My Windows 7 is in a black screen with cursor before login in all boot modes state. It says I have no restore points (when I actually do) and I have tried all recovery options. It happened after I ran CHKDSK /r on the drive in a cmd in WinRE. I have another working computer and a Win 7 retail disc. Can I extract the Win7 Ultimate directory from the install.wim and completely replace the C:\WINDOWS\ directory through a linux boot CD? Are there any files I want to keep intact to boot correctly (obviously the drivers folder but what else). Is there a way to do a repair install like I can do in XP? I'm running out of options.
Even if you manage to extract the
I recommend you to create a Windows 7 System Repair Disk; you will need a working Windows 7 System for that:
Then use the newly created repair disk to repair your damaged system.
Hirens Boot CD Features a Mini Windows XP which can allow you to determine the root of the issue and - if possible - fix it.
In case all fails, install a new windows on top of your current windows (
However this approach does work, it is recommended to download setup packages for drivers from your pc manufacturers website.
If you have registered programs, most programs store their license information in the Registry(
You can mount the old registry entries from your old system into a hive in the new system.
Just make sure you copy over all the programs stuff into the same locations on the new OS and copy the license information / registry entries (
if the folder