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MBR Missing... No option to repair computer when booting from DVD

Q: MBR Missing... No option to repair computer when booting from DVD

I'm trying to repair my master boot record but when I try to access the repair my computer option using the DVD, it doesn't come up.... Instead goes straight to the drive options.
Anyone seen this before?

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A: MBR Missing... No option to repair computer when booting from DVD

Here's How:
1. Boot your computer to the Windows 7 DVD (or to a "Repair CD"). At this screen choose to install now.

 
2. Select your language and click next.

 
3. Click the button for "Use recovery tools".

 
4. Then select "Command Prompt".

 
5. When open, the command prompt will look like this:

 
6. The command we will use, bootsect.exe, is in a folder (named boot) on the DVD.
We need to know what drive letter has been assigned the DVD drive to access the folder.

Code:
Type: diskpart
and press Enter
Type: select disk 0 (zero)
and press Enter
type: list volume
and press Enter
In this screen shot, the 7 DVD is letter: G

 

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On a friend's computer, when I access the advanced boot menu using F8, the repair your computer option is missing. I found this info on a Microsoft page:

Repair your computer
Shows a list of system recovery tools you can use to repair startup problems, run diagnostics, or restore your system. This option is available only if the tools are installed on your computer's hard disk.

Does anyone know if these tools can be installed on a computer that is missing them? This is an Asus laptop.

Thanks

A:Repair your computer option missing from advanced boot menu

Originally Posted by YoVincenzo


On a friend's computer, when I access the advanced boot menu using F8, the repair your computer option is missing. I found this info on a Microsoft page:

Repair your computer
Shows a list of system recovery tools you can use to repair startup problems, run diagnostics, or restore your system. This option is available only if the tools are installed on your computer's hard disk.

Does anyone know if these tools can be installed on a computer that is missing them? This is an Asus laptop.

Thanks



I don't possess such deep knowledge to answer your question.
Perhaps the following link will be of interest to you :
Lost "Repair My Computer" Option in F8 Boot Advanced Startup Options Menu

Lost "Repair My Computer" Option in F8 Boot Advanced Startup Options Menu - Vista Setup and Install

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After trying to correctly partition my hard drives, I now no longer have the "Repair your computer" option in the Advanced Boot Options.

I have ran Startup Repair 3 times using my installation disk.

Here is my disk management options:


Any ideas?

A:"Repair your computer" option is missing

Did you remove the System Reserved partition?

That is where the repair data is held.

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my machine is bootable and WIN7 starts without any problems.
My Problem is I'd like create "System Reserved" to boot from this partition using F8 key and "Repair your computer" instead of booting from the CD boot disk.

I've already tried to boot with a Windows Repair CD, I've done "Startup Repair", but "System Reserved" won't be created.

I can create this partition manually, but how to configure WIN7 to boot from this partition using F8 key?

 

A:"Repair your computer" option using F8 key is missing

Please type your posts with a standard black font and no underlining, it makes them much easier to read .

Why do you want to create the System Reserved partition if the system is booting ok?

If you have tried to run an MBR fix you will have deleted the Repair Your Computer option and on some systems it is not available.
 

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my machine is bootable and WIN7 starts without any problems.
My Problem is I'd like create "System Reserved" to boot from this partition using F8 key and "Repair your computer" instead of booting from the CD boot disk.

I've already tried to boot with a Windows Repair CD, I've done "Startup Repair", but "System Reserved" won't be created.

I can create this partition manually, but how to configure WIN7 to boot from this partition using F8 key?

A:"Repair your computer" option using F8 key is missing

Having System Recovery Options on F8 Advanced Boot Options is not dependent upon having the System Reserved partition, as it's file is actually on C. You can try to rewrite it's link to F8 by running Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times after making sure C is the Active partition: Partition - Mark as Active. This is why we use Startup Repair x3 instead of only bootrec commands since it includes rewriting the F8 WinRE link.

You'd need to create System Reserved during the install, by deleting all partitions using the Drive Options in Steps 7 and 8 of Clean Install Windows 7.

To create it now is a PITA, but can be done. There is absolutely no reason to do this other than as an experiment to see if WinRE link can be restored to F8 when other methods fail:

Back up a System Image of C first. Your files should always be backed up externallly anyway.

Shrink C from the left by 200mb using Partition Wizard boot disk: Partition Wizard Resize Partition Video Help.

Create a Primary partition there using Partition Wizard Create Partition Video Help,

Mark Partition Active, Label it System Reserved.

Then boot into the Win7 installer or System Repair Disk to run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times

If it doesn't move the System boot files as signified by the System flag to the new System Reserved partition, then unhide System Files in Control Panel>Folder Options>View and drag them there from C manually, run the 3 Startup Repairs again.

To revert becau... Read more

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I have an old Vista laptop that every so often stops booting up because the hard drive often corrupts itself due to it's age. It's quite simple to fix however, I make the computer boot up from an installation USB, select the repair my computer option, and running chkdsk /r from the command prompt get it back up and running.

But for some reason I'm not getting the repair option from my installation usb at the moment. I boot up, select the language and keyboard settings but then it's bypassing this screen and sending me straight to the installation setup.

Any ideas?

A:Installation USB missing repair option.

Can you make a Vista Repair CD from within the OS?

The hard drive is not really reliable and I hope you realize it can die at any moment so have the data and if desired a System Image backed up externally.

