I upgraded from Vista to Windows 7. Everything is great (big difference, I'm very pleased). I want to create a system repair disk for this new OS, just in case. But every time I load a blank CD, even after formatting it, the computer says that the CD is not blank.Yes it is! Why is it not recognizing this as a blank CD? I have tried several of them, same result.
I'm trying to restore my Windows 7 64bit machine to its factory settings at the moment, and I've tried the following but they've all failed.1.) Boot up and hit F8, select Repair computer, but then it just boots Windows normally.2.) Create System Repair Disc, and from BIOS boot-up, choose boot from DVD-RW, but when it does that and loads Windows files, Error 0xc000000d and winload.exe missing comes up.3.) When I tried to insert the installation disc that came with my computer, it's not recognized and nothing happens (during boot from DVD-RW).*Note - Just today when I tried to do a system restore, it said that I had no previous restore points, but I just restored a week ago, so that might add some info.
Known good cd drive & dvd drive installed in my pc.Tried discs separately in each drive three ways.Have tried Search box typing recdisc.exe.Have tried going through Control Panel to reach the part to create repair disc.Have tried using an elevated prompt & then typing recdisc."System repair disc could not be created. The parameter is incorrect. (0x80070057)."
I bootcamped my Macbook Pro 15" (2010) model and installed Windows 7 within a 40GB partition. Shortly after I ran out of space and needed to upgrade my partition. So I created a system repair disc and created a system image. Then I rebootcamped and installed Windows 7 on an 80GB partition. Before I reinstalled and repartitioned my hdd, I booted from my system repair disc to check for functionality. It worked fine and allowed my the option of checking or unchecking the box that reads "Format and repartition discs". Now that I've reinstalled windows 7 AND all the apple drivers using my OS X disc, when I boot from the system repair CD and follow the steps, I cannot uncheck the box asking to format all discs. I can't do this obviously because it would format the entire hdd and delete my OS X partition which has all my stuff backed up on and has all of my data.
Got my stuff ready to reformat, only to realize I don't have a Windows 7 recovery disc.I created a System Repair Disc using Backup & Restore in control panel but I'm unsure whether this is what I need to do a complete reinstall?I wanted to follow this guide to do a complete reformat, not a recovery.
Is there any downside to creating a system repair disc (is this the same as a recovery disc?). I have a disc with the operating system that came with the computer but this wouldn't restore the computer after a crash without going through other operations such as hard disk partitioning etc.
i have a Sony Vaio laptop with windows 7 home premium 32bits and i wanted to create a system repair disc with the windows 7 tools but this laptop has no CDDVD drive so obviously the tool gives an error asking for one to be pluged in...o the question is, is there any other way to create a system repair disc or do i need to get an external cddvd drive?EDIT: forgot to say, the point is so i can create an image of the system repair disc so i can put it on an USB drive
Have a HP desktop PC that is acting flaky (a small percentage of the time it hangs), but keeps generating msgs about the HD Imminent Failure. Also has corrupted some files I had. I did run ChkDsk, and it came back with the same message, after several hours of checking. So, I have backed up everything I could, but would at least try to fix if at all possible. Guess some of the sectors are now bad. Have a single CD that came with PC (about 3 yrs old now) that is labeled "HP System Repair Disc", Windows 7, 64 Bit.Would like to at least try it.
When opened, it has the following: Files on the Disc: - Boot - Sources - Boot Mgr. To Be Written To Disc: - Desktop
Is there anything herein that might correct the bad Sectors, or any other HD problem that is software and not hardware related?
I have put the d drive at the top of the list in the boot set up, but the system repair disc doesn't show up and I just get a blank screen. When I open safe mode, some windows files load up and the safe mode screen opens but not with a way to start up windows. Safe mode with networking or command prompt doesn't work either.
the latest rtm extract did not come as an iso. Now there is a boot folder, but I can't create the correct boot disc at all.....
