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#1 Doug4230

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 12:56 PM

My ASUS computer came with Win7 Home Premium 64bit pre-installed. I need a bootable disk to try repairing damaged files and drivers without losing my programs. So far, I have had little luck finding a download source that will work. Additionally the sources I DID find had a tremendous number of choices with no real explanation of what they meant.

Can anyone give me some help and direction?



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Posted 11 October 2014 - 01:10 PM

You can do a Repair Installation which will not effect your data.

 

 

Instructions for a Windows 7 Repair installation.
 
A Windows 7 Repair Installation will require a installation disc.
 
If you do not have a Windows 7 installation disc you can download a free legal ISO image of Windows 7 SP1 at  Windows 7 Forums.  You will need to download the same version of Windows 7 that you have installed,  This image is hosted by the Digital River store which is an official distribution partner of Microsoft.  This is a genuine untouched image which is safe to download. 
 
Attention:  If you do have a Windows installation disc, skip Part A and go to Part B, Step 1b.
 
Part A, Steps 1a - 6a
 
How to burn ISO image using Windows Burn Disk Image.
 
Notice:  This applies only to Windows 7 and Windows 8, earlier versions do not have this.
 
1.  Place a blank CD or DVD in the tray of your optical drive and close the tray.
 
2.  After you have downloaded the ISO image you want to burn right click on the Start orb, then choose Windows Explorer.
 
3.  When Explorer opens click on Downloads in the left pane.  Scroll down till you find the ISO file you want and double click on it.  Click on Burn Disk Image.
 
4.  In the image below you will see Disk burner:, this should be set to the optical drive you want to use.  Click on Verify disc after burning if you want to Windows to verity the disc image after burn.  Click on burn.
 
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5.  In the image below you can see that the green progress bar, when the image is finished burning the bar will be filled.
 
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6.  After the image has completed being burned click on Close
 
Please note:  In order to boot from this DVD you may need to change the boot order in the BIOS so that the CD/DVD-ROM is the first device in the boot order, and the hdd is the second device.
 
 
Part B, Steps 1b - 10b
 
1b)  Place the installation disc in the tray of the CD/DVD drive, close the tray and restart the computer.
 
2b)  You will be prompted to press any key to start the installation, I find the space bar handy.
 
At this point the setup process will load files, this will take several minutes.
 
3b)  You will now need to choose the  Language, Time, currency format, and Keyboard or input method that you'd like to use.
 
After this is done click on Next.
 
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4b)  Click on the Repair your computer link at the bottom-left of the Install Windows window.
 
This link will begin the Windows 7 System Recovery Options.
 
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5b)  System Recovery Options will now search your hard drive(s) for any Windows 7 installations.  This will take several minutes.
 
No participation is required on your part at this time, wait till it has finished and the next window opens.
 
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6b)  Choose the Windows 7 installation that you'd like to perform the Startup Repair on, then click on Next
 
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7b)  Click on the Startup Repair link from list of recovery tools in System Recovery Options.
 
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For a future reference, there are several other diagnostic and recovery tools available in the Windows 7 System Recovery Options including System Restore, System Image Recovery, Windows Memory Diagnostic, and Command Prompt.
 
8b)  The Startup Repair tool will now search for problems in the system files.
 
If Startup Repair finds a problem with any system files the tool may suggest a solution which you will need to confirm, or may solve the problem automatically.
 
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9b)  Startup Repair will now attempt to repair whatever problems it found with system files.  
 
Note:  If Startup Repair did not find any problems with system files you won't see this step.
 
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Important: Your computer may or may not restart several times during this repair process.  This is normal, you should allow it to continue until you see the Restart your computer to complete the repairs window. 
 
10b)  Click on Finish, this will restart your computer.
 
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It is possible that the Startup Repair will not be able to fix the problem.  If the Startup Repair tool determines this, it may automatically run the the repair after your computer restarts.  If it does not automatically run the repair but you are still having problems with Windows 7 repeat these steps to run Startup Repair again manually.