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Dear All,

All of a sudden I am getting this message when trying to start my computer:

Windows could not start the following file is missing or corrupt:

<windows root>\system 32\hal.dll

Please re-install a copy of the above file

I have tried to reboot the computer by using the CD to repair the damage. I insert the CD and try to start from there. It starts loading files, and then a window comes up with the following options:

Windows XP home edition set up. The following list shows the existing partitions and unpartitioned space on this computer

To set up windows XP on the selected item, press ENTER
To create a partition in the unpartitioned space, press c
To delete the selected partition, press d

56706MB disc 0 at id 0 on BUS 0 on atapi [MBR]
cartition1 [unknown] 56706 MB (560706 MB free)

So I press ENTER for set up, and another window comes up telling me the following:

Windows XP Home edition set up.

The partition is either too full, damaged, not formatted or formatted with an incompatible file system. To continue installing windows setup must format this partition.

cartition1 [unknown] 560706 MB (560706 MB free) on 5607060MB disc 0 at id0 on BUS 0 on atapi [MBR]

Caution: Formatting will delete any files on this partition.

Format the partition using the NTFS file system (quick)
Format the partition using the NTFS file system

And that is where I quit because I am just fearing this will delete my data, and this is exactly what I would like to recover. All ... Read more

A:Solved: hal.dll missing + No Repair option XP

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i am trying to install windows xp using the repair option on my pc but it does not show up. i get past the screen where you have to press f8 but i do not get the press R to repair option.
is there any way i can create an xp installation disk with this option
 

A:windows xp install repair option missing

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Good afternoon,
I'm going to start off by saying that I'm not a computer whiz, but I can usually understand things just fine if they're not too technical. That being said:

I am attempting to run a complete system recovery (factory restore) on Windows 7 using a recovery partition. Last time I ran the recovery, I ended up having a lot of problems with system programs not being installed correctly, and with the system administrator account. Now, when I reboot and use the F8 option to bring up the boot options, I do not have an option to "Repair your computer" as I had before. I also tried rstrui.exe through the command prompt, but it only tells me that "No restore points have been created on your computer's drive. To create a restore point open System Protection."

I also checked my drives through DISKPART to make sure there were no problems with the recovery partition, but it is showing up normal. On the Windows knowledge database it said that if the system recovery options are missing, then the system is not installed with the options or they were disabled by the network administrator. Given that I had no problems accessing these the last time I ran the recovery, I'm assuming something happened with the account. I am set up with 1 user in the system, which is the administrator.

So, what I am looking for assistance on is either:

1) Re-enabling the options so that I can access the "Repair your computer" options on the boot me... Read more

A:Windows 7 system recover - Repair option missing

This looks like it may help: Windows 7, "Repair your computer" F8 boot option not working (SOLVED) http://forum.acronis.com/forum/6758Post back & let us know.

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Hi first of all sorry for my bad English...

I can not start the computer in normal mode, only in safe mode
I tried system restore but still I can not run Windows 7 in normal mode

When I press f8 at startup option to repair your computer is not listed as an option.
i tried system restores but without any success.
i also tried reagentc/enable by searching solutions in one of the posts here and its says it on but when i startup the f8 i still can't find the repair option.

I don't have the installation cd and I cannot currently get the cd,any suggestions?
Thanks.

A:windows 7 start only in safe mode and the repair option is missing

If you do not have a Windows 7 installation DVD, or it's not up to the Service Pack level currently installed, you can download a legal copy with SP1 integrated from here:

Windows 7 Direct Download Links

Make sure you get the same version you have, Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate and 32 or 64 bit. Note that Basic or Starter is not available.

I recommend using ImgBurn at 4X speed (or the slowest available) to create the DVD from the downloaded .iso file. Just be careful during the install not to accidentally install some of the bundled junk that comes with it. Always take The Custom Install option.

You can do this on any computer capable of burning a DVD.

YOU MUST HAVE A VALID KEY TO INSTALL THIS .ISO. The one on the COA sticker on your computer will work.

You can also create a bootable USB Flash drive (4GB or larger) to install Windows 7 from.Download and run Universal USB Installer Easy as 1 2 3
Select Windows 7 from the first drop down list, all the way to the bottom
Select the downloaded Windows 7 iso file
Select your USB flash drive
Click Create
For techies or folks who work on computers: Create Windows 7 Universal ISO With All Editions Selection On Install with ei.cfg Removal Utility.

This will fit on a 6GB flash drive or can be burned to a DVD.

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Hey,
I have a HP Pavilion notebook. A bit older I think. It had built in windows Vista Home Premium. Somehow my hard disk crashed and I bought a new one. I installed windows 7 ultimate 32 bit and updated to service pack 1. I made a system image using windows default recovery console. Everything was fine. But today I needed to restore my computer to a previous restore point. Every time I press F8 to get to the advanced boot option I see everything is okay except the "repair your computer" option. Somehow the "repair your computer" option disappeared. I tried ctrl+F11 button and the F11 button too. F11 button worked for my previous vista home premium but for Win-7 it's the F8 key. Can anyone help me with this please? How may I get the "repair your computer" option back? Is there any way to edit advanced to boot option to get that option back? I would be needing it in case of system image recovery. Please I don't want to reinstall the O/S once again. Please somebody help me.

A:Advanced boot option doesn't show the option "repair your computer"!

On my clean OS install, the "repair your computer" option also does not appear in the F8 Advanced Boot Options list.
The option does appear on my ACER PC.

