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Win 7 Disk Repair Function Don't Work

Q: Win 7 Disk Repair Function Don't Work

Cannot Repair Windows 7, 64 bit, with Disk provided with computer.

My problem started with right clicking on a remote drive and hoping to view the Properties of the drive. I got that infamous "Windows explorer has stopped working" message.

I tried most of the solutions listed on the forum to no avail.

As a last resort I was going to use the disk provided and access the repair capability. That did come up but when selected I got the message "This version of System Recovery Options in not compatible with the version of windows you are trying to repair. Try using a recovery disc that is compatible with this version of windows".

Has anyone run into this? Other than the above everything seems to function OK.

I do use MS Security Essentials and Spybot Home.

Thanks in advance

Preferred Solution: Win 7 Disk Repair Function Don't Work

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Win 7 Disk Repair Function Don't Work

Is the system failing to start now? What messages are you getting at startup?

Is this a pre-built system or a home built PC? If it's pre-built (DELL, HP, etc) turn off the PC and restart, as soon as you turn the power on press F8 repeatedly until you get to the alternate boot menu. There should be an option to Repair Computer which should allow you to access the repair function.

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Windows 7 home premium OS completely missing from system, tried to use repair disk that was created but that will not work either. Is it possible to get a repair copy or the OS from HP if not can I install another version of windows on the PC. Also I used all the options of the repair section none worked, after trying all options, message said no operating system found, or cannot repair. HDD is OK all other functions appear normal, powers up to setup screen using repair CD. Respectfully,Doug

A:Missing Windows 7 from HDD Repair disk will not work

AmericanVet Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!Sorry, but the "repair" disk you made can only be used to make minor repairs to the boot loader and Windows.  It can NOT be used to reinstall Windows.  For that, you need something known as HP Recovery Media. HP Recovery Media is a set of DVDs and a CD, or USB stick, that will erase the hard drive (removing all data, settings, and applications, reinstall the original OS, drivers, and some HP Utilities. In some cases, you may be able to order a USB stick instead of disks. You have to order these from HP; they can not be downloaded.You can look online for Recovery Media starting with the linked paged: http://support.hp.com/us-en/driversOnce there, input your Product name or number. On your Software and Drivers Download page, select your Operating System and and Version. Click "Update". If HP Recovery Media is available for your machine, down near the bottom of the page, you will see an entry for Order Recovery Media-CD/DVD/USB. Click the "+" symbol to expand that entry and click on Order Media for details.Or, if you prefer, you can do the same by contacting HP Customer Service:If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1If you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.htmlNOTE: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to... Read more

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Many problems with laptop. I've tried an earlier System Restore, but that did not resolve the issue. I tried the earliest System Restore (shows backup), but won't run backup. I've changed the system to boot in CD/DVD and tried rebooting with Repair disc and backup disks inserted, but it boots in Windows normally. I can read files on the CD, so it's not the CD/DVD player. What can I do?

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So every time automatic disk repair won't work, it says there's a problem with srttrail.txt. So I tried looking at the logs to see what the problem was and nothing stood out(not sure what to look for but nothing flashed red lights as to there being a problem)and the file doesn't exist if I try to open it so I can't delete it. Then I tried refreshing but the disk was locked. I tried to create a new partition with no success due to there not being enough space or something. Then I torrented a copy of Windows 8 to load on from a different comp, but I'm not getting the option to load it from a flash drive in troubleshooting. Not sure what other options I have, if any. I'm open to anything, even if that means losing everything on my computer, I don't care at this point. I'm on an asus x551ca if that matters

A:Automatic disk repair and pretty much everything else won't work

First off, lose the illegal copy of Windows 8.  There is a forum rule which states:
No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures.
You can download a legal copy of Windows 8.1 from Microsoft.  There is no need to use the illegal copy.
Let's rebuild the BCD (Boot Configuration Data).
Press the Windows key and the X key at the same time.
In the menu that opens click/tap on Command Prompt (Admin), this will open the Elevated Command Prompt.
When the Elevated Command Prompt opens copy and paste bootrec /rebuildbcd in the Command Prompt, then press Enter.
You will see the following.
Scanning all disks for Windows installations.
This may take a while, please do not stop the scan.
If this was successful you will receive the following message.
Successfully scanned Windows installations.
Total identified Windows installations: 0
The operation completed successfully.

