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Windows 7: BSOD every 10 mins

22 Sep 2010   #1
Emily

32 bit Vista, 32 bit 7
 
 
BSOD every 10 mins

Hi,
I recently installed Windows 7 on my HP Pavilion laptop. It BSODs every 10 minutes and most of my programs/virus software etc are not compatible. I just want to get rid of it and go back to Vista.
However, I can't reinstall Vista over the top because it crashes before it gets a chance to install.
Is there a way I can 'wipe' my computer to have no OS then install Vista?
I really need it up and working again as I have assignments piling up
Thanks in advance!


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22 Sep 2010   #2
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hello and Welcome !

Please follow this article How to uninstall Windows 7

- Captain
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22 Sep 2010   #3
Emily

32 bit Vista, 32 bit 7
 
 

Thank you
I can't install Vista over the top though because it crashes mid-installation
I don't have the Windows.old file either
I need a blank computer to start again with - if I uninstall all OS, can i put Vista back on from the blank state?
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22 Sep 2010   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Emily View Post
Thank you
I can't install Vista over the top though because it crashes mid-installation
I don't have the Windows.old file either
I need a blank computer to start again with - if I uninstall all OS, can i put Vista back on from the blank state?
Just follow the tutorial in the link below which shows you how to use the diskpart commands to rezero your drive. In my experiance with this the "clean" command is required to get rid of the partitions and the "clean all" command rezero's the drive.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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22 Sep 2010   #5
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hello,

Try this software Active@ Kill Disk Hard Drive Eraser. Low Level Format. and try this article How to Format your PC with the help of KillDisk - Guides & Tutorials

- Captain

Sorry Rob - Didn't see your replay
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22 Sep 2010   #6
Emily

32 bit Vista, 32 bit 7
 
 

What does all of that mean lol
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22 Sep 2010   #7
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Just follow the article chev65 That will help you wipe the whole hard drive.
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22 Sep 2010   #8
Emily

32 bit Vista, 32 bit 7
 
 

So I've been googling furiously and is this what I'm tryig to do?
Rezero the drive - blank the hard drive? Then put in the Vista disk, turn it on and it will reboot from the disk?
What's a partition?

I don't know if you can tell, but I'm not very experienced in installing OS
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22 Sep 2010   #9
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Emily View Post
So I've been googling furiously and is this what I'm tryig to do?
Rezero the drive - blank the hard drive? Then put in the Vista disk, turn it on and it will reboot from the disk?
What's a partition?

I don't know if you can tell, but I'm not very experienced in installing OS
Let me explain you as good as I can.

1. First step is we have to wipe Windows 7 from your Hard drive. Using this guide SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation you'll be able to wipe the Hard drive completely.

2. Then you'll perform a clean install for Vista. Follow this guide for instructions. Clean Install with a Full Version of Vista - Vista Forums

3. Partition is just a portion of hard drive i.e. C drive, D drive etc. Basically you could wipe just the C Drive partition and install Vista in that partition.

Hope this helps,
Captain
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22 Sep 2010   #10
Emily

32 bit Vista, 32 bit 7
 
 

Thanks heaps
I will try that once I get a Vista disk
When I bought my laptop it came with Vista already installed so I didn't get a disk. Will I have to buy it?
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