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Issues with Windows booting, Windows repair and trying to reinstall

Q: Issues with Windows booting, Windows repair and trying to reinstall

Hey So I had a problem today in which Windows decided that it wouldn't boot Instead it would just reboot constantly This happened after I heard a ticking repair trying reinstall booting, Issues with Windows Windows and to noise from my computer things started to freeze and so i had to restart When I tried to turn it back on I had the above problem NOW I Issues with Windows booting, Windows repair and trying to reinstall tried to use Windows Repair option that is there by default It loads up the blue windows background gives me a pointer but then doesnt do anything I have a W repair disc I booted to it That too done the exact Issues with Windows booting, Windows repair and trying to reinstall same thing it lets me choose the language keyboard style to use and then sits on the blue windows background and gives me no options Finally I have a full W installation disc that I booted to I tried the repair option and got the same problem as before I also clicked the quot Install Now quot button and it has been stuck on quot setup is starting quot for over minutes now with no hope of it doing anything So currently I cannot repair or install Windows I assumed it was a harddrive failure but why wont my disc based solutiions even work Any help would be great thanks

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A: Issues with Windows booting, Windows repair and trying to reinstall

Brumski some system specs mate please that ticking sound sounds like a hard drive to me but without any specs mate it is hard to tell you what to do.

System Info - See Your System Specs

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/311094-issues-windows-booting-windows-repair-trying-reinstall.html
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Hallo,

I have two Acers computer. Just bought them one laptop one desktop...
Never got any windows 7 disks or accessoires with it. In the shop they told me this is normal acer. installation files are put on the harddrive. NICE ONE
BUT HOW CAN I FIND THEM?
WHAT IF I NEED TO REINSTALL OR REPAIR MY WINDOWS 7 COMPUTERS ?
HOW DO I TRIGGER THIS MENU?
Should i run the acer revory backup application to trigger these files from there?
Your help is greatly appreciated
Thank you very much

A:Reinstall windows or do repair without windows 7 cd with ACER computer

  
Quote: Originally Posted by broeckie27


Hallo,

I have two Acers computer. Just bought them one laptop one desktop...
Never got any windows 7 disks or accessoires with it. In the shop they told me this is normal acer. installation files are put on the harddrive. NICE ONE
BUT HOW CAN I FIND THEM?
WHAT IF I NEED TO REINSTALL OR REPAIR MY WINDOWS 7 COMPUTERS ?
HOW DO I TRIGGER THIS MENU?
Should i run the acer revory backup application to trigger these files from there?
Your help is greatly appreciated
Thank you very much



They are both right and wrong. Acer does not give out win 7 dvd's any more as part of their software reduction program. Instead they give a "restore" dvd which can be used to restore the factory settings if the restore partition is there.

They are usually in a separate partition (sometime D:\)
If you have the factory image on D:| you can use the dvd to trigger a "restore"

You first step should be to look/explore to see if the acer image and partition is there.
Ken

http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/123179-reinstall-windows-do-repair-without-windows-7-cd-acer-computer.html
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Any help or suggestions WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!!!

A:WINDOWS CANNOT CHECK THE LICENSE AFTER WINDOWS REPAIR REINSTALL

That error message, and most other errror messages, can have many possible causes and interpretations.FWIW: http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/g...6-d3dedb727db1/Do you have XP installed, as I see that Vista frequently can generate an error with these numbers?KB referenced by you: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306081<<...instructs me to "Press 1 to access your primary drive installation with Recovery Console." which i attempt with no luck>>Can you provide more detail as to exactly what happens after you entered the Recovery Console? Did you make the selection? If not, what happened to prevent such? Did you get to the password prompt line?Louis

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/201135/windows-cannot-check-the-license-after-windows-repair-reinstall/
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A:Windows reinstall CD not booting

you use windows usb download tool to make the windows boot DVD correct? or is that only for usbs? is there another way

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A:Can't reinstall/repair Windows

There's an option to change keyboards with, I think, three possibilities you can try. That option appears at the bottom of the screen around the time the version of XP you wish to repair appears at the top so it's easy to miss. You might also benefit from going into BIOS and enabling USB Legacy Support if the option exists.

