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Repair Reinstall Windows 7


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#1 leachim

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Posted 20 September 2015 - 05:15 AM

Hello

In XP I could do a R/R using a DVD to boot from

It seems in W7 that can only happen while the OS is operational

My W7 will not boot - how can I do a R/R

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Posted 20 September 2015 - 05:23 AM

First of all...if it won't boot, then a repair install effort may just be a waste of time.

 

Please...provide some information about the system...when the problem appeared...and exactly what transpires when you try to boot into Windows.

 

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Posted 20 September 2015 - 05:31 AM

OK

 

The Windows logo comes up with the pulsating flag, then goes straight to Recovery environment

 

Windows cannot repair this computer

 

Tried it many times including chkdsk/r from Command prompt



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Posted 20 September 2015 - 10:36 AM

Instructions for a Windows 7 Repair installation.
 
A Windows 7 Repair Installation will require a installation disc for the specific version you have installed.  If you have the installation disc needed to do the repair installation scroll down to Part B and follow the Repair Installation Instructions from there.
 
If your copy of Windows 7 is a retail copy and you do not have a disc, you can download a ISO image from Microsoft using the link below.
 
 
If your copy of Windows 7 isn't a retail copy you can download Windows 7 Pro from here.  This is not a torrent.  Scroll down till you find the Download buttons, click on the version which the same as yours, 32-bit or 64-bit.  When you press the button the download will begin.  You will want to download this to your desktop so that it will be easy to find.
 
You will need to burn the ISO image to a disc.
 
Part A
 
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 DVD in the tray of your optical drive and close the tray.
 
2.  Right click on the ISO file on your desktop
 
3.  Click on Burn disc 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 been created click on Close
 
Please note:  In order to boot from the installation disc you may need to change the boot order in the BIOS so that the DVD drive is the first device and the HDD/SSD is the second device.
 
Repair Installation Instructions
 
Part B
 
1.  Place the installation disc in the tray of the CD/DVD drive, close the tray and restart the computer.
 
2.  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.
 
3.  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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4.  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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5.  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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6.  Choose the Windows 7 installation that you'd like to perform the Startup Repair on, then click on Next
 
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7.  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.
 
8.  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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9.  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. 
 
10.  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.

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Posted 20 September 2015 - 11:03 AM

OK

That only does a Repair (which fails anyway, as it said it could not repair automatically)

 

I was looking for a repair REINSTALL like you used to be able to do with XP from a boot disk

On w7 it says (after you click Install Now) Upgrade - it says restart your system and run this disk within windows

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Posted 20 September 2015 - 11:50 AM

Have you tired doing the Startup Repair from the System Recovery Options on the disc?

 

If you have not... try it.


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Posted 20 September 2015 - 11:55 AM

See previous answer

"That only does a Repair (which fails anyway, as it said it could not repair automatically)



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Posted 20 September 2015 - 12:04 PM

OK

 

The Windows logo comes up with the pulsating flag, then goes straight to Recovery environment

 

Windows cannot repair this computer

Because you posted the above I assumed that this was what you were referring to and didn't even try using the System Recovery Options from the disc.  I also thought that you assumed that if the repair in the Recovery Environment didn't work the System Recovery Options repair would work.

 

In the future, if I ask you a question just answer it.  There is no need to be rude.  I do this free of charge and have a life outside of these forums.  If you are rude I will not waste my time trying to help you.


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Posted 20 September 2015 - 12:22 PM

Yep, it goes straight to the Repair each time and says it cant repair it - do you want to send to microsoft ?



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Posted 20 September 2015 - 12:43 PM

Yep, it goes straight to the Repair each time and says it cant repair it - do you want to send to microsoft ?

Is this happening when using the disc?

 

When you boot from the disc do you get the message to press any key to continue?


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Posted 20 September 2015 - 01:41 PM

Yep, I can boot from the disk which takes me to the RE

 

Do a repair from that and after a while it says it cannot do the repair automatically



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Posted 20 September 2015 - 02:19 PM

Use the installation disc to access the System Recovery Options and select Command Prompt.

 

Type is sfc /scannow (notice the space betwee the sfc and the /scannow), then press Enter.

 

Have you tried doing a System Restore from the System Recovery Options?

 

Have you tried booting into Safe Mode?


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Posted 21 September 2015 - 02:11 AM

I tried that sfc

It says "There is a system repair pending...please reboot"

System Restore says there are no restore points

The OS seems to be on the D drive



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Posted 21 September 2015 - 03:42 AM

Safe mode goes through all the white writing on black background and stops at CLASSPNP.SYS

 

Then tries to restart

 

Its got Norton Anti Virus ......................................??



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Posted 21 September 2015 - 08:04 AM

You are stuck in a repair loop.  There is one more thing we can try.  If this doesn't work you will need to use the System Recovery partition to reinstall Windows.

 

Windows Seven Forums has an excellent tutorial for the procedure you need to try.  Read the instructions carefully, and follow them.

 

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/139576-startup-repair-infinite-loop-recovery.html


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