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#1 DreadTech

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 12:31 PM

Mod Edit:  Merged topics - Hamluis.

 

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I'm working on PC that's been kicking my ass for about 3 weeks now. Its Dell Vostro Running Win 7. Initially it wouldn't run certain windows updates and wouldn't boot. Got it up and running and about a week later did the same thing. Decided to take an image of the drive using acronis and dump the on the new SSD. I was able to take the image and save it with no issues. From then on i've been having issues i tried putting the on new drive and its not booting like the previous drive. Machine goes straight to repair mode finds now issues and i keep getting the startuprepairoffline error. I've ran chkdsk scandisk and Spinrite and no luck any ideas?


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Posted 27 April 2016 - 02:08 PM

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 
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Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 
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The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 
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In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.
 
 

Please download MiniToolBox to your desktop.
 
Right-click on MiniToolBox.exe and select Run as Administrator.
 
You will see an image like the one below.
 
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Click on the following checkboxes only:
 
• List last 10 Event Viewer log
• List Installed Programs
• List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
• List Minidump Files
 
Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, then copy it and paste it in your topic.
 

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 02:51 PM

I can't boot to download and run program.



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Posted 27 April 2016 - 03:04 PM

If you have the OEM or Microsoft install DVD, you can try booting it, and run the Startup Repair.


"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  -- Ben Franklin revisited.

http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forums/45/Computer-Technologies/

Backup, backup, backup! -- Lady Fitzgerald (w7forums)

Clone or Image often! Backup... -- RockE (WSL)


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Posted 27 April 2016 - 03:21 PM

What is the make and model of this computer?


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Posted 27 April 2016 - 05:41 PM

It's Dell Vostro 430. I'm actually going to try that 



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Posted 27 April 2016 - 08:39 PM

Startup Repair Didn't work.



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Posted 30 April 2016 - 01:44 PM

I've decided to just do a Fresh Install Of the OS thanks for all the suggestions.



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Posted 30 April 2016 - 01:46 PM

Hello Out there

 

I have a Dell Vostro 430 that i would like to do a factory reinstall of the OS i don't have the original disk and i can't boot into the machine to get the recovery program open anything i could do?



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Posted 30 April 2016 - 01:51 PM

Decided to take an image of the drive using acronis and dump the on the new SSD. I was able to take the image and save it with no issues.

If some system files were corrupted, cloning a system which has problems is simply duplicating the problems on the new SSD.



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Posted 30 April 2016 - 02:12 PM

I have a Dell Vostro 430 that i would like to do a factory reinstall of the OS i don't have the original disk and i can't boot into the machine to get the recovery program open anything i could do?

Unless you find a way to reinstall from your recovery partition, you may have to forego the idea of doing a factory reinstall and just do a clean install instead.  You can do a clean install as follows:

 

1.  Follow the instructions in this article to download a Windows 7 ISO from Microsoft Tech Bench.  There is no telling when this workaround may stop working, so you should act quickly.

2.  Once you have the ISO, go to MSDN Subscriber Downloads and use the box that says "Enter a Product Name" to search for the same ISO.

3.  Once you find the matching listing, click on the link that say "Details" to expand the listing.  (Note, you won't be able to download anything at MSDN without a subscription but we just want the SHA1 hash).

4.  Locate the SHA1 hash and use something like Hasher Lite to compare it with a SHA1 hash of the ISO to make sure they match.  This will ensure that the ISO wasn't corrupted in the course of downloading.

5.  Next, follow this article to make a bootable Windows 7 USB flash drive with Rufus.

6.  Download MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable CD from Minitool (the penultimate listing on the page) and burn it to a CD or create a bootable USB drive.

7.  Boot from Minitool PW delete all existing partitions on your hard drive.  You must click the Apply button to apply the changes.

8.  Remove the Minitool media and insert the Windows flash drive and reboot your computer.

9.  Follow the prompts to install Windows on the new hard drive.  You may need go into the BIOS to change the boot order if the computer doesn't boot from the USB drive.

10. Download all drivers from your computer manufacturer and install them.



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Posted 30 April 2016 - 04:39 PM

Agouti...you may be interested inf the following info re the site you linked to:  http://review.easycounter.com/techjourney.net .

 

I suggest that you NOT post such links in any BC forum, as a courtesy to our members and rules.  I know that you are trying to help...but posting links from questionable sites is not the way, IMO.

 

Thanks :).

 

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 05:16 PM

Sorry, I wasn't aware that it was a questionable site.  I apologize for contravening the forum rules.  Please substitute the link in question with this one: https://www.raymond.cc/blog/links-for-windows-7-sp1-iso-from-microsofts-official-distributer/






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