Creating a System Repair Disc can solve you a few boot problems encountered with Windows 7.
- Note the OS type (x32 or x64 bit)
- Insert an empty DVD into your drive
- Start > Programs > Maintenance > Create a System Repair Disc
- Select the drive and click on Create disc
Your repair disc is now ready to take over the world of corrupt booting Windows.
Note: The repair disc will support only the relative OS type i.e. 32 or 64 bit.
Note: Some business-line PCs may come with pre-installed non Windows OS like FreeDOS. These systems most probably use Linux as there main boot system and this is why a typical Windows installation may not boot properly in some cases.
Case: Install Windows 7 (64bit)
- Boot with a Windows 7 (64bit) setup DVD and install windows
- If your system loops on restart then you may need to do as follows:
[bash]#Type the following to take you to MS DiskPart prompt
#The next command will select a disk to proceed
select disk 0
#Type the next command to see a list with system volumes.
#Note down the CD/DVD drive letter i.e. “E”
#The next command will take you back to command prompt
#Type the following to take you to drive E
#cd into the boot dir
#Type next command to reset the MBR
bootsect /nt60 SYS /mbr[/bash]
How to add a printer port mapped to a shared printer (most useful windows when it gets stubburn not installing the drivers):
[text]1. Add Printer
2. Create New Port: Local Port
3. Enter Port Name: \\server\printShareName
4. Next: use Windows Update to find a driver or browse to find it
You should now have setup a printer on a shared resource.
To re-create the lost Show Desktop shortcut on previous versions of Windows and now set to the far right of the screen, follow these instructions:
- Create a text file and enter the following:
- Save this file on disk as “Show.scf” i.e. “C:\”
- Take an existing shortcut from desktop i.e. Firefox and r-click > Pin to Taskbar
- Chage the properties of the new shortcut just created on taskbar
- Under Shortcut Tab
Start in: C:\
Change icon: %SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll (select any)[/text]
- Under General Tab
[text]Name the shortcut anything, but NOT “Show Desktop” (plain “Show” is fine)
as this seems to conflict with the default shortcut (on far-right)[/text]
Your Show Desktop shortcut should be ready now. If things don’t show properly i.e. tooltip, icon, etc., try restarting or check user security/rights to make it work.
The procedure is for the Lenovo Netbook but may also work with other brands in a similar way.
- Insert boot media and start installation
- When prompted, select Custom/advanced setup
- Install on partition where ‘Lenovo’ volume sits
This will add the new OS and keep the older for dual-booting.
partition 1 = general data partition
partition 2 = Lenovo partition
partition 3 = OEM reserved volume