Everytime I burn the disc it just doesn't want to boot to it, it just bypasses it. So I can't get a clean install going.... I am running nero 9, any help would be greatly appreciated. I am not that skilled at making boot discs, detailed instructions would be great.
I installed win 7 Pro on a new build: Gigabyte GA-P55-UD7 + i7875 + 8Gb Crucial DDR3.Made system backup and created System Repair Disk. A few days later (and a few backups later as various software loads were made) the system crashed while I was attempting to email photos from Picasa via its link to Outlook 2007 Screen went blank and on restart neither normal nor repair start worked (latter recycled to POST continuously).So, got out the repair disk, made by this system earlier - and after keyboard choice it tells me that the "repair disc created by win 7 64 bit not compatible with this system".
I am unable to create a system repair / recovery disc by either running recDisc.exe or using the option to create a recovery disk in Backup and Retore. It says System Repair Disc could not be created. "The parameter is incorrect (0x80070057)". I have tried using both a blank CDr and a DVDr. I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. I am wondering if this is caused by how I setup my dual boot system.
I installed Win 7 to a clean HD first. I noted that it set up a 100 Mb recovery partition. I then realized there was no good way to convert this to a dual boot, so wiped the partitions and set up four news ones: one for XP, one for Windows 7, one for data, and a 133 Mb one in hopes that the installation process would find and use it for the recovery partition. I installed XP first, and then Windows 7 and directed that installation to the partition I had previously setup for it.
Get error code 0xCOAA0301 returned from drive. Found it's a known problem so tried solutions inc Windows troubleshooter. It says fault fixed and and drive shows up in explorer and will play music cds. As soon as screen for repair disc comes up drive is shown as disconnected even though it can be heard running. Netbook tries to create disc then returns error message.
i recently got a computer from my aunt, and decided to put windows 7 on it. Before I installed it, I put in a Geforce 8800 graphics card and a (2nd) cd rom drive. After 20 failed attempts to install windows 7 (it kept freezing at the completing installation part) it worked after i disconnected the new graphics card and one of the hard drives. Now, however, i keep on getting periodic blue screens with the following error messages : Memory Management, and PFN_List Corrupt. I ran a memory diagnostic and it said that the memory is fine. What is wrong with my computer? I also ran a system repair thing from the windows 7 disk, and it came up with this error: System File Integrity Check and Repair Error Code 0X490
My Hardware is:
AMD Anthlon 64 x2 Dual Core Processor 6000+ 2 Hitachi HDT725032VLA SCSI 320 gb hard drives Nvidia Geforce 8800 GS Graphics Card 3gb of system memory
Microsoft Windows Repair Disc refuses to work. What should I do to allow creation of a System Repair Disc?I created (I think successfully, as the Finish window seemed normal) a System Image on a USB hard drive. The image was created overnight.After the image was created, while still inside Backup and Restore, I received the sub-window, asking if I wanted to Create a System Repair Disc. I inserted a new DVD, and clicked to start the process.The "Create a System Repair Disc" subwindow opened, to allow the drive selection.Immediately thereafter, (with the drive selection window text greyed out) before the I could even see the drive selection drop-down arrow, a failure window opened on top of it:Microsoft Windows Repair Disc has stopped working?If the debug option was chosen, the same window appeared, but without the Debug option, leaving only the Close the program option.I rebooted, and via Backup and Restore, again tried to Create a System Repair Disc. This failed the same way. I rebooted, and used another freshly unpacked DVD. The same failure occurred.Following forum post suggestions, I have subsequently successfully burned and verified a DVD on the DVD drive.I use Windows 7 Professional on an Asus U50-F.Yesterday -- maybe a coincidence -- before this failure I also installed (successfully) all of the most recent Windows Updates.
