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Windows 7: Reboot or select proper boot device

21 Oct 2012   #21
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

All good Richie - that method is tried and tested several thousands of times now. She'll be all alright!


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21 Oct 2012   #22
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I would try booting partition wizard boot cd - free .

See if it picks up the disk.

Depending what it finds - you might want to run partition recovery from it.

Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition ... http://www.partitionwizard.com/parti...otable-cd.html
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21 Oct 2012   #23
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Great suggestion SiW2!
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21 Oct 2012   #24
RichieSeal

Windows home premium x64
 
 

Ill try that now then and see if i have any luck with that then. As when i tried to clean install it says i cant install windows on that disk for some reason
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21 Oct 2012   #25
RichieSeal

Windows home premium x64
 
 

Ok so when i go to the clean install it says it cannot, when i got to show details it reads 'Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The computers hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure the disk's controller is enabled in the computers BIOS menu' I have no idea what to do to fix this. Any help with this please?
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21 Oct 2012   #26
gregrocker

 

Sounds like a problem with the HD. Is it detected in BIOS setup and by the installer when booted?

Boot the HD"s maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan to check it's condition.

Then as suggested boot Partition Wizard bootable CD to check and post back a camera snap of the Drive Map and listings. If any partitions are missing run the Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard - Video Help.

If the partitions are missing and not recoverable create an NTFS Primary installation partition of around 100gb and Modify>Set to Active. Give it a drive letter and rightclick on it to Check File System.

Now try install.
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21 Oct 2012   #27
RichieSeal

Windows home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Sounds like a problem with the HD. Is it detected in BIOS setup and by the installer when booted?

Boot the HD"s maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan to check it's condition.

Then as suggested boot Partition Wizard bootable CD to check and post back a camera snap of the Drive Map and listings. If any partitions are missing run the Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard - Video Help.

If the partitions are missing and not recoverable create an NTFS Primary installation partition of around 100gb and Modify>Set to Active. Give it a drive letter and rightclick on it to Check File System.

Now try install.
Ill try the things involving the CD tomorrow as i only have DVD-RW's to hand. Once i have all the information ill post it on here for you to look at. Thanks a lot so far though, its nice to be getting somewherewith everyones help
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21 Oct 2012   #28
gregrocker

 

If you want to start with Partition Wizard you can use Hiren's BootCD From USB Flash Drive (Pen Drive) » www.hiren.info
Hiren’s BootCD 15.1

It's rudimentary HD Surface Scan will give you a good idea of the condition of the HD and at the same time give a picture of the drive map and listings which you can post back that will greatly assist us in helping you.

If it shows errors then I'd advance to the HD maker's extended test which may also be on Hiren's stick.

If not you have the Partition Recovery Wizard (undelete), can Explore C to see your files which can be rescued using that step in Clean Reinstall tutorial. Then you can repartition , check File System and mark Active to see if it will install, providing the disk is good.
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21 Oct 2012   #29
RichieSeal

Windows home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you want to start with Partition Wizard you can use Hiren's BootCD From USB Flash Drive (Pen Drive) » www.hiren.info
Hiren’s BootCD 15.1

It's rudimentary HD Surface Scan will give you a good idea of the condition of the HD and at the same time give a picture of the drive map and listings which you can post back that will greatly assist us in helping you.

If it shows errors then I'd advance to the HD maker's extended test which may also be on Hiren's stick.

If not you have the Partition Recovery Wizard (undelete), can Explore C to see your files which can be rescued using that step in Clean Reinstall tutorial. Then you can repartition , check File System and mark Active to see if it will install, providing the disk is good.
Thank you. i shall look at the HD now using my USB. Then ill report back. many thanks
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21 Oct 2012   #30
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Just a little reminder. Downloading anything these good people suggest using a utorrant is not wise.
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