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Windows 7: I have a very unfortunate issue(crash)

13 Mar 2012   #11
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

You can use the startup repair that you see.


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14 Mar 2012   #12
Sato0

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

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Is it necessary to do this from a disk(OS/repair) or can I use the startup repair that I see?(as I'd have to go out and buy an external disk drive)
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You can use the startup repair that you see.
Either that didn't work or I did it wrong.
It still says that the windows installation process cannot begin.
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14 Mar 2012   #13
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Alright, it appears you may have done the chkdsk command incorrectly, so I will provide better steps.

Use Advanced Boot Options to select Repair Your Computer and get to the System Recovery Options. Then select the command prompt. Do the following:
chkdsk /r c:
chkdsk /r d:
chkdsk /r e:
chkdsk /r f:
.etc until you get the message that the volume could not be opened for direct access. For any drives that do not give the message:
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems
run chkdsk again as above. In other words, if it says:
Windows has made corrections to the file system
after running the disk check, run the disk check again.

I realize you may only have one disk show up in Windows explorer, but you may have more than one disk through recovery options. This is because the system creates a hidden boot partition (which will be C: in recovery), you may have a recovery partition for your PC that is hidden (which will be D: in recovery), and you will have your primary Windows partition (which may be E: in recovery). A custom PC will likely have at least C: and D: to scan.
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15 Mar 2012   #14
Sato0

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I ran it on c: and d: which were the only two that I could find aside from x: which gave me the same problem I got when I tried just(chkdsk) the first time. D: was the largest and took about 45 minutes each time.

It still says that the installation process cannot initiate.
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15 Mar 2012   #15
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

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15 Mar 2012   #16
Sato0

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

-.- BootRec didn't work, considering that I don't even have a windows installation on my computer(that being the problem).
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15 Mar 2012   #17
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Well that would explain why you cannot get to the login screen. You did not tell us that part.

I would suggest a full format and re-install; or are you trying to recover data? I am really confused now as to what is happening with your system since you did not provide ALL information.
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15 Mar 2012   #18
Sato0

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Well that would explain why you cannot get to the login screen. You did not tell us that part.

I would suggest a full format and re-install; or are you trying to recover data? I am really confused now as to what is happening with your system since you did not provide ALL information.
First my computer crashed then I formatted my windows partition or w.e and it was replaced with the Dell windows 7 factory image. I have indeed mentioned it, or did 'The installation proccess cannot initiate.' confuse you? Well I've turned restart on system failure off and received another error upon the beggining of the windows installation plus an automatic disk check on x:.

"Windows Setup experienced an unexpected error. To install Windows, restart the installation."
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15 Mar 2012   #19
Sato0

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sato0 View Post
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Is this thread solved as indicated, or do you still need help? I would be glad to provide any assistance that might be needed.

If it is solved, would you mind posting the steps that solved it?
This is not solved, the status was an accident.
I restored my computer to the factory image and it couldn't begin the installation process, after having more half-second bsods at first.
I also gave you the direct information in my first reply to you.
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15 Mar 2012   #20
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Alright, I was confused by your first post and forgot about the factory image. I also was confused as to how you were getting into a recovery environment without Windows installed, and I still am. Regardless, we need to determine which partition has your factory system image on it, which partition is supposed to have the Windows files on it, and so forth. Can you get into the recovery environment, run command prompt, and do the following sequence while posting the output from the prompt:

diskpart
list volume

Also, as to my error:
My apologies for getting a little sidetracked. In order to run Startup Repair, your system would have to be picking up on a Windows installation. As I understand it, you are able to get to the Recovery Environment (RE) through Advanced Boot Options because you do not have an install disc or recovery discs in the system and would need an external drive to run them. The only other method that I can think of that might allow you to see the RE is the recovery partition, but I would not expect Startup Repair to be able to run without a Windows installation on the computer.

Where do you receive the message that the Windows installation cannot continue? The steps you have taken to get to this message have also been a bit vague...
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