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johnsgmn
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can't reinstall Windows 7 with Operating System Recovery Disk x120e

Hi,

I dabbled with Ubuntu on my Thinkpad x120e, but found that the dual-boot was unneccessary.  I (likely foolishly) followed directions online to use EasyBCD (http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/nongeeks-guide-safely-uninstall-ubuntu-dualbooting-machine/) to overwrite GRUB.

Of course, now Windows won't load!  I get an error

 

Windows failed to start...

1. Insert your Windows installation disc...

2. Choose your language..

3. Click "Repair your computer"

 

If you do not have the disc, ...

 

File: \Boot\BCD

Status: 0xc0000098

Info: The Windows Boot Configuration Data file does not contain a valid OS entry.

 

I got the Operating System Recovery Disc from lenovo (thanks Lenovo for sending it) and copied it to a USB as the computer has no DVD drive.  When I start the computer from the USB and select run from USB, it begins to load Windows, then Lenovo Rescue and Recovery 4...but then it crashes and restarts.  When I hit f8 and startup in SafeMode, it begins to load the safemode screen, but then also crashes. 

 

Any advice on what to do??  Many thanks.

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Re: can't reinstall Windows 7 with Operating System Recovery Disk x120e

Hello,

 

If you are okay with erasing the contents of the hard disk drive, you can try booting to a Windows Command Prompt, running DISKPART.EXE, selecting the hard disk drive, and issuing a "clean" command, which will erase the disk so that the operating system can be reloaded.

 

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Aryeh Goretsky

 



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Re: can't reinstall Windows 7 with Operating System Recovery Disk x120e

That would be great!  I tried "Safe Mode with Command Prompt". A list of drivers loaded, the safe mode screen began to load, but then the system crashed and restarted.  Is there any other way to get to the command prompt! 

 

Apologies for my foolishness, and thanks for the help!

 

 

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Re: can't reinstall Windows 7 with Operating System Recovery Disk x120e

You can try a Windows repair disk. I think NeoSmart (makers of EasyBCD) have one up on their site.

 

You will likely be able to fix the partition table using the repair disk's Startup Repair, without having to totally wipe and restore.


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Re: can't reinstall Windows 7 with Operating System Recovery Disk x120e

Hello,


When you boot from the Lenovo-provided discs, is there an option to go to a command prompt? 

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 



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