You can access this option by booting from a System Repair CD/DVD. A system repair CD is a must have.

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I need help repairing my F8 Repair Your Computer function. It's not working. It just boots directly into Windows 7. Running Acer eRecovery once booted also doesn't work. It just simply reboots. Alt+F10 also doesn't work. So, I can't run a factory restore. I'v gathered that the information I need is:



Code:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\windows\system32>bcdedit /enum all

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-us
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {8803457e-dcd0-11e1-bb52-dd1735160394}
displayorder {current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {88034578-dcd0-11e1-bb52-dd1735160394}
device ramdisk=[C:]\Recovery\853ec2c3-d0d3-11e1-9392-e53aceb99e
c0\Winre.wim,{88034579-dcd0-11e1-bb52-dd1735160394}
path \windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows Recovery Environment (recovered)
locale
osdevice ramdisk=[C:]\Recovery\853ec2c3-d0d3-11e1-9392-e53aceb99e
c0\Winre.wim,{88034579-dcd0-11e1-bb52-dd1735160394}
systemroot \windows
winpe Yes

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {8803457a-dcd0-11e1-bb52-dd1735160394}
device ramdisk=[C:]\Recovery\8803457a-dcd0-11e1-bb52-dd17351603
94\Winre.wim,{8803457b-dcd0-11e1-bb52-dd1735160394}
path \windows\system32\winload.exe
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A:Repair F8 Repair Your Computer Option

You're lucky this is all the corruption GRUB caused since we see cases where it makes Win7 irreparable.

You can try to restore System Recovery Options to F8 Advanced Boot Options by running Startup Repair from the installer or System Repair Disk up to 3 separate times with reboots in between each which is how it would normally be restored. However it may not work if the MBR has been corrupted.

If you'll post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Mgmt drive map with listings, using the Snipping Tool in Start Menu, we can see if anything is obvious.

If you have a System Reserved partition you can try moving the Active flag to C before running the 3 Repairs to see if it will allow it to correctly rewrite WinRE to F8 as it should. I have also been able to do this by deleting and then recreating (NTFS Primary Active) System Reserved partition to write the boot files upon using the 3 Repair method.

None of this will restore the Acer eRecovery link which must have its hotlink restored, explained more here: Dell Recovery Partition - restoring F8 link
Link WinRE to F8 Advanced Boot Tools menu
Our expert SIW2 might be able to help you more with that.

You can also use the Acer Recovery disks you made at setup or order from Acer tech support to completely restore the computer to factory condition including all of the links.

However most tech enthusiasts don't want the bloated factory pre-install so you could also opt to get the superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Wi... Read more

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I'm trying to restore my Windows 7 64bit machine to its factory settings at the moment, and I've tried the following but they've all failed.

1.) Boot up and hit F8, select Repair computer, but then it just boots Windows normally.

2.) Create System Repair Disc, and from BIOS boot-up, choose boot from DVD-RW, but when it does that and loads Windows files, Error 0xc000000d and winload.exe missing comes up.

3.) When I tried to insert the installation disc that came with my computer, it's not recognized and nothing happens (during boot from DVD-RW).

*Note - Just today when I tried to do a system restore, it said that I had no previous restore points, but I just restored a week ago, so that might add some info.

Any help please? I'm not too computer savvy so sorry.

Computer is Alienware by the way.

A:After booting System Repair Disc, error 0xc000000d winload.exe missing

Hello Fanahtic Welcome to the Seven Forums!

My first guess which is likely to be the same as many would be the optical drive is where to begin as well as checking the disks for any scratches or finger marks from handling.

If the repair cd was simply a bad burn that would explain part of the problem when booting from it. The install/repair disk that came with the system might be a bad disk as well. That can happen where an OEM disk or even new media is simply a useless coaster.

Despite all that however if the drive is loaded up with dust and needs a len cleaning those are found in the dvd player, tv sections at any Target, Best Buy, Walmart, or other retail chein for a few bucks.

Or you might simply have to replace the drive itself if the lazer reader is now history if no other media is able to read from or burned to like a data disk. I just had to replace one of the two optical drives used on the present system due to some problems and put in a 7yr. old optical drive and all worked well! After a few years of use they can go on you.

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I had an option to repair my computer without the need of the repair disk before I did a clean install of windows 7 64bit. My setup is exactly the same using the same DVD I used for the initial install that had the option to repir my computer. This is a PC that I built so it has nothing to do with manufacturer.

Why would I not have the same option to repair my computer after a new installation using he same method?

A:No option to Repair your computer in Recovery

Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Help Forums.

Did you delete all partitions during booted install using the drive options shown in Step 7 of Clean Install Windows 7?

If so have you repaired Win7 boot since then using only bootrec commands, as these dated XP-era commands do not do the full job which Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times does including rewriting the F8 WInRE link.

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I recently had some virus issues, which are mostly resolved now as far as I can tell (Rkill, AVG full computer scan and Anti-Rootkit scan, Malwarebytes full scan, Spybot S&D, and a System Restore have taken care of nearly everything), but I'd like to do a Factory Image Restore and can't. I have a Dell M5030 running Windows 7 Premium (I'm not sure if any other specs are related to this issue). I've backed up my files, and I know that I need to hit F8 as the computer boots up, and select "Repair Your Computer" to start a Factory Image Restore, but when I do this, the computer freezes after the progress bar fills up. I've been unable to find any information on why this happens-- I think I read somewhere that a USB drive is being mistaken for the main drive, and removing the USB drive would solve the problem, but I can't find where I read that and I'm not sure if I'm mistaking it for another search I did when I was experiencing other issues or how reliable it is. I don't have my Windows 7 Installation Disc-- it's at another family member's house, as I wasn't expecting to stay at this house as long as I have, and it's not going to be available to me for some time. I'd appreciate any help anyone can offer on what the issue is here, and how to resolve it and restore my laptop to its factory image.

