Hard drive is corrupted and will not allow system restore

September 11, 2012 at 23:39:01
Specs: Windows 7, 2.199 GHz / 2815 MB
Need to reformat hard drive with NTFS file format to run system restore. Need to create a 3rd party formatting disc with NTFS file format

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#1
September 12, 2012 at 00:15:59
You may use Bart's PE for that:
http://www.nu2.nu/bootablecd/

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#2
September 12, 2012 at 05:18:26
"Need to reformat hard drive with NTFS file format to run system restore"

That makes no sense. System Restore is a Windows feature. If you reformat the HDD, Windows will be gone, therefore there will be no System Restore option. If you want to wipe the hard drive & reinstall Windows from scartch, all you need to do is boot off your Windows disc, or your Recovery discs, or access the Recovery partition. Did you ever create the Recovery discs?

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#3
September 12, 2012 at 19:25:47
riider is correct, if you format you will loose everything, including your recovery partition which can wipe the rest of the hard drive and reinstall your OS as it was shipped from the factory (less your files and added programs).

Use Recovery Disk or your Windows Repair Disk to access your System Restore from outside of Windows and restore your machine. You can make a Windows 7 Repair Disk from any Windows 7 machine as long as both are either 32bit or 64bit and use that. A Recovery Disk can be made only from the same machine or purchased from the manufacturer of the machine. If a Disk Image was made, you can use the Repair Disk to reload that as well.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
September 13, 2012 at 08:40:37
Need new hard drive maybe?

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