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brycrip

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Happy Holiday, Geeks! From around the world! Cool!

Win7 won’t start on my Lenovo 11e, Generation 2, laptop. Bought it on Amazon about 2 years ago so it is relatively new.

On boot-up I get the Win Logo then it repeatedly goes to Windows Error Recovery page. Can’t boot to Safe Mode: it starts loading files then seems to stall.

I’ve opened Bios and reset the defaults.

My Recovery Files are on a stick and with the stick installed, I select from F12. It seems to run normally and I have tried a full recovery to factory settings, and selected repair partition “C” as well, but on restarting the computer, I’m sent back to the Windows Error Recovery page and the whole process starts once again.

Any ideas for me? And thank you in advance.

Bry


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Please boot your computer with Windows Setup Media and from Windows Recovery Environment start the Command Prompt.

Please type below command into Command Prompt and press Enter key.

Following command will  fixes errors on the disk and locates bad sectors and recovers readable information.

Chkdsk D: /r

Please replace partition letter D: with Windows installed partition letter.  When computer boots into Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) environment the drive letter assign to Windows partition may not be C: drive letter because Windows 7, 8 , 8.1 and 10 creates a separate system partition when it's installed from scratch. The system partition contains boot files WinRE assigns the system partition the C: drive letter and the Windows installed partition will be assign any other drive letter usually D: drive letter is assign to Windows installed partition. The Bcdedit /enum | find "osdevice" command can be use to find out the drive letter of the Windows installed partition the output of the Bcdedit command is similar to this osdevice partition=D:. The drive letter after partition= is the drive letter of the Windows partition.

 

 

 

 

Please boot your computer with Windows Setup Media and from Windows Recovery Environment start the Command Prompt.

Please type below command into Command Prompt and press Enter key.

The following command scans integrity of all protected Windows system files and repairs files with problems when possible.

Sfc  /Scannow   /OFFBOOTDIR=D:\   /OFFWINDIR=D:\Windows

Please replace partition letter D: with Windows installed partition letter.  When computer boots into Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) environment the drive letter assign to Windows partition may not be C: drive letter because Windows 7, 8 , 8.1 and 10 creates a separate system partition when it's installed from scratch. The system partition contains boot files WinRE assigns the system partition the C: drive letter and the Windows installed partition will be assign any other drive letter usually D: drive letter is assign to Windows installed partition. The Bcdedit /enum | find "osdevice" command can be use to find out the drive letter of the Windows installed partition the output of the Bcdedit command is similar to this osdevice partition=D:. The drive letter after partition= is the drive letter of the Windows partition.


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Thanks, Tomm.... having a tough time connecting to you. I'm working on this thanks. I assume when you say Windows Setup Media you are referring to the restore files I have saved on a stick. How do I start the Command Prompt from there?

Bry


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If you have created Windows Repair Disk then boot your computer with Windows Repair Disk if you don't have a Windows Repair Disk then boot your computer with Windows Installation DVD then follow following instructions.

 

 

 

1. Insert the System Repair Disc or Windows Installation DVD into your CD or DVD drive.
2. Configured the BIOS boot device order setting to start from a CD/DVD optical drive.

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3. If prompted, press any key to start the computer from the System Repair Disc.
4. Choose your language settings, and then click Next button.
5. Click “Repair your computer”.

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6 . To access WinRE environment from Windows 7 select the Windows installation you want to repair, and then click Next button.

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After you click Next, the System Recovery Options menu appears.

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From System Recovery Options click Command Prompt.

 

 

Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc
Open the "Backup and Restore" by clicking the "WJLHL2N.png --> Control Panel --> System and Maintenance --> Backup and Restore" and In the left pane, click “Create a system repair disc”. You will need a blank CD or DVD and then just follow the instructions to create a Windows Repair Disk.


Edited by FreeBooter, 01 January 2018 - 02:03 PM.

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It's a Lenovo laptop... no disc drive.


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If you have access to working computer with internet connection you can download Windows 7 ISO file from below link.

 

You can use Rufus program to create bootable USB flash drive.

 

Download Windows 7 Disc Images (ISO Files)


Edited by FreeBooter, 03 January 2018 - 02:55 PM.

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