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Issue with System Recovery - Vista to W7

Q: Issue with System Recovery - Vista to W7

Question - I am performing a W install for a coworker on a Gateway GT desktop W7 Recovery to Issue - System Vista with Installation went through Issue with System Recovery - Vista to W7 without issue but upon reboot I am prompted with a message stating quot Select an operating system to repair and click Next Only Windows Vista operating systems are listed and can be repaired quot My options are quot Load Drivers quot and quot Next quot Hitting Load Drivers gives me a message stating quot Insert the installation media for the Issue with System Recovery - Vista to W7 device and click OK to select the driver quot and then brings me into File Explorer Simply hitting quot Next quot brings up an error message stating quot This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of Windows you are trying to repair Try using Issue with System Recovery - Vista to W7 a recovery disc that is compatible with this version of Windows quot So how can I proceed Can I bypass this altogether or do I need the recovery disc which I don't have Any and all input is greatly appreciated

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A: Issue with System Recovery - Vista to W7

Did you create a new Partition for Win7 or are you overwriting Vista?

Did you boot the Win7 installer to do the install and use any of the Drive Option tools like Delete, Create or Format?

How do you know that installation went through without issue? Did you get to set up your named User Account or desktop?

When exactly are you hit with the error message - after what exact step in installation:
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What can I do to recover the situation?

A:Vista System recovery Issue

will it allow to go into safe mode at all
as the PC starts keep tapping F8 - you should see a menu which includes safemode
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A:Vista System Recovery Issue.... Help

try booting to a live cd
this will give you a chance to see if all your hardware is ok
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Keepin my fingers crossed.


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A:Boot Issue BIOS-WindowsBootManager-System Recovery problem

I would reinstall to an MBR disk after removing EFI Boot Disk from BIOS Boot order.

Set DVD drive first to boot, boot into DVD Command Line to run Diskpart Clean Command followed by the command "Convert MBR" and "Exit".

Then install Win7 following these same steps for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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A:Vista, System Recovery "i Think"

If all you did is transfer files (not programs) onto the laptop, and you've now copied them back to the old PC, simply deleting them and the directories/folders they are in should bring your laptop back to the way it was.

I'd delete (delete from the "trash bin" too) enough to get back say 20% of your HD space and then re-boot. This will allow your system to use that recovered HD space for it's virtual memory swap file and it should be noticeably faster. Then delete the other pics, music and vids, etc. that you temporarily moved to the laptop.

Again, if you didn't add or install any programs, it will be back the way it was before you started the transfer ordeal.

Oh, and don't forget, after you've gotten rid of all of those files it would be a good idea to defrag the system, too.

That's my take, unless I'm not understanding something you did.
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A:Vista System Recovery

Uhhh ok! How do I do that?
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A:vista system recovery on windows 7

Welcome to SF Am I correct that you want to import vista data (or is it applications) into win 7. If its data (office files) you can install office in win 7 then import the data files. Anything that needed to be installed in vista is probably gonna need to be installed in win 7. The other data files like e-mail, word docs, etc can be imported.
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A:Windows Vista System Recovery

It depends on which System Recovery option you're choosing. Could you describe how to get to the option that you're using?
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A:Vista system recovery not loading :(

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A:HP System Recovery (Vista Home)

How did you backup your data?

You can always look in Windows Explorer.

Right click on the Start Orb> click on Open Windows Explorer.

In the smaller left pane click on Local Disk (C:) In the right pane click on Windows. You can look to see if there are any files that look familiar, or you can look at the dates to find the file which was created on that date.
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A:[SOLVED] Vista system recovery

No thats not normal, you should stop it.
What model hp? What operating system?
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A:Solved: Vista System Recovery

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A:Vista system recovery problem

Hi, First I must say I have no knowledge of Sony Viao hardware, BUT you have the problem which is, when you bought the PC new, it will have had the Vista OS installed twice. Once in a partition that you never use, that will be in the condition as it was the first day you used it. The second version, is a copy of the first, but is the one you have been working with, until it crashed, or hard drive failed.
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A:Vista Won't Load After System Recovery

go into your bios and see if it can see your harddrive.
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Thanks again,

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A:Vista 64 HP system recovery problem

This is a good example of why Windows and other software products should be updated regularly. Microsoft ended support for SP1 in 2011. You should be running SP2 and IE9 - in fact you should be concerned that IE11 isn't supported on Vista and thinking about installing Chrome. It sounds like you're so out of date that Windows Update no longer works. Hopefully a Guru will have some suggestion other than take your PC to a repair shop.