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I can't get my XP Pro to load:
I have the original [Retail] MS XP PRO install disk
This is a stable Seagate Cheetah SCSI drive
The drive (and my other drives) are there in the BIOS
I've got the BIOS set to force a boot-to-optical (CD Drive) because XP was such a pita
As you can guess, I didn't create one of those 'rescue disks'
So far I've been able to boot into an Acronis/Seagate clone/etc. disk utility I had.
 Thank you so much for anyone helping me with this. I'm kinda desperate as you can imagine!!

A:Corrupted Windows XP Pro ... 'R' Repair won't work ... Have Disk

Are you talking about the XP Recovery Console iso?
Are you trying to recover data off the drive? Does this XP CD boot in other computers? If it does then possibly your optical drive is bad unless you can boot other CDs.
Does the computer allow booting from USB flash drives?

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I have an Asus M32 series computer with Windows 7-64 bit OS. I have created a Windows Repair Disc just in case anything goes wrong with the system.

I wish to test it now, but the mouse and keyboard do not work when I boot from this Windows repair disc. I also tried a Windows 7 install disc (that wasn't installed to this computer) but the mouse and keyboard wouldn't work either.

I have tried the USB ports in the back and front and none of them allow the keyboard and mouse to work. I read some general information about enabling the ?legacy USB? in a BIOS but I could not locate it in this BIOS.

Does anyone have an idea or even a separate free solution to create a System Image if I ever need to recover the whole system. My data is on a separate partition. By the way I am going to place the System Image backup on a 128GB USB thumb drive.

Thank you for any help you can offer.

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Is this one of the uses for this disk?

I have never had the need t use this disk till now but as I am getting problems starting up I tried System Restore and it didn't work (I have tried 2 restore points).
Can I use the repair disk that I created on my HP desktop to mend the system or to restore it to an earlier time ?

When I open the repair disk on the computer it just shows a couple of folders (boot ,sources as well as a file called bootmgr but I can't see a hrep file to let me know what I can do...

A:Using the repair disk when system resore doesn't work.

A system repair disc allows you to start (boot) your computer system so you can access different recovery options to help recover your Windows 7. The disc is usually used if you don't have a Windows installation disc or you can't access the recovery options provided by your computer manufacturer. A system repair disc is not able to install Windows 7. In order to use the disc your computer BIOS must be configured so the CD/DVD optical drive is the first boot option.

The various recovery options include startup repair, system restore, system image recovery, memory diagnostics and command prompt.

System Recovery Options

Yes, you can use the repair disc to access your restore points, but the restore points must have already been created and saved. The disc can't restore to something that isn't already available.

If you're having startup issues you could certainly use the disc to access startup repair. This tutorial explains more about the procedure. It's recommended that you run the startup repair 3 separate times and reboot the computer after each scan.

Startup Repair

If still having issues, one of the Forum experts prepared a couple of troubleshooting guides with some additional suggestions.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Or you could use this opportunity to do a complete clean install of the operating system and get rid of the HP factory bloatware that slows the machine down.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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I have spent all day trying to get my computer to boot up. It is a Dell Latitude 6410 with factory installed Windows 7 Pro 32 bit.

I was able to fix this problem once a few days ago. I was working on my forum and decided to reboot after a windows update. It came up giving me the choice of doing a start up repair or normal start. The normal start would not work so I tried a start up repair. This took care of the problem.

This morning the same thing happened. Start up repair runs for a very long time but when I click finished it still comes back to a choice of start up repair or normal start.

The computer will not come up in safe mode. I tried using F12 to try and use the original windows 7 disk, no luck. The disk spins for a little while then nothing happens. The computer then tried to boot again off of the hard drive again.

Any advice on what to do next?

A:Start up repair does not work nor does windows 7 disk. No error messa

your disk drive may be bad, or your windows 7 CD. try this first

Maximum PC | How To: Install Windows 7 from a USB Key!

