repair disk won eject during recovery

May 18, 2011 at 07:57:01
Specs: Windows 7 64-bit, intel core i5
Trying to recover using recovery dvd's I made, but when booting from repair disk and get to the point where it says to load drivers, the dvd won't eject so I can proceed.

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#1
May 18, 2011 at 11:27:43
If these are recovery disks I don't understand why you would NEED to supply any additional drivers. Explain if you can.

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#2
May 18, 2011 at 14:29:23
You may need drivers if you have modified it from the OEM spec.


i'd say the program is defective.

Might look at the owners manual to see if there is some trick to this.

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#3
May 19, 2011 at 05:59:52
Well, this is the 3rd repair disk I have made. I did not modify it. It behaves like the other 2 I made. I insert it and then restart and get to the screen where I choose to recover from images I made and it says to load drivers. I try to then eject the repair dvd and nothing happens. It is asking me at that point to load drivers. It will allow me to browse my machine, but won't eject so I can put in the drivers dvd that came with my computer. When I browsed the files, I could not tell which driver I should select, and after trying many that did not work, I decided to ask someone. I also talked to Dell and I can't seem to make them understand what is happening. I actually reloaded Win 7 from the Win 7 dvd that came with my computer and was able to do that, so this is a clean install of Win 7. I have not made any changes to the registry or bios. I'm wondering if there is a problem in the way Windows actually creates the repair disk, since this is the 3rd one I've made with two different hard drives and none of them work. All I want to do is recover my machine to the recovery dvd's I made when I first got it, because I thought I had Windows Ultimate instead of Windows Home Premium. In my many hours of reading on-line, I did read somewhere this was a known problem. Does anyone know this or a fix for this?

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#4
May 19, 2011 at 06:02:27
Are you trying to perform a factory restore or restore from an image made using Windows 7 backup feature?

Have you made any changes to your system since making the backup you are trying to use? Any added hardware or software?

Windows updates would count if they included SP1 or hardware drivers. I haven't yet used restore in Windows 7 so I am not sure how it works exactly but I would guess if the files in the backup were older you would be asked if you want to use them or not.


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#5
May 19, 2011 at 10:13:52
I solved my own problem. I was so frustrated with spending hours on the internet looking for a solution, I just changed out the hard drives. I was running Win 7 Home Premium on the old drive. I must have confused Windows with the Office Ultimate I had. Thanks everyone for your input. How do I close this thread?

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#6
May 19, 2011 at 20:31:05
The thank you is all that is needed, the thread will in time close.

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