Quickly reimaging laptop to recover from unexpected Win 7 blue screen

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Umar, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Umar

    Umar Guest

    I have encountered a blue screen, running Win 7, a couple of times so
    far. It has been easier and faster to reimage my laptop but it is a
    slow process which also includes reinstalling all the productivity
    apps.

    I am not familiar with any off the shelf software products that make
    the reimaging much more efficient where I can save a "mirror image" of
    OS and apps installed on my laptop and then upon encountering an
    unexpected blue screen, I can get back to a state of normalcy without
    significant delays. As a nomadic consultant, blue screens are my
    biggest worry.

    If anyone has any insight in this regard, feel free to relay any
    pointers.

    Umar
    Umar, Oct 29, 2010
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    Jeff Gaines Guest

    On 29/10/2010 in message
    <> Umar
    wrote:

    >I am not familiar with any off the shelf software products that make
    >the reimaging much more efficient where I can save a "mirror image" of
    >OS and apps installed on my laptop and then upon encountering an
    >unexpected blue screen, I can get back to a state of normalcy without
    >significant delays. As a nomadic consultant, blue screens are my
    >biggest worry.


    Have a look at Acronis True Image:
    http://www.acronis.com/

    I use the Acronis bootable CD to create images from time to time but it is
    also capable of keeping itself up to date if you do a full install.

    In the event of a problem boot from the Acronis CD, select the image and
    tell it to restore. Takes 5 - 20 minutes depending on image size.

    --
    Jeff Gaines Dorset UK
    It may be that your sole purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others.
    Jeff Gaines, Oct 29, 2010
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    Carlos Guest

    Hi,
    It would be interesting to determine the root cause of your blue
    screens.
    You have to recall what changes you did to your laptop that caused
    those blue screens (software installation, drivers, etc.).
    A quicker solution might be a system restore to a no-blue-screen day.
    Carlos

    On 29 oct, 02:20, Umar <> wrote:
    > I have encountered a blue screen, running Win 7, a couple of times so
    > far. It has been easier and faster to reimage my laptop but it is a
    > slow process which also includes reinstalling all the productivity
    > apps.
    >
    > I am not familiar with any off the shelf software products that make
    > the reimaging much more efficient where I can save a "mirror image" of
    > OS and apps installed on my laptop and then upon encountering an
    > unexpected blue screen, I can get back to a state of normalcy without
    > significant delays. As a nomadic consultant, blue screens are my
    > biggest worry.
    >
    > If anyone has any insight in this regard, feel free to relay any
    > pointers.
    >
    > Umar
    Carlos, Oct 29, 2010
    #3
  4. Umar

    Umar Guest

    Being mostly a business user of Win 7, I have had limited success in
    figuring out the root cause of any of the blue screen situations that
    I encountered, in collaboration with appropriate win 7 support
    forums.

    Plus the time required to be spent to trudge through the restore
    process or safe boot or whatever was similar to programming in "COBOL
    that cripples the mind."

    While I am ascribing no blame, I am just pointing out the reality of
    my world as a non-techie. This is not a MS issue nor anyother vendor
    issue -- the blue screen mgmt is inherently complex, IMHO.

    That said, I will try to cross the chasm to Acronis True Image.

    Thanks,

    Ramu
    Umar, Oct 29, 2010
    #4
  5. Blue screens in Win7 are really rare unless there is an underlying problem,
    so I'd strongly second Carlos' suggestion to let us help resolve them. That
    being said, I've used Acronis with good success, but currently use Windows
    Home Server for my backup mechanism. Given that I have well more than a
    single machine, WHS is a much better overall solution, IMO. Plus it will
    give you remote access to home resources when you're on the road.

    --
    Charlie.
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/Russel


    "Umar" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have encountered a blue screen, running Win 7, a couple of times so
    > far. It has been easier and faster to reimage my laptop but it is a
    > slow process which also includes reinstalling all the productivity
    > apps.
    >
    > I am not familiar with any off the shelf software products that make
    > the reimaging much more efficient where I can save a "mirror image" of
    > OS and apps installed on my laptop and then upon encountering an
    > unexpected blue screen, I can get back to a state of normalcy without
    > significant delays. As a nomadic consultant, blue screens are my
    > biggest worry.
    >
    > If anyone has any insight in this regard, feel free to relay any
    > pointers.
    >
    > Umar
    Charlie Russel-MVP, Oct 30, 2010
    #5
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    acmz123 spot Guest

    Re: Quickly reimaging laptop to recover from unexpected Win 7 bluescreen

    I think an easy way to keep your Computer from Running Slow is to install a PC protector or cleaning, according to my personal experience, Tuneup360 is good choice, and your computer takes only 30 sec to start up if you have it!!!