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I will try to make a long story short

Bought my Acer Aspire X3900 approx' 3 months ago, it had windows 7 home premium 64bit. All was fine until I tried running/installing things that worked fine on my old computer that ran XP. After researching the Microsoft site, I bought, download and ugraded to window 7 professional, I downloaded/installed the XP mode. virutal pc stuff and still couldn't run my scanner or ACCU CHECK glucose software. As it turned out, I was going away for 2 weeks so figured I'd worry about the computer when I got home again.
Got home and the pc just kept restarting itself and then crashed. I cannot start it in safe mode, it will not open OS at all. I had made a repair disk as suggested and saved image file to my external hard drive BUT nothing works...Please can anyone help me with this?
The blue screen says:
A problem has been detected and windows has shut down toprevent damage to your computer. NTFS.sys PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA. If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps: check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need. If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restar... Read more

A:blue screen crash-repair/recovery disk won't work

Quote: Originally Posted by DebraPearse

I will try to make a long story short

Bought my Acer Aspire X3900 approx' 3 months ago, it had windows 7 home premium 64bit. All was fine until I tried running/installing things that worked fine on my old computer that ran XP. After researching the Microsoft site, I bought, download and ugraded to window 7 professional, I downloaded/installed the XP mode. virutal pc stuff and still couldn't run my scanner or ACCU CHECK glucose software. As it turned out, I was going away for 2 weeks so figured I'd worry about the computer when I got home again.
Got home and the pc just kept restarting itself and then crashed. I cannot start it in safe mode, it will not open OS at all. I had made a repair disk as suggested and saved image file to my external hard drive BUT nothing works...Please can anyone help me with this?
The blue screen says:
A problem has been detected and windows has shut down toprevent damage to your computer. NTFS.sys PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA. If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps: check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need. If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowi... Read more

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Having been helped by so many on this forum, I thought I'd help someone who doesn't have a Vista Repair Disk (...like ME!) and need one badly (...like ME!). Out of pure frustration and out of all other options to resurrect someone elses computer, I stuck in my WINDOWS 7 REPAIR DISK and it actually worked and repaired the Vista startup problems!!! Give it a try the next time you hose up Vista startup. My thinking was ...Windows 7 is a close "cousin" of Vista... why not?

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Question before I proceed please :

Have 2 hard drives (SSDs).

Drive 1 : OS Win 8.1 for general web, office and junk running
Drive 2 : OS Win 8.1 for tweaked hobby work; Audio recording etc

Whilst I wish to not physically disconnect the drives on each boot. I would like to have the alternative drive hidden and not impacted when the other drive is running for the OS.

Boot up from Drive 1 this currently shows as Drive C: and the secondary drive with the OS installed as D:
Boot up from Drive 2 this currently shows as Drive C: and the secondary drive with the OS installed as D:

End aim

Boot up from Drive 1 this currently shows as Drive C: and the secondary drive with the OS installed not running or showing on the system and vice versa.

Is the online offline function what I need to use or is this going to put the drive offline for the system as a whole.

Thanks for your help.

A:Disk Management - Online/Offline function/Dual Disk OS

You can go to Disk management and remove the drive letter for "D".

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I did a reinstall of windows 98Se and now have IE5.0....It is giving me nothing but problems, I think...i want to use IE repair but there isn't any function like that on my computer...I have been to add/remove programs>>no IE there, went to System Tools\information>>no IE repair there, went to msinfo32>>no repair there either....I have slow page turning and my Outlook Express will not function...cannot download folders, messages, have removed accounts, rebooted, reinstalled accounts...nothing...what do i do????
thanks donna

A:No Repair IE5 function

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When using the XP repair function, what do you use for an administrative password if you did not use a password when you set up windows? I left the PW Blank and now I need to use the repair function and it's requiring a PW> What do I do?

Thanks, Sherm

A:Win XP Repair Function


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Using XP Professional

Is there a general repair tool I can try before I reformat?

A:XP - Is there a Repair function?

well, the xp cd has the repair stuff on it you could try(if its not booting properly or at all). Dont know exactly what it does but i know its there. You just pop the cd in, start up the computer(make sure it boots off of cd ie cd before ide-0 in bios) and pretend your making a fresh install and somewhere along the way it will ask if you want to fix a current xp install(or something like that). Hope this helps

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hello i have win 8.1 and i'm confused about the differents about these disk i mentioned.
1)can you tell me what are the differents?
if are three different disk:
2)how can create each of them?
3)where is usefull each of them?
4) can i create these disks to usb?
also i have not any installation disk of win 8.1 (my preinstalled os was win 7).i have created a windows image backup.the backup is anything from that?
5) for automatic repair which disk i will create?
sorry for my bad english

A:system repair disk-installation disk-recovery disk

Originally Posted by vasilis

also i have not any installation disk of win 8.1

How to download and create a bootable Windows 8.1 installation media. -> link

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Hi all - my laptop refuses to boot and when I start in repair mode I get the BSOD with just the cursor visible and nothing happens.

