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Install Win7 From Backup Startup Disk


Startup disk made from upgrade version. Hard drive fails that backup was on, can i use startup disk and upgrade disk to install win 7 direct, or do i need to still reinstall vista then upgrade. Just a question that i was wondering about in case i ever lost backup but still had the startup disk that i made after i upgraded. Or is the startup disk just good for a backup image.

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Deleting Backup Of Disk C

A while back, i saw a right-click option to backup disk c. I clicked on it and it backed up disk c, but it used all 10 gigs of my backup drive. At the time i was running windows vista 32 bit service pack 2 on my dell xps m1330, but i have since upgraded to windows 7. I want to free up disk space on my backup drive, and i want to know if it would cause damage to delete my one backup set. Is there any wizard to take me through the process? Just deleting the recycle bin and doing the options from disk cleanup does not do much.

Posted On: 2010-05-22 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Administrator Account For Rescue / Backup Disk

I have a new hp pc and would like to create a backup disk for the os or whatever else might needed to rebuild the software in the event of a failure. I have not added anything to the system yet. Hp's help says nothing about what account one should be on to do this. It just shows the step. It seems very much like it should be done as admin. I understand that's hidden, but have instructions on how to get to it. So what's the answer? Secondly, did ms deliberately hide the admin account because it should not be used for every day operations, but only as needed to do admin work?

Well, i posted this to ms technet and got no answer in 24 hours, so i decided to jump in by using the rescue disk instructions. I put in a dvd at the prompt, and asked for a backup. It showed a green bar working on something. Shortly, i was asked if i wanted to format the dvd. Ok, why not, but what was it working on prior to this. I came back in a few minutes, and there was no indication where it was, so i pressed backup. I came back again some minutes later, and no indication anything was done. I noticed a choice of make image. Maybe that's what i should really be doing?

It would be really good if one knew the status after steps were completed.



Posted On: 2010-01-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-15 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-10-14 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-19 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-12 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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I search everywhere but all the things i did was useless, i need help serious. How am i going to install the windows version if that happen. When i have the windows 7 and try to install the windows pro version, it says you cannot install because you have the new version, some thing like that.

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Posted On: 2009-12-21 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Fresh Windows 7 Installation Files Will Not Install On Disk 0

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So the results look like this:
Disk 0: 100 mb boot partition 256 gb unallocated space
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Whats going on here why are the windows files not installed on disk 0.


Posted On: 2010-06-02 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-02-21 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Cannot Install Win 7 On Sata Hard Disk - Intel 945 Chipset Motherboard

I troubleshoot more than one pc with dual boot system which run windows xp and windows 7. Which system are most latest- intel g31 chipset, 2gb ram, 500 gb sata hdd, 2. 5 ghz intel dual core etc.
But, now i face some installation problem with my pc. Yesterday i run my pc smoothly with windows 7 with 2 ghz pentium 4, 1 gb ram, 80 gb pata hdd, 945 chipset motherboard etc. I need more storage area, so i purchase a hitachi 500 gb sata hdd. My motherboard has one pata connector and two sata connector. I use the pata connector to attach my hdd and dvd. They worked fine.

But, when i attach my new 500 gb sata hdd to sata connector and remove the 80 gb pata hdd. Only dvd attach with pata connector. I insert my windows 7 installtion dvd to the drive and restart my pc and go to bios. This is amibios. I find bios recognize the sata hdd as primary master and dvd to secondary slave drive. I also find sata drive mark in ide form. (Their also raid and ahci also available. ) I save the configuration and reboot. After reboot, when pc want to start from dvd, i press the space key from keyboard and the setup start to copy installation file in 2 stage and i find it complete the copy process. And pc going to start up, but, but a green color bar running through a tube for about 2 hours. Nothing happen. Read more at the forum.


Posted On: 2010-03-21 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-01 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-12 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2012-03-14 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-28 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Backup Failed, Backup Drive No Longer Detected

Windows 7 kept bugging me about creating a backup, so i finally decided to. I chose to backup the default items onto my d: drive. I let it run, left for a bit and came back. It failed at 70ish%. Tried again. Same thing. I didn't have a whole lot of time left so i decided to just forget it.

I deleted the incomplete backup files on my d: drive (there was a c: backup file and mediaid. Bin) since there seemed to be no use for incomplete backup files.

