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Windows 7: Windows Re-installation problems.

08 Feb 2013   #1
ViRaLL

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows Re-installation problems.

I'm trying to wipe my pc, and reinstall windows 7. I have to use a downloaded version. It's legit, I've used it before. I just want to rid my pc of all the crap on it. Anyways...

I have a toshiba satellite p755d.
It won't boot from any kind of media, nor does it seem to recognize it until windows is loaded.
I went to the bios to change the boot order but I couldn't find that option anywhere.
I've tried all the function keys as well as holding down the "c" button when the pc boots up.
The most I get is a "Windows Error 'something'"
I can't remember what it says at something.
But it only gives me options for normal boot up and recovery mode to fix problems.
Any help is appreciated.


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08 Feb 2013   #2
Kaktussoft

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Most of the time it's called "boot device order" in BIOS. Try to change it to DVD, USB, Harddisk. So it tries to boot from DVD and then USB first.

If you power on machine, you see a bios logo. And at the bottom something like:
"press f2 for bios". "Press F12 to change boot device".

What's the text on bios logo screen? You only see it a split second!
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08 Feb 2013   #3
ViRaLL

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Most of the time it's called "boot device order" in BIOS. Try to change it to DVD, USB, Harddisk. So it tries to boot from DVD and then USB first.

If you power on machine, you see a bios logo. And at the bottom something like:
"press f2 for bios". "Press F12 to select boot device".

What's the text on bios logo screen? You only see it a split second!
I know I'm supposed to get that, but I don't.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2013   #4
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ViRaLL View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Most of the time it's called "boot device order" in BIOS. Try to change it to DVD, USB, Harddisk. So it tries to boot from DVD and then USB first.

If you power on machine, you see a bios logo. And at the bottom something like:
"press f2 for bios". "Press F12 to select boot device".

What's the text on bios logo screen? You only see it a split second!
I know I'm supposed to get that, but I don't.
What bios do you have? AMI, AWARD or....?
You have to be able to boot form usb or DVD, otherwise you can't clean the disk and can't reinstall
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2013   #5
ViRaLL

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ViRaLL View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Most of the time it's called "boot device order" in BIOS. Try to change it to DVD, USB, Harddisk. So it tries to boot from DVD and then USB first.

If you power on machine, you see a bios logo. And at the bottom something like:
"press f2 for bios". "Press F12 to select boot device".

What's the text on bios logo screen? You only see it a split second!
I know I'm supposed to get that, but I don't.
What bios do you have? AMI, AWARD or....?
You have to be able to boot form usb or DVD, otherwise you can't clean the disk and can't reinstall
How can I tell what bios I have?
Here I took a pic of my boot manager options by the way.


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08 Feb 2013   #6
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

AMI BIOS: SevenBits - Bootvolgorde veranderen in het BIOS (sorry it's in dutch)
AWARD BIOS: select Advanced BIOS Features or Advanced BIOS options
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08 Feb 2013   #7
ViRaLL

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
AMI BIOS: SevenBits - Bootvolgorde veranderen in het BIOS (sorry it's in dutch)
AWARD BIOS: select Advanced BIOS Features or Advanced BIOS options
Mine doesnt look like the first. The second, well, I don't have those options.
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08 Feb 2013   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Zorin OS 9 Core x64 Xubuntu 13.1 x64 Linux Mint 17 x64
 
 

I would think there is something wrong with the disc, if you`re not getting the press any key option.

Do you own any other Operating System discs you can use to check ?

The boot disk option is in the bios, every bios has it, just keep looking. Or the boot screen will tell you what key to push to bring up the boot device. It`s usually at the bottom of the screen.
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08 Feb 2013   #9
ViRaLL

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I would think there is something wrong with the disc, if you`re not getting the press any key option.

Do you own any other Operating System discs you can use to check ?

The boot disk option is in the bios, every bios has it, just keep looking. Or the boot screen will tell you what key to push to bring up the boot device. It`s usually at the bottom of the screen.
I get what you're saying, but I'm telling you it's not there. I know what you're talking about. Right when the pc boots up. But mine boots up blank.
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08 Feb 2013   #10
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ViRaLL View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ViRaLL View Post

I know I'm supposed to get that, but I don't.
What bios do you have? AMI, AWARD or....?
You have to be able to boot form usb or DVD, otherwise you can't clean the disk and can't reinstall
How can I tell what bios I have?


https://www.google.com/search?q=awar...evice&tbm=isch You can see in pictures that's AWARD BIOS
https://www.google.com/search?q=ami+boot+device&tbm=isch
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