win7 PC not booting up (Part 2)

October 1, 2010 at 00:00:24
Specs: Windows 7 home prem, dual core 3.0/1gb
This is a continuation of my first post here.

if i create a system image from one computer and use it on another computer whose hdd has spoilt ( most likely ) to restore everything will it work?


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#1
October 1, 2010 at 00:08:13
This could only work if the hardware of the two systems were very similar. Otherwise the drivers, and possibly the HAL, would be wrong and the system would not boot.

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#2
October 1, 2010 at 00:40:30
hi,
if your hard drive is dead as in your last posts and you do not have the win7 dvd etc etc, you could contact the manufacturer of the system and ask for a restore dvd, they may charge you but as your drive is dead they may be nice.
the chances of a image working are very small, however you may be able to clone a drive from a similar system and the then run a repair using the repair/recovery cd, the systems have to be very similar for that to work and you will of course be using the using the same win7 key in both machines which is illegal..

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#3
October 1, 2010 at 01:15:41
ok wait, "clone the drive from a similar system and use it to run the repair." do i use the cloned drive as an external device and then repair or what?

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#4
October 1, 2010 at 20:01:40
i dont understand!! im confused.

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#5
October 1, 2010 at 23:12:48
clone the drive from a similar system,onto your new drive.
then install the new drive in your system, if it boots great, if it doesnt you may need to run a repair using a repair/restore cd, i posted the link for a free repair cd before.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#6
October 2, 2010 at 02:07:32
oh! i'll try that.

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