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Old 07-30-2014, 07:23 AM   #16
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Can puppy repair windows or do I need to find the right file?
No, you cannot repair windows 7 from Puppy Linux, you need either an installation CD/DVD for it or a Recovery CD to access the recovery partition, if this was an OEM install and has a separate recovery partition.

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Is it possible to create a windows recovery disk with puppy?
No, but you should have been able to do that any time you had booted your windows 7 system.
You now have Puppy installed and are trying to boot windows? or are you just trying to get data from the windows partition?
Boot Puppy and open a terminal and run this command, post the output: parted -l(Lower Case Letter L in the command)
Also run: fdisk -l(Lower Case Letter L again)

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Old 07-30-2014, 07:45 AM   #17
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You can download Win 7 from Microsoft and create an installable media (USB stick or DVD). Boot from that media and one of the options is to repair a damaged Windows installation. Doing this will likely restore the default Windows MBR so you'll have to reinstall Grub but you would at least have a working Windows.

Big download (3GB+) but it will work...
 
Old 07-30-2014, 09:19 AM   #18
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Thanx for the suggestion. puppy worked great to access the files although still running slow. taking forever to access it seems. I have tried start up repair for windows and nothing happens. Can puppy repair windows or do I need to find the right file?. It has grubloader and is partitioned it looks like it had puppy 2.1? as this is all new any suggestions? I was even thinking could the mother board be bad?.....I will be trying another Linux soon. still trying to repair windows.

Is it possible to create a windows recovery disk with puppy?

Any chance you have the Windows Recovery Disc's?
If the Recovery Partition is still on the HDD you might be able to copy it or download it like NGIB mentioned.

Try this tuturial-
http://www.ehow.com/how_7408626_linu...-recovery.html

Sorry I don't know how to test/diagnose if the mobo is on it's way out- I'll look into it-
How long have you had your pc?
 
Old 08-05-2014, 05:37 PM   #19
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If you bought a used computer with win7 and it has a legit key and you want to restore it as it no longer boots then you will need a recovery cd. as NGIB mentioned it may be possible to salvage the system.

puppy as mentioned can not fix windows but will allow access to files on the windows partition in the event you want to retreive personal files or see what was on the drive that is not booting. it will also allow you to repartition the drive if you want to install linux as a dual boot or replace win 7.

Personally you can not trust that the key is for the installed system if you got the laptop used.

If you have puppy booting to a desktop then it should bark if the sound works and if you can connect to the internet then you have a backup system that works.

Download solydx and try it live and see if it also likes the laptop. if so then try installing it. if not try another. if the systems work live but you have issues installing you may need to document what you do so others can see where the issue starts. it is important to try connections to internet and insure video and sound are working live as if they do not work live it is not likely to work installed.
 
Old 08-07-2014, 10:12 PM   #20
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Thank you all for the help. Thanks to puppy I was able to retrieve files and dban wipe, Linux mint 17 installed like the wind.
 
Old 08-07-2014, 10:14 PM   #21
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Thank you all for the help. puppy saved my files and dban wiped the drive. Linux mint 17 installed with no problem.
 
Old 08-08-2014, 09:59 AM   #22
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Thank you all for the help. puppy saved my files and dban wiped the drive. Linux mint 17 installed with no problem.
Congratulations on your Linux Mint installation!-

My associate is running Mint and he is very well pleased.

When you have time look at the Linux Mint Users Guide-
http://www.linuxmint.com/documentati...glish_17.0.pdf

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