Restoring Corrupted OS in Windows 7

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Hi, my laptop's OS has been corrupted. It runs in Windows 7. I wonder if restoring OS in Windows 7 is the same with restoring OS in XP?

I was advised to reformat the hard disk but it didn't work.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #121173

Restoring Corrupted OS in Windows 7


I have a problem very similar. My computer with Windows 7 operated normally until today. When she started, it appeared to start from the desktop Windows 7, but when I tried to click the Start button or on any desktop icon, it simply does not run.

I pulled my drive and update Win7 tried to start the repair tool. It found errors and says it needs to be repaired, but then restarted on the same problem.
So I recommend these steps:
a) Insert the Windows 7 System Repair DVD or Installation DVD and reboot.
b) Select the correct keyboard input method and click ‘Next’.
Note: If you are using the Windows7 Install DVD then at the 'Install Now' prompt (Do not pick the Install Now option) instead choose the 'Repair your computer' option located in the lower left of the display.
c) The System Repair tool will search for a valid operating system and will report that “Windows found problems with your computer’s startup options. Do you want to apply repairs and restart your computer?”
d) Click ‘Repair and restart’ and reboot again to the Windows 7 System Repair environment.
e) Click ‘Next’ at the keyboard selection prompt and when the ‘System Recovery Options’ screen appears verify that the “Use recovery tools that can help fix problems starting Windows” is selected.
Note that on your Dual Boot system there now should be only one operating system listed. Click the ‘Next’ button.
f) Now from the menu list select the ‘Command Prompt’ option.
g) At the DOS prompt type the following three commands:
bootrec.exe  /fixmbr
bootrec.exe  /fixboot (may return an 'Eliment not found' message)
bootrec.exe  /RebuildBcd
h) Close the command prompt window and click the ‘Startup Repair’ option.
i) The repair process may take some time, so wait until the process completes at which point you will see two messages “Windows cannot repair this computer automatically” and “Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically”.
These messages are the result of the radical changes made by removing the other drive. Ignore the Send/Don’t send options.
j) Close this message window by clicking on the X in the upper right corner of the Send/Don’t send window. Next click on the ‘View advanced options for system recovery and support’ option and from the main menu once again click ‘Startup Repair’.
This time the repair process may only that a few seconds and when prompted “Startup Repair could not detect a problem”, click ‘Finish’  and run the ‘Startup Repair’ option one more time, click ‘Finish’, and then remove the System Repair DVD and click ‘Restart’.  Reboot the computer.
Answered By 0 points N/A #121172

Restoring Corrupted OS in Windows 7


Start restoring your OS by inserting the system repair disk or the installation disk of Windows 7 then restart your computer. Press down any key on your keyboard to go to the “Next” then on the prompt, select the “Repair your computer” located at the bottom left of the screen.

A box screen will display containing the options for “System Recovery”, then choose the button followed by “Use recovery tools that can help fix problems starting Windows, select an operating system to repair” now choose “Windows 7” then press down the “Next”

On  the options of “System recovery” , tap on the option of “Command prompt”

Input this command bootrec.exe / FixBoot on the prompt field and press down “Enter”

Now the restoring process will begin, then restart your computer to see the changes.

Answered By 0 points N/A #121174

Restoring Corrupted OS in Windows 7



To solve your OS problem, you need to INSTALL the window 7 installer again to run  repair and restore items. If this doesn't work, you need to reprogram it manually.

Window 7 is design to automatically installed the driver in your system.

Unlike XP, you need to MANUALLY add your system device to run its internet connection and run the program smoothly.

If your program OS is corrupted, the only thing  you can do is to recover your documents.  you need to  have a DEVICE like PARTED MAGIC.

PARTED MAGIC is like an Operating System that can run without using any HDD. This tool usually runs in CD or installing it in your USB as a Bootable Device.

This way you can FIND and RESTORE your files before reformat/reprogramming it.

If theres any technician in your palace that are capable of doing this, you can contact them for proper installation.

Answered By 0 points N/A #121175

Restoring Corrupted OS in Windows 7


You question was the difference. To tell you the windows 7 restoration compared to XP does not have a significant difference setting aside the process. But I am more concerned to your "foot note" if I may call it that way.

As you mentioned that the error still occurs even though you formatted your drive. There should be a serious problem in your laptop. As far as I have used it to repair serious error, the reformat is the best solution to every error I encountered if ever I have my data Backed – up.

In your case, the reformat did not work.

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