Can't use repair disc?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by murdercitydevil, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. murdercitydevil

    murdercitydevil MDL Member

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    Got a weird issue here...I've been running W7 Ultimate x64 forever now and used startup repair several times without problems. the other day I needed to run it and lo and behold, the disc told me that my version of windows was incompatible. I tried both a x64 and x86 install disc, both gave me the same error. It's not even that it tries to find a W7 installation and can't, it just refuses to look at all and gives me the error as soon as I click "repair my computer". What do I do to fix this?
     
  2. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    Did you install any of those patches that were floating around that falsely reported SP1 or SP2? If it believes the OS is from a later SP it won't work.
     
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  3. murdercitydevil

    murdercitydevil MDL Member

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    no...the only thing I've done is patched BIOS for SLIC and installed updates. If I remember correctly, I got it to work by booting the install CD in safe mode.