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Windows 7 won't boot

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by dennya, Dec 6, 2011.

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  1. dennya

    dennya Thread Starter

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    Have dual boot; XP and 7. 7 will no longer boot, asking for the installation CD.
    I don't have an installation CD, only the one that puts everything back as it was
    when purchased.

    Can I get a boot file that will boot from USB? Or since I can see the 7 drive
    from XP, could I add a file to Win7?

    I checked on EasyBCD that is supposed to work, but I' use RollBack and it won't
    work with RollBack installed. I'm afraid to uninstall RollBack since it has saved me
    so many times in the past.

    Any ideas will be appreciated
     
  2. Callum_Dawson

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    This isn't exactly a problem for us to solve. Simply (as instructed) get hold of a boot disk. I don't think anybody will redistribute boot files.
     
  3. Mark1956

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    A little more information is needed here. I would assume that your original OS was XP for which you have the Recovery discs. So how did you install Windows 7?

    If you downloaded a copy of Windows 7 and have not paid for a genuine licence then we cannot offer any assistance.
     
  4. Elvandil

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    It's good that you have a backup system. But possibly the greatest cause of data loss is hard drive failure, and if Rollback keeps its backups on the same drive, it won't be of much use.

    If you have an extra hard drive, internal or external, it is far better to make disk images on a separate drive. Then you can uninstall Rollback and possibly solve your problem.

    But what exactly is the problem? Please note that error messages are not always correct. The problem could be something else, so please describe the problem in detail.

    Free drive backup software (imaging, cloning, and archiving - backups can be created on a second hard drive, internal or external, or on DVD's, or BluRay disks. One BluRay disk will hold most peoples' entire system drive's backup at 25 GB's using compressed images, 50 GB's double-layer):

    Paragon Backup & Recovery (Recovery boot CD or USB key)
    Macrium Reflect (Free)
    O&O Disk Image Express or (mirror)
    Easeus Todo Backup
    Redo Backup & Recovery (Boot CD)
    Clonezilla Live (A bootable CD of Debian with Clonezilla.)
    Drive Image XML
    PING (Partimage is not Ghost) (Boot CD with option Clam Antivirus)
    Partition Saving
    Clonezilla
    Passmark OSFClone (Bootable, cloning only)

    There are also many commercial products with more features.
     
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