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#1 BNDAZ

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 07:20 PM

this laptop suddenly strayed exhibiting boot failure, specifically an unmountable boot volume error.
F11 to get to system recovery results in a desktop but nothing else except a mouse cursor that moves.
I cant tell if this is 32 or 64 bit w7 it does not say on the sticker. I tried to boot form a w7 recovery disk both 32 and 64 disk) and it is really slow, it asks for a keyboard type and then seems to do nothing.

Was wondering if there was a way to do a system restore form a dos prompt in W7?
any other suggestions?
Nothing on the machine that need saving.

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 08:53 PM

How old is the machine, 90% it has a bad HDD.

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 09:16 PM

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 03:29 AM

Was wondering if there was a way to do a system restore form a dos prompt in W7?

The answer to that is no.

There are ways to make recovery disks from a windows 7 computer, it creates a CD or DVD disk independent of the actual Windows 7 installtion disk, but the disk has to be made from a Windows 7 computer.

It is called a "repair disk" there is no way it will fit on a floppy disk, but it might work out on a flash drive, although I have never tried a flash drive as the source.

The disk can be made by using a windows 7 computer, look for the action center icon in the system tray and once the action center opens look for back up and restore on the left side menu.

Now look for "create a system repair disk" in the left menu.

Create the disk, transfer it to your problem computer and boot to it.

You can use the command prompt if you wish to treat things like MSDOS and do some DOS commands.

You can also access system restore as well.

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 08:24 AM

i found and downloaded a 64 bit version of the w7 repair disk, i burned the ISO inserted and let it run,( which i tried previously, just though it had stalled) it took a long time for each step but finally got to where it gave me the choice to do a start up repair, which i did, it took about 2 hours "checking for errors", when it finished and it re-booted, problem resolved.

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 04:37 PM

There you go my friend, I am so glad it worked and that you are once again up and running again and I also want to thank you for coming back and letting us know what you did to solve the problem.

Happy computing my friend! :thumbup2:


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