Upgrading ASUS laptops to windows 7

Newer asus laptops (the ones sold under Vista) are a little tricky to upgrade to windows 7, they have a small hidden partition that handles the boot  and recovery processes.

Once you format your C: to install 7 you will lose some files related to the recovery application. The boot handler in the small hidden partition will try to check the recovery files because it assumes that your windows installation is corrupted, but some file are missing, and that will result in a big red ERROR written on the screen, it looks pretty much like this one.


to fix this do the following.

  • Insert your window 7 CD and chose to repair your windows installation.
  • Open the command prompt.
  • write “bootsect /nt60 c: /mbr”
  • restart

everything should work fine.

what you did was to rewrite the master boot records to load windows7 and ignore loading the recovery process

Restoring windows Display after starting TV-tools

TV tools is a software that is supposed to manage and control nVidia cards TV out.

If you have made the mistake of installing this software without reading the documentation first. Your screen may go blank and there is nothing you can see. even after a restart.

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Windows\system32\config\system is corrupted ? here is the solution.

Files under system32\config as generally registry hives (where the registry lives)

system32\config\system and  system32\config\software can be easily damaged or corrupted in case of power  drop in the system.

Note that unlike other system files do not think about restoring them using the expand command from the windows XP recovery console, these file contain YOUR registry and you don’t want them replaced with the stock XP empty registry.

2 Ways to solve this:

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