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Windows 7: Can't boot after recent windows update

12 Feb 2011   #11
sanghai

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks Brink for the suggestion. May I ask, what are the contents inside the windows.old folder? Is it just the C:\Windows folder from the previous installation? Or are there also the other folders inside the C drive, such as the Program Files or Users folder(s)?


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12 Feb 2011   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Sanghai.

It's a complete copy of your current Windows 7 installation with all files.
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12 Feb 2011   #13
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You shouldn't need to reinstall .

Boot to the sys recovery options command prompt.

Type :

diskpart

(then press enter)

lis vol

( then press enter. Find you windows 7 partition driveletter - it may be different from how you see it in windows)

exit

( to leave diskpart )

Then type (Replace z: below with your windows drive letter)

cd /d z:\windows\system32

(then press enter)

DISM /image:z:\ /cleanup-image /revertpendingactions

( then press enter - you should get a message asking you to reboot )
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12 Feb 2011   #14
sanghai

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Ok firstly, it looks like the custom install does not work as well. In the tutorial you posted earlier Brink, I get up to step 11, but when the computer restarts, I get a black screen, with no cursor or anything at all.

Would you still recommend me to follow SIW2's instructions? Even though my previous windows installation should now be in windows.old, with my current installation half complete and not usable at all.

Sigh...
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13 Feb 2011   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, give SIW2's suggestion a try to see if it may be able to help.
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13 Feb 2011   #16
HJay

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You shouldn't need to reinstall .

Boot to the sys recovery options command prompt.

Type :

diskpart

(then press enter)

lis vol

( then press enter. Find you windows 7 partition driveletter - it may be different from how you see it in windows)

exit

( to leave diskpart )

Then type (Replace z: below with your windows drive letter)

cd /d z:\windows\system32

(then press enter)

DISM /image:z:\ /cleanup-image /revertpendingactions

( then press enter - you should get a message asking you to reboot )

I have done this twice, I didn't get a message asking to reboot but I did anyway. No change.

I do get a message that says " The scratch directory size may be insufficient to perform this operation. This can cause unexpected behavior.
Use the /ScratchDir option to point to a folder with sufficent scratch space. The recomended size is at least 1024 MB"

I am totally out of my depth what should I do? I am running, or was running, Windows 7 Pro 32bit, upgraded from Windows Vista Business

Help much apprecieated as I have already reinstalled the OS once only to have the same thing happen again after the update
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