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Old 04-14-12, 09:45
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Win 7 x64,i5,6GB, MSIE 9/ Desktop is same and ceated disc that works easily.
I did create one on this laptop before.

Start>security>backup my computer>create system repair disc.

I am trying to create Win 7 repair disc but altho it burns, it will not function -nothing appears. Tried 4 different make cds.

I tried F8 but it said it can't repair.
i inserted the os dicsc and it said contact manuf.
I went back a couple of restore points, ran SFC, ran CHKDDSK then F12 diagnostics.
I am not a tech and don't know what is left to do.

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Old 04-14-12, 10:37
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Brand and model of laptop so we can search for what key combo will present you with a boot menu. You can not assume that your laptop will boot from a CD/DVD exactly the same as your desktop computer.
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Old 04-14-12, 12:11
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Default Re: cannot repair

A Windows repair disk is meant for more advanced repairs. If you are looking for a system repair (in-place upgrade, reinstall over itself), this disc will not do it.
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Old 04-14-12, 13:52
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Win 7, i5,6gb,msie9 dell inspiron 15R, N5010
In an attempt to fix this I am finding related issues.
Error 0xc000000e is the message I now get when trying to repair.
The reading to fix this is difficult for me to understand as it implies a format and re installation would not fix the corrupted configuration in the BIOS.
I think it has to do with the pc not recognizing the cd drive letter.
I have only one drive letter in the laptop's cd-rw drive.

When I use the os disc or F8 I cannot repair so i will have to manually get in over my head.
The two symptoms are inability to create the repair disc and inability to perform repair.
I can acces my backups with the Acronis cd but some readings implied that would not fix it. I also have two dvds that I created when I got the machine but it seems there is a corrupted configuration that revesing the software is not going to handle.
I read where a person did a format and reinstall and the problem persisted. it seems like when you change your drive letters or boot options. There needs to be an internal fix.
I am obviousy guessing as this is more than I can understand.
Thank you for your help and I will give you as much informationas I can.
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Old 04-14-12, 14:20
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Brand and model of laptop so we can search for what key combo will present you with a boot menu. You can not assume that your laptop will boot from a CD/DVD exactly the same as your desktop computer.
>>Plodr I am sending you 2 pix of the event viewer which may or may not be relavent.
I only went there to see how my drives were designated.
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Old 04-14-12, 14:23
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A Windows repair disk is meant for more advanced repairs. If you are looking for a system repair (in-place upgrade, reinstall over itself), this disc will not do it.
>>System and security,backup and restore,create a system repair disc.
I thought this was a useful way of accessing some tools to enter Windows and repair items.
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Old 04-14-12, 14:39
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Brand and model of laptop so we can search for what key combo will present you with a boot menu. You can not assume that your laptop will boot from a CD/DVD exactly the same as your desktop computer.
>>I think you found the answer. My boot order is 1-hard,
2-cd
3-etc

And shouldn't it be cd first then hard second?
I entered the bios and tried to do it but did not know what i was doing with the arows so I escaped.
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Old 04-14-12, 20:14
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Default Re: cannot repair

I've never used any of the Win 7 tools for backup, recovery and restore.

On the Dell laptop, to create the recovery disk or USB stick, you need Dell Datasafe Local Backup.
You insert the disk, or the USB stick, turn the computer on and when the Dell logo appears immediately press F12. This will start the recovery. You do not need to change the boot order in the BIOS. A lot of newer computers keep the hd as the first boot device and simply use some key combos to boot from something other than the hard drive.
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Old 04-16-12, 07:17
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I've never used any of the Win 7 tools for backup, recovery and restore.

On the Dell laptop, to create the recovery disk or USB stick, you need Dell Datasafe Local Backup.
You insert the disk, or the USB stick, turn the computer on and when the Dell logo appears immediately press F12. This will start the recovery. You do not need to change the boot order in the BIOS. A lot of newer computers keep the hd as the first boot device and simply use some key combos to boot from something other than the hard drive.
>>I will only report to you what I got for replies when I posted in the MS forum.
Four people have said they have the same pc and the same problems.
One person said to use datasafe to restore to original factory state with many caveats about Mcafee which came preinstalled warning not to let it get involved.
Others say that did not work.
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Many PC's and BIOS's give you a one time boot option key, during the self tests.
I think Dell is F1 or F2 during that period. Just tap those keys, after pushing your power button. Keep tapping until you get the option screen or go into Windows. That should get you the one time boot option. Set it for the DVD.
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Many PC's and BIOS's give you a one time boot option key, during the self tests.
I think Dell is F1 or F2 during that period. Just tap those keys, after pushing your power button. Keep tapping until you get the option screen or go into Windows. That should get you the one time boot option. Set it for the DVD.
>>One time is F12 and the BIOS for permanenet change is F2
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Sorry, I just re-read. I misunderstood. I didn't realize you couldn't make the disc, too.
I just discovered a new app here, I've yet to try it out on the buggy laptop, I'm working on, but I ran it on my own and it seems to have reset things, I don't remember setting.
It fixes internal Windows problems and if it doesn't fix yours, the coder asks for input so he can add a fix.
Worth a try.
http://majorgeeks.com/Tweaking.com_-...air_d7141.html
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I should add, it didn't screw anything up. Like some apps that mess with the registry, do.
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I should add, it didn't screw anything up. Like some apps that mess with the registry, do.
>>Thank you for the referral but no luck - I wrote to the forum though.
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Old 04-16-12, 15:22
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Brand and model of laptop so we can search for what key combo will present you with a boot menu. You can not assume that your laptop will boot from a CD/DVD exactly the same as your desktop computer.
>>Dell Insppiron R15 n5010
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Old 04-17-12, 14:02
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Is there a way to fix,"Boot manager generic Failure" 0xc000000e?
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Looks very much like a hard disk failure peter. If you can get it replaced you should be able to restore your last Acronis image and be up and running again.
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I used the 2 recovery dvds and all is up and running. Took about 2 hours of putting programs back with the data I keep aside but after running over night ans tofay it is ok.I ran hardware diagnostics with the dell support center and the drive tests ok.
I have no idea what boot manager is.
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Old 04-18-12, 11:07
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Looks very much like a hard disk failure peter. If you can get it replaced you should be able to restore your last Acronis image and be up and running again.
>>Hard drive is third in boot order behind diskette and cd. Shoud I use F2 to change it so hard drive is first or is this ok? It works fine and I can use F12 to boot from cd if need to.
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>>Hard drive is third in boot order behind diskette and cd. Shoud I use F2 to change it so hard drive is first or is this ok? It works fine and I can use F12 to boot from cd if need to.
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Boot order is normal, leave as is. If you need to boot from CD it will do so automatically. I'm puzzled why you have used recovery CDs rather than restoring an Acronis image - after all this is one of the many situations Acronis is intended for. Aren't you using it any more?
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