When i got home and turned on my computer, post took longer than usual. My sata 2 drive was undetected. Sata 2 = my d drive. When windows starts to boot, it freezes when the windows animation is doing it's thing. I tried repairing and restoring from previously known good configuration and still nothing. I used my win7 disk to check for problems, and i even used that to restore to a point prior to my failed backups.

What else could i try? Why would my d: drive suddenly be undetected in bios, and why would a failed backup cause my windows installation to freeze? Edit: i unplugged the data cable from my d: drive and now windows boots. So deleting backup files royally screwed up my d: drive?


Posted On: 2009-12-18 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dell Datasafe Local Backup Vs Windows Backup

I recently purchased a dell desktop with windows 7. One of the first things i did was configure all of my back-upsettings / schedule in windows. I used the recommended windows default settings in regards to what data is being backed up and set my back-up location to an attached external wd drive. All seems to be working fine. That said this machine also has dell factory installed back up software (dell datasafe local back-up) that does it's thing and backs up data to a partition on the "c" drive. My question is if i've set up windows to back up my data to an external drive do i even need the dell datasafe local back up program at all? The concern is this program is using space on my c drive and if the c drive were to crash having the back up info on it seems kind of pointless to me anyway.

Posted On: 2010-04-07 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Error - Logonui Exe No Disk - Outlook Exe No Disk

I have windows 7 professional running 64 bit. A very annoying error pops up every five minutes or so. The message varies and can read "logonui exe no disk" or "outlook exe no disk" or "your favorite app. - No disk" depending on what i am running at the time. I have looked at many forums and can see that this error occurred in previous windows flavors. Some answers point to malware or infected file, others seem to think it's a corrupt install file. I have a fresh install of win 7. My previous os being xp.

I have reinstalled win7 and tried repair functions. No luck so far.


Posted On: 2009-10-30 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Backup Files To Dvd Drive Can't Change It To Backup To "c"

Win 7 wants to backup files to dvd drive can't change it to back up to "c" and can't get the back up utility to run. Instructions run you around in circles. Dvd back up always fails. Back up utility. Back up to dvd fails want back up to "c".

Posted On: 2009-12-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Can't Backup To Dvd Drive - "backup Was Unsuccessful"

I can't back up to my dvd drive. "Backup was unsuccessful". I want to run a back up on my recovery drive has 4 gig space . How many gigabite space will it use? Will the back up overwrite the information or keeps on adding?

Posted On: 2010-05-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Win 7 Startup

I'm running a dell e521 which started life with vista. I upgraded months ago to windows 7. The upgrade went quite smooth. This past week i was performing a system restore to a previous date when during the process the computer rebooted which is normal. I got the dell logo, then the windows 7 start-up screen with the four little revolving lights. Then the computer progressed to the black screen with the cursor in the center and froze at that screen. I have been unable to get past this screen since. I tried rebooting with the windows 7 repair disc but with no success.

I have since bought and installed a new hard-drive and was able to extract most but not all of my files from my external hard-drive. I would like to know if there is a solution to fixing my old drive so that i can retrieve all of my data and perhaps use it as a second drive in my computer. Note; when this problem hard-drive is connected i can't get past this black screen so i cannot access my computer to find a fix.


Posted On: 2010-01-31 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I purchased my laptop with vista on it, with an upgrade to 7 home premium when it was released. I've since installed, but now the system automatically turns the sound on at startup. It never had a problem with vista, and i didn't mind that the very first time i booted into 7

This is particularly annoying when i'm in class and someone sends me a message and the whole class think's i'm talking away. I've had more dirty looks from instructors in the past few months than i can remember.

I know i can go through and disable all the sounds, and switch between sound schemes, but i would rather not bother going through that path 2-3 times a day. How do i get my sound settings to stay where i put them?


Posted On: 2010-01-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

No Startup Folder

Recently, i put a program in the startup folder in

C:usersadminappdataroamingmicrosoftwindowsstart menuprogramsstartup

I later decided that i didn't want the program to startup every time i log on, but instead of deleting the program i accidentally deleted the startup folder instead. The folder is no longer in the recycling bin. Does anyone have any idea of how to replace my startup folder because i would really like to put some programs in there.