[Edit] Sorry, after some sleep it dawns on me that I would be in the same situation if I had to recover from the factory image on my HP machine, so your question is of general interest for Vista users.
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What other options other than disk recovery do I have to get rid of the virus? Will the problem be solved if I reinstall the windows? And I'm not very familiar with installing windows, if you are please help.

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A:Windows vista system recovery

Hi and welcome to TSF the info here may help Fixing "BOOTMGR is missing" Error While Trying to Boot Windows 7 or Vista - How-To Geek
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A:Problem with Vista System Recovery


Look here for a MS "Fix it" file: -

Error message when you start a Windows 7 or Windows Vista-based computer after you change the SATA mode of the boot drive: "STOP 0x0000007B INACCESSABLE_BOOT_DEVICE"

See if that works? Might not be applicable here though?

You might be better off starting from the recovery DVD's you created from the system, you did create them?

Which is your main system now, Vista or Seven?
Can you access and save your documents etc. from the Vista partition?
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A:Vista System Recovery failure - "system registry contains invalid file paths" - canno

The vista image extracts to the temporary drive letter D.

If you use a regular installation dvd and MS standard setup.exe, it will fix the os registry letter correctly. (Defaults to the first letter i.e. C as A and B are reserved for floppies )

If you are trying to restore from a factory image, you will have trouble because there is now another os on the machine.

I have a script I use for it.

You could get it to work , but it is a lot of mucking around.

It is just easier to use a Vista install dvd ( not the same as your factory recovery image ), boot it up, and install to your desired partition.
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A:System Recovery Discs not being read on Vista

is the disk scratched, dirty or whatever?? maybe there is a crc error on it, wasnt burned correctly. Do you remember, when you burnt it, did it verify the disks?You changing permissions has nothing to do with why the disk(s) arent being read.some insight into your problemtry deleting the "C:\System Recovery Files" folder and all is contentor reboot your computer in Safe Mode (continually click on the f8 key until the menu appears so you can make that selection as your computer is rebooting).

Once Windows has started in Safe Mode, put in the first disk. Open "my computer" and double click on the file to start it. The recovery manager panel appears, and your DVD is ejected.

You're then asked to put in your last disk.

The "NEXT" button on the recovery manager panel will activate. Click it, and you're on your way! You'll be prompted for each of your disks in descending order.ORcontrol panel > backup and restore center > Restore ComputerFollow the instructions.
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A:system recovery - bootable USB for Vista on computer with XP?

From what you're saying, you can't boot into the BIOS to change the first boot device to the port that the pen drive is attached to. Is this correct?
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A:System Recovery of Elitebook 6930p on Vista

Hi and welcome to TSF from the manual

Restoring factory settings in Computer Setup
Restoring defaults will not change the hard drive mode.
To return all settings in Computer Setup to the values that were set at the factory, follow these steps:
Turn on or restart the computer, and then press
while the “Press the ESC key for Startup Menu”
message is displayed at the bottom of the screen.
to enter BIOS Setup.
Use a pointing device or the arrow keys to select
Restore defaults
Follow the on-screen instructions.
To save your changes and exit, click the
icon in the lower-left corner of the screen, and then
follow the on-screen instructions.
– or –
Use the arrow keys to select
Save changes and exit
, and then press
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A:Windows Vista System Recovery Failure

Hello and welcome to the TSG Forums.

