Startup Repair with Windows 7 64-bit OEM?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by tbrandon, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. tbrandon

    tbrandon MDL Novice

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    I have an Alienware Aurora R4 with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit that's been acting pretty wonky. It's had issues booting, when it does boot it eventually slows down and crashes and the check disk from the boot seems to find a bunch of corrupted files.

    I am assuming that all I need to do is to repair windows 7. Problem is, the version of Windows 7 is not compatible with my version when I try the "repair windows option". What should I do?
     
  2. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    New clean install, and nothing else. :clap:
     
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  3. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    Like kaljukass said, Try a complete, clean reinstall of Windows and see what it does.
    If it still acts 'wonky', then maybe you have a sector error on the hard drive.

    How old is the machine?
     
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  4. tbrandon

    tbrandon MDL Novice

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    Around 4 years old. But I would rather avoid losing all of my data. I have quite a bit of personal files and projects I want to keep
     
  5. James Titan

    James Titan MDL Member

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    save on usb stick, quick and easy and then go ahead clean install
     
  6. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    Make two partitions and send personal files to there. And where is os now, there it will be also later.
    If You want You can later again these two partitions merge.
     
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  7. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    You should be doing backups of all that stuff you want to keep regardless.
     
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  8. James Titan

    James Titan MDL Member

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    if he makes a clean install every thing is gone on his disk, also partitions.
     
  9. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    Tell this story to someone else, but not me.
    I thought that people still know what they are talking about, but again I was wrong. :worthy:
     
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  10. tbrandon

    tbrandon MDL Novice

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    I am not sure how I'd do that without being able to log into Windows. Unless I maybe use Linux?
     
  11. tbrandon

    tbrandon MDL Novice

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    When I was attempting to work with the computers system repair, I couldn't run any of the programs because "the file or directory C:\$Secure is corrupt and unreadable"

    Also sorry for the double post
     
  12. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    You have a lot of opportunities to do what you want. Use Linux live CD/DVD is one choice, but also it helps do everything, what is needed.
     
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  13. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    its obvious he needs to do F12 and do diagnostics.. hdd or ram is bad (if not a virus in mbr)

    to read from linux if win disk is marked unclean is to mount in read only and copy files.
     
  14. ypvs

    ypvs MDL Novice

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    Several options.

    1 A Linux Live boot CD and transfer data to USB stick or USB HD. Fresh Install

    2 A new hard drive is not that expensive- a fresh install on a new (bigger??) disk and transfer your data

    3 A new SSD for Windows and your existing HD for data
     
  15. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    hmm dude follow Joe C he tell the correct process, still when you start the clean install make sure of before start install click shift+f10 to access cmd@administrator then type diskpart\list disk\select (normaly disk 0)\clean\convert gpt\exit\exit again now you can start installation ok ;)
     
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