    > On Friday, October 29, 2010 1:20 AM Umar wrote:


    > I have encountered a blue screen, running Win 7, a couple of times so
    > far. It has been easier and faster to reimage my laptop but it is a
    > slow process which also includes reinstalling all the productivity
    > apps.
    >
    > I am not familiar with any off the shelf software products that make
    > the reimaging much more efficient where I can save a "mirror image" of
    > OS and apps installed on my laptop and then upon encountering an
    > unexpected blue screen, I can get back to a state of normalcy without
    > significant delays. As a nomadic consultant, blue screens are my
    > biggest worry.
    >
    > If anyone has any insight in this regard, feel free to relay any
    > pointers.
    >
    > Umar



    >> On Friday, October 29, 2010 6:14 AM Carlos wrote:


    >> Hi,
    >> It would be interesting to determine the root cause of your blue
    >> screens.
    >> You have to recall what changes you did to your laptop that caused
    >> those blue screens (software installation, drivers, etc.).
    >> A quicker solution might be a system restore to a no-blue-screen day.
    >> Carlos



    >>> On Friday, October 29, 2010 7:57 AM Jeff Gaines wrote:


    >>> On 29/10/2010 in message
    >>> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Have a look at Acronis True Image:
    >>> http://www.acronis.com/
    >>>
    >>> I use the Acronis bootable CD to create images from time to time but it is
    >>> also capable of keeping itself up to date if you do a full install.
    >>>
    >>> In the event of a problem boot from the Acronis CD, select the image and
    >>> tell it to restore. Takes 5 - 20 minutes depending on image size.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Jeff Gaines Dorset UK
    >>> It may be that your sole purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others.



    >>>> On Friday, October 29, 2010 10:27 AM R. C. White wrote:


    >>>> ?Hi, Umar.
    >>>>
    >>>> The most obvious question:
    >>>>
    >>>> What does the blue screen say?
    >>>>
    >>>> That's a message that is trying to tell you what the problem is. Please do
    >>>> not ignore it. If you do not understand what it says (Most of us do not!),
    >>>> then post it here. There are plenty of true PC experts here (not me!) who
    >>>> can read that apparent gobbledygook like an open book. Once you fix the
    >>>> underlying cause, you will not ever have to re-image the system and reinstall
    >>>> apps.
    >>>>
    >>>> Windows comes set by default to Automatically restart on System failure.
    >>>> This is a great idea most of the time, because many BSODs are caused by a
    >>>> momentary glitch that will not recur on the next reboot. But, when this
    >>>> does not work, we are left with no clue as to what the actual problem is.
    >>>> The BSOD flashes and disappears before we have time to read it. And all
    >>>> BSODs are "unexpected", right?
    >>>>
    >>>> While your computer is running make a very slight, easy change at the end of
    >>>> a very long click-path. Click:
    >>>> Start | Control Panel | System | Advanced system settings (You'll need to
    >>>> furnish Administrator credentials to get past this point.) | Advanced \
    >>>> Startup and Recovery Settings - and finally you are there: Startup and
    >>>> Recovery. Whew!
    >>>>
    >>>> Now, just remove the check from the box under System failure that says
    >>>> Automatically restart. OK your way out to the Desktop.
    >>>>
    >>>> You will not see any change immediately, but next time there is a BSOD, your
    >>>> computer will NOT restart immediately. It will wait until you push the
    >>>> computer's hardware Reset button. This will give you all the time you need
    >>>> to study that page Much of it is boilerplate and does not apply to most
    >>>> situations. But there will be a STOP CODE in hexadecimal digits; often
    >>>> there is an ALL CAPS label, too, and maybe a set of 4 more hex numbers. All
    >>>> of this is important, but the Stop Code is the most informative. (Please
    >>>> also mention the make and model of the computer; this often makes a
    >>>> difference.)
    >>>>
    >>>> Post all this into your next message and one of the gurus here can use it to
    >>>> point you in the right direction for a permanent fix. No more blue screens!
    >>>> ;<)
    >>>>
    >>>> RC
    >>>> --
    >>>> R. C. White, CPA
    >>>> San Marcos, TX
    >>>>
    >>>> Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-9/30/10)
    >>>> Windows Live Mail Version 2011 (Build 15.4.3502.0922) in Win7 Ultimate x64
    >>>> SP1 RC
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Umar" wrote in message
    >>>>
    >>>> I have encountered a blue screen, running Win 7, a couple of times so
    >>>> far. It has been easier and faster to reimage my laptop but it is a
    >>>> slow process which also includes reinstalling all the productivity
    >>>> apps.
    >>>>
    >>>> I am not familiar with any off the shelf software products that make
    >>>> the reimaging much more efficient where I can save a "mirror image" of
    >>>> OS and apps installed on my laptop and then upon encountering an
    >>>> unexpected blue screen, I can get back to a state of normalcy without
    >>>> significant delays. As a nomadic consultant, blue screens are my
    >>>> biggest worry.
    >>>>
    >>>> If anyone has any insight in this regard, feel free to relay any
    >>>> pointers.
    >>>>
    >>>> Umar



