in place repair/install

Posted: 01-08-2009, 01:07 AM

Have a Home Premium system which has developed bad sectors and will no
boot presumably because boot files are damaged. Successfully ran CHKDS
from a BartPE CD and marked those sectors

With XP I have run repair installs many times, but Vista does not see
to offer this. When I boot from the DVD, Upgrade option is disabled an
I am advised to run Setup from Windows which is not possible

Any ideas to preserve applications and settings

Thank

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in place repair/install


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Re: in place repair/install
Posted: 01-08-2009, 01:27 AM
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"alwayswonder" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> Have a Home Premium system which has developed bad sectors and will not
> boot presumably because boot files are damaged. Successfully ran CHKDSK
> from a BartPE CD and marked those sectors.
>
> With XP I have run repair installs many times, but Vista does not seem
> to offer this. When I boot from the DVD, Upgrade option is disabled and
> I am advised to run Setup from Windows which is not possible.
>
> Any ideas to preserve applications and settings?
>
> Thanks
>
>
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> alwayswonder
Rick Rogers
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Re: in place repair/install
Posted: 01-08-2009, 03:02 AM
Hi,

If you have that many damaged sectors, then you shold replace the drive and
do a clean installation. A drive with bad sectors will not get better, and
likely will get rapidly worse.

Vista does not offer a repair install as did XP and previous versions due to
a major change in the way it is installed. The closest thing, an in-place
upgrade, has to be initiated from withing a working installation. There's no
way around this.

Probably the only thing you will be able to do is recover data from the
drive by installing it into a working installation.

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"alwayswonder" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> Have a Home Premium system which has developed bad sectors and will not
> boot presumably because boot files are damaged. Successfully ran CHKDSK
> from a BartPE CD and marked those sectors.
>
> With XP I have run repair installs many times, but Vista does not seem
> to offer this. When I boot from the DVD, Upgrade option is disabled and
> I am advised to run Setup from Windows which is not possible.
>
> Any ideas to preserve applications and settings?
>
> Thanks
>
>
> --
> alwayswonder
Brink
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Re: in place repair/install
Posted: 01-08-2009, 03:18 AM

alwayswonder;932813 Wrote:
> Have a Home Premium system which has developed bad sectors and will no
> boot presumably because boot files are damaged. Successfully ran CHKDS
> from a BartPE CD and marked those sectors
>
> With XP I have run repair installs many times, but Vista does not see
> to offer this. When I boot from the DVD, Upgrade option is disabled an
> I am advised to run Setup from Windows which is not possible
>
> Any ideas to preserve applications and settings
>
> Thank
Hello Alwayswonder

Since you are unable to do a repair (upgrade) install, I see no way t
preserve the applications and their settings.

If you have files that you need to preserve, then you could boot fro
your Vista installation disk and use the "Advanced drive options" durin
installation to shrink your current drive down by 70 GB (71680 MB) t
create another partiton to install a new Vista on instead. No not delet
or install on the original partition though. This way when you finis
installing Vista on the new partition, your old Vista installation wil
still be on the original partition. You should then be able to copy an
files that you would like to keep from within the new Vista installatio
to a backup source. Afterwards, you can wipe out both partitions an
reinstall Vista clean again, then add your files back from the backups

I hope this helps some
Shaw

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Re: in place repair/install
Posted: 01-08-2009, 06:40 AM
If you select INSTALL a second time, it will discover the old version, and
offer a repair option, which will save your old files in a special
Windows.old folder (or some such name). All documents are there, and
programs still work from before.