It's possible that the recovery disk set is trying to install over XP but without removing it all and has hit a brick wall. It will be faster and cheaper to ask Gateway to replace the Vista package with an XP CD because Vista will need more RAM than you almost certainly have and is still regarded as a sub-standard OS.
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ok i got the recovery disk and tried restoring the system but it failed. any suggestions...
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A:System recovery cannot find OS to recover Vista

Hi CPstyle,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

What is the manufacturer, make, and precise model of your computer? What is the manufacturer, make, and precise model of the new motherboard and where did you get it and can you provide a website link for the motherboard? Have you verified with the computer manufacturer that the motherboard will work in that computer given the other components and its requirements? How did you run chkdsk if you can't run the Recovery Disk with the HDD installed and can't boot to the HDD? If you need to re-install, how will you do it (genuine Vista Installation Disk, Recovery Disk from the Manufacturer, Recovery Partition on the hard drive,...)?

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My second guess is that the system wasn't put back together properly in some way and thus is causing this problem. Double-check all the connections. Don't just snug them - remove and replace them all.

But first, let's see what you have and see if there are any obvious problems. Please answer all the above questions and provide any other details you think may help (and try to fully complete the System Specifications section of your User Profile on this forum).

I hope this helps.

Good luck!
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A:Help! System Recovery Options Doesn't See My Vista

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A:Clean Vista x64 Install with System Recovery Disks

Just put the DVD disc 1 in the tray and reboot the computer. It should directly boot from the DVD, reformat the computer all by itself. I had to do it a couple months ago. You shouldnt have a problem. Just insert the next disc when it says to an your in the clear. It is restore it back to when you first turned it on.

Good Luck.
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A:Windows Vista Stopped After System Recovery/cannot Boot Normally

System restore or system recovery. Two very different things..System restore will bring your PC back in time without loosing any saved files and stuff. System recovery will bring back your nb to factory settings loosing every piece of info in your Nb.I recommend a recovery to wipe it clean and back to factory settings, to make sure the nb is clean...You can always get a Hijackthis log and post it here to get it cleaned.Eather one you chose I will recommend reading this to make sure it doesn't happen again. Most of the times a pc/nb gets infected is cause you open/clicked/etc on something.Mav
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A:Vista to Windows 7 install ending in system recovery

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Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I am very sorry for the delay in responding, but as you can see we are at the moment being flooded with logs which, when paired with the never-ending shortage of helpers, resulted in the delayed responding to your thread.I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator!
If I instruct you to download a specific tool in which you already have, please delete the copy that you have and re-download the tool. The reason I ask you to do this is because these tools are updated fairly regularly.
Do not do things I do not ask for, such as running a spyware scan on your computer. The one thing that you should always do, is to make sure sure that your anti-virus definitions are up-to-date!
Please do not use the Attachment feature for any log file. Do a Copy/Paste of the entire contents of the log file and submit it inside your post.
I am going to stick with you until ALL malware is gone from your system. I would appreciate it if you would do the same. From this point, we're in this together ;)
Because of this, you must reply within three days failure to reply will result in the topic being closed!
Please do not PM me directly for help. If you have any questions, post them in this topic.
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Did the computer come with Vista and a Windows 7 DVD? Or, did your friend buy Windows 7 separately?

If the computer came installed with Vista (which I'm sure it did, since you got Vista when you did a restore action), and your friend can't find the Windows 7 install DVD and key, then yes - you have to buy Windows 7.
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I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests (located at this link: Hardware Diags ). They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:

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) - Test ALL of the hard drives.

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Free Online AntiMalware Resources (read the details at the link)
There are also free, bootable antivirus disks at this link: Free Online AntiMalware Resources - Bootable Disks

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First let me explain that once a new system is installed, all previous restore points are removed. Therefore, you will not revert back to Windows Vista Home Premium using System Restore after Windows Vista Ultimate is installed. The only way to revert back to Windows Vista Home Premium is to reinstall Home Premium.
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Hi Mistic,

Since you have an open HJT log, please you should only follow the instructions given by the HJT team member who takes your log.

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We know nothing about your laptop, so it's hard to say. Who made it?? What model?

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Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Can you boot into Safe Mode?

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Repair isn't Recovery and vice-versa.
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Do you regularly run programs such as CCLeaner and/or Disk Cleanup? It is possible to delete restore points with these tools (and other similar ones).

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Thanks Rive. Good info.

Admin: This should be a sticky.

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