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    Huge Boot problem (Boot/BCD error)

    I need your assistance severely.

    I purchased a refurb'd R73 (I'm pretty sure it's the R73.... lol) from Newegg a while back and I lost my recovery discs in a divorce.

    Long story story when I attempt to turn on my computer I get the error that it can't boot because of the following:

    indows Failed to start. A recent hardware change or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

    1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.
    2. Choose your language settings, then click "Next."
    3. Click "Repair your computer."

    If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

    File: \Boot\BCD


    I still have my Windows 7 Key for the install (it's on the sticker on the back of the lappy), but I need to make a repair or recovery disc im guessing. I can't do anything at all, it goes straight to that screen.

    Any help?

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    Do you have another system you can download and burn an ISO with? If so, download the ISO file from Microsoft legally, and punch in the product key on the bottom of the laptop. That's the best way to go about it.
    I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
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    Well, you need either #1 the recovery disks for your laptop, or #2 you need a OEM disk (or copy) of whatever version of win & you have loaded on your laptop so you can run the repair .
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    I'm assuming you're using W7? You can download a legal copy of the Windows 7 ISO from DigitalRiver. Then just burn it onto a DVD and use it to repair your startup problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chino View Post
    I'm assuming you're using W7? You can download a legal copy of the Windows 7 ISO from DigitalRiver. Then just burn it onto a DVD and use it to repair your startup problem.
    I just checked out DigitalRiver. I will try that route and post back here on how it goes.

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    The repair function from the DVD solves most boot problems. If it doesn't work, report back and we can do it manually via a command prompt.

    When you register an Asus product, you're given the VIP status. But the forum doesn't show it properly though. Sometimes it appears, sometimes it doesn't. lol

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    Here's a site where you can obtain a legitimate Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1 ISO file.

    http://www.mydigitallife.info/offici...digital-river/

    You can then burn it to a DVD or USB flash drive and use it to repair your current installation, or if that falls, reinstall Windows 7.
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    I have merged this thread with the one in the General Discussion forums, since this is the location for the question.
    I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=16
    We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee!
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    Thank you all so much. I was able to get the OS repaired using the legitimate download from Digital River. Once I was able to boot into the CD from the BIOS I was able to find a previous system restore point to reinstall.

    Works like a charm. There is a reason I love ASUS and all of you guys. Thanks so much all of you. *bro hugs*

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    Quote Originally Posted by NuclearPanda View Post
    Thank you all so much. I was able to get the OS repaired using the legitimate download from Digital River. Once I was able to boot into the CD from the BIOS I was able to find a previous system restore point to reinstall.

    Works like a charm. There is a reason I love ASUS and all of you guys. Thanks so much all of you. *bro hugs*
    Glad people helped you! Stick around, please, and help others out!
    I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=16
    We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee!
    LINUX Users, we have a group!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=23

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