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I have a Inspiron 5759 and I just recovered my Dell Factory Restore partition by using a PE Boot Disc with Imagex. Thankfully, by doing this, I was able to get my laptop back to the way when I bought it. Yes, I know, most will say why, but I have my reasons for this laptop.

Anyhow, I can boot into Windows with no problems. The issue is now when I hit F8 to enter the Advanced Boot Options and select the first option "Repair Your Computer" I get the following error:

Windows failed to start. Status: 0xc000000f
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

I can run a Startup Repair from my Windows disc, but since Windows loads without any issues, it always reports that no issues could be detected.

I have attached a screenshot of the drive partitions in disk management, if that will help resolve this.

Thank you
Mike

A:Repair Your Computer option results in Error: 0xc000000f

Hmmm..........that's a picture of a booted Win 7 PC with no sign of boot files on any partition? I can't recall seeing anything like that---no "system" flag on any partition.

The partitions other than C appear to be empty or near empty.

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Hi. I have a Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop, with Windows XP Pro SP3. I have been running into an issue with my computer freezing for the past couple weeks. There is no rhyme or reason to the freezing. It happens when I'm surfing the net, when the computer is idle, when I just start it and don't open a single program. But it's not a complete freeze. I can move my mouse. At first when it freezes, I can hover my mouse over my quick start links, and it will recognize the hover. I can sometimes open my Start Menu, but the Start Menu has no functionality. Sometimes I can even click something inside the program and it will recognize the command at first, but then freeze, and then not recognize any commands. The clock will also stop when it freezes. I can leave it on all day, and the clock will be 4 hours behind and not changing time, but I can still move the mouse. I eventually have to manually shut it down by holding the power button.I initially had some spyware issues (which brought me to this site). I posted in the spyware section of this forum, and after cleaning my system of the spyware, this problem still exists. I have run every scan recommended by the staff member helping me, but my computer comes back clean of spy/malware. I have downloaded Process Explorer to see what processes have a high CPU usage during the freeze, and nothing is out of the ordinary. I downloaded Speedfan, and my computer freezes at a cool 33 degrees C. I just don't know what else to do. ... Read more

A:Computer freezing often, wondering if XP repair install is only option

can you do a system restore to say about 3-4 weeks before it started this freezing??

just a thought!!!

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Hi, my computer crashed a couple hours ago out of nowhere and when it restarted itself I got the dreaded "BOOTMGR is missing" message. I'm running Windows Vista 32-bit. I put my Windows recovery disc in and entered the information for language, time and currency, and keyboard input. Then it tries to go directly to installing Windows. I don't have an option for repairing it. I can't afford to reinstall as I have way too much stuff to lose and it would be devastating. There should be an option after that first screen on the lower left so i can repair instead of install. I'm desperate and time is of the essence as I was working on something I need done for tomorrow. I tried to follow the steps here... http://cyberst0rm.blogspot.com/2007/04/how-to-fix-bootmgr-is-missing-in.html , but yeah, like i said, it doesn't give me an option to repair after that first screen. Please help, I'm starting to tear out my hair!
 

A:"BOOTMGR is missing" but i don't have an option to simply repair startup, help!

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Hi!

I have Dell Studio 1749 with Windows 7 Home Premium. I want to start its built-in recovery but when after pressing F8, I click on Repair your computer .This option didnt work and windows 7 begins its loading.
Kindly tell me any solution for this problem.

Thanks

A:Repair your computer option not working (restoring factory backup)

This might be of interest to you...

Restoring Your Computer?s Software to the Factory Settings - KB Article - 336966 | Dell

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I have a Dell Studio 1555, win 7 Home Premium. I am trying to restore the system to Factory default. After pressing F8 at startup, when I select 'Repair your computer', it boots into regular Windows.

I think it has something to do with the Partition identifiers? Please help.

Thanks.

A:'Repair your computer' option boots into Windows regular mode

rkay,
Welcome to SevenForums. What are you trying to do exactly. Have you changed something in your bios and you want to return to factory default or has an issue developed and you want to restore back to before it began in hopes of correcting as they are two very separate issues?

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The following message appears after booting my Windows 7 Install DVD and attempting to enter the Repair Your Computer option:

"This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of Windows you are trying to repair"

There is no problem if I click on Install Windows. The computer is working fine and I just wanted to explore the Repair Options for future reference. The computer was built at a local computer store in March. The DVD is official Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1 and matches the installation.

I read that this error message can occur if there are multiple disks or there is anything unusual about boot order.

The computer may have one unusual situation. The main and only disk is attached to SATA Port 1 and not Port 0. The DVD ROM drive is attached to SATA Port 3 and not Port 2. Those connections were a slightly shorter reach so perhaps that is the reason.

Would SATA Port 1 for the boot disk make any difference? There is one other unusual symptom. On the first boot attempt with the DVD my cursor does not work. It always works after another boot on the second attempt. Keyboard and mouse are USB.

A:Windows 7 Install DVD - Error Message on Repair Your Computer Option

Try another disk for your licensed version provided in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 along with tool to burn to DVD or flash stick.

