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Windows 7: Laptop Won't Boot, can't get past Initial Windows Screen

09 Nov 2011   #71
gregrocker

 

The Universal USB Installer with Win7 installer in the dropdown menu doesn't apply Linux code at all, so I don't know how you have Linux involved. It should format the installer in it's native format then write the ISO flawlessly. Is this what you used?


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09 Nov 2011   #72
Jim15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Finally got the usb to boot... I get the same problem as before, it claims that I am missing a driver. Even worse, this is happening after I used the new iso instead of the one from before. It doesn't even start to load either, it just goes straight back to that message, as if the install never stopped. I can't understand what the deal is here.

This is really frustrating. Something as simple as reinstalling windows has taken up over a dozen hours of my time.
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09 Nov 2011   #73
gregrocker

 

I've given you the steps which can repair Win7 or overcome this installation error, which have worked hundreds of times before here. Go back over the thread and work through all the steps given and don't skip any this time if you want to get it resolved.

Try the other ISO, both with DVD and USB install.

Try wiping the HD: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation.
Test the HD with maker's diagnostics/repair full CD scan: HD Diagnostic followed by Disk Check from installer Command line.

Reset the BIOS to optimal defaults: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Unplug all peripherals.
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09 Nov 2011   #74
Jim15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I've given you the steps which can repair Win7 or overcome this installation error, which have worked hundreds of times before here. Go back over the thread and work through all the steps given and don't skip any this time if you want to get it resolved.

Try the other ISO, both with DVD and USB install.

Try wiping the HD: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation.
Test the HD with maker's diagnostics/repair full CD scan: HD Diagnostic followed by Disk Check from installer Command line.

Reset the BIOS to optimal defaults: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Unplug all peripherals.
Well I suppose there's no other choice then. Alright, I'll get to those steps and update what has happened as I do them, thanks.
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09 Nov 2011   #75
Jim15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

I may have figured out the problem with the drivers. I don't think I've been downloading the full isos. Initially, both said they'd be around 3 GB large. The first ISO is only 2 GB, while the second doesn't even reach one GB. I think this may be because Google chrome's downloader is garbage. I'm going to try my luck with IE.

... sorry if it seems like I'm dodging your advice gregrocker, but I just can't go through any more of that stuff. I just want this to be over.
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09 Nov 2011   #76
gregrocker

 

Your ISO should be at least close to 3gb.

The error is almost always an installer problem and this is it.
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09 Nov 2011   #77
Jim15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Your ISO's should be at least 2.34 gb
Yep, that confirms it then. For some reason, google chrome's installer just stopped abruptly. Very odd because it's the first time I've had that happen.

If there's any justice in this world, maybe IE will get the job done and download the full iso.

8 hour long download... wonderful. lol
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09 Nov 2011   #78
gregrocker

 

Get some sleep while it downloads, then write to stick and do the clean reinstall.

Here the steps again to get a perfect reinstall: Reinstalling Windows 7

If you're feeling frustrated, imagine how I feel when I spent an hour this morning typing up the steps to recover your WIn7 only to have you say you didnt' need them but were going to reinstall.

In that same time I normally would help several others fix their OS's or get Win7 installed.

I'm curious Jim15: Are you 15 years old?
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09 Nov 2011   #79
Jim15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Get some sleep while it downloads, then write to stick and do the clean reinstall.

Here the steps to get a perfect reinstall: Reinstalling Windows 7

If you're feeling frustrated, imaging how I feel when I spent an hour this morning typing up the steps to recover your WIn7 only to have you say you didnt' need them but were going to reinstall.

In that same time I normally would help several others fix their OS's or get Win7 installed.

Are you 15 years old?
I can sympathize with what you're saying, but you wrote those things when clearly I was following what someone else was saying at the time. How can you seriously be blaming me for that? Be reasonable.

And now you're resorting to petty insults like that? What's the point? If you feel like you're wasting your time on me, I'm sure SlasherIT will help me out when he logs back on.
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09 Nov 2011   #80
gregrocker

 

I didn't mean to be insulting at all. Your screename is Jim15 so why would someone NOT think you are that age. I have helped several that young and had some really good results. I stayed up all night with Mitch in Sydney doing a complicated partitioning operation which he pulled off with flying colors, only at the end finding out he was 14.

We have a team approach here. I didn't know you were following someone else and not wanting my help. I had helped solve those same repair issues at least a huindred times so can use the steps again anyway. Most are glad to have all the help they can get from the senior Guru's here. We have a rating system based on reputation which you can see at the left.
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