What stage do you get to before realising the keyboard isn't working? You need it at least twice before getting to the stage described above. Once you do get through to the Repair option, you could save reinstalling by copying the relevant file by using this syntax at the C:\ prompt:-

copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config\system and agree to overwrite. It will be an older copy than yours and you may lose some drivers but the Dell site has them all.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cant-reinstall-repair-windows.867379/
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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

Thanks
 

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A:Repair Reinstall Windows 7

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.
 
Louis

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/590976/repair-reinstall-windows-7/
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A:Repair or reinstall Windows 7

Hello dswapp and welcome to Seven Forums.

"I've burned the iso file to a DVDdl using a regular burner, but I don't know if that will work."

You can see if the DVD works by seeing Step 5A in this Repair Install tutorial. If you get to the "Install Now" screenshot in Step 8, the DVD will most likely work.

Repair Install

If the DVD doesn't work, use the link in Step 4's "NOTE" to download a new ISO and save it to your desktop. Follow the instructions in this tutorial to burn the ISO to a new DVD.

Burn Disc Image - ISO or IMG file

A repair install will probably take about an hour or so to run. If successful, you'll have to visit the Windows Update site to reinstall updates. Microsoft made it a little easier to get those updates when they released a Hotfix Rollup containing the first 90 or so updates after SP1 was released.

A hidden Patch Tuesday gem: A Windows 7 hotfix rollup | ZDNet

As long as you have your 25-digit Product Key, you shouldn't have any problem reactivating your repair Windows 7.

http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/287880-repair-reinstall-windows-7-a.html
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If anyone is interested in the history of my computer they can go to this thread:
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Now Avast & Malwarebytes plus numerous other programs do not work properly. Spybot does work but I may still have a virus. Anyway I would like to repair or reinstall Windows. Can do a Windows repair or do I have to reformat my hard drive and reinstall windows? Should I format from DOS or Windows? Would someone please give me some advice and a link on how to do what I need to do as I am sure the information is in a thread on this website.

TIA,
RF
 

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A:Can't get into or repair/reinstall Windows

i would try erasing the hard drive first with killdisk http://www.killdisk.com/ then try to reinstall windows

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/cant-get-into-or-repair-reinstall-windows-485130.html
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A:Can't reinstall/repair windows 7

I think your hard-drive could be dead as it is not being detected.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/257581-cant-reinstall-repair-windows-7-a.html
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A:can't repair or reinstall Windows XP

first go into BIOS and set boot order to cd rom,then follow instructions
To begin insert your Windows XP Home CD and reboot you computer. A message "Press any key to boot from CD....." will appear, press the space bar to continue.

Setup will now inspect your computer hardware and configuration.

Setup now prepares your computer for install.

From this menu press "ENTER" (NOT "R") to begin the repair install.

Windows XP License agreement, read, and if you agree press "F8" to continue, press "ESC" if you disagree. If you disagree setup will finish.

PART 2
Now select the operating system you wish to repair, if as in most occasions there is only one, the just press "R" to continue.

Setup will now make some checks on the system.

and then prepare files that are needed to be copied.

Setup will now initialize your XP configuration.

PART 3
Setup now needs to reboot your computer. Press "ENTER" to save yourself a 15 second wait.

Boot will recognize that the XP CD is in the drive, DO NOT press any keys, let setup bypass the CD boot.

Windows will now begin to load. On some occasions Windows will be finished the repair, if so it will go straight to Part 7. Which is the part where you arrive at the desktop, otherwise the install will continue.

PART 4


The repair process continues.

Windows will continue installing.

Windows setup will now finalize.

It is now time to restart Windows XP again, press "ENTER" to speed up process, otherwise Windows will do it itself in 15 seconds.

Boot will recognize that the XP CD is in the drive, DO NOT press any keys, let setup bypass the CD boot.

Windows will continue loading.

PART 5


Windows will now adjust your resolution, click "OK" to continue.

If you are happy with the changes, click "OK" otherwise press "Cancel" to return to the old settings

Windows will now apply changes. Be patient.

Windows "WELCOME" screen.

and finally the Windows XP Desktop. Windows is now repaired.

Hopefully you will now be able to access and fix the problem that caused you to repair. Make sure you run a virus check, spyware check, and registry scan, also update to latest service pack, this may prevent the problem happening again.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cant-repair-or-reinstall-windows-xp.906118/
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A:Reinstall Windows 8 after factory repair?

