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Posted 25 February 2011 - 02:50 PM
Posted 26 February 2011 - 02:36 AM
This looks like it may help: Windows 7, "Repair your computer" F8 boot option not working (SOLVED) http://forum.acronis.com/forum/6758
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Posted 26 February 2011 - 05:13 AM
Windows Boot Loader
description Windows Recovery Environment
description Ramdisk Options
Edited by Union_Thug, 26 February 2011 - 05:19 AM.
Posted 26 February 2011 - 05:14 AM
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Posted 26 February 2011 - 05:23 AM
Posted 26 February 2011 - 05:50 AM
Edited by Union_Thug, 26 February 2011 - 11:30 AM.
Posted 26 February 2011 - 07:39 PM
EasyBCD is geared for users of all kinds. Whether you just want to add an entry to your old XP partition or want to create a duplicate for testing purposes; if you're interested in debugging the Windows Kernel or septuple-booting your seven test operating systems, EasyBCD is the key.
- Boot into XP/Vista/7/Ubuntu/OS X and more!
- Boot from USB, Network, ISO images, Virtual Harddisks (VHD), WinPE, and more!
- Repair the Windows bootloader, change your boot drive, create a bootable USB, and more!
- Rename entries, set default boot target, change BCD timeout, hide the boot menu, and more!
- Create your own custom boot sequence, hide drives on boot, backup and restore configurations, and more
Edited by elise025, 27 February 2011 - 07:39 AM.
Posted 27 February 2011 - 12:47 AM
Posted 27 February 2011 - 12:57 AM
Edited by Kris-Chen, 27 February 2011 - 01:47 AM.
Posted 27 February 2011 - 04:47 AM
Nice unit. As far a my being a hero, I appreciate the kind words but one can go from hero to zero in one disastrous keystroke if one isn't careful, hence I'll not offer any advice (I'm admittedly not qualified) but I'll continue to offer up reference material, which you seem adept at "ciphering".
And no, it's not custom. It's a Toshiba Qosmio.
This information can be used to create the Windows 7 System Reserved partition after you have installed Windows using only Windows native disk management.
The main advantage of the System Reserved partition, it adds a link to WinRE (Windows Recovery Environment) to the F8 advanced boot options in Windows 7 that can be accessed during PC startup to repair startup errors if a Windows installer or a system repair disk isn't available for use; it also creates a central location to store the boot files needed to start Windows in a dual/multi boot situation and that makes it very easy to replace/remove a single OS when needed.
Repair Your Computer
Shows a list of system recovery options that you can use to repair startup problems, run diagnostics, or restore your system. This option is only available if you have the 100 MB System Reserved partition created during the installation of Windows 7, or if you have a OEM factory recovery partition instead of a Windows 7 installation disc. If you have a Windows 7 installation disc, the System Recovery Options are located on the installation disc as well.
Edited by Union_Thug, 27 February 2011 - 04:49 AM.
Posted 27 February 2011 - 04:51 AM
Edited by Kris-Chen, 27 February 2011 - 04:52 AM.
Posted 27 February 2011 - 05:03 AM
Posted 27 February 2011 - 05:04 AM
I *think* I may have found a solution that I'm going to run with. I downloaded the Windows 7 ISO system recovery and burned it (as the instructions you provided). I changed the boot sequence and was able to finally access the 'repair' options. It isn't allowing me to do a repair, as it states that I have may connected a camera or Ipod to the system and that if I have not to contact the administrator or manufacturer (something to that effect). ( I have not connected any of these, but I have a built in web-cam so I'm guessing something with that is wonky). I am now going to attempt a recovery instead, since the recovery partition isn't showing any problems and I can at least now get into the recovery options.
Unless you have any other sage words of advice, I am off (I'm going to create a backup before I attempt this daring feat).
Edited by Union_Thug, 27 February 2011 - 05:21 AM.
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