System repair disc fail

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  1. fadinzr

    fadinzr MDL Novice

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    #1 fadinzr, Dec 30, 2013
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  2. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    #2 PhaseDoubt, Dec 30, 2013
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    What solutions have you tried that failed? It's best to know what didn't work before one starts suggesting what might work. That notwithstanding:

    Has it ever worked before? If so, what may have changed in the interim?

    Is this a new installation and if so, where did you get the installation disk or ISO file?

    You don't have to use a repair disk made by a certain machine. Any Win7 32 bit disk will work on any Win7 32 bit OS machine. Same for 64 bit. Try making a disk on a different machine as a temporary workaround.

    You might try running the system file checker: sfc /scannow.
     
  3. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    additionally for sfc if being ran from dvd repair cmd prompt
    the boot partition usualy is hidden 100mb first then the actual ntfs c:
    then you would need
    sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c: /offwindir=d:
     
  4. fadinzr

    fadinzr MDL Novice

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    I ran that command and didn't help


    the only thing I haven't tried yet is this one because I didn't really understand it

    Here's the correct way to fix this problem for Windows 7 (and probably Vista too!)...

    Open a command prompt.

    Type bcdedit /enum all

    You will see an entry (probably several) that says C:\Recovery\(some long string)\winre.wim,(same long string)

    Make the following directory based on the value (some long string) that is shown above. For example purposes only:

    md c:\Recovery\0b3447fa-c429-11de-afd2-bdec487c77bb

    If folder already exists, great :)

    Insert your Windows 7 install DVD and cancel any autorun prompts. Assumption is that D: is your CD/DVD drive - change accordingly ;-)

    copy d:\sources\boot.wim c:\Recovery\0b3447fa-c429-11de-afd2-bdec487c77bb\winre.wim (or just open in explorer and drag d:\sources\boot.wim to the folder on your HDD and rename it to winre.wim - this is the all important part!

    copy d:\boot\boot.sdi c:\Recovery\0b3447fa-c429-11de-afd2-bdec487c77bb

    copy d:\boot\bootfix.bin c:\Recovery\0b3447fa-c429-11de-afd2-bdec487c77bb

    Remember, the folder "0b3447fa-c429-11de-afd2-bdec487c77bb" will probably not be the same on your machine...run bcdedit /enum all and find the correct name of the folder from the list (which will have "C:\Recovery" and "winre.wim" in the entry)

    Ruin recdisc.exe and voila you can make your recovery CD/DVD ;-)

    Also, this may also fix problems booting to the recovery partition (100MB) using "F8" (W7 only) - at least it did for me :)
     
  5. fadinzr

    fadinzr MDL Novice

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    thanks, but I didn't know where I should run this command from inside the windows or from the installation disc
     
  6. fadinzr

    fadinzr MDL Novice

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    please guys don't forget my problem !
     
  7. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    #7 PhaseDoubt, Jan 1, 2014
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    Run the system file checker from both locations ... won't hurt a thing. May not find anything wrong but it won't hurt to run it.

    If that fails, sounds like it's time to do a full system restoration. That or wipe your drive and install Windows 7 using an ISO gotten via a link provided by this site.

    Or, if the rest of your system is functioning properly, just live with it.
     
  8. fadinzr

    fadinzr MDL Novice

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    I have done this and didn't work
     
  9. fadinzr

    fadinzr MDL Novice

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    "sfc /scannow" worked with me from both places but "sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c: /offwindir=d:" didn't work with me maybe I ran it wrongly

    anyway is there any other solution
     
  10. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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    if it is a "https:" address it would need to be an exception or trusted address in explorer would it not? check credentials in AV software as well.. Just a thought
     
  11. PhaseDoubt

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    If you can't live with it. "If that fails, sounds like it's time to do a full system restoration. That or wipe your drive and install Windows 7 using an ISO gotten via a link provided by this site."
     
  12. fadinzr

    fadinzr MDL Novice

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    is this comment related to my problem
     
  13. fadinzr

    fadinzr MDL Novice

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    is that possible for that minor error I have to do a full system restoration