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Windows 7: Windows 7 won't start

29 Jun 2012   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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I've considered simply re-installing windows7 since I basically have almost nothing on it now, but if I wipe my disk clean with a program like DBAN, will my license still work ( it's retail Windows 7 Home Premium license since I bought it off the microsoft website) ?
A retail version you can install as often as you wish. That may be your best course of action under the circumstances.


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29 Jun 2012   #12
JAVUSER16

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I'm going throught the three StartupRepair as I did before ( should I repeat the steps of selecting the partition every time?), but I still get no detected errors. Thanks for the help and the effort by the way !
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29 Jun 2012   #13
JAVUSER16

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Ok, I just saw that you edited your post with the sfc command. The system is being scanned right now.
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29 Jun 2012   #14
JAVUSER16

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Well, it didn't find anything.
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29 Jun 2012   #15
JAVUSER16

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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I've considered simply re-installing windows7 since I basically have almost nothing on it now, but if I wipe my disk clean with a program like DBAN, will my license still work ( it's retail Windows 7 Home Premium license since I bought it off the microsoft website) ?
A retail version you can install as often as you wish. That may be your best course of action under the circumstances.
Alright, but should I go with the DiskClean option instead: Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

Basically, I don't need anything secure in the sense that someone may use it afterwards and I don't want that person to have access to any of my deleted data. I do want to make sure that no virus survive the wipe though, so should a Clean command instead of a Clean All command be enough ?
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29 Jun 2012   #16
swungspeedz

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Try system recovery disc or system restore.
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29 Jun 2012   #17
gregrocker

 

Work though these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot.

Diskpart Clean Command is helpful if it's believed your boot sector has corrupt code that needs overwriting. You can run it if the steps fail and you need to reinstall or run Factory Recovery.
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