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CBR954RR
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How can I run Rescue and Recovery to restore Partition that was blown out by Bluetooth uninstall

So, in a nutshell, I have been bitten by the Bluetooth uninstall bug that has completely trashed my Windows 7 boot partition.  I tried to install the latest version and near the end of installation, it threw up an error message and then rolled back.  Upon reboot, i had an error message coming up about bluetooth.  So, I tried again to update but same error.  So, i figured I would uninstall the current installed version and then install the new version.  Well, uninstalling the old version blew out my drive by deleting just about everthing that was in the partition.  Of course, after the uninstall it stated i need to reboot for changes to take effect.  When I rebooted, threw up a black screen with message about corruption and to put in windows 7 disk and try and repair.  That didn't work (obviously as most of my files are gone).

 

I have a parttion on the drive with Win XP Pro and that will boot but the version of Rescue and Recovery under XP will not load the backups that were created under Windows 7 and R&R v. 4.3.1.

 

So, my question is, how do i restore my backup on the Windows 7 partition?  Do i need to reinstall from the Win 7 disk to the Windows 7 partition and then install R&R 4.3.1 and then run and restore from the backup or is there some other easier way I can run a version of R&R v.4.3.1 to do a restore.

 

Any and all help greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks.

 

Dan

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Re: How can I run Rescue and Recovery to restore Partition that was blown out by Bluetooth uninstall

I think you can hit F11 at POST to boot into the R&R environment, where it should let you restore from an existing backup. You can also consider running a file recovery tool on the drive to try and recover some files.

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CBR954RR
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Re: How can I run Rescue and Recovery to restore Partition that was blown out by Bluetooth uninstall

ColonelONeill,

I did use an undelete tool to save as much data as I could from the Windows 7 partition. Trying to use the blue tool button produces a black screen with Boot disk failure in top left corner. F11at boot up produces the same screen. I believe the Bluetooth uninstall hosed the partition so bad that the recovery partition won't load now.

If there is no other way to run version 4.3.1 of the rescue and recovery software, I feel the only way for me to restore is to reinstall Windows 7 from scratch on the partition and then install rescue and recovery and see if I can then restore from my backup. I was hoping there was an easier or more straight forward way of restoring my system.

That uninstall bug sure did make a mess of my system.

Thanks for your thoughts and suggestions.

Dan
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Re: How can I run Rescue and Recovery to restore Partition that was blown out by Bluetooth uninstall

You could also see if you can make Rescue and Recovery boot media from another computer.

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
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