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Windows 7: ERROR: 'Windows Task Manager Has Stopped Working'

09 Oct 2012   #21
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hey Greg,

Yes, absolutely correct! Use DISKPART and CLEANALL, to wipe it (some people advocate a CLEAN is good enough, but with malware I never take the chance, and choose to use CLEANALL).

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

Correct, the factory disks would introduce an element of bloatware - I would use the regular installation ISO (links in tutorial posted earlier) which still works even if its not custom built.

Does the current installation have an option to burn the installation drivers to DVD? If so, burn as it it will help. Windows update will suck down most of the required drivers, with the exception of USB3, but we can locate those later on if required. If you use wireless networking, make a note of the adapter in case we have to find the driver manually on the internet.

Regards,
Golden


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09 Oct 2012   #22
GregHamilton

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I have no idea whether it has that option, as I haven't heard of it I'd say no. I'll finish my backup and wipe the HDD tonight hopefully and reinstall W7 tomorrow, I'll give you an update when I can. I'm getting off the PC now, time to rest my eyes.

Thanks again for all your help.
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09 Oct 2012   #23
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

No problem Greg - glad to help out.
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09 Oct 2012   #24
GregHamilton

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I have a few more questions, sorry if I'm starting to annoy you. I have a license for three computers in a household for Norton Internet Security, if I uninstalled it and reinstalled it on the new installation of Windows 7 it should be a licensed copy right? Also, after looking at part of the tutorial I see nothing about using diskpart to format the HDD, is it ran automatically when doing a custom install and removing the partition? Also, last time I reinstalled 7 using my factory restore disks I wasn't asked to enter my product key even though it says my copy is activated.

Finally, how much space is needed on a DVD for the W7 SP1 Home Premium x64?

Thanks for everything

ETA: I found that my system does allow me to create a drivers and application backup disc, yay!
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10 Oct 2012   #25
GregHamilton

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

An update, I finished backing everything up but when I try to format the HDD on the installation disk it says there was some error when trying to do so. I'll try to get some more information if you need it.

ETA: It seems I don't have a 100Mb System Reserved partition, could this be the problem? How would one create this partition? Or would I delete the whole partition and create a new one of the exact same size?
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10 Oct 2012   #26
GregHamilton

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Final update. I bit the bullet and reinstalled W7 after deleting the partition, the installation ran perfectly, Task Manager is back and all my drivers are installed. I'm going to go ahead and mark this as solved, thanks for all your help guys!
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10 Oct 2012   #27
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

That's great news Greg - its never a problem helping out so you aren't being annoying. Glad everything is sorted.

You mentioned that you had used imaging before. As you know this can be a real life-saver. I'm not sure what software you used for that before, but this is pretty good:

Imaging with free Macrium

Regards,
Golden
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