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I am using Windows 7 Professional I and am trying to restore a file to its earlier version. However, the file could not be restored and I am getting a message that it contains corrupted files. Would it solve the problem if I reinstall Windows 7 using the CD? What other ways can I do to solve this problem?

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# Comment Id: 36807

If the file that you are trying to restore is a personal file saved on a custom folder (one that is not in My Documents/Documents or under Desktop) then chances are you might not be able to restore it using system restore. You can try using a data recovery software but it's no guarantee especially if a lot of data has been written and removed from the hard drive.

If it's a system file that you are trying to restore, then reinstalling Windows should be able to restore a working copy of it, but it will wipe out the entire hard drive. You can try doing Startup Repair from one of Windows Recovery options or you can try doing sfc /scannow from the Command Prompt using elevated access.

# Comment Id: 41589

Hi,

Just simply insert the CD installation of the windows 7 you can see the system repair just simply click that one or maybe just installation DVD and reboot it and then select the correct keyboard to input the method and try to click the next and then the system repair tool will automatically search the valid operating system.

And it will report that windows found problems in your computer from the startup option and then just click the repair and restart again your computer and then reboot to the windows 7 and then after that just click the next at the keyboard from the selection prompt and then just select the command prompt the three command is listed below:

  • bootrec.exe /fixmbr
  • bootrec.exe /fixboot (may return an 'Eliment not found' message)
  • bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd

After that just simply close the command prompt windows and then click the Startup Repair Option the repair process may take some time just wait for it and then after finish just simply close the message.

Ben