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Windows 7 - No Repair Options?


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I have a friend with a crashed HP Touchscreen computer. It wont finish booting, looks like it just needs to have the master boot record repaired.

Problem is, when I boot from the dvd, i don't get a repair option, as if Windows doesn't recognize that it is already installed. It shows all the right partitions, etc, but will only allow me to clean install.

 

I tried F8 to get to a console and attempt to repair the bot record, but pressing F8 just yields another black screen of death.

 

What other options do i have? i can back up his data with linux and clean install, but I am trying desperately to not have to clean install, as it will take quite a bit of work to get him back to where he left off...

 

thanks,

-myk

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i cant get that far. If the windows disk doesn't detect that windows is installed, it never gives you the repair option to get the console up.

He has all his important data backed up, and i have him up and running on a laptop for now. just gonna reinstall, this thing was running dog slow anyway...

 

thanks,

-myk

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