Try it and see if it activates first.

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My man=in stuff is backed up, it's just my Microsoft outlook that i dont want to lose.
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I look forward to some expert help.
Thank you in advance
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cant-get-into-windows-xp-pro-after-a-failed-repair-reinstall.400575/
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A:BSOD when trying to repair/reinstall Windows

Try replacing the memory, then try the install once more
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/bsod-when-trying-to-repair-reinstall-windows.177449/
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A:repair or reinstall windows 7 - oem 64bit

Did you download sp1 first & install?



   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

Acer eRecovery Management.
Acer Support - Answers, E-Mail, Chat - How can I restore my computer with the backup discs I created?

Manual how to use Acer eRecovery Management here:
ftp://ftp.support.acer-euro.com/notebook/empowering_technology/NB%20ET2%20user's%20guide/Acer%20eRecovery%20Management%20English.pdf

the Acer eRecovery Management.
Acer Support: Frequently Asked Questions list for How to use Acer eRecovery

You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:
https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer

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A:Halp! WMP issues, need to repair/reinstall

Try running Malwarebytes to make sure your computer is all clean.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - Reviews and free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware downloads at Download.com

If you really need to do a repair, see this tutorial: Repair Install

Hope this helps,
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A:Boot Repair - reinstall/format windows 7

Hi and welcome to TSF please see the info here trying to fix unmountable boot volume - Windows 7 Forums

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A:Repair reinstall Windows 7 without using autoplay or explore.exe

Hi
to get your files you want you could run a live cd like ubuntu and save them to a flash drive. on some toshiba laptops you hold down the 0 key while you turn power on will get you to the recovery option to restore it back to how it came out of the box.

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The legwork:

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A:No drives found when trying to reinstall/repair Windows

Quote:
I have a netbook ASUS Eee PC 1005PXD.
After only two days of use,
(my netbook is new):


Return to the Retailer for FREE REPAIR or Replacement.

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A:Is it possible to reinstall/repair Windows Media Player 12?

I guess you have Winamp installed. Do you ever use Winamp Remote? It's a media streaming tool so that you can listen to your music from your computer on another computer over the internet. If you don't use it, I'd just uninstall that component of Winamp.
 

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Quote: Originally Posted by chobrien


my windows 7 program will not boot up its ask to put in repair disk is there any other way to fix it myself? how much will it cost


Did you special things that broke your machine?

What happens exactly if you try to boot?

Power on your machine and tap F8 every half second. What happens?

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A:Booting From Windows 7 Repair Disc

Maybe this video will help
 

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A:Booting to windows sends me back to BIOS, can't reinstall

You may have to restore the Windows Boot Loader.
Check out some prospects by Googling "Restore Windows Boot Loader with EasyBCD",
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Not really, you should be able to just format the partition and Clean Install Windows 7
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But we can advise you better if we see a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image.

In addition look over these steps for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which compile everything that works best to get and keep a perfect reinstall, even for retail.

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A:Bad_Pool_Caller blue screen after repair/reinstall of Windows XP

Boot into the BIOS and set the BIOS back to "default" / save & exit / reboot into the BIOS and make any changes necessary to support your hardware/configuration / save & exit.

Boot from your XP CD / format the drive and perform a fresh install. After it completes and boots into Windows, install the MB drivers from the supplied CD.

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A:Startup Repair failure - Now wont let me reinstall windows

Hi eMachine, Welcome to Sevenforums.

There is a cool feature of the Windows Vista and 7 installers. If you have a previous install of Windows on the HDD (be it XP, Vista or 7) and start the new install it will actually do whats called a Old Files so long as you do not format the HDD.

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A:when I try to reinstall and repair windows, wrong version error

Probably a bad BIOS update. Get into your BIOS and reset the settings to default, save and exit. See if it helps.

Also you could try popping open your case, taking the CMOS battery out, waiting for half an hour and then placing it back. This also resets BIOS to factory defaults along with the loss of date and time which need to be set after performing this step.

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Ok close thread! I got it working by repairing startup
thx anyway :d

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Boot off of the CD and get to the Recovery Console. By pressing R (follow the steps in the link provided)

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A:How to Repair/Reinstall Windows 7 from a bootable Linux flash drive?