If it persists unplug the other drives.

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Hey!

I am facing this issue since morning.
I have Dell Inspiron N5010 with WIn 7 home premium. I want to start its built-in recovery but When after pressing F8, I click on Repair your computer .This option didnt work and windows 7 begins its loading.
Kindly tell me any solution for this problem

The option works complety fine by using deskettes, but I want to use internal recovery.

A:Repair your computer option not working (restoring factory backup)

F8 normally show the advanced boot options. does it?
Advanced Boot Options


selecting "repair your computer" shows you win7 "recovery environment" does it? Most of the time it has been modified by manufacturer and displays an extra option like "factory restore" or something like that. Is that option there?

do you want to restore to "factory defaults"? So you wanna go to the state that it was when you bought it? If so... why?

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Hi,

I have a new Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop with Windows 7 that works fine. I made System restore discs using Dell datasafe local backup and I wanted to check out how could I restore them.
As per the manual, I pressed F8 while booting the system and came into some advanced boot options menu. I selected Repair your Computer option and got a message that said "Windows failed to start. blah...blah... The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible"
I checked various posts and confirmed with bcdedit that my bcd settings were absolutely fine. I assigned a drive letter to the recovery partition to check the files pointed to by the recovery section in the bcd. I found that the winre.wim file referenced in \Recovery\WindowsRE\winre.wim was 0 byte in size. While all the files seemed to date to the laptop purchase date, only this file in the entire recovery partition had a recent date and coincidentally that date/time coincided with my first Windows Update !
Anyways, now I want to get that Repair your computer option working back. Is there any way to get the winre.wim file from another N5110 or from the Dell Win7 DVD ?

A:trying to fix Repair Your Computer option in Dell Inspiron N5110 (corr

Of course if you have access to another N5110 and you indeed find that it has a correct winRE.wim file you can copy that file to your recovery partition and try.

But..... why don't you contact Dell India Support and put the problem to them given that your new laptop should still be under warranty and free technical support.

From my experience their Customer Service has been good and prompt and never evasive and derelict. They should be able to guide you correctly and properly to resolve your issue. I would rather advise that you take recourse to it.

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Apologies in advance for long post but I believe the more info I give to anyone trying to help the better.

I am having a bit of a problem trying to repair my windows 7 Home Premium installation. I booted the computer from the windows 7 installation disk and selected 'Repair your computer' then received the error message 'This version of System recovery options is not compatible with the version of windows you are trying to repair...'. After a lot of googling I discovered that this error may be shown if trying to repair a windows installation if it has SP1 and the installation disk does not. I downloaded an iso of win7 home premium with SP1 and burnt it to a disk. When I try to repair with this disk I get the same message.

Here is a history of why I came to be repairing in the first place.

Played Skyrim - computer crashed every time and when I restarted got the message 'bootmanager not found' (or something similar) After restarting the computer again windows would load fine.

Stopped playing skyrim but played many other games with no repeat of this problem.

3 months or so later (2 days ago) - Installed XCom Enemy unknown demo and played for 10 mins before computer crashed with a return of the 'bootmanager not found' message. This time I could not get windows to load at all, I kept getting this message.

I read on the internet how to fix the bootmanager by booting from the windows disk, choosing command prompt from the system recovery options and entering the command ... Read more

A:Cant run 'Repair your computer' booting from Win7 DVD

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot which include everything possible that can be done up to rescuiing your files and running Recovery or Reinstalling.

I would use the latest official installer provided to run the boot repairs given, after trying to access Repair console on F8 Advanced boot tools. You may need the installer for reinstall anyway.

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my PC keeps booting into system repair each time I start it with windows vista loading screen

this happened after I downloaded updates for my PC then restarted to install them and now it keeps going to system repair
is there any way to fix this without clean installing? thanks

and also when the startup repair finishes it says it can't fix the problem and gives a code

Problem Event Name StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01 6.1.7601.23455
Problem Signature 02 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03 Unknown
Problem Signature 04 81
Problem Signature 05 AutoFailOver
Problem Signature 06 1
Problem Signature 07 MissingOsLoader
OS Version 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID 1033

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OK, first off, this all started happening only just a few days ago. I turned my pc on and it went straight to saying 'your computer cannot boot' or a message like that, and I was like, What??? So I went and used the startup repair which didn't work, and it asked me if I wanted to send the report to Microsoft and I did. Then it restarted, and for a split second it flashed a BSOD at me (which of course I couldn't see). So, it basically looped, and this time I chose the 'advanced options' and used the system restore, and luckily it booted into one of my earlier points. This worked, however, until you restart, the problem happens again (restart, BSOD, startup repair etc.) Anyway, I tried using a repair disc I made before this started happening, and that was exactly the same as using the pc without the cd. I tried starting in safe mode but I got a BSOD . Is there a way I can post the error report so I can show you guys? Please! I've tried absolutely everything! Please reply as quick as you can!

A:Computer not booting, startup repair won't work

I forgot to tell you that I'm using the pc right now, but if I restart I'll have the BSOD problem. I also can't uninstall programs and my AV is telling me I've turned it all off! Is this a virus?

