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Startup repair in Windows 7

If you've downloaded Windows 7 (and even if you haven't) it's a good idea to create a system repair disc straight away in case you run into problems booting the OS later on. Click Start > Maintenance > Create a System Repair Disc, and let Windows 7 build a bootable emergency disc. If the worst does happen then it could be the only way to get your PC running again.

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What type of system disc ?
operating system disc
Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc:
"This will show you how to create a Windows 7 system repair disc to use to boot to the system recovery options if you don't have a Windows installation disc, can't find your Windows installation disc, or can't access the recovery options provided by your computer manufacturer."
If you do not have access to either disc: Windows 7 - Repair Disc download


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 dispay.

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.

Hope this helps.

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Mar 06, 2014 | HP Compaq Presario SR1750NX PC Desktop

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BSOD involving Tunnel.sys and ntoskrnl.exe

Deoending on your OS you can find repair disk on-line. Do a Google search of your OS and repair disk iso. Take a look at this for a general idea, at the bottom of the page:http://maximumpcguides.com/windows-7/create-a-windows-7-system-repair-disc/ OR http://maximumpcguides.com/windows-7/create-a-windows-7-system-repair-disc/

Dec 09, 2012 | ASUS Computers & Internet

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need to make a start up disk for a lenovo with vista home

Click Here to Learn How to Create a System Repair Disc for Free
It turns out that Microsoft is going to let you create your own Windows 7 or Vista repair disc when Service Pack 1 comes out in a month or so. If you can't wait that long, the nice people over at Neosmart have created their own Windows 7 or Vista Repair Disc available for download. Update: it looks like the discs are no longer free.
The file is an ISO image file... if you are familiar then skip to the link, otherwise we've also got instructions on how to create a CD from the ISO file.
Burn Windows 7 or Vista Recovery Disc ISO to CD
You may already have a tool to do this such as Nero, but the best tool available for burning ISOs is ImgBurn, a freeware utility that does nothing else but burn ISO images, and it does it well.
Open up ImgBurn, and then click on the "Browse for a file" button, selecting the file you downloaded from Neosmart.

Put a blank CD into the drive, and then click the big Write button.

That's about all there is to it... you now have your very own Vista Recovery CD.
Download ImgBurn from imgburn.com
Download Windows 7 or Vista Recovery Disc from neosmart.net

Note that this download is no longer free

hope this helps

Aug 14, 2012 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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free download full system recovery of windows 7 home premium

Hi ,
There is no need to download anything but you can create an image of your entire system + a System Repair Disc .
Go to Start and type " back up " in the search bar . Now select " back up your computer " and click on " create a system image " in the next window and follow instructions . You' ll need an external HDD to transfer the image to it .
At the end of the procees , Windows will ask you if you want to create a System Repair Disc . Insert a cdrom ( it's sufficient , you don't need a dvd ) in your drive and click on " yes " .
In case of a later issue , you just need to load the repair disc and your system will be fully restored to the date of the image creation . So , you need to repeat the operation from time to time .
Best regards ,
fanaudi .

Apr 23, 2011 | Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT...

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