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Posted 06 August 2018 - 12:16 PM
Posted 06 August 2018 - 12:39 PM
On another computer download Lazesoft System Recovery. Run the program and click create CD or USB flash drive. In the dropdown box select the target OS. Boot the CD or USB in your Windows 7 computer. Use the Windows File Manager to copy files from D: to a USB external drive. After you have made sure all your data is backed up then you can attempt to do a restore. Make sure you have backed up everything including emails and browser bookmarks. The USERS directory on the C: partition is where you will find any files in Downloads, My Pictures, etc.
Can you tap F8 at boot and select Use Last Known Configuration? If that does not work select Repair Computer after tapping F8 and do a Startup Repair. It may take up to three attempts. System Restore is also available.
Posted 06 August 2018 - 01:11 PM
Posted 06 August 2018 - 01:45 PM
No, once you create the CD in Lazesoft it will boot up if your CD is the first boot device.
After Pressing F8 Repair Your Computer should be the top most item. I'm not sure why you would not have it.
After Repair Your Computer you will get this Window.
Edited by JohnC_21, 06 August 2018 - 02:08 PM.
Posted 06 August 2018 - 02:08 PM
Posted 06 August 2018 - 02:17 PM
Yeah, that is strange. I can't remember if the base Windows 7 did not have this option and then appeared in SP1. You have Windows 7 SP1, correct? You can start the repair from a Windows 7 install disk.
You can download an iso of your Windows 7 version if you do not have an install disk. See this post. Burn it to a DVD and boot. Select Repair Computer. If Startup Repair does not work then see if you have a Restore Point before the problem.
Posted 06 August 2018 - 02:42 PM
I don't have a cd for windows 7, but since I finished making the cd with the recovery program I tried running it and it seems to saving the files in the D partition to an external hdd. If that goes well I'll just go ahead with the reformat.
Thanks for your help so far, greatly appreciate it!
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