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recently after a series of crashes my computer will no longer boot, the system repair tools have been unable to fix whatever the issue is and cannot seem to restore the to any previous point, im at my wits end and my searches for a solution lead me here and the recover tool farbar which i am not clear on how to use beyond scanning these were the results i got , i have no idea what i am doing at this point and any help would be greatly apriciated    Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 11-06-2013Ran by SYSTEM on 11-06-2013 08:47:15Running from H:\Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US)Internet Explorer Version 9Boot Mode: RecoveryThe current controlset is ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> FRST is updated to run from normal or Safe mode to produce a full FRST.txt log and an extra Addition.txt log.==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================HKLM-x32\...\Run: [amd_dc_opt] C:\Program Files (x86)\AMD\Dual-Core Optimizer\amd_dc_opt.exe [77824 2008-07-22] (AMD)HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe" [958576 2013-04-04] (Adobe Systems Incorporated)HKLM-x32\...\Run: [HDAudDeck] C:\Program Files (x86)\VIA\VIAudioi\VDeck\VDeck.exe -r [5036144 2012-02-22] (VIA)HKLM-x32\...\Run: [OCDLMgr]  [x]HKLM-x32\...\Run: [WTClient] WTClient.exe [32768 2009-10-30] (Tablet Driver)HKLM-x32\...\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -at... Read more

A:computer is non booting, windows 7 repair tools failing

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

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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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(first, I posted this on windows7forums two weeks ago, and no one replied. I'm not sure why)

Hello. My friend recently encountered the error "Disk read error occurred."

It seems to be because her MBR is damaged, according to other forums I've read, and a partition recovery program that listed her MBR partition as damaged.

When I plug in her drive, the partition that holds her Windows 7-64 OS is absent(the computer hers interacts with is also Win7-64)

Her recovery partition on that drive seems fine, however. Is there any way I can copy that partition from her drive over to a blank drive that I have, and use that to repair her other drive? Or is there a way to recover her damaged drive? I'm not too good with this kind of thing.

If anyone knows the best solution for fixing this without having to wipe the inaccessible main partition, that would help a ton.

A:Advanced boot with repair partition does not show repair option.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by SuperTechyCow


(first, I posted this on windows7forums two weeks ago, and no one replied. I'm not sure why)

Hello. My friend recently encountered the error "Disk read error occurred."

It seems to be because her MBR is damaged, according to other forums I've read, and a partition recovery program that listed her MBR partition as damaged.

When I plug in her drive, the partition that holds her Windows 7-64 OS is absent(the computer hers interacts with is also Win7-64)

Her recovery partition on that drive seems fine, however. Is there any way I can copy that partition from her drive over to a blank drive that I have, and use that to repair her other drive? Or is there a way to recover her damaged drive? I'm not too good with this kind of thing.

If anyone knows the best solution for fixing this without having to wipe the inaccessible main partition, that would help a ton.


Visit the following site;

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

HTH

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Hi, I'm new here in bleeping computer .
My problem is how to restore "Repair your Computer" option in Advanced boot options ?
I deleted system reserved and transferred MBR to my System Partition .
This is how it looks :

A:Repair your Computer missing

Hi Gx7, I deleted system reservedThat's the location, as you probably know, for the Windows Recovery Environment files that puts "Repair Your Computer" on the Advanced Boot Options menu.Easy solution:If you have the Windows 7 Installation DVD, then you already have Windows Recovery Environment files. Just boot from DVD to repair your computer. If not, then you can always create a Windows 7 Repair CD. It does the same thing.Harder solution:If you are want to create another partition on your hard drive to manually place the Windows Recovery Environment (Difficulty level: Advanced), you could have a read here: How to install Windows RE on the hard disk.Warning: You should always backup important files before partitioning a hard drive.You still need the Windows Installation media and Windows AIK.I have used the procedure in Step 2 (link "here") to add the WIM file to the C: drive and add "Repair Your Computer" option to a Vista computer. I did not create a separate partition. (Difficulty level: Moderate)Good luck.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1720 with Windows Vista I am trying to do a factory image but the repair your computer is missing from the F8 advanced boot options menu.
Can anyone tell me how to get this back on the list Thanks in advance

A:advanced boot option menu missing option

if your just trying to do a "factory reset" try powering on then press the ctrl key and the f11 key at the same time (at the dell logo), should get you a pc restore screen, follow the instructions...good luckps, if you have a manual, the key configuration may be different...

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The Troubleshoot icon that should be under the 'Advanced Startup' Option is missing. System is a new Dell Latitude 10 ST2 Tablet running Windows 8. Have access to 9 other identical tablets, all configured the same and they all have the Troubleshoot Option. Have tried multiple methods of getting to "Advanced Startup" display (including Safe mode, 'shutdown /r /o', etc.), but all result in only having the 'Continue', 'Use a Device', and 'Turn Off your PC' options - No Troubleshoot. Other than missing this icon, system is working fine. Shy of wiping the disk and starting over, any suggestions? Thanks!

A:Troubleshoot Option Under Advanced Startup Option Missing

im having the same problem, nobody has a solution?!!?