    >>>>> On Friday, October 29, 2010 11:06 AM Umar wrote:


    >>>>> Being mostly a business user of Win 7, I have had limited success in
    >>>>> figuring out the root cause of any of the blue screen situations that
    >>>>> I encountered, in collaboration with appropriate win 7 support
    >>>>> forums.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Plus the time required to be spent to trudge through the restore
    >>>>> process or safe boot or whatever was similar to programming in "COBOL
    >>>>> that cripples the mind."
    >>>>>
    >>>>> While I am ascribing no blame, I am just pointing out the reality of
    >>>>> my world as a non-techie. This is not a MS issue nor anyother vendor
    >>>>> issue -- the blue screen mgmt is inherently complex, IMHO.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> That said, I will try to cross the chasm to Acronis True Image.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thanks,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Ramu



    >>>>>> On Saturday, October 30, 2010 10:07 AM Charlie Russel-MVP wrote:


    >>>>>> Blue screens in Win7 are really rare unless there is an underlying problem,
    >>>>>> so I'd strongly second Carlos' suggestion to let us help resolve them. That
    >>>>>> being said, I have used Acronis with good success, but currently use Windows
    >>>>>> Home Server for my backup mechanism. Given that I have well more than a
    >>>>>> single machine, WHS is a much better overall solution, IMO. Plus it will
    >>>>>> give you remote access to home resources when you are on the road.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> --
    >>>>>> Charlie.
    >>>>>> http://msmvps.com/blogs/Russel



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    acmz123 spot, Nov 29, 2010
    #6
  7. Umar

    acmz123 spot Guest

    Re: Quickly reimaging laptop to recover from unexpected Win 7 bluescreen

    I think an easy way to make your laptop recover from unexpected Win 7 blue screen is to install a PC protector or cleaning, according to my personal experience, Tuneup360 is good choice, and your computer takes only 30 sec to start up if you have it!!!

    > On Friday, October 29, 2010 1:20 AM Umar wrote:


    > I have encountered a blue screen, running Win 7, a couple of times so
    > far. It has been easier and faster to reimage my laptop but it is a
    > slow process which also includes reinstalling all the productivity
    > apps.
    >
    > I am not familiar with any off the shelf software products that make
    > the reimaging much more efficient where I can save a "mirror image" of
    > OS and apps installed on my laptop and then upon encountering an
    > unexpected blue screen, I can get back to a state of normalcy without
    > significant delays. As a nomadic consultant, blue screens are my
    > biggest worry.
    >
    > If anyone has any insight in this regard, feel free to relay any
    > pointers.
    >
    > Umar



    >> On Friday, October 29, 2010 6:14 AM Carlos wrote:


    >> Hi,
    >> It would be interesting to determine the root cause of your blue
    >> screens.
    >> You have to recall what changes you did to your laptop that caused
    >> those blue screens (software installation, drivers, etc.).
    >> A quicker solution might be a system restore to a no-blue-screen day.
    >> Carlos



    >>> On Friday, October 29, 2010 7:57 AM Jeff Gaines wrote:


    >>> On 29/10/2010 in message
    >>> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Have a look at Acronis True Image:
    >>> http://www.acronis.com/
    >>>
    >>> I use the Acronis bootable CD to create images from time to time but it is
    >>> also capable of keeping itself up to date if you do a full install.
    >>>
    >>> In the event of a problem boot from the Acronis CD, select the image and
    >>> tell it to restore. Takes 5 - 20 minutes depending on image size.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Jeff Gaines Dorset UK
    >>> It may be that your sole purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others.



