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  1. Posts : 5,056
    Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
       #30

    Still continuing.....

    Theres a very easy way to add RE options in the boot menu.

    1) One needs 1 file- winre.wim. Winre can be made in WAIK or simply extracted from the install dvd. Its inside install.wim (DVD\Sources\install.wim), so just mount install.wim with imagex and copy off the winre.wim file (about 150 mb size).

    2) Create a folder on any drive say D:\Sources and paste winre.wim above into it.

    4) In Easybcd, add a new boot menu entry of the WINPE type, name it something appropriate and point it to D:\Sources\winre.wim. Save settings.

    5) Done. Now when you reboot, there'll be an option called <whatever name you gave>, selecting it will take you to the system recovery options.

    If you dont use easybcd, then you'll need to copy off Boot.sdi as well from the install dvd and paste it into C:\boot, then configure bcdedit manually.

    PS: Admins, please feel free to delete/move if inappropriate.
    Last edited by Bill2; 07 Aug 2011 at 02:40. Reason: Clarify
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  2. Posts : 6
    windows 7 ultimate 7057
       #31

    I have an HP and I just found out that I need to use F5.
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  3. Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Professional 64bit
       #32

    Restore Old OS


    Shawn,

    Thanks so much for that info. It sounds like that will fix my problem. I will try what you said when I get home from work tonight.
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  4. Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Professional 64bit
       #33

    Thanks to all who contributed on this thread.
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  5. Posts : 70,216
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #34

    Glad it could help Mconnell, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)
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  6. Posts : 17
    Windows 7 Pro x64
       #35

    Finally got it working


    Have a Dell620 desktop with a USB keyboard. I got the boot menu to load by watching carefully the Dell's start menu (F2-___ and F12- ____) and just before (or as it was just finishing) hit the F8 key repeatedly.
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  7. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 starter x64
       #36

    when i get to the screen when i need to click F8 i click it and its returns me to this:

    Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

    1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
    2. Choose your language settings,and then click ''Next.''
    3. Click ''repair your computer.''

    File: \windows\system32\winload.exe

    Status: 0xc000000e

    Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.

    Enter:Continue Esc:Exit
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  8. Posts : 70,216
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #37

    Hello Crawle, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    It's basically telling you that you need to perform a Startup Repair at boot.


    Hope this helps, :)
    Shawn
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  9. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 starter x64
       #38

    Brink said:
    Hello Crawle, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    It's basically telling you that you need to perform a Startup Repair at boot.


    Hope this helps, :)
    Shawn
    i went to system repair disc but i don't have that program.
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  10. Posts : 70,216
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #39

    In that case, you could download any one of the latest official Windows 7 with SP1 ISO files here: Microsoft: Windows 7 Direct Download Links, and use Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool to create a bootable DVD or USB flash drive with the ISO to see if you may be able to do a startup repair with it.
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