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I have a Dell Studio 1440 with Win 7 home premium 64bit. I want to use the built-in recovery but after pressing F8, I click on Repair Your Computer and Windows 7 begins to load instead of going to the recovery GUI. I am trying to restore the system to it's factory settings and it had worked approximately two years ago but now it won't. I do not have a recovery disc because there is no optical disc in this machine.
Any Suggestions?
After reading previous threads I opened the elevated command prompt and ran c:\bcd.txt and got:


Code:

Windows Boot Manager
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identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume2
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-us
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {044b56e0-12ae-11df-adcc-df06ce43f584}
displayorder {current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30
Windows Boot Loader
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identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-us
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {044b56e2-12ae-11df-adcc-df06ce43f584}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {044b56e0-12ae-11df-adcc-df06ce43f584}
nx OptIn
bootstatuspolicy IgnoreShutdownFailures
Windows Boot Loader
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identifier {044b56e2-12ae-11df-adcc-df06ce43f584}
device ramdisk=[\Device\HarddiskVolume2]\Recovery\WindowsRE\winre.wim,{044b56e3-12ae-11df-adcc-df06ce43f584}
path \windows\system32\winload.exe
description Wi... Read more

A:"Repair Your Computer" option not working (restoring factory backup)

Do you still have the recovery partition still? Also is it hidden?

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Hello,

I have a Dell Inspiron N7110 with windows 7 home premium. I want to restore my computer to factory settings but whenever I hit f8 at startup and choose the "repair your computer" option, my computer just boots up normally. I've tried several times and it never works. Please help!

A:Windows 7: "Repair your computer" option not working (from f8)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by MrMogwai


Hello,

I have a Dell Inspiron N7110 with windows 7 home premium. I want to restore my computer to factory settings but whenever I hit f8 at startup and choose the "repair your computer" option, my computer just boots up normally. I've tried several times and it never works. Please help!


Hi MrMogwai,

Welcome to the community.

There is a possibility that recovery partition might have gone corrupt on the system. You could try clean installing windows be following the link below:

Clean Install Windows 7

If the system is not bootable and that is the reason you are attempting the PC restore then you should check the link below:

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.

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To begin with the proverbial... I didn't know exactly where to post this but...

Is there a way to edit, change or alter the advanced start up screen in Windows 7 to remove the "Repair this computer" option? We are having a huge issue with users improperly selecting this option and trying to fix the computer themselves.. In a enterprise environment this is a HORRIBLE option and we have to hide it or delete it.

Thanks in advance!

AB

A:Removing "Repair this computer" option in Windows 7

Well i am not sure the appropriate, Microsoft approved way to do this.. But i made a batch file with this command...

bcdedit /set {default} bootstatuspolicy ignoreallfailures

And it gave me the end result i was looking for.. No more "Repair this computer" on a windows error recovery reboot. Hopefully this will resolve the flood of support tickets this stupid option has created.

-AB

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Hello,

I have a recovery partition on my Dell windows vista 64x inspiron computer but when I press the F8 key there is no option for "repair computer" or anything like that. How do I restore it to factory settings using that image?

Thank you,

Jane

P.S.

when I tried getting the recovery screen from the neosmart boot disk i clicked "restore computer" to factory settings and it scanned and said it "couldn't find a valid recovery location" but if I'm in windows I can go to my computer and clearly see a recovery partition so I know one is there or at least WAS.

is it possible that it got corrupted or do I need to change some setting to make it work. Thanks.

A:F8 doesn't offer "repair computer" option

Hello again Jane.




Be sure to post back so I know if this is still correct.





Here are the recovery instructions from Dell.

1. Reboot, and press Ctrl + F11 at the Dell logo.
2. The Dell™ PC Restore by Symantec screen will come up.
3. Select "Restore" or use the Tab key to highlight it and press Enter.
4. if you wish to continue, click "Confirm", or use the Tab key to highlight it and press Enter.
5. When the utility is finished, click "Finish", or use the Tab key to highlight it and press Enter.

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This item is under warranty and received at the HP Service Center in Jeffersonville, Indiana on Tuesday September 21. Everytime I check the online status it shows "not received". I have proof from UPS that it was signed for at the warehouse dock. I started a chat session last week with someone overseas and they said "my computer is safe, don't worry about it and the status will be updated in 1-2 business days". As of today the status is still the same. I was told since it was returned to the HP Service Center via UPS, they have no way of tracking the return in the system. The service order number is BJDH168901. Can someone please attempt to find my laptop or give me the status if it is being repaired by one of your technicians? Thank You

A:Missing Computer @ Jeffersonville, Indiana Repair Service Ce...

I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details). If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, you can learn about that here.
Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

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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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Right *deep breath*

The first thing that went wrong with my computer was to do with Mcafee On access scan. A week or so ago the little "V" sign stopped appaering in the system tray. Also, when I start the computer the red box that says "welcome to Mcafee" and which version you're running and stuff stopped appearing. I accessed the on access scan through program files and it told me that the on access scanner was enabled and working so I wasn't too fussed that it didn't appear.

Now, yesterday my computer went weird. The "run" option on the start menu disappeared and so did the "Turn Off Computer" red button. Both of them just disappeared. Task manager was also unavailable. When I pressed Ctrl, Alt and delete a box just popped up and said something like "task manager has been disabled by your administrator". I ran Virus Scan, Ad Aware, Spware blaster and Spybot Search and destroy. They all found various stuff on my computer and I got rid of it. After I did that Task Manager worked again, Which was good. However the "turn off computer" and "run" were still missing from the start menu. Well I googled around a bit and realised this guy had the same problem: http://www.bullguard.com/forum/10/qu...nd-_31844.html

He managed to resolve it by logging off and running a program called ewido. I downloaded the trial of ewido and ran it, following his instructions. It found loads of stuff but when I'd quarantined... Read more

A:Hi, computer is messed up. "Run" option missing from start menu, amongst other things

Please download HijackThis. This program will help us determine if there are any spyware/malware on your computer. Double-click on the file you just downloaded. Click on the "Unzip" button to install. It will by default install to the directory:C:\PROGRAM FILES\HIJACKTHIS\Run a scan and save the log file. Do not fix anything in HijackThis since they may be harmless.