    >>>> On Friday, October 29, 2010 10:27 AM R. C. White wrote:


    >>>> ?Hi, Umar.
    >>>>
    >>>> The most obvious question:
    >>>>
    >>>> What does the blue screen say?
    >>>>
    >>>> That's a message that is trying to tell you what the problem is. Please do
    >>>> not ignore it. If you do not understand what it says (Most of us do not!),
    >>>> then post it here. There are plenty of true PC experts here (not me!) who
    >>>> can read that apparent gobbledygook like an open book. Once you fix the
    >>>> underlying cause, you will not ever have to re-image the system and reinstall
    >>>> apps.
    >>>>
    >>>> Windows comes set by default to Automatically restart on System failure.
    >>>> This is a great idea most of the time, because many BSODs are caused by a
    >>>> momentary glitch that will not recur on the next reboot. But, when this
    >>>> does not work, we are left with no clue as to what the actual problem is.
    >>>> The BSOD flashes and disappears before we have time to read it. And all
    >>>> BSODs are "unexpected", right?
    >>>>
    >>>> While your computer is running make a very slight, easy change at the end of
    >>>> a very long click-path. Click:
    >>>> Start | Control Panel | System | Advanced system settings (You'll need to
    >>>> furnish Administrator credentials to get past this point.) | Advanced \
    >>>> Startup and Recovery Settings - and finally you are there: Startup and
    >>>> Recovery. Whew!
    >>>>
    >>>> Now, just remove the check from the box under System failure that says
    >>>> Automatically restart. OK your way out to the Desktop.
    >>>>
    >>>> You will not see any change immediately, but next time there is a BSOD, your
    >>>> computer will NOT restart immediately. It will wait until you push the
    >>>> computer's hardware Reset button. This will give you all the time you need
    >>>> to study that page Much of it is boilerplate and does not apply to most
    >>>> situations. But there will be a STOP CODE in hexadecimal digits; often
    >>>> there is an ALL CAPS label, too, and maybe a set of 4 more hex numbers. All
    >>>> of this is important, but the Stop Code is the most informative. (Please
    >>>> also mention the make and model of the computer; this often makes a
    >>>> difference.)
    >>>>
    >>>> Post all this into your next message and one of the gurus here can use it to
    >>>> point you in the right direction for a permanent fix. No more blue screens!
    >>>> ;<)
    >>>>
    >>>> RC
    >>>> --
    >>>> R. C. White, CPA
    >>>> San Marcos, TX
    >>>>
    >>>> Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-9/30/10)
    >>>> Windows Live Mail Version 2011 (Build 15.4.3502.0922) in Win7 Ultimate x64
    >>>> SP1 RC
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Umar" wrote in message
    >>>>
    >>>> I have encountered a blue screen, running Win 7, a couple of times so
    >>>> far. It has been easier and faster to reimage my laptop but it is a
    >>>> slow process which also includes reinstalling all the productivity
    >>>> apps.
    >>>>
    >>>> I am not familiar with any off the shelf software products that make
    >>>> the reimaging much more efficient where I can save a "mirror image" of
    >>>> OS and apps installed on my laptop and then upon encountering an
    >>>> unexpected blue screen, I can get back to a state of normalcy without
    >>>> significant delays. As a nomadic consultant, blue screens are my
    >>>> biggest worry.
    >>>>
    >>>> If anyone has any insight in this regard, feel free to relay any
    >>>> pointers.
    >>>>
    >>>> Umar



    >>>>> On Friday, October 29, 2010 11:06 AM Umar wrote:


    >>>>> Being mostly a business user of Win 7, I have had limited success in
    >>>>> figuring out the root cause of any of the blue screen situations that
    >>>>> I encountered, in collaboration with appropriate win 7 support
    >>>>> forums.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Plus the time required to be spent to trudge through the restore
    >>>>> process or safe boot or whatever was similar to programming in "COBOL
    >>>>> that cripples the mind."
    >>>>>
    >>>>> While I am ascribing no blame, I am just pointing out the reality of
    >>>>> my world as a non-techie. This is not a MS issue nor anyother vendor
    >>>>> issue -- the blue screen mgmt is inherently complex, IMHO.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> That said, I will try to cross the chasm to Acronis True Image.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thanks,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Ramu



    >>>>>> On Saturday, October 30, 2010 10:07 AM Charlie Russel-MVP wrote:


    >>>>>> Blue screens in Win7 are really rare unless there is an underlying problem,
    >>>>>> so I'd strongly second Carlos' suggestion to let us help resolve them. That
    >>>>>> being said, I have used Acronis with good success, but currently use Windows
    >>>>>> Home Server for my backup mechanism. Given that I have well more than a
    >>>>>> single machine, WHS is a much better overall solution, IMO. Plus it will
    >>>>>> give you remote access to home resources when you are on the road.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> --
    >>>>>> Charlie.
    >>>>>> http://msmvps.com/blogs/Russel



    >>>>>>> On Sunday, November 28, 2010 11:54 PM acmz123 spot wrote:


    >>>>>>> I think an easy way to keep your Computer from Running Slow is to install a PC protector or cleaning, according to my personal experience, Tuneup360 is good choice, and your computer takes only 30 sec to start up if you have it!!!



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    acmz123 spot, Nov 29, 2010
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