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Windows 7: Windows is messed up. Please help.

13 Mar 2011   #1
heleonardman

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Windows is messed up. Please help.

OK,

I have a 2009 Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop. The other day, I tried to boot windows 7 and it gave me the error: Corrupted registry. I said no biggie, just format and re-install windows. I did that, and it will boot once every 50 tries or so.

When it does boot, it is as slow as hell. How do i get it to work normally again??? I REALLY need it tomarrow. Please help.


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13 Mar 2011   #2
nitroman84

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

Sounds like there was still some corrupted files left on the HDD. Give Parted Magic a try and re install. Info on how to use Parted Magic here
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13 Mar 2011   #3
heleonardman

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Well, while I was formatting from the Windows install disk, it did give me an error from formatting, but I just ignored and went on. Should I just take it into the shop tomarrow and have them take a look at it?
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13 Mar 2011   #4
nitroman84

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

I would use Parted Magic first. It will clean up anything left behind on the HDD.
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13 Mar 2011   #5
heleonardman

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

OK, I just finished running windows diagnostics on it, and it returned an error.
It said that it could not find the boot OS loader.
What should I do now?
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13 Mar 2011   #6
nitroman84

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

I think there may be enough corruption that you just need to wipe the HDD with a utility as I have mentioned and preform a clean install. Sometimes that is the only way.
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13 Mar 2011   #7
heleonardman

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Sigh... OK.
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13 Mar 2011   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi heleonardman, I know it's a big pain, buuut I think nitroman84's advice to use Partition Magic is the way to go. This way you'll start from a drive that is basically like new and completely blank. Things should go well for you.

NOTE: I had the same problem with an XP reinstall once and had to reformat/repartition before it would "take". It worked fine afterwards. Good luck!

Another thing to consider is that you have a bad HDD too.
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13 Mar 2011   #9
heleonardman

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I just put that HDD in my laptop in January 2011...Old WD 320gb went out. New one is a WD 500 gb 2.5 in
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13 Mar 2011   #10
gregrocker

 

Test your HD using maker's full diagnostics/repair CD scan: http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html followed by Disk Check run from the DVD Command Line: System Recovery Options

Then follow these steps to wipe the HD of any infected or corrupt code using the Win7 DVD: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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