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    Problem while booting system via Recovery media for Windows 7 Professional

    If i am booting system for windows 7 then screen shows an error after prompting a message 'Setup is preparing your computer for first use' then certainly will get an error message installation cannot proceed, restart installation. Why i am getting this error message, can anyone help me!!



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    Support Array
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    Re: Problem while booting system via Recovery media for Windows 7 Professional

    If you are getting this error message while installing windows 7 then have to follow somes steps:

    > Press Shift+F10 after appearing Error message screen
    > You will be able to see command prompt window after pressing Shift+F10
    > Type regedit hit enter
    > Registry editor windows will open then navigate to HKEY_Local_machine /SYSTEM /SETUP /STATUS /Child Completion
    > Now, highlight to child completion and then check for setup.exe
    > Double click on setup.exe and change the value to 3 if existing 1
    > Now, close the registry editor and black windows too

    Now, Click on ok and your installation should be completed.
    ~Support
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    ghanathey swetha Array
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    Re: Problem while booting system via Recovery media for Windows 7 Professional

    Hi.
    Follow the below steps:
    Keep tapping F8 during the early boot phase or boot the machine with your Repair CD.
    2. Select Repair from the menu that looks like this one:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...ding-safe-mode
    3. Log on as Administrator if prompted.
    4. Select Repair when prompted.
    5. Select the Command Prompt from the menu that looks like this one:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...s-in-Windows-7
    6. Identify the correct drive letter for your Windows installation. It could be a drive other than C: but it won't be X:. You do it by typing the commands
    dir C:\Win*
    dir D:\Win*
    dir E:\Win*
    until you find the Windows folder.
    I will call that drive "Q:".
    7. Type these commands:
    cd /d Q:\windows\System32\config
    xcopy *.* Q:\MyRegBack\
    cd RegBack
    dir
    8. Examine the dates of the Software, System and SAM files. Were the files created before or after your problem became apparent?
    9. If they were made before the problem became apparent then you can type these commands:
    copy /y software ..
    copy /y System ..
    copy /y Sam ..
    (the two dots are part of each command)
    10. Reboot normally. If things do not work out then you can backtrack by copying the original registry files from Q:\MyRegBack to Q:\Windows\System32\config.

    Thank you.

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