I'm writing about my brother's Samsung R780 laptop (running Windows 7 64 bit), which recently stopped working. When he starts the computer, he gets the following error: "Windows Error Recovery." Searching around online led us to create a system repair disk on my laptop (which also runs Windows 7). When we boot with the disk in the drive, a prompt asking for our language (which is greyed out so we can't change it) and our keyboard (which we can change) appears. Without changing the keyboard option, we press 'next' and then it freezes. We've also tried the 'repair your computer' option in the Advanced Boot Options, but it also freezes.
I tried to boot in safe mode, it got stuck in mid boot. I tried to boot it with system repair, it said it was loading files and then it got stuck on a screen that said copyright Microsoft Corporation and had a green loading bar. My husband's laptop is exactly the same as mine, so I used it to create a system repair cd. I set the laptop up to boot from cd and tried it, but I got the same thing with it sticking on the green loading bar. I ran a diagnostics on my computer and everything passed except a hard drive test in which I got the error 2000-0146. I checked that error on the dell support website and it told me to take the hard drive out and plug it back in. I have not done this yet as the instructions to do so required me to disassemble the whole computer just to get at the hard drive. After some online research, I created a Knoppix (Linux based os) 6.7 boot cd and booted from the cd drive. This worked beautifully and I am now in the process of transferring all my important data from the hard drive to an external hard drive.
So here are my questions. Everything I read about error 2000-0146 says it's a hard drive failure but if that were the case, why does the hard drive seem to work fine when accessed from a Linux OS? Also, how would disconnecting and reconnecting the hard drive fix the problem? I really don't want to take it apart if I don't have too. Could the windows boot files somehow be corrupted causing it not to boot, and if so could I access them with Knoppix and replace them with good files
I wanted to make a new partition on my hp laptop on the only disc it as.Unfortunately,because it came with already 4 partitions I accidentally turned the disk into a dynamic disk.Now its booting normally but I cant load the system Image that I have created before the partition.Other than that the pc is running smoothly.As I said this is the only disk on the system.Is it possible to convert the disk back to basic?After a lot of googling I found some exmples but all of them assumed you had a second disk on your system.Is it possible to convert the disk back to basic without having to reinstall windows?(I have no windows cd
I have purchased and downloaded both 32 bit and 64 bit Windows7 Professional (no CDs or media here only download version)
I sucessfully upgraded from Vista 32 to Windows 7 32
Then I upgraded my hard disk (140Gb 500GB) and RAM (3GB to to 4GB)
Now I would like to go from Windows 7 32bit to 64bit
When I try and run the Windows 7-P-retail-en-us.x64.exe file it upacks the box then stops with this error:"We are unable to create or save files in the folder in which this application was downloaded. Please check the folder properties to make sure that you have security permission on the folder to write flies and that that folder is not read only".
I am the System Admin and I have full rights, and have moved the exe and the setup box files to My Documentsand I have modified the directory properties/attributes but I still get the same error over and over.
I searched the posts and some people stated one needs a clean install others say you can upgrade from any version so I am trying the upgrade here especially since the upgrade from Vista 32 to Windows 7 32 was smooth and did require all the extra work of a reinstall.
I have a Toshiba Satellite C655-S5132 that just shut down & now will not boot Windows 7. Just goes to black screen w/blinking cursor then goes to 'startup repair' (which I'm postiive this is a virus of somekind) & will not allow me to do anything. Just repeats itself. I downloaded Windows 7 repair to a CD-R, chgd BIOS settings to CD/DVD to boot first, saved changes, and will NOT pull/boot up from disc. I've tried 2diff repair discs, both do not work. 'F8' does not do anything for me, not able to get to 'safe mode'. Computer is only 2yrs old.
This morning I attended a Windows 7 Launch developer presentation as part of the New Efficiency. We were given copies of Windows 7 Ultimate at the end of the presentation, however I was disappointed to find it was only 32-bit. It says so on the disc.
My question is, is there somewhere I can get a hold of a copy of Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit (say, a download site?), and install it with my CD key I was given? Also, am I right in assuming that my CD key will work for both 64 and 32 bit?