting the computer and choosing repair or something similar?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

12 Dec 2009   #114
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Isaac,

You can enter the System Recovery Options screen by doing that, but it is not the same as a repair install. Depending on what is wrong with your system, you may be able to use of those options to repair your computer with instead though.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Dec 2009   #115
streetwolf

Windows 7 x64 RTM Retail
 
 

Thought I'd post my first experience with doing a Repair Install. The reason I did it was because I had errors trying to configure the XBOX 360 extender. All suggestions I found didn't help. So I figured, what the heck, let's give RI a try.

I was pleasantly surprised that only two drivers came up missing afterward. Both were easily corrected. And best of all the Extender problem was gone.

The only other thing of significance was having to reinstall all the updates that came in via Windows Update. No big deal especially since there aren't that many of them.

So 2 thumbs up for Repair Install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2009   #116
ATC Rogue

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I've been reading this thread to see if it's the right process I should be doing at the stage I'm at, currently I'm getting a hell of a lot of Explorer crashes (random points when I try to either open folders or copy things from one place to another and recently (past 3 days) when I boot up I'm having to go through a startup repair about 3/4 of the times I boot up, added to this not all of my icons are showing up (bottom right), although they are loading they are taking a long time and don't show up properly. Therefore I think this repair install is probably the best way to go about my problems. I'm an avid gamer with a lot of games installed on my secondary hard drive so will I have to install them all over again, or will the repair install pick up everything properly and I won't have to spend the next couple of days installing things again, if I have to install all of my games again I might aswell just do a reformat of my OS drive and start from fresh, can someone clarify or give me a general idea that the repair install will prevent me from having to do a painstaking install of games / programs.

Thanks in advance

ATC Rogue

edit - I forgot to mention I'm currently running Windows 7 64 bit profesional
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2009   #117
Mars1

Windows 7 Edition Intégrale
 
 

Hi Brink,

I needed to Repair Install and followed your tutorial, however after step 5), i received the following error:

"Windows could not retrieve information on the hard discs drives of this computer."

I am stucked also previously by unsuccesful access to system restore:
https://www.sevenforums.com/performan...my-system.html

any ideas?

thank you in advance,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2009   #118
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Mars1,

It seems that you may need to do a Custom Install instead. This will be like a clean (format) install, except that everything from this current installaton will be placed in the "C:\Windows.old" folder during the new installation.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2009   #119
ATC Rogue

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Well I've just completed the repair install step by step and I'm glad to say so far I think it's eliminated the issues I was having, the only thing that seems to have any errors was EIO'dll couldn' tload but I've nailed that down to the ASUS Nvidia graphics card I have, I think it's the smartdoctor program related to the g-card so I'll just reinstall that, also I would like to note my windows live messenger has no issues logging me in. All I'm left with is to say a big thankyou for the extremely useful information on this repair install, if anyone else has any issues that I know of with windows 7 I will be surely pointing them in the direction of this forum.

Thankyou again

ATC Rogue
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Repair Install




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 7 crashes on startup. Can't restore, repair or repair install
All of a sudden, my computer crashes every time when starting up the computer. When it gets to the "Windows" screen with the small moving dots that form the windows logo, it crashes just as they start their animation. I've tried using Startup Repair, as well as command line repair (possibly the...
General Discussion
Windows 7 Repair Install screen black before install finished
Hi all Half way through the Windows 7 Repair install the monitor drivers seem to have corrupted. The screen works fine up to the Windows logo on a black background, then the screen goes dead. Everything is still working underneath, key presses seem to affect the hard disk, caps lock works,...
Installation & Setup
Is 'Upgrade install even meant to function as a repair install at all?
http://i61.tinypic.com/v3zi93.png Is this what the future has come to? When I have a fatal problem with my OS I have to start all over again? XP repair install is way better than this.
Installation & Setup
Windows update fails to install IE10 after repair install
I did a repair install of W7 Ult. x64 SP1. Applied all updates, but if fails to install IE10 update : (as you see it is a dutch version). If have run sure & sfc /scannow. Both report no problems. CBS files are attached. Please help ?
Windows Updates & Activation
Startup Repair loop, how to do a repair install
My wife's PC crashed today and got into a startup repair loop. I'm hoping that I can do a repair install, but I can't figure out how to do so. Here's the details: Her system is just a few months old. Here are the specs: ASUS P8Z77-Mpro motherboard Intel i5-3570K (not overclocked) - intel...
Installation & Setup
how to do repair install with start up repair infinite loop?
hey guys i kinda screwed up my gfs toshiba laptop anyways it's in the start up repair infinite loop but i think i found the perfect fix i need where i can keep her files on the computer too i'm trying to do this https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html i tried doing this...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:19.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App