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Boot up, windows 7

  • Windows 7
  • Computers
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  • Windows Vista
  • Safe Mode
Last response: in Windows Vista
November 19, 2009 11:29:38 AM

Cannot start computer even to safe mode, would trying to install windows 7 from Vista 64 overcome this?

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a b $ Windows 7
November 19, 2009 2:47:18 PM

Can't boot to Vista at all? Not good...

The first thing I would recommend is trying repair the start up files. If this works, then you should be good to go from there however you like.

How to perform a Startup repair:

Second option - This has the potential to be more destructive, but is more thorough.

How to perform a full system repair:

If those don't work, then you're looking at a complete re-install no matter what. If you ahve a Win 7 DVD, then you may as well go to that...
November 19, 2009 6:18:45 PM

Cheers Scotteq.

Tried above but only have the recovery partition on hard drive and this seems to be part of the problem. Will try the win 7 approach to see if this overcomes the problem, sometime this weekend.

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a b $ Windows 7
November 19, 2009 6:27:05 PM

Yah - Can't even run the maker's recovery utility when you can't get into the OS at all... Best I can say at this point is to make a recovery disc when you have an opportunity..
November 20, 2009 6:37:28 PM

Like to thank you for the help.