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     NetDef 3 weeks, 6 days ago.

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    • #1845113 Reply

      WSNTLS
      AskWoody Lounger

      I have a system with Win7 SP1 64 bit on a Dell 960 and would like to get it running again.  I have done this before with other systems, just cannot remember the proper instructions.

      WSNTLS ‘d’ “LoneWanderer”

    • #1845282 Reply

      anonymous

      The command you’re trying to remember is probably FIXMBR. However, to read about its “intricacies” please Google the term, as limited info is available from the command line. Also you don’t want to invoke it by mistake, thinking you’re just doing a query about it from the command line.

      In other words, I don’t recall if the command “fixmbr /?” (without the quotes and with a space between the command and the “/?”) will work to produce a limited help file or not as it does for many other items used at the command prompt.

      I hope this helps!

    • #1845304 Reply

      anonymous

      ? says:

      this may help:

      https://neosmart.net/wiki/fix-mbr/

    • #1845306 Reply

      NetDef
      AskWoody_MVP

      Bootrec.exe is the tool you are looking for.

      bootrec.exe /fixmbr
      bootrec.exe /fixboot

      Much more info at https://neosmart.net/wiki/bootrec/

       

      ~ Group "Weekend" ~

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    • #1847490 Reply

      WSNTLS
      AskWoody Lounger

      Mr.Woody,

      I had checked that “Remember Me” box and never even thought about logging in, so did that just now. Just have had too many other items on my mind.

      WSNTLS ‘d’ “LoneWanderer”

      Thank you one and all for this assistance, my experiences were from
      back in the mid 80s to later close to 90s.?? Figured there were some
      changes and looks as though that is correct.?? Will work on that
      tomorrow, Tuesday 18 June, 2019 as that is going to be a rather involved
      job.?? Going to need the H/D reinstalled, removed it to access some of
      the data on that H/D to transfer to another computer, the H/D is AOK as
      my inspection of it went well.?? I have other computers here that are
      64bit and they are all Dell’s.?? The one needing the work has Win7 Pro
      SP1 64 bit.?? I only have 64bit Dell computers purchased directly from
      Dell over the net, YES there was a DVD that came with it and said it was
      Win 7 Pro 64bit, when inserting to DVD drive it was shown as Win 7 32
      bit only, it did not have 64 bit nor Win7 Pro on the DVD, called Dell
      and they said ‘cannot help you!’?? So I am on my own.

      WSNTLS ‘d’ “LoneWanderer” Dumby, Dumby . . .

    • #1848690 Reply

      WSNTLS
      AskWoody Lounger

      UpDATE: 0834hrs on 06/19/2019

      Over estimated my return of my other system by a few days. After spending the entire day plus over night up to about the time above getting my system back:

      Dell OptiPlex 960 Dual Core Processor x64/w Win7® SP1/w some updates from Microsoft® and more rejected by USER. Maybe in a couple more days it will be fully operational again, after one (1) month short of two (2) years being down.

      Some people have posted that the information given by myself is not valid because they consider some of the Security Software I have given as doing a very fine job being obsolete and NOT trustable. I may not have a HIGHER education like they have, but; feel it is just as good or maybe even better from my SCHOOL-OF-HARD-KNOCKS. What I know and do is taught to me by ME! When an ERROR is made look to see what and why it was done and correct it. My knowledge is not just superficial goes deep into the system. Stated with Data General Main Frame x64 computers in about 1974. Desktop computers before the WWW (World Wide Web) about 1984/w a home computer about 1987 through to this day with not ever being infected nor hacked. Have had only one system that could not be recovered, Win98SE. Now on Win7® Home Premium SP1. How many people do you know that can make a statement like that with NO professional schooling on computers?

      WSNTLS ‘d’ “LoneWanderer”

      • #1848718 Reply

        jabeattyauditor
        AskWoody Lounger

        Maybe in a couple more days it will be fully operational again, after one (1) month short of two (2) years being down.

        Am I misreading that, or has this computer been down for almost two years?

        That’s more patience than I’ll ever have. I’d have wiped & rebuilt it after a day, two at the most.

    • #1848747 Reply

      WSNTLS
      AskWoody Lounger

      jabeattyauditor,

      You did read it correctly, it is just that I am a bit different than any other by doing what comes naturally to myself. Troubleshoot analyze to determine what went wrong with my work, correct that then do not make the same mistake. Also known as a learning process. When you do not have the same mistakes very often then you need to ask what the commands are to correct my HUMAN mistakes.

      At 80 years young have much experience and learning. Time means nothing to me as that is not valid any place except on Earth within your imagination, it is a creation of Human`s for a purpose of documenting things chronologically. The Universe has NOT time . . .

      WSNTLS ‘d’ “LoneWanderer”

      • #1848809 Reply

        jabeattyauditor
        AskWoody Lounger

        You did read it correctly, it is just that I am a bit different than any other by doing what comes naturally to myself. Troubleshoot analyze to determine what went wrong with my work, correct that then do not make the same mistake. Also known as a learning process. When you do not have the same mistakes very often then you need to ask what the commands are to correct my HUMAN mistakes.

        I understand your point of view, but I believe there’s a flaw in your reasoning – you’re assuming that the mistakes are all yours.

    • #1848911 Reply

      WSNTLS
      AskWoody Lounger

      jabeattyauditor,

      No, am not assuming any thing, except maybe the problem was within the REGISTRY file, maybe just could not adjust that part.

      When received that system came with Win7 Professional SP1 x64 with a DVD showing the same DATA on the label. LOVED that system, everyone told me just reformat and reinstall. Was working to recover the Professional version, just NEVER could happen. Eventually using the DVD sent with that system would ONLY restore as Win7 Home Premium SP1.

      A little disappointed to have lost that PROFESSIONAL version. Do LOVE Home Premium as well.

      WSNTLS ‘d’ “LoneWanderer”

    • #1858948 Reply

      WSNTLS
      AskWoody Lounger

      To all POSTERS on this thread,

      Would like to THANK one and all for their postings.  Very HELPFUL as well as an education for me if needed within the near or far future.  Once am able to get back on my feet, er, financial feet that is, would like to make a donation.  At this particular time not possible due to other problems that are also a work in progress.

      Word of advice, if possible, when you retire and not working on the net any longer, keep yourselves active in any way possible so your mind stays fresh along with some Xercises to keep the body fit also.

      AGAIN, Thank YOU each and everyone,

      WSNTLS “LoneWanderer”

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      • #1859002 Reply

        NetDef
        AskWoody_MVP

        Amen to that!  I tried early retirement, I about bored myself into an early grave.

        ~ Group "Weekend" ~

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