If I reboot in safe mode then it hangs at windows\system\drivers\bootdefragdriver.sys

I have researched and believe this driver is linked to Glarys Utilities, but am obviously unable to uninstall the program or driver because I can't boot into Windows.

I therefore downloaded an ISO file and created a USB boot disk (as per one of your tutorials) with the intention of rebooting into repair mode, but when I boot from the USB and press F8, there is no repair mode option. All it does it try to reinstall windows from scratch, which I am reluctant to do.

Does anybody have any suggestions of how I can either delete the bad driver (if that is indeed the problem) or how I can still get into repair mode from the USB drive?

Many thanks

A:BSOD upon repair mode, UBS boot disk created but no repair option

I think if you don't want to reinstall then you could try booting the laptop with a Linux live cd/usb and renaming/deleting bootdefragdriver.sys and seeing if that helps

Peppermint Live CD/DVD/USB - Create for Emergency Backup

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Created it with no problems, apparently at least. My BIOS is set to boot from CD drive...so why won't my machine boot from the system repair disk? There were no errors when disk was created. My machine just boots to windows.

Anyone else experience this with Win 7 Professional?

Any tips?

A:System Repair Disk not booting into repair options

You can also access the Repair console by booting into the Installer, or using f8 at bootup if you have the 100mb boot/repair partition installed along with Win7.

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I originally was experiencing a BSOD every time my notebook was off power supply and found several comments on the web that said to completely uninstall Norton 360 with the NRT which I did, and did not change the DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE. So I continued to look for solutions and found the jcgriff2 MVP Driver Verifier posts, created a Win7 Pro 32 Repair Disk and followed jcgriff2's instructions to perform the Driver Verifier process. I experienced a BSOD during the process that informed that a driver had exceed allocated memory. I then tried to boot the repair disk which attempted to perform a Startup Repair, but failed saying the 'Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically'. There appear to be no options to restore the computer using the repair disk. When I view the startup repair details the problem is 'Unknown Bugcheck: Bugcheck d6. Parameters = 0xb6dd1000, 0x0, 0xaa20fc0c, 0x0. Error Code 0x490 I've looked in my C:\windows\minidump folder and there are no current *.dmp files for the BSODs I've experienced today since my effort to run Drivers Verifier!! The most recent is 7/22/2011 at 8:09AM, long before I attempted the Driver Verifier process. What's going on and how do I recover to the Repair Disk image so I can get my computer back??

A:HELP - Can't Repair Verify Drivers BSODs with Repair Disk

How to Enable a Memory.dmp File Capture Using the Graphical User Interface or the Registry

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Hello everyone

I decided to make this post because I used to have a lot of problems with xp logo. Somehow it look like, with help of google, I fixed it but it doesn't work as it should, so I would like to kindly please for your help.
Here is description:
About a week and a half ago when I boot my PC (no matter from restart or from turning PC on), it used to freeze when XP Logo appeared on the screen. Everything I have done (before this began) was uninstalling, reinstalling and using once Spybot Search & Destroy. Progress bar stopped in the middle of "filling". I haven't been able to come to the desktop. I couldn't use safe mode and I was getting the error message:
"We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this. If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last Known Good Configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked. If a previouns setup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the power or reset button was pressed or if you aren't sure what caused the problem choose start windows normally.
Safe mode
Safe mode with networking
Safe mode with command prompt
Last known good configuration (your most recent settings that worked).
Start Windows normally."

Bootable Windows XP (I had SP2) always worked.
However I fixed this pro... Read more

A:Repair Function - Majority Unwanted Changes

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Hey guys... I have some problems with IE6.0... it won't let me log into my web-based email accounts...

I keep getting an "intrusion detected" notices (even if I ask to "expire page views" at login).

so I want to REPAIR IE6.0 using the ADD/REMOVE option in Control Panel, and then Click REPAIR.

I tried to re-install IE6.0 from the Add/Remove Programs dialogue.... BUT my computer came pre-installed with IE6.0 (I'm using windows XP), so the Add/Remove IE6.0 option is not there.

So how do I start the Repair IE6.0 option if the Uninstall/Add/Remove button is not there????

Please help.

A:How do you start IE6.0 REPAIR Function in Windows XP???

There isn't a IE repair option with XP/6.0.