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"Brink" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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> alwayswonder;932813 Wrote:
>> Have a Home Premium system which has developed bad sectors and will not
>> boot presumably because boot files are damaged. Successfully ran CHKDSK
>> from a BartPE CD and marked those sectors.
>>
>> With XP I have run repair installs many times, but Vista does not seem
>> to offer this. When I boot from the DVD, Upgrade option is disabled and
>> I am advised to run Setup from Windows which is not possible.
>>
>> Any ideas to preserve applications and settings?
>>
>> Thanks
>
> Hello Alwayswonder,
>
> Since you are unable to do a repair (upgrade) install, I see no way to
> preserve the applications and their settings.
>
> If you have files that you need to preserve, then you could boot from
> your Vista installation disk and use the "Advanced drive options" during
> installation to shrink your current drive down by 70 GB (71680 MB) to
> create another partiton to install a new Vista on instead. No not delete
> or install on the original partition though. This way when you finish
> installing Vista on the new partition, your old Vista installation will
> still be on the original partition. You should then be able to copy any
> files that you would like to keep from within the new Vista installation
> to a backup source. Afterwards, you can wipe out both partitions and
> reinstall Vista clean again, then add your files back from the backups.
>
> I hope this helps some,
> Shawn
>
>
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>
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Re: in place repair/install
Posted: 01-08-2009, 07:40 AM

Thank you David

David Glienna;933013 Wrote:
> If you select INSTALL a second time, it will discover the old version
> an
> offer a repair option, which will save your old files in a specia
> Windows.old folder (or some such name). All documents are there, an
> programs still work from before
>
>
> -
> David Glienna (VB MVP - 2006,2007,2008
> SIOK Online - Remote PC Programming & Repai
> 'SIOK Online' (http://www.siokonline.com
>
>
>
> "Brink" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in messag
> news:0cbddc82d27c76aac75c1aa470131dd0@xxxxxx-gateway.com...> > >
> >
> > > alwayswonder;932813 Wrote:> > > > >
> > > >> Have a Home Premium system which has developed bad sectors and wil
> > > no
> > > >> boot presumably because boot files are damaged. Successfully ra
> > > CHKDS
> > > >> from a BartPE CD and marked those sectors
> > > >
> > > >> With XP I have run repair installs many times, but Vista does no
> > > see
> > > >> to offer this. When I boot from the DVD, Upgrade option is disable
> > > an
> > > >> I am advised to run Setup from Windows which is not possible
> > > >
> > > >> Any ideas to preserve applications and settings
> > > >
> > > >> Thanks> > > >
> >
> > > Hello Alwayswonder
> >
> > > Since you are unable to do a repair (upgrade) install, I see n
> > way t
> > > preserve the applications and their settings
> >
> > > If you have files that you need to preserve, then you could boo
> > fro
> > > your Vista installation disk and use the "Advanced drive options
> > durin
> > > installation to shrink your current drive down by 70 GB (7168
> > MB) t
> > > create another partiton to install a new Vista on instead. No no
> > delet
> > > or install on the original partition though. This way when yo
> > finis
> > > installing Vista on the new partition, your old Vist
> > installation wil
> > > still be on the original partition. You should then be able t
> > copy an
> > > files that you would like to keep from within the new Vist
> > installatio
> > > to a backup source. Afterwards, you can wipe out both partition
> > an
> > > reinstall Vista clean again, then add your files back from th
> > backups
> >
> > > I hope this helps some
> > > Shaw
> >
> >
> > > -
> > > Brin
> >
> > > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not as
> > > them.
> > > '*Windows 7 Forums*
> > > ('Windows 7 Forums' (http://www.sevenforums.com/)) *and
> > '*::Vista Forums::*
> > > (http://www.vistax64.com
> > > *Please post feedback to help others.* >
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Re: in place repair/install
Posted: 01-08-2009, 10:17 AM

"alwayswonder" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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> Have a Home Premium system which has developed bad sectors and will not
> boot presumably because boot files are damaged. Successfully ran CHKDSK
> from a BartPE CD and marked those sectors.

More than likely the drive will continue to develop bad sectors...
So now would be the time to replace it
>
> With XP I have run repair installs many times, but Vista does not seem
> to offer this. When I boot from the DVD, Upgrade option is disabled and
> I am advised to run Setup from Windows which is not possible.
>
> Any ideas to preserve applications and settings?
>
> Thanks
>

 
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