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Windows 7: Windows 7 won't boot

23 Feb 2013   #21
Gcd89

Windows 7 x64
 
 

BTW, nobody use paragon. It takes hours/days and and can't even read half of the files you hope to backup anyway.


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23 Feb 2013   #22
gregrocker

 

In spite of the Disk Check results, it is best now to also test the HD surface condition using the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan. If there isn't one you can use the CD for Partition Wizard Partition surface test. Hiren’s BootCD 15.1 also has many of the maker's diagnostics bootable scans as well as Partition Wizard. You can also run Hiren's BootCD From USB Flash Drive (Pen Drive) www.hiren.info
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24 Feb 2013   #23
Gcd89

Windows 7 x64
 
 

So, i managed to save most of my stuff, and i'm wanting to do a clean install of W7.

But the directions posted here (earlier in the thread) are a bit vague. Evidently, i need to go to Windows 7 store (or something) to burn an ISO file to a DVD-R. But i have 2 questions regarding that...

1. Is it free? the tutorial on this site doesn't mention prices or cost
2. Is it product key sensitive? i'm going to have to do this on my father's computer, so will the ISO I burn be tied to his product key somehow?
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24 Feb 2013   #24
gregrocker

 

The installer for the licensed version on the Samsung which you already own for the life of the PC is in Step 1 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7, with the tool to burn to DVD or write to bootable flash stick in Step 2.

If you'd read the steps in the tutorial you will see exactly how to activate it with the Product Key on the COA sticker. What is vague about this exactly?

But your must first read to follow the steps in tutorial to get and keep a perfect install. Ask back if you have any further questions.
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26 Feb 2013   #25
Gcd89

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Ok, i'm currently at the point where it's asking me where to install windows 7 and it's showing me partitions 1, 2, 3 and 4. 1 and 2 are labled RECOVERY and SYSTEM, respectively. The other two, 3 and 4, are empty.

i'm trying to do a total wipe here...which one of these do i delete? Or rather, which ones do i need to keep. From what I've read, i should delete all (and new ones will be created), but i just want to consult people here before i do it and potentially ruin something
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26 Feb 2013   #26
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Just to get an understanding of your partition setup . Does it look like this image ?

http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/3302/capturejt.png
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26 Feb 2013   #27
Gcd89

Windows 7 x64
 
 

More like this, but with four partitions listed...from what i can tell, if i'm doing a total clean install, i don't need to keep any of them right?

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26 Feb 2013   #28
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

If you have four partitions . If I Am right the setup is

Disk 0-Partition 1: System Reserved
Disk 0-Partition 2: Recovery
Disk 0-Partition 3: Windows
Disk 0-Partition 4: Local Disk

Choose Disk 0-Partition 3:Windows to install Windows .
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26 Feb 2013   #29
Gcd89

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
If you have four partitions . If I Am right the setup is

Disk 0-Partition 1: System Reserved
Disk 0-Partition 2: Recovery
Disk 0-Partition 3: Windows
Disk 0-Partition 4: Local Disk

Choose Disk 0-Partition 3:Windows to install Windows .
Even if I'm doing a total wipe clean reinstall?

The other ones can go?

i'm trying to get back to 100% stock, clean reinstall
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26 Feb 2013   #30
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

The System Reserved and Recovery partitions will not be deleted unless you delete them . Have you created the recovery discs ?

I'd personally remove the System Reserved partition . Where I'd have either one or two partitions .

Is there any data on the fourth partition ?
To check on the screen where it asks where you want to install windows hit these keys Shift+F10 that will open up a command prompt . Once the command prompt comes up type in notepad.exe . When notepad opens up click on File then Open . You'll then be able to look at the partitions C :\ and D:\ ( fourth partition )
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