But what are these 'intrusion notices' you're receiving?
They probably don't point to anything being wrong with IE itself.


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The troubleshooter & Repair tool has stopped functioning since I have updated my Windows version to 2004 (OS Build 19041.1). Could you tell me is there any way that I can get it fixed?


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I'm using an application which is using MAPI functionalities. OL 2000 needs another version of this file. Therefore the self-repair function tries to replace it all the time when I start OL2000. I'd like to disable this feature. Does anybody know how to do so?

A:How to disable repair function in OL2000?

From what I know, the repair function is automatic and can not be turned off. The only solution I can give you is to contact Microsoft and see if they have the file you need.

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I have a version of windows XP Home where the boot up is corrupted or damaged. What happens is that the system trys to reboot when it gets to the screen that indicates that it has not been properly shut down.

As there are some personal files on the drive I want to keep I have been trying to use the Windows XP Home Edition Repair function.

I have been trying to use the command to restore the files that I found in Windows XP Professional Help

"msiexec /f[p][o][e][d][c][a][m][v]"

When I try this command the system doesn't recognize it.

The system has a NTFS File system so a boot disk to read my files hasn't helped me

Does Windows XP Home have a different command for this function?

Any help I can get to resolve this problem and recover my personal files would be much appreciated.

A:Windows XP Home Repair Function

Kuwaiti Kid,

You might try fixmbr;Install and Use the Recovery Console in Windows XP .

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I started up my laptop the other morning an just as windows is loading a BSOD flashes for a millisecond and then the computer restarts. It did this 5 times in a row before I finally gave up. I found the windows vista cd that came with the computer and booted from it. Once the DVD loaded I clicked accept and it took me straight to a new install with no repair function which should be included on the recovery disc. I rebooted multiple times, here is no repair option. To make matters worse, I only have 5.9 gigs free on my hd and vista requires 6.6 to install. The only option I have is to reformat the drive, which is out of the question as I have lots of documents saved that I cannot lose. So at the moment the recovery DVD is useless to me, and I cannot load windows to delete some files to make room for a new install.

I took a video of the loading screen and was able to pause it at the frame when the BSOD flashes, here is the stop message: STOP: 0xc0000005, 0x00000200, 0x83354964.

I tried removing one stick of ram at a time thinking maybe one had gone bad it didn't make a difference. I'm at a loss right now. No matter how I try to load windows, safe mode, etc, I get a BSOD and it restarts, and my windows recovery DVD is useless with my hd nearly full.

A:BSOD during startup, no repair function on recovery cd

Nobody? There's no way to delete files/folders without using the command prompt on the recovery disc?

This really makes no sense and I'm beyond frustrated. Why is there no repair selection when I boot from the vista DVD.

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My son recently bought himself Skyrim for his HP Probook4525a laptop (which he also bought himself, so it's not top of the line). He said that it doesn't play well, glitches or freezes. He has tried reinstalling it a couple of times.

I see that it requires 2gb ram, but his laptop shows 1.8gb. So I assumed that means I should add ram. My brother told me he needs a new hard drive or video card. How the heck do you know what to add or change?

I tried scanning at crucial.com but after I open the download nothing happens. No results, nothing.

A:How do I know what to upgrade/repair on laptop for game to function well?

using the laptop in question go here; http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri
select Skyrim from the games menu and run a test. It will point out the areas that fall short. (with the java problems of late, you may want to download and install the test scanner if you have Java disabled)

also, the 1.8 gigs shown does mean 2 gigs. just the way computers read the bits and stuff. Also might not be showing the chunk of Ram it took for video memory. (All depends on what is in the system specs.)
More ram would help, but for heavy 3D games usually a graphics card is the best option.

Think TSG has a system analyzer, might want to run that on the laptop so we can see what is in it.

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Note I have a OEM windows product key .

No Recovery disk, Repair disk and Installation disk came with my computer.

Do I have to go to Microsoft web site or the manufacturer of the computer web site to download the recovery disk, repair disk and Installation disk.

Some one said you can download windows ISO from Microsoft web site if you have the product key is that true?

If not where do you get the Installation disk, recovery disk, or repair disk?

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i tried to make a disc image yesterday, then tried to backup my laptop (compaq w/ hp software and W7 home premium) and it comes up with an error saying its missing a "Volume Shadow Copy blah blah blah" its in the attachment. i want to create a system image.

help'd be appreciated.