Unfortunately even if you could audit the installed key it will not work because it's the Factory mass-activation key which is different than the COA sticker Product Key used to Clean Reinstall. Your choices are therefore to order Factory Recovery disks or extract and reinstall the OEM-SLP activation file which these forums do not support any further due to piracy concerns.

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If you end up needing to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 we have many reports that MS phone activation will replace the key if you convince them that it is simply worn off the sticker.

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A:BSOD when trying to repair/reinstall windows (SYSTEM reg hive error)

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A:Windows 7 boot failure: error 0xc0000225: can't repair or reinstall

Wow, you really tried a lot of stuff. Good on you. One thing ... you stated you ran Seagate Tools and got 'no hard drive' then you ran the Samsung tools and got errors. Is the hard drive a Samsung or a Seagate? Each manufacturer has its own hard drive tools, so if you don't have a Seagate, that's why the Seagate tool said there was no hard drive installed.

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A:Startup repair loop - Reinstall Windows or get new hard drive?

ERROR CODE :2000-0142 from the Dell Forum - Also From DellYour worst fears are true. HDDs can last 1 year or 15 years, I have found it is just luck and care that makes it longer or shorter. Have you dropped or crushed the unit, as this can also shorten the life - Thank You - and Sorry - 

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disregard i now have a timeline and will just have to reformat the entire thing and start over

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A:Laptop keeps booting into Startup repair after failed Windows Update

Never mind, I've screwed it up even more now and it says winloaded.exe is unverified digital signature ect.

I'm just gonna buy a Windows 7 Repair Disk and hope it doesn't delete my files.

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You may have installed Windows Seven in the AHCI mode.
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A:Recovery disk says Repair Windows Boot Manager but OS is booting fine

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A:windows xp pro reinstall issues

i presume i mistyped something on the :\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe which is preventing the login details to work.Click to expand...

It's my guess that's what you did. Windows is normally installed in the C drive, so the correct command was most likely

C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe

i presume the disk came with sp2 on it as there is a second disk here with sp3 on it which he was sent through the post so i am guessing it wont boot to reinstall as it sees the wrong service pack.Click to expand...

The Windows XP disc doesn't need to contain Service Pack 3 in order for it to be able to boot.

Unless someone else advises you otherwise, you'll probably need to do a repair of Windows XP. See if this article is helpful to you.

https://www.winhelp.us/non-destructive-reinstall-of-windows-xp.html

there are precious wedding pics on here my father in law wantsClick to expand...

Irreplaceable and important data should be backed up on a regular basis to reliable external media. Waiting until there's a problem with a computer is a good way to lose it permanently.

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Welcome to the forum. What is t you want to do? Save the data and do a clean install or repair xp?

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and welcome to the Forum

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report stating " Windows 7 cannot be upgraded to windows 7" or words to that effect.
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Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
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Try doing a repair again, frantically hit the f6 key as before to install the drivers. This time do a fast repair and select all three options. I can't recall their names. If you can't see what i'm talking about let me know and i'll do it on a machine at work tomorrow.

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A:Portable Windows XP Booting issues

Hi There

Its actually not a good idea to have windows XP on a portable drive as when you move it to a diffrent PC the configuration of the OS changes to that PC, So I would recommend Installing XP onto your home drive and do not try booting XP from a portable HDD again as this damages the files on the disk as the OS has to install new devices everytime itstarts

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Please start with these free diagnostics:





Quote:
H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link)


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Hello and sorry for the delay.

First of all, if this is an IDE drive, did you set the jumpers back from Slave to Master?

What do you see when you try to power the computer on?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/390229/issues-with-windows-repair-spyware/
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A:Windows Reinstall, Motherboard, and Floppy Drive Issues

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PS: Welcome to the board.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-reinstall-motherboard-and-floppy-drive-issues.598394/
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A:windows reinstall/file system/driver issues

Hello and welcome to TSF

What is the name of the folders?

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A:Issues dual booting Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 10

This tutorial worked for me:

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http://forums.mydigitallife.info/thr...ndows-8-8-1-10

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A:Solved: New Windows Installation Booting Issues

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Are you sure the DVD drive works? Can it read a DVD properly? Also you mention CD, but Windows 7 comes on a DVD.

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