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Repair Windows 7 from DVD

Is there a way to run a repair of Windows 7 from the DVD, similar to XP?  When I try to do it, I get prompted to run it from within Windows.  That doesn't help if W7 doesn't boot, or in my case keeps locking up 5 seconds into launching anything.   Under XP, you would boot to the DVD, and hit Enter to reinstall Windows.  They you would get prompted to hit "R" to repair Windows.
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askurat1Commented:
They don't offer repair install in windows 7. Only in place repair if you can boot into windows 7. What is there error when you try and boot?
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ded9Commented:
There is no way to repair Win7 by booting..you will have to boot to windows....if you are getting any boot error then pl post it.


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DBI-DTAuthor Commented:
I'm not getting boot errors, but I am getting "Windows Explorer has stopped working".  It comes up every couple seconds, so it's impossible to run anything, including a repair inside W7.   I get the same thing in Safe Mode.
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askurat1Commented:
Have you tried booting into safemode and logging in under Administrator?
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ded9Commented:
Yes you can try to run the setup...what you need to do is launch task manger by holding down ctrl +shift + esc.

After you launch task manager - go to file open and select the setup file from dvd. Click ok and this will launch setup..during setup select upgrade and that will repair your operating system.

If you do not want to do repair then launch system restore from task manger and restore the computer to an earlier time..will save a lot of time.


Ded9
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DBI-DTAuthor Commented:
Safe Mode is giving me the same error.
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askurat1Commented:
I know but try logging in under another account such as administrator.
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ded9Commented:
Just a change it not open in task manager..its new task.


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ded9Commented:
Also to do system restore from task manager ..select new task and type  rstrui  . Click ok and this will launch system restore.

You can restore your computer to an earlier time.


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DBI-DTAuthor Commented:
Looks like the Task Manager way will work.  But what are my options if Windows doesn't boot at all?  Under XP, we'd run a fixboot/fixmbr and then a repair of windows.  That cured most ills.  There has to be something to repair W7 if it won't open.
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askurat1Commented:
You can do a fixmbr from the windows 7 disk. Just run the command prompt.
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ded9Commented:
Depends on what you are going to try system restore or repair install.


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DBI-DTAuthor Commented:
I understand all that, but sometimes the fix comes down to doing a REPAIR of Windows (as in XP), but if W7 won't launch, it sounds like you're screwed.  Fixboot and Fixmbr don't fix everything.  I ran the Bootrec.exe with all the options and that didn't help any.  MS is great at creating industries to fix their problems.  Guess I have to find a 3rd party solution.
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ded9Commented:
i would recommend system restore first....also i think this problem is caused by malware..

What you can do is launch internet explorer from taskmanager....then go to malwarebytes website. install the program and then run the scan to remove spyware.

http://www.techspot.com/downloadget.php?id=4716&file=1&evp=1122fe6321e11cac39948ab07d144765


I feel its a issue to fix...if there are no hardware issues in your computer.



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ded9Commented:
I feel its a  easy issue to fix...if there are no hardware issues in your computer


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Ivano ViolaSystem AdministratorCommented:
I agree with ded9. Do a system restore to a point before the problem started occurring. That will probably fix the problem. This can be done via the DVD or within Windows. The other thing you could try is running:
sfc /scannow
from an elevated command prompt.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html
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amit_10Commented:
if your  motto is to repair   .
you would be able to do it from win 7 dvd
boot from dvd
click on upgrade option
then it will scan for installed win OSes
choose the 1 which  u like to repair  

you are done..........    :-)
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askurat1Commented:
It doesn't give you the upgrade option when you boot from the cd.
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ded9Commented:
i agree with askurat1 suggestion...that you cannot do repair install by booting from dvd..it can only be done in XP


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amit_10Commented:
as i said repair from win 7 dvd here are  the snapshots
 win upgrade
choose the upgrade option

win 7 repair
this option panel will be displayed  after searching the installed win OSes
choose  start up repair and thats all

:-)
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askurat1Commented:
Why don't you try hitting the upgrade and tell me what it says, amit_10?

As I said you cannot upgrade Windows 7 when booting from the disk.
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ded9Commented:
@amit_10:  Reason why Microsoft did this is because lots of people complained that they tried the upgrade feature by booting from windows cd and lost the data. ....also after upgrading they found out certain hardware were not compatible..there was a lots criticism about this feature included while booting from the windows xp cd.

So in vista and win7 there is a upgrade option while booting from dvd but it will not work..it will inform you to do it from desktop...so that people will not complain (lawsuits) to Microsoft  that they lost their data or hardware not compatible after upgrade.

From desktop you get an option to check whether your computer program and hardware are compatible with the newer version of windows.



Ded9

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DBI-DTAuthor Commented:
Not the answer I was hoping for, but looks correct.  Thanks!
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amit_10Commented:
@askurat1  
@ded9

the second snap i attached is of the option we get after hitting the upgrade option
microsoft did it clearly for the sake of user convenient so they don't loose any data

in win 7 they give clear options for upgrade from boot time
as in above snap

startup repair works well with startup relating problems as miissing mbr , cann't find any windows OS etc.


other views are welcomed . ......     :-)
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