A:Windows 7 can't backup or make disk images or system repair disk

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I have an Alienware M11x with Windows 7. This brand of Alienware laptops "does not" have a disk drive, so a windows 7 boot disk is useless even if I had one, which I don't. I tried to start up this laptop today and Windows will not load. it goes to startup repair, and startup repair will not fix the issue. So I don't know how to fix this issue and get windows 7 to load. Every tutorial I
find online say "use the boot disk." I don't have a boot disk, as I said this laptop doesn't even have a disk drive built in.

A:Win 7 Startup Repair Not Working. No boot disk or laptop disk drive.

Use a windows 7 boot usb drive, that you can make your self for free?

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Dear Everyone,

Sorry to trouble all of you, but I've pretty much exhausted my google-fu. Thus, I figured that I should stop trying to throw things against the wall, and rather just see if there's someone wiser here who can help me out. Now, before you tell me, I am totally aware that I could easily cut my losses just by doing a re-install, which would make the Windows.Old folder and such, most of which can be easily put back via a command prompt script. However, being that this computer has software whose installation disks I do not have, I do NOT want to do a re-install, since it'll break program association and possibly other things which I cannot correct by re-installing them.

As far as I know, the machine in question is a Dell XPS M1530, with Intel Core 2 Duo T7250, Nvidia 8400M GS, 2GB RAM, and WD Scorpio Blue 250GB Hard Drive. It is running Windows 7 Ultimate, upgraded from Vista Home Premium, with all updates, software patches, and security fixes current according to Windows Update. As far as virus and malware goes, it has ESET NOD32 v4.7, Malware Bytes, and Spybot-S&D installed, with each being fully updated and scans immediately prior to the crash stating that the machine was clean. In addition, after the crash, I attempted to scan it with Avira, Dr. Webb, and Hiren's Boot CD, all of which stated that the machine is free of infection/threat.

Below, I'll attempt to take you guys and gals through everything, from the initial symptoms to the bag of tricks that... Read more

A:Dell XPS M1530 Startup Repair Loop, Offline SFC does NOT function

Nevermind, see you tried Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery... It appears you have done everything humanly possible to fix it through Windows. Try TestDisk through PartedMagic which you can obtain from the Ultimate Boot CD Overview through the download link.

Regain a lost drive using Test Disk - An Illustrated Guide will help you repair the hard disk partitions.

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Currently I am unable to boot my Windows 7 Pro OS on my Lenovo X230 Thinkpad which has been working well for sometime dual booting Windows 7 and Linux Mint 17.3.I bought the laptop 2nd hand while it still had a valid warranty although it has since expired on 29/5/16.I had a problem with an external USB 3 1TB HD being used with a Samsung smart TV for recording and pausing programs, the TV failed to recognise the HD when connected.After rebooting the laptop with the HD attached I believe the Windows 7 MBR has been corrupted preventing the OS from loading.My Linux Mint OS is still perfoming fine.The reason for my post here is that I am unable to access the Repair option when booting up from an external USB DVD-RW drive with a generic Windows 7 Pro install disk downloaded and burnt onto a DVD.I have tried 32Bit and 64Bit versions.Also a version which I believe was "OEM".The Windows 7 Pro install disk loads but when the Repair option is selected returns a message about using an incompatible OS disk.I believe that this is because the Windows OS originally installed is a Lenovo "OA" version rather than full retail.It seems hard to believe that this gives Microsoft the right to restrict my access to the disk repair facility by which I was going to restore the MBR to enable my installed OS to load again.Microsoft it appears advises users to go to the vendor to resolve the issue. On the label under the battery the OS is listed as:-Windows 7 Pro OA for LenovoX1693704It seems that w... Read more

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Recently questions were raised as to what functions are available on the System Repair CD - Create that Windows 7 will create and burn to a CD.

These clips are are from a 32 bit CD I made:
Insert the CD in the CD / DVD drive and reboot the computer.
When requested, "Hit any key to boot from CD."

Select the Language and click next.

Windows will search for an Operating System to repair.

You can choose to restore a System Image you created,
or go the Recovery Tools screen.

These are the same utilities available through the Install DVD,
or via the function of the 100 MB System Partition (if installed).

Tapping the F8 key before Windows loads (Safe Mode) opens this menu:

Selecting "Repair Your Computer" also opens the "System Recovery Options" menu,
but requires a password to proceed.


