Solved

windows7 home premium

Posted on 2011-03-16
11
529 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
My laptop has windows 7 premium installed on it. for some reason many programs got corrupt.
I tried to restore to a certain date in the past but it prompts me to check the disk for error, when I try to check the disk for errors it say the disk is in use.I decided to reinstall the system from scratch.
I would like to know if booting from  DVD/CD Windows 7 home premium ISO image , able to repair or reinstall the system.

I don't worry about over writting everything on  the system.
Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:jskfan
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
11 Comments
 
LVL 59

Accepted Solution

by:
LeeTutor earned 72 total points
ID: 35148177
Yes, booting from the installation DVD or an ISO image of it should allow you to reinstall Windows 7, but when you get the message about the disk being in use after you try to run CHKDSK, there should be a further message that you will need to run the disk checking the next time the system starts.  Even if you try to reinstall Win7, one of the things needed to be done at that time is a disk check, or otherwise the reinstallation will not function properly.
0
 
LVL 5

Assisted Solution

by:sweeps
sweeps earned 72 total points
ID: 35148178
you want to right click your drive in computer management and select properties.  then choose error checking from there.  it will tell you disk is in use but it can schedule it for a reboot.  then reboot and it should run.
0
 
LVL 8

Assisted Solution

by:hunart
hunart earned 285 total points
ID: 35148198
0
What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

 
LVL 5

Assisted Solution

by:meb_santoso
meb_santoso earned 71 total points
ID: 35148201
# I would like to know if booting from  DVD/CD Windows 7 home premium ISO image , able to repair or
# reinstall the system.

yes, but you will need to actually burn the .ISO to a disc / USB device, and boot from it.

Read here on how to install windows7 using a USB device : http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-install-windows-7vista-from-usb-drive-detailed-100-working-guide/

# I don't worry about over writting everything on  the system.

that makes the whole thing WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY easier :-)
0
 

Author Comment

by:jskfan
ID: 35150793
I am logged in as administrator but when I run CHKDSK, it says that I need higher privileges to run this command. how higher that the administrator's
0
 
LVL 8

Assisted Solution

by:hunart
hunart earned 285 total points
ID: 35150814
Right click on the application and select "Run as Administrator".
0
 

Author Comment

by:jskfan
ID: 35150885
ANyway , for some reason,I rebooted and it doesn't even go to windows. it says "BOOTMGR is missing, Press CTRL ALT DEL to Restart".

I will have to use the CD or DVD to boot in order to re-intsall or repair the system.

on the computer drive it says DVD - RW, I am not sure if it will take the CD
0
 
LVL 8

Assisted Solution

by:hunart
hunart earned 285 total points
ID: 35150931
DVD/CD RW should read CD media.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jskfan
ID: 35151270
Actually I don't see DVD/CD.

I see just "DVD" by the drive
0
 
LVL 8

Assisted Solution

by:hunart
hunart earned 285 total points
ID: 35151293
It should work.  Any DVD drive should read CD media.  However, CD drive will not read DVD media.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:jskfan
ID: 35151393
thanks
0

Featured Post

Get 15 Days FREE Full-Featured Trial

Benefit from a mission critical IT monitoring with Monitis Premium or get it FREE for your entry level monitoring needs.
-Over 200,000 users
-More than 300,000 websites monitored
-Used in 197 countries
-Recommended by 98% of users

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Article by: Lee
Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise (and 2008 R2) introduced a new feature you may not be aware of - Boot from VHD.   Boot from VHD (or what Microsoft refers to asNative Boot allows you to install Windows to a VHD (Virtual Hard Disk) file that is t…
The recent Microsoft changes on update philosophy for Windows pre-10 and their impact on existing WSUS implementations.
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…
Suggested Courses

626 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question