Edited by dc3, 11 October 2014 - 01:13 PM.

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 01:15 PM

Please run System File Checker
 
The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces corrupted and incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.
 
Click on the Start orb and then type cmd in the Search programs and files box.
 
In the pane above the search box Programs will appear with cmd below it, right click on cmd and choose Run as administrator.
 
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, enter the password, or click Allow.
 
A page similar to the one below will open.
 
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Type in sfc /scannow and then press Enter to start the scan.  Please notice the space between sfc and the /scannow.
 
If the scan finds no integrity  problems in the first portion of the scan it should stop, to be sure that the scan has stopped wait five minutes, then type in exit and press Enter to stop the scan.
 
When the scan is finished please post the log of this scan.
 
To find sfc /scannow log, type cmd in the Search programs and files box. 
 
cmd will appear above the search box under Apps., right click on it and choose Run as administrator, this will open the Elevated Command Prompt.  This will look simlare to the image above.
 
Copy and paste the following in the Search programs and files box, then press Enter.  
 
findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt
 
This will place a new icon on the desktop titled sfcdetails.  Click on this to open the log, copy it and paste it in your topic.

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 01:52 PM

Again, my first question is - Which file do I choose among all the choices presented for "Windows Home Premium"? They offer a number of options. I tried one already and it would not run.



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Posted 11 October 2014 - 02:04 PM

Again, my first question is - Which file do I choose among all the choices presented for "Windows Home Premium"? They offer a number of options. I tried one already and it would not run.

Sorry, went to your link and it is different than where I was before. I DO only see one option for what I need there - bad news is it said it would be a 12 hour download! I will try later and see if I can get better speed. Thanks.



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Posted 11 October 2014 - 02:32 PM

I have broadband which has a download speed of 15Mb/s, it looks like it would take about 32 minutes to download it.

 

You could try another site which has Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium.

 

 
Edit:  I just tried it and it is about the same.

Edited by dc3, 11 October 2014 - 02:33 PM.

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 02:56 PM

 


...bad news is it said it would be a 12 hour download!

Well it is a big file you know.  I'd recommend you use a download manager.  I use Eagleget but there are others like Free Download Manager.  Besides, a download manager will guard against a corrupted download.  You don't want to download this big ISO only to find it's corrupted do you?



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Posted 12 October 2014 - 09:58 AM

I let it download overnight. Working on repairs now.

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 10:26 AM

Let us know how it goes.


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Posted 12 October 2014 - 11:08 AM

"Type in sfc /scannow and then press Enter to start the scan.  Please notice the space between sfc and the /scannow."
Came back with - "Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service".
Running new disk also came back with finding no errors.
It is beginning to look like I am going to have to use my restore disks.
My plan is to install a new HDD then restore to it and see if the hardware functions return. Then perhaps I can still save my programs?


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Posted 12 October 2014 - 11:31 AM

The TrustedInstaller may be disapbled.  Try the following.

 


Click on the Start orb, then type Services.msc in the Search programs and files box.
 
Scroll down and double click on Windows Modules Installer
 
Set its Startup type to Manual
 
Click OK.
 
Try running the sfc /scannow again.

Edited by dc3, 12 October 2014 - 11:32 AM.

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 11:32 AM

Let us know how it goes.

By the way, wonder if we ever met, I used to live in Sonora. Grew up in the Bay Area. We are the same age.



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Posted 12 October 2014 - 11:55 AM

"Cannt open C:\Windows\logs\cbs.log"


Scannow ran but in a flash and was gone.



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Posted 12 October 2014 - 12:02 PM

I am noticing that almost EVERYTHING in the Windows Modual Installer shows as "disabled". Does that make sense?



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Posted 12 October 2014 - 12:02 PM

Did you run this from the Command Prompt?

 

The Command Prompt should look similar to the image below.

 

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