Please find a complete list of related tutorials here:

System Repair Disc - Create

System Recovery Options

How to Boot to the System Recovery Options in Windows 7

How to Boot to the Advanced Boot Options in Windows 7


A:Repair CD - System Repair Disk

Thank you for putting this together, it is great to have a bit of insight before venturing into something

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I have run the Win 7 repair cd several times and the message always comes back that the repair disk could not fix the problem. What is it good for?

My installation goes down for apparently no reason-- earlier or later the same day a blue screen will happen and the Win 7 repair mode kicks in.

But the original question stands? What does the Win 7 repair disk ever do? At least the XP repair routine
actually did a repair on occasion and the MBR could be fixed etc.

A:Why does Windows 7 Repair disk never seem to repair anything?

For me the Win 7 repair has always worked and fixed the issue(s).
The issue is usually caused by me screwing around with disk structure / partitions.

If by "blue screen" you mean BSOD, that's not what I've had to deal with, so you have a different problem.
There is a SF BSOD sub-forum with experts that can help with that:
BSOD Help and Support - Windows 7 Help Forums

Here is the BSOD posting instructions:
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions


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I recently bought a new HP Pavilion model 15-au 104np and when I press "fn" key with any function key " f1 to f12"  I don`t  get any result. I would like to know how can I activate the fn key.

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after installing windows 10 2wsx keys do not work on keyboard also function and shift keys work intermittently

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Hey all,
New HP dv7 with the 2740 i7 and a 840 Pro SSD. Incredibly fast for a laptop, I was amazed. BUT, on restarts like if you have an update and you select restart, it reboots so fast the wifi won't reconnect automatically every time and noticed that if I have a minor drive error and shedule a disk check and restart , it says it is going to disk check then skips the check and I do not touch any key.
The machine was running great even with the error and in order to get disk check to run I have to shut it down and start it up manually and it will connect the wifi and do a disk check if scheduled.
Something is up with the restart function and I am thinking that this thing boots so fast that things are not working the way they should. I am talking like about 5-7 seconds to boot.
Anyone else notice a problem with restarts? I thought I had the wifi issue solved but I don't. No big deal on that.
As long as I stick to normal shut downs and start ups everything is fine. No drive errors.

A:restart function does not work well

On the wifi connect issue I figure out Windows 8 for whatever reason with the Intel Centrino wireless adapter does NOT like the router WPA2-PSK security setting whereas my Win 7 machine and another machine have no problem with it. I'll be darned. I notice Intel just came out with another driver for it so I will give it a whirl.

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No matter what i do homegroup doesn't work for me.

-i have 2 pc's on my home network - 1 laptop, 1 desktop
-both homegroup passwords are entered
-folders are shared to homegroup read/write on both pc's
-nothing detected on laptop - nothing listed in network or homegroup
-laptop does appear in explorer on the desktop, but it says i don't have access to the files (this is an admin account)

I'd really appreciate some help here. Windows has me extremely frustrated. Troubleshooter is useless.

*i don't mean streaming, i mean sharing folders, thx.

A:Has anyone ever got homegroup function to work?

Your question.

Has anyone ever got homegroup function to work?

No I have never got it to work and I spent days, weeks and the help from many members here.

So I will be watching to see if I can learn something to solve my problem.

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 For example when i press fn+f8 battery settings dont open

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I noticed my fn brightness keys did not work. I installed a new driver for the hotkeys and it worked again They worked untill I closed my laptop lid (have it set to do nothing) then when I reopen it the brightness keys stop working. If I restart the computer, they work once more untill I close and reopen the lid, then the problem happens again. Does anyone know why this would happen?

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The computer's default search function, Search Companion, is not functional!

When I go from the Start Menu to Search, the window that pops up has the Search Companion side pannel, but it is totally blank (greyed out), with the exception of the title, Search Companion, and the "X" in the upper-right-hand corner.

The fields are missing and everything.

I can't for the life of me figure out what's going on!

Please help!!!

A:XP Search Function will not work!

Start/Run Type: regedit ok
Navigate to:


If "NoFind" has the value "01 00 00 00" change it to "00 00 00 00" Restart
Hope this works for you.

If that doesn't work try this:
Log on as an Administrator
Click Start
Select Run
Enter in the command - %systemroot%\inf
Right-click the Srchasst.inf file
Click Install

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 For example when i press fn+f8 battery settings dont open

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I've been trying to move around a lot of files lately. I've mostly used the Copy function at first (or third-party copy tools with hash verification), thinking it was the safe way.

