Is there any way to recover a windows 7 installation when startup repair won't fix the problem?
In startup repair, I get a problem signature corrupt file. I have run sfc and there are no corrupt files. I have run chkdsk. I have a restore point but it is back in feb of 2010. Is there anyway to reinstall it overtop of the existing installation
without being able to start windows to run setup from the windows installation disk (keeping my existing files and programs)?
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StartUp Repair often works from a Windows 7 Installation Disk or Windows 7 Repair Disk
when it does not from Recovery or a Recovery Disk. If needed how to make a Windows 7
Repair Disk is below. A Repair Disk can be made on any computer with a CD burner running
XP, Vista, or Window 7 as it uses no files from the Host computer. (The Windows Installation
disk meant here is a retail version and not the usually OEM disk which is a recovery disk.)
You can try some of these in Safe Mode - repeatedly tap F8 as you boot.
If you do not have a Windows 7 disk you can borrow a friends as they are not copy
protected. Your System maker will also sell the physical DVD cheap since you already
own Windows. Also you can make a repair disk on another computer.
Try Startup Repair - (If at ANY point you gain some but not full access to Windows come
back and try Startup Repair again.)