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Windows 7: BOOTMGR fixes fail

26 Jul 2012   #11
Hoggorm

Windows 7 Home premium, 64 bit
 
 

Yes, it is exactly the same DVD I used to install Windows 7 initially about two weeks ago. i only have one DVD, and it is Win 7 DVD for 64 bit


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26 Jul 2012   #12
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Hoggorm,

then something went wrong with your system.

The message you say about another version says that somehow a 32bit operating system got installed or that someone has swapped out DVDs with you and giving you a 32 bit DVD.

The end result: you can not use that DVD to repair your system.

I assume that you would rather not reformat and perform a complete install.

If you don't mind doing that then let me know.

Also the person who gave you the advice re DiskPart must have been behind on his sleep. Don't follow his advice. I repeat. Don't follow his advice
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26 Jul 2012   #13
Hoggorm

Windows 7 Home premium, 64 bit
 
 

Hmm...

Do you reccomend I make a clean install?

Actually this starts taking so much time I rather want to start all over again. But I would like to make sure that all three drives are formated and "clean" before I start. Is there an easy tutorial on how to make sure all disks are formated and "clean"?
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26 Jul 2012   #14
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Is your Win7 DVD a purchased DVD or a copy of a purchased DVD or a DVD that you burned from an ISO?

If an original DVD then the label on the DVD will tell you if it is 64 or 32 bit.

Do you have the 25 character product key that you will need to install Win 7?
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26 Jul 2012   #15
Hoggorm

Windows 7 Home premium, 64 bit
 
 

Yes, I have the key. The DVD is burned from a ISO file.
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26 Jul 2012   #16
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Excellent!

Disconnect all drives except for the one on which you want to install Win7.

boot up from the Win 7 DVD.

Go straight to a command prompt.

Use Diskpart to "clean" the disk.

Here is info for you:
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GO TO A COMMAND PROMPT
USING YOUR WIN 7 DVD/UFD




BOOT TO A COMMAND PROMPT USING A WIN 7 DVD/USB STICK
Ř Insert your Win 7 DVD or Win 7 USB
Ř Power down your computer.
Ř Power up your computer.
Ř Boot up your computer from the Win 7 DVD/USB stick.
Ř When a screen is displayed asking for the Language to Install,
press the key combo of SHIFT + F10.
Do NOT click on Next.
Press the SHIFT + F10 key combo.

You will have a X:\Sources> command prompt.
X: is a ram drive created by Windows 7.
X: contains a mini-version of Windows 7 called a PE (pre-execution environment).

If you do not plan on installing windows at this time, you may now remove the DVD/USB stick.

If you plan on continuing with an install, then do not remove.

Execute the desired commands.
Use the EXIT command to return to the Win 7 installation procedure.
NOTE: UFD = Usb Flash Device = usb stick = pendrive = thumb drive


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PREPARE A UFD/SSD/HDD FOR USE


Run CMD.EXE as administrator
WIN | type CMD.EXE | do NOT hit ENTER | CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER key combo |
ALT + y key combo

WIN=key with Microsoft logo on top

Type following commands and hit ENTER key after each command.
DISKPART starts the DiskPart program; the command prompt changes to DISKPART>
LIST DISK shows numeral assigned to disks
note the numeral assigned to your UFD/SSD/HDD
The numeral 2 will be used in this example
SELECT DISK 2
DETAIL DISK the info shown will confirm the correctness of your selection
CLEAN ALL the entire ufd/sdd/hdd will be overwritten with zeros
This can take awhile if capacity is large.
Any bad sectors will be so marked and avoided.
There will be no progress indication.
You must simply wait for the diskpart prompt to appear again. Keep the faith-the DiskPart prompt will eventually return.
----OR---------
CLEAN the first and last sectors of the ufd/sdd/hdd will be overwritten with zeros
Much quicker and will eliminate any boot info.

If installing Win 7 to a SSD/HDD,
AND you want to let the Win 7 installer create partitions, then
you are finished and can go directly to the EXIT statements.

CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY create a primary partition on the UFD/SSD/HDD
FORMAT FS=NTFS format the partition
ACTIVE the partition can contain operating system startup files
ASSIGN the next available letter is assigned to the UFD/SDD/HDD

EXIT exit from the DISKPART program
EXIT exit from the command shell
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26 Jul 2012   #17
Hoggorm

Windows 7 Home premium, 64 bit
 
 

Karlsnooks,

What is the difference between that procedure and installing Windows 7 from scratch (or as if it was the first time I wanted to install Windows 7?

Now I went for a dive into some boxes and found the original DVDs and tried both the 64 and 32 bit versions. Both of them states that I'm using a different Windows DVD than ehat is installed on the system. It might have something to do with the last HDD I installed that had Windows Vista on it. That was what started this mess, ref my first post...
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26 Jul 2012   #18
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

D/L this https://skydrive.live.com/#cid=B0A22...89320E3247!320

the file to d/l is called NEW it is a .zip file - ( not NEW.7z )

rt click it >unblock>apply>ok

Then extract it and burn the iso as an image to a cd/dvd.

Boot it up on your sick machine.

Have a look round - you should be able to take screnshots and post up here what you find.
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26 Jul 2012   #19
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Hoggorm,

Another chap explained to me the cause of what you are seeing.

You have a pre-SP1 DVD and you Win 7 on the disk has SP1. Crazy but true.

Thus if you were interested in making a system repair from DVD, you would need to:
Download the ISO for Win 7 64 bit with SP1
Burn the ISO to DVD.
Boot from the DVD.

Here is a link to a legal site for downloading Win 7 64 bit with SP1.

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River « My Digital Life
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26 Jul 2012   #20
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Karl,

Whoever told you that is mistaken.
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