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#1 mpetro1

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 12:13 PM

Hi,

 

I have a Dell Inspirion desktop. About 10 days ago I installed Windows 7 on this computer. Everything has been working fine, did all the Windows updates. Today I turned the computer on an it says "Missing Operating System".

 

Before I installed Windows 7, I ran the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor. I met all requirements. Also ran the compatibility wizard.

 

After installing Windows 7, I have rebooted the computer dozens of times after updating.

 

I'm hoping someone could help me this problem. I'm trying to avoid reinstalling Windows 7 again. But if I need to reinstall Windows 7 again that's not a problem.

 

Thanks,

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 12:21 PM

You can boot up from your Windows media (dvd?) and go to the repair options on the 2nd page.

From there, you can do an automatic startup repair which will hopefully repair your machine.


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Posted 14 September 2014 - 12:21 PM

Generally the only way to fix this is to either do what Rocky said or reinstall Windows 7.

Edited by Kirbyofdeath, 14 September 2014 - 12:23 PM.


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Posted 14 September 2014 - 12:32 PM

Hi,

 

Also make sure you don't have any extra device connected like a flash drive or an external HDD to avoid the BIOS trying to boot from other device and not from the internal Hard Disk.


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Posted 14 September 2014 - 01:12 PM

I did have a USB flash drive in. I removed the flash drive and rebooted, and now It says this...........

 

The last attempt to resume the system from its previous location failed. Attempt to resume again?

(use the arrow keys to highlight your choice.)

 

          Continue with system resume

           Delete restoration data and proceed to system boot menu

 

 

 

Not sure which option to choose!!!



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Posted 14 September 2014 - 01:34 PM

I did have a USB flash drive in. I removed the flash drive and rebooted, and now It says this...........

 

The last attempt to resume the system from its previous location failed. Attempt to resume again?

(use the arrow keys to highlight your choice.)

 

          Continue with system resume

           Delete restoration data and proceed to system boot menu

 

 

 

Not sure which option to choose!!!

Option 2

Good call SleepyDude


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Posted 14 September 2014 - 03:32 PM

I chose option 2. Now I get an WerFault.exe - Application Error

 

The instruction at 0x768C1CDF referenced memory at 0x768C1CDF. The required data was not placed into memory because of an I/O error status 0x000009c.

 

Click on OK to terminate the program

 

 

 

Should I click ok to terminate the program?



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Posted 14 September 2014 - 03:42 PM

Should I click ok to terminate the program?

 

Yes. And try to do a clean restart of the system because it was suspended and sometimes the OS doesn't resume correctly...


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Posted 14 September 2014 - 05:01 PM

Did a clean restart and it did a CHKDSK scan.

Now it says "Your computer was unable to start

        Startup repair is checking your system for problems...

I problems are found, Startup Repair will fix them automatically. Your computer might restart several times during this process.

No changes will be made to your personal files or information. This might take several minutes."

 

It says Attempting repairs with a blue bar moving left to right.

 

Another box opened up saying......

 

Do you want to restore your computer using System Restore?

 

Startup Repair can try to restore your computer to an earlier point in time when it worked correctly.

 

This repair will not change personal data, but it might remove some programs that were installed recently. You cannot undo this restoration.

 

Should I click Restore or Cancel?



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Posted 14 September 2014 - 05:11 PM

SleepyDude is handling your case very well and I wouldn't want to interfere, but I'll tell you that I would choose the System Restore, if it were me, as it might take care of whatever it was that provoked this whole debacle.

That being said, all you really care about is to get it up and running and the startup repair might do just that and if you choose that option and it doesn't work, you can come back to where you are now and choose the System Restore the next time, do you follow me?


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Posted 14 September 2014 - 07:40 PM

I tried the Startup Repair, but it didn't work. Now it's saying.........

 

Windows cannot repair this computer automatically

 

If you have recently  attached a device to this computer, such as a camera or portable music player, remove it and restart your computer. If you continue to see this message, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

 

Click Finish to exit and shut down your computer.,

 

This is at the bottom of the Startup Repair box........

 

View diagnostic and repair details

View advanced options for system recovery and support

 

 

I guess I should click finish, but not sure!!!



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 09:04 AM

Click FINISH and then run it again...sometimes you have to run it more than once before issues are resolved.  In any case, running Startup Repair again won't do any harm.

 

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 09:42 AM

I ran the Startup Repair again it says Windows cannot repair this computer automatically.

 

I looked under Diagnosis and Repair details and it says........

 

Number of repair attempts: 4

 

Under test performed.......

 

Name: Internal State Check

Result: Completed Successfully. Error code = 0x0

Time Taken = 47ms

Root cause found

Registry is corrupt

 

 

 

Under test performed.......

 

Name: Internal State Check

Result: Completed Successfully. Error code = 0x0

Time Taken = 47ms

Root cause found

Registry is corrupt

Repair action: System Restore

Result: Failed. Error code = 0x1f

Time taken 431343ms

 

 

Still not sure what to do!!



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 11:05 AM

I ran the Startup Repair again it says Windows cannot repair this computer automatically.

 

I looked under Diagnosis and Repair details and it says........

 

Number of repair attempts: 4

 

Under test performed.......

 

Name: Internal State Check

Result: Completed Successfully. Error code = 0x0

Time Taken = 47ms

Root cause found

Registry is corrupt

 

 

 

Under test performed.......

 

Name: Internal State Check

Result: Completed Successfully. Error code = 0x0

Time Taken = 47ms

Root cause found

Registry is corrupt

Repair action: System Restore

Result: Failed. Error code = 0x1f

Time taken 431343ms

 

 

Still not sure what to do!!

 

It seems the Registry is corrupt! you should definitely try to restore the system to an early restore point when the system was working.


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 11:18 AM

I'm sorry but most of the time, when the registry is corrupt, the only real way to fix it is to revert to a backup or reinstall windows. However, there may be some method of fixing it that I don't even know of.


Edited by Kirbyofdeath, 15 September 2014 - 11:19 AM.





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