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Powered down during update- system repair cannot fix problem!

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March 30, 2013 10:38:02 AM

Hi all

I'm trying to get my friends asus laptop to boot again after she had powered it down during a system update.

When I boot it shows the windows 7 logo, loads fine, but shows the system recovery screen. I get to the window that says system repair cannot automatically solve the issue, and the following script comes up

Prob sig # error

1 6.1.7600.16385
2 6.1.7600.16385
3 unkown
4 21200588
5 autofailover
6 3
7 no boot failure

OS Version 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
locale Id 1033


Sadly there is not a single system restore point! And on top of that we are missing the windows 7 disc.

Most of all we just need the files off of the computer.

If there is any way to go about doing this, I'll try it. All suggestions are greatly appreciated, thank you all!
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a b $ Windows 7
March 30, 2013 10:52:01 AM

Some laptops come loaded with a system recovery partition that will restore it to it's original state. You probably access this with a bios option. Unfortunately, your files will be lost if you can even try this option.
To recover your files, remove the hard drive and install it in a different pc where you can copy the files. This might be a simple sata connection, or perhaps in a usb enclosure.

What I suggest is to make lemonade. Buy a SSD, and install windows on it. You can borrow a windows 7 dvd to do the job, and activate using the original activation code pasted to the laptop. You will need to reinstall the programs.
You will transform the performance of the laptop and eliminate all of the original bloatware.
Put the laptop hard drive in a usb enclosure, and all of the files should be available.
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March 30, 2013 10:53:23 AM

There are 2 options open to you that i know of, first you will need another PC with windows 7 installed. You will need to create and burn a system repair disk, run the disc on the laptop and with luck that will restore your file system. The second option (if the repair disc fails) also requires another computer and is a bit more technical. You can remove the hard drive from the laptop and install it in the other machine, do not remove the hard drive from the other PC (a sata or ide cable required depending on HDD in the laptop). Boot the machine and it should detect the hard drive, you can then remove any files you need to the other computer. Then you will need to download a copy of windows 7, burn the iso to dvd using imgburn or similar program and re install to the laptop using the serial number that came with the laptop (re install the hard drive in the laptop first lol).
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March 30, 2013 10:54:10 AM

you beat me to it lol
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March 30, 2013 5:00:34 PM

geofelt said:
Some laptops come loaded with a system recovery partition that will restore it to it's original state. You probably access this with a bios option. Unfortunately, your files will be lost if you can even try this option.
To recover your files, remove the hard drive and install it in a different pc where you can copy the files. This might be a simple sata connection, or perhaps in a usb enclosure.

What I suggest is to make lemonade. Buy a SSD, and install windows on it. You can borrow a windows 7 dvd to do the job, and activate using the original activation code pasted to the laptop. You will need to reinstall the programs.
You will transform the performance of the laptop and eliminate all of the original bloatware.
Put the laptop hard drive in a usb enclosure, and all of the files should be available.


zink1701 said:
There are 2 options open to you that i know of, first you will need another PC with windows 7 installed. You will need to create and burn a system repair disk, run the disc on the laptop and with luck that will restore your file system. The second option (if the repair disc fails) also requires another computer and is a bit more technical. You can remove the hard drive from the laptop and install it in the other machine, do not remove the hard drive from the other PC (a sata or ide cable required depending on HDD in the laptop). Boot the machine and it should detect the hard drive, you can then remove any files you need to the other computer. Then you will need to download a copy of windows 7, burn the iso to dvd using imgburn or similar program and re install to the laptop using the serial number that came with the laptop (re install the hard drive in the laptop first lol).


Awesome. I have recovered the files so now just concerned with the OS.

I'll try the system repair disc that sounds like a good idea!

Should be all set, THANKS ALL
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