Then, I experimented with the Move function, and I was surprised to find that it works with no delay at all, even if there are tons of files involved (provided, I think, that one remains within the same partition or disk).

I assumed that it is because it does not change anything to the file itself, but only tells Windows : this file used to be here, now it's there, just change the path.

I also assumed that, beyond being much faster than Copy, it's also safer, since it does not have to create the file all over again, so no corruption can happen.

And therefore, that it should be preferred when moving a large number of files.

Is that correct ?

A:How does the Move function work, exactly ?

Quote: Originally Posted by Clairvaux

...this file used to be here, now it's there, just change the path.

I also assumed that, beyond being much faster than Copy, it's also safer, since it does not have to create the file all over again, so no corruption can happen.

And therefore, that it should be preferred when moving a large number of files.

Is that correct ?

For the move function:
(like you said)
The file stays put.
The path to the file changes.

The file might not get corrupted during a move, but (on rare occasions) recording the new path can fail and the file can be "lost" that way.

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The F11 key where I can switch the sound on/off doesn't work!
The other keys are working fine.

Anybody knows how to give back it's function?

A:Satellite Pro C50 A-153: F11 function key does not work


Are you using the ?Special function mode? or ?Standard F1-F12 mode??
The ?special function mode? allows you to use special functions without pressing the FN key.
This means that if special function mode is enabled, you need to press only F11 to turn the sound on and off. In case the special function mode is disabled, you have to press FN+F11 to turn the sound on and off.

You can enable or disable the special function mode in:
Desktop -> Desktop Assist (in task bar) -> tools & utilities -> Function key

But I'm wondering if the F11 button works using other software?
For example: pressing F11 button while using Internet browser (internet explorer) should enable the Full-screen mode. Can you check this?

Maybe the F11 keyboard button is faulty and therefore the sound ON/Off function does not work

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Laptop model: HP 250 G4. OS: Microsoft Windows 7 x64.In BIOS value of setting "Action Keys Mode" is installed as "Enable" Fn keys - don't work!help! 

A:HP 250 G4 win7_64. Function Key (Fn) - don't work!

Hi: The only suggestion I can offer would be to install this software and see if that gets the Fn keys to work... This package contains the HP System Event Utility, which enables special function keys on supported notebook models to be programmed. For example, HP System Event Utility enables users to press the Fn+ESC keys to view system information. This package is provided for supported models running a supported operating system.  ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp76001-76500/sp76383.exe

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I created the following KiXtart Function() to obtain a Disk File. It works but because I am using MSHTA the GUI defaults to displaying "Choose File to Upload" which belies the context in which I use it.

Any alternate suggestions for a GUI function that obtains/selects a Disk File ?

Function SelectFile()
Dim $objSHELLexec, $CMD, $objSHELL
$CMD='mshta.exe "about:<input type=file id=FILE><script>FILE.click();new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject").GetStandardStream(1).WriteLine(FILE.value);close();resizeTo(0,0);</script>" '

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I have been using Photoshop 7 and have never had any problems with the Help function. I installed Photoshop CS3 last week and it seems to be working well, at least the ones I have used so far. When I click on Help, the Adobe Help Viewer opens up and displays this message, "This topic is in the help system of another product.To view the topic, install the product. about blank" The only other Adobe products I have installed, other than those that came with CS3 are Photoshop 7.1 and Adobe Reader 8. I contacted Adobe support and was informed that the only problem they were aware of with the Help function involved the Danish Language that was fixed with a patch. Under their direction I ran the repair function, did a compete removal from windows, ran the CS3 removal tool downloaded from Adobe, and the problem still exists. I have a case number from Adobe and was told that problem would be escalated to the next level of support for resolution. So far no word from Adobe and I will continue to push for a solution from them.

Have any of you had or heard of this problem and know what it takes to resolve it?

Screen shot attached.


A:Solved: Photoshop CS3 help function does not work

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Hi. I am currently using Windows 8
Since a few days ago, my Copy and Paste function by using right click doesn't work as well as the command Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V
I already try some method suggested in the internet such as updating my keyboard driver, command prompt cmd/c"echo off|clip"
and when i try the copy and paste function on Microsoft word, it paste the screen capture of the current screen instead...
Is there any possible way to fix this?

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