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  1. Posts : 4
    windows 7
       #30

    Still searching...
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  2. Posts : 70,234
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #31

    Oksens,

    If all else fails and you have a retail Windows 7 installation disc, then you could do a custom install of Windows 7 and still save everything you have in your current installation.

    A custom install is like a clean install except that it will also add a C:\Windows.old folder during installation that contains a complete copy of your current installation. After the new installation is finished, you can just copy any files you want from within the C:\Windows.old back into the new installation. Afterwards, you could delete the C:\Windows.old folder to regain the hdd space. You will still have to reinstall all programs and drivers though.
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  3. Posts : 2
    windows 7 64bit
       #32

    No OS option available


    When I get to the step where I have to select a OS, there isn't one? What should I do?
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  4. Posts : 70,234
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #33

    Hello Srprzy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    Using the note under step 5 of Option Two; "If Windows 7 is not listed here, or it is blank, then it is ok. Click on Next anyway.". You may need to run a Startup Repair. :)

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  5. Posts : 2
    windows 7 64bit
       #34

    Thanks for the welcome! I'm getting a "startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically" :/
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  6. Posts : 70,234
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #35

    You might see if running startup repair a few times. Sometimes it may take 3 times for it work it it will.

    Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

    If not, then you may need to reinstall Windows 7 depending on what issues you were having that led up to this one.
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  7. Posts : 21,007
    Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
       #36

    Oh crikey


    Hiyya Brink
    Mate have my laptop go ERROR:F3-F200-0002 on trying to do factory default ignatsatsonic suggested I try your tutorials and have tried all of the options that we have here and apart from one which sits ion initiating the partition or something like that it just reverts back to the above.

    Guess the hard drive physically dead now??
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  8. Posts : 70,234
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #37

    Hello John,

    From your original thread on this, it could be something wrong with the OEM factory recovery partition or disc.
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  9. Posts : 21,007
    Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
       #38

    Yeah you're spot on


    Hiyya Brink You are right on as the drive has had problems from almost day one - mostly controller issues and now after the 4th factory default attempt I think the disk itself has eaten the biscuit so to speak.

    This is my second Toshiba (and last) laptop that the drive has gone in and I don't understand because it's not as if it wasn't an el cheapo brand - it was a Toshiba one of which the model number escapes me - it was something like an MX ##### whatever.

    I paid $1500 for this machine about fifteen months ago because it had the larger screen and an i5 dual core in it plus 7 Pro not to mention that I also got them to up the RAM to 4GB when i bought it.

    So now I am pretty cranky and see the equivalents now are about half that price but one lives and learns eh? Just hope that they will do it on the extended warranty I took out at the time as they are telling me that they have no record of it. My only evidence is my receipt from the dealer who is also not terribly helpful at the best of times.

    I think the worse bit is probably the down time it will take to fix - just as well I bought an el cheapo ready built desky afterwards eh?

    Hey sorry about the rant and thanks for your time and patience.
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  10. Posts : 70,234
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #39

    Anytime John. Maybe you'll get lucky and be able to RMA only the HDD so that you could get another cheap 2.5" HDD to use in the laptop until the replacement gets there.
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