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Windows 7: Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool - "unable to run bootsect"

27 Sep 2016   #21
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
ImgBurn does usually come with a lot of crapware and sometime malware
This site has clean downloads but you do still have to read what install options before click next/ next...
https://ninite.com/


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28 Sep 2016   #22
McT

Windos 7 64 bit, 86x
 
 

Thrasher,

I downloaded your link. I ISO using Rufus onto 16GB USB. Installed USB, ran all the way through registry and services, the monitor goes to sleep and I just let it run. I had to do other things and when I returned the monitor is still asleep, the on/off on the computer was blinking and the stick was white, not orange showing activity. I moved the mouse around a bit, the on light refreshed and the stick turned orange and is blinking/solid orange.

How long does this take? I installed four hours ago. What should I do. Just move the mouse every now and then so it keeps working? Haven't got to the rest of the install screens.
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28 Sep 2016   #23
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
The entire install from flash drive should take about 30 minutes not hours
Makes me wonder what shape the existing hard drive is in ?
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28 Sep 2016   #24
McT

Windos 7 64 bit, 86x
 
 

Hard drive is new WD Blue, WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 64M S3 3.5"
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28 Sep 2016   #25
McT

Windos 7 64 bit, 86x
 
 

I did do that trick about disconnect the SATA cable and reconnect because initial screen was no partition found (Dell Computer XPS 435T)
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28 Sep 2016   #26
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Is the new hdd formatted GTP is all I can think of instead of MBR which is perfectly fine for any hdd under 2tb's
Hard Drive - GPT or MBR

Convert GPT Disk to MBR Disk
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28 Sep 2016   #27
McT

Windos 7 64 bit, 86x
 
 

Should I use DBAN, erase the entire drive and start again?
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28 Sep 2016   #28
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I don't know what dban is
You can use Shift+F10 when the install asks for you activation key and use command prompt to switch to mbr if it is gpt.
First link should have shown how to do it with command prompt option 3 ?
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28 Sep 2016   #29
McT

Windos 7 64 bit, 86x
 
 

Install does not get to the point of requesting activation key. It hangs before that.

DBAN is a Hard Drive erasure program.
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28 Sep 2016   #30
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Okay yea anything will I imagine work
See if it says if it's gpt or the recommended mbr for your current installation media.
Otherwise you'd have to use fat32 file system instead of ntfs as the rufus instructions stated.
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