I've tried using task scheduler, but didn't find it to be very effective. What i really need is a new startup folder.


Posted On: 2010-05-08 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Freezes On Startup

I have a computer that is one day old and will not start up (windows 7 home premium 64 bit). It will freeze at "windows starting. " It will freeze under safe mode at the classpnp.sys file. I have attempted to boot from a recovery dvd and it will not not not boot from it and freeze, and the bios settings are set to boot from the optical drive 1st. It will freeze when i try to enter the repair console.

I am out of ideas as to what to do, and i can find no answers online.

The comlete story is as follows: i was installing various programs fine (office, symantec, turbotax 04-09, etc). After installing adobe photoshop, the os "freaked out. "  I have no other way to describe it. Various components of the screen starting flickering (not the entire screen, but certain parts of programs). The touchpad became unresponsive, jerky, and seemed to click on its own. The computer began a shutdown sequence - because updates had queued, those began installing once the os logged off. Upon power on, i made it to the welcome screen. Each time, the touchpad was unresponsive, and the keyboard seemed to have its own inputs, because it would freeze and lock me out of the system.

After a few cold shutdowns, the touchpad and keyboard stopped acting weird (i know this sounds crazy, but i swear its true), and i was able to log in. I created the recovery dvds using the vaio console, uninstalled photoshop, and did a system restore to before the photoshop installation. The computer shut down, but has never been able to completely boot into the windows welcome screen.


Posted On: 2010-03-11 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Startup Faliure

On june 23, 2010, my computer received an auto-update from microsoft. I believe that that my computer restarted once after the update, but since then, it fails to start up at all. The computer does not usually get as far as providing me with the repair screen options, but occasionally does. Those efforts were unsuccessful. I have even tried making the repair using the os software disc. However, that was not successful. Usually, i end up with a completely black screen. Dditionally, i tried to restore the computer to three prior periods, but each attempt has failed. I received the following information after the failed repair efforts:

Problem event name: startup repair offline problem signature 01: 6. 1. 7600. 16385 problem signature 02: 6. 1. 7600. 16385 problem signature 03: unknown problem signature 04: 21201010 problem signature 05: auto failure problem signature 06: 4 problem signature 07: bad patch os version: 6. 1. 7600. 2. 0. 0. 256. 1 local id: 1033

I'm guessing that i got dinged in the update that was downloaded. Regardless, i just want to get my computer back up and working. Any suggestions on how to fix this? Yes, i have disconnected all of the external devices and still have made no progress with this problem.


Posted On: 2010-06-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Startup Programs In Win 7

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Posted On: 2009-10-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

How To Get A Program Run On Startup?

Win 7 home premium i'd like to get a temperature utility program such as realtemp or core temp running on startup.core temp has a setting to have it run on startup, but it doesn't. (Neither of these are installed programs, but standalone .exe files that i run with a shortcut. )I've tried placing a short cut for either program into the startup folder but still have to start either one up manually. If i run system configuration, with either shortcut in the startup folder, it shows it being set for running on startup, but it doesn't run. http://moz.execulink.net/~jspirko/temp/system_config.jpg    

Posted On: 2010-05-29 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Taskbar Freeze At Startup

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I had re-installed the win 7 2 times again, and now it seems like the taskbar freeze at sratup, so when had had started the task-manager 1 time it works all ok ! That is quite strange !Any have a brilliant idea about what is wrong ! My computer is an acer stationary, 2 gb ram. Intel core duo e4500 2. 2 ghz. Windows / 32 bit.


Posted On: 2010-06-16 . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

Taskbar Freezing After Startup

When windows starts the taskbar is frozen, and i cannot click on anything. All icons on the desktop are not affected and can be clicked. When i click ctrl+alt+del, then cancel it, it goes back to normal and works fine.

I was on windows vista when this was happening. Once a installed windows 7, with an otherwise empty computer, it is still happening. As there is nothing else on my pc now, i presume it is microsoft related, or hardware.

I have tested the memory and its fine. I have checked the temperatures and there fine. The bios is upto date. There are no virus's or malware present.

I have now ran out of ideas, and for the life of me cannot work it out

I have checked on google, and used many tech forums to no avail?

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated?


Posted On: 2010-01-07 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .