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Windows 7: a disk error has occured. . . press ctrl+alt+del to restart


04 Aug 2012   #11

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

well the message comes right after the hp logo

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04 Aug 2012   #12

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fspsyco View Post
i have an upgrade disc from walmart i want to know how to install it from the menu after bios
You want to install clean from an upgrade disk?
Use this: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version - created by Brink
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05 Aug 2012   #13

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

i give up im just going to buy a new harddrive also where and how can i buy/install a raid-0 harddrive also i want to know how to set it up so it has all the nessacery softwear to run as a primary hard drive (bios/a new os) lastly what is the recomended bios for it.
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05 Aug 2012   #14

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Well, if nothing works, and you are interested in a faster harddrive, instead of RAID 0, I would recommend a simple SSD. They are a bit more expensive, but the speed is tremendous. You can get a good one for less than 180USD. You might consider a 80 - 120 GB SSD, and put all files, such as documents, MP3s, videos, etc. onto a second standard harddrive. That way, the OS and any game, app, etc. that you need to go really fast will. If your motherboard supports 6 Gbit/s, you can get a 6 Gbit/s SSD which will make loading times take even less time.

RAID 0 sets up two similar harddrives for increased performance, but may cause problems if even one of them fails. And having two harddrives increases that chance that one of them will fail (2 have a higher chance than 1). If you want more info on RAID levels, read this: Standard RAID levels - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - this can let you know how you might set up RAID according to your needs. I would choose an SSD over a HDD RAID setup, as you will get the speed without complication.

Let me know and I'll make suggestions. Sorry that your harddrive is having so many problems. If you need to save data off it, please refer back to Gregrocker's tutorial at the end. That will tell you how it can be accomplished.
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05 Aug 2012   #15

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

And give me more info about your computer (sorry if you already have). Either list the exact model, and/or list exactly what parts you personally contributed to it that may differ from a complete computer package (ie. model of computer).

This will help me determine what you can upgrade to, from BIOS to SSD to other software.
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05 Aug 2012   #16

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

one question what is ssd? my pc is geared twords gameing right now the hd has survived 3 of 4 system crashes in the last 7 years and i had to replace the video card with my bros old gameing pc video card wich gets 3ghz and i have 4 dimm slots wich im unsure how much ram that can hold and i have 3gbs of ram. eventually im going to get a custom pc built and play more pc games also i dont know what prosseser i have
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05 Aug 2012   #17

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

the video card is a gforce 7600 gt and the mother bord is a pslp-le and i dont really want to remove the dryed thermal jell so no clue what the prossesser is and its an hp a6244n desktop
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05 Aug 2012   #18

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

processor type: Socket 775
3 GB Ram with the ability to hold 4 GB
PCI Express x16 with current GPU installed
Not sure, but I think you can only support 3 Gbit/s, which would still be very fast with an SSD
^ this is what you have

You can get an SSD - Solid State Drive (vs a standard HDD - Hard Disk Drive). They are faster, smaller, cooler (temp), and last just as long. Read up on it: Solid-state drive - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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05 Aug 2012   #19
Microsoft MVP

 

Did this HP come with Windows 7 presintalled? If so you don't need to buy another copy but can
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 following the steps in the blue link which includes everything you need.

Or did the HP come with Vista and you are using an Upgrade disk to reinstall Windows 7?

What exactly is the problem now when you try in boot the Windows 7 disk to reinstall? Please report back the verbatim error message and at what point it fails here: Clean Install Windows 7

Ninety per cent of the time the failure of disk to boot is user error. If not then you can boot free Partition Wizard bootable CD which will boot itself, to wipe the HD.

This will in turn force the installation disk to boot itself.

Let us know how it goes and we will help you get it reinstalled. We have a 100% success rate when the user is cooperative.
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05 Aug 2012   #20

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

heres the problem when i goto the custom setting for the disk i select my hd and it says error code: 0x80070057. now my main problem is in the title the a disk error has ocurred thing thats why i cant get to my desktop now ive tried disc check, sfc scannow and a few other codes people recommended for people in my situation (title) and ive tryed every other way to fix it on the disk also i bought a online recovery disk that runs linux (piece of crap draws me to another dead end) 9$ wasted and ive also tried the normal install on the disk which tells me you need to be on your desktop to do this. ive sunk 130$ into trying to make this work and im a bit frusrated. . .
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