Post the HijackThis log as a reply to this thread. Make sure to include the System information at the top of the log and please make sure your word wrap is turned off in Notepad (under the Tools menu) before copying the log.

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Didn't know where to post this, but this question concerns a problem with the CD-ROM drive not being read in the boot menu.

The only visible option in the boot menu is the Notebook Hard Drive and nothing else.

This problem prevents me from booting a Linux installation that is required for a class.

Could anyone provide a solution for me; or at the very least help me discover the problem?

Thanks in advance; any useful information is appreciated.

A:CD-ROM not available as a booting option

Does your CD drive function? Also, did you look in the BIOS setup and not only in the boot menu.

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I have a windows XP computer, I wanted to try out vista so I made a new partition with a boot CD and then installed vista on that small partition but after a couple of days I booted again with the Boot CD and I deleted the small partition so now I only have XP on the computer,


But when I boot up the computer I still see the option of booting in 2 OS vista and earlier version of windows (XP) now if I click on vista, I am getting NO OS which is fine, but how can I take it down? I tried to Edit the BOOT.INI but I only see XP I don?t see any referents of vista, and I cannot use BCDEDIT.exe because I have XP so what should I do?

A:still see the option of booting in 2 OS???????

Hello deutschnaftula

Start>Run and type msconfig. On the boot.ini tab, click "Check all boot paths".

That should remove the dual boot option for you.

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xp repair not a option

I have a problem I like to see if I can get a answer to

I been trying to do a repair of xp as a option on xp window cd--- but it not there- it give me no option at all for repair like it use to
I try my old xp cd before sp1 and my new xp cd sp2-- both do not give me the option--but I have use it before, but now can not get it

window boot up normal and it work-- only problem I get is on boot up I get a blue screen tell me " Autocheck program not found "

I try recover console and use Bootcfg /scan, and it told me there one windows installed
but here where the fun begin;; when I try a repair from XP window CD, I get " setup cannot find a previous ver of window installed on your computer"
and ask for a older ver of window to see if I qualify for installed- and I pop in my old ver of windows 98se, and I get this "this disk does not contain a windows xp compatible partition

any one got any idea
 

A:xp repair not a option

Have you installed SP3? If so you need to create a slipstreamed XP SP3 cd to do the repair installs.
 

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Hi,

Does anyone know what the Windows XP repair options overwrites on the system?

For example, i have read that you must reinstall all windows updates but the WSUS console is reporting that the updates are installed but add/remove programs reports that they arent.

Please can someone provide an overview of what the repair option does to the system/what does it overwrite/what do i need to reinstall?

Thanks,
 

A:xp repair option

Here is an article from Microsoft KBase

How to perform an in-place upgrade (reinstallation) of Windows XP

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315341/

This is the closest thing you are going to get on this subject with out calling Microsoft. I do not think there is a list of all of the files repalced. This should give you some idea on the repair process.
 

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Hi all. I need a guide on how to repair my system using my WindowsXP Installation CD. I got a 'Fatal Error' notice a couple of days ago, and now when I start up the computer it takes up to half an hour to complete the set up of my desktop and taskbar.I'm hoping my Installation disc will repair the problem - but I can't see any 'Repair' option when the Installation disc displays the menu.I've used Restore System taking my system back a couple of days - but this doesn't help. Upon rebooting it again takes ages to set up the desktop.I'd appreciate any help.

A:Anyone Know Where The 'repair' Option Is?

In order to do a Repair Installation, you must boot your computer from the Windows XP CD.Here's a quick guide:1. In order to boot from the CD, you may need to change the boot device priority (don't worry, it sounds harder than it is). Consult your system manual for information on how to do that or post back here with your computer's make and model for more assistance.2. Insert the XP CD into the CD drive and reboot the computer.3. If a message comes up saying to "Press any key to boot from the CD" press the space bar.4. The Windows XP installation startup screen appears. It looks like this:This screen will display for a while while the setup program loads.5. Once the setup program is ready, you'll see this:At this screen, Press the Enter Key.6. Now you're at the next screen, which looks like this:This is the Lisence agreement for XP. To agree, press F8.7. The setup program will now search for existing installations of Windows. Once it's done, you should see a screen similar to this:**WARNING: If You Don't See This Screen, STOP! Come Back Here For Further Assistance!** Press the R key to begin repairing the highlighted installation of XP (there should only be one).8. The setup program will start copying files onto the hard drive, replacing any bad versions in the process. It won't touch any of your other programs or data, so don't worry.9. When the copying is finished, the computer should restart. This time, do not press an... Read more

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hi

I have some problem while trying to repair xp sp2 i am not getting second repair option in some certain Systems after accepting the agreement it supposed to ask press R for repair but directly it will goes to create partition and format partition screen, even that OS has been installed by same CD if i use same CD for other system it works greatly.

we are using volume license CD

any help would be greatly appreciated.

thanks in advance.
 

A:XP second repair option not available

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Hi, I am trying to repair my xp machine using the repair option from the CD but when I do it comes to the recovery console screen and says "the recovery console provides system repair and recovery functionality. 1: c:\windows....which windows installation would you like to log onto (to cancel press enter"....what do I enter at this point, please? I appreciate any help.
thanks
 

A:XP repair option

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