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Windows 7: Windows won't load! Please help!

19 Apr 2012   #21
stuartedwards5

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 

Hi guys, mini update - I've managed to get Lucid Puppy onto a USB drive and salvage my files on the broken OS machine.

Downloading the large .iso file today, but the wi-fi cafes here are crap! Do you guys know some good Download Manager software that allows for pauses in downloads/ download over multiple sessions etc?

I'll let you know when I've got it.

Cheers! Stu


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21 Apr 2012   #22
stuartedwards5

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 

Quote:
Hi Stuart,

Do you have download facilities where you are? If you do, please download Windows 7 Home Premium x86 from this location, and then install it to a bootable 4GB drive using the tool linked below.

Post back here once you've done that, and I'll talk you through doing a chkdsk from that USB, or perhaps even a Repair Install., depending on what we find. There is definately no need to visit a repair shop - we'll sort you out for free.

Windows 7 Download - you want the file shown as English x86: X17-58996.iso
http://www.mydigitallife.info/offici...digital-river/

Windows USB Installer - see Step 1:
Microsoft Store Online

Regards,
Golden
Hi guys! Finally managed to download the above .iso file, and have successfully loaded it onto my 4gb bootable drive.

What's the next move from here? Shall I try and boot from it from start up?

Thanks a bunch guys.
Stu
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21 Apr 2012   #23
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Yes, just insert the drive, restart your computer and boot into the USB drive.

If you need help with the install, this tutorial should help you as the steps are the same whether you're booting from a DVD or a USB drive.

Clean Install Windows 7
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22 Apr 2012   #24
stuartedwards5

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 

Right, I've booted off the USB drive at it works!

I select 'Repair Your Computer', then I select 'Use recovery tools that can help fix problems starting Windows'

Then the following pops up:
"This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of Windows you are trying to repair. Try using a recovery disc that is compatible with this version of windows"

Then the only option I have is to do a fresh install of Windows. Have I got the wrong .iso file or something? Agh!

Thanks for the patience guys!
Stu
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22 Apr 2012   #25
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I thought it was a clean install you were after?

Did you download the ISO for your version of Windows?

As you are using Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit you need the ISO for that version.

If you don't choose the correct ISO version, you'll not be able to activate using your COA product key.
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22 Apr 2012   #26
stuartedwards5

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 

Hi Seavixen,
Previously the forum member 'Golden' said he/she would be able to help me run CHKDSK from the USB drive. A clean install is the last option I want to go for really, as I'd rather try and repair Windows than wipe my machine and loose all my files and programs. And I'm not sure whether I actually have my product key. (I'm in India travelling)


I downloaded the .iso file that Golden recommended.

Is there a way of finding out exactly which version of Windows I'm running (just to make absolutely sure) from within setup/bios menus?

Thanks!
Stu
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23 Apr 2012   #27
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi Stuart,

According to your system specifications in your forum profile, you are using Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit. Thus, you should have downloaded the same version ISO.

If you boot from the ISO, and at the language screen that appears just before install, hold SHIFT+F10 - a cmd window will open with the following prompt X:\Sources.

Type the following:

diskpart <enter>
list disk <enter>

What is listed on the screen?

Regards,
Golden
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23 Apr 2012   #28
stuartedwards5

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 

Golden! Thank you very much for getting back to me!

I did what you said exactly and this is what comes up:


Code:
X:Sources>diskpart

Microsoft Diskpart version 6.1.7601
Copyright <C> 1999-2008 Microsoft Corporation.
On computer: MINWINPC

DISKPART> list disk
Disk ###  Status   Size    Free       Dyn       Gpt
--------- ------   -----  ------     ------   ------- 
Disk 0    Online   698GB  1024KB
Disk 1    Online   3852MB  0KB

DISKPART>

And that's it! I hope that makes sense and I haven't been sold Windows7 Starter or something!

Cheers,
Stu
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24 Apr 2012   #29
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

There is no free space on your HDD according to diskpart, you need at least 10% free space so your system can function.
I will assume that Disk 1 is your USB stick.
Use your Lucid Puppy USB stick to remove some of the files on your HDD to your external HDD, go for at least 10GB free space.

If you didn't fill the HDD or it fills up again after you remove files, then you may have a virus.
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24 Apr 2012   #30
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Agreed, and well spotted Dave. Free up some space as per Dave's suggestions.

Regards,
Golden
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