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Windows 7 corruption

I have a machine (Dell Lattitude e6520 - ish) which is not loading.

I have the issue here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itprogeneral/thread/566cdd43-ce91-4e64-93e0-8d09d8fc1ea0

and tried everything on it but still failing to load, restore, replaced class.pnp etc...


Ideas without having to reload it?
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XaelianCommented:
Can you try the following? I know it says it's for Vista, but it's the same for Windows 7.

https://kb.wisc.edu/page.php?id=6565
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
linky no worky!
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XaelianCommented:
With me it works.

Maybe http://128.104.22.180/page.php?id=6565
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
tried that already...
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XaelianCommented:
You tried the link or the steps?
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
chkdsk /r

I also get: An unspecified error during system restore (0x0800700b7).
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XaelianCommented:
Ok, can you try:

boot off the installation dvd, and choose the “Repair your computer” option on the lower left hand side.

Click next on the next screen, and then choose System Restore from the System Recovery dialog. It will take a few seconds to come up, and you will see the same screen that you would see in Windows.

Click next, and on the next screen select the drive that your copy of Windows 7.

Click Finish, and Windows will roll back to the previous restore point. Really pretty simple stuff.

If this doesn't work, there can be a hardware defect. Or you need to reinstall Windows, but probably a harware defect.
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
Tried that option and also tried upgrade option.
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nobusCommented:
in general, this problem is caused by bad hardware
you can test by removing, disconnecting or disabling hardware, eg disconnect extra disk or cd drives, all USB drives and devices
or disable sound in the BIOS

you can also check if the hardware is ok when booting from a live Knoppix cd :
ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/knoppix/KNOPPIX_V6.7.0CD-2011-08-01-EN.iso
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
Looks like the NIC has died.  But i managed to get the machine to restore from system recovery (somehow) and boots up now.
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XaelianCommented:
Ok. Like I said it was probably because of an hardware defect. If you'd replace it. You could try to boot. If that didn't help then you should do the system restore like I said in my previous post.

But great it works now.
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
i also reset the cmos...
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nobusCommented:
>>  Looks like the NIC has died  <<  then you replaced it? because a recovery does not repair hardware
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