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Windows 7: Installed an SSD on custom pc, explorer.exe error & start menu no work

03 Dec 2013   #11
ForeverHeights

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yeah that is my SSD. I did not take an image of the SSD after I did everything to it :/. Guess I will just have to do everything all over again.


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03 Dec 2013   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Did you check for restore points. The command is

vssadmin list shadows
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03 Dec 2013   #13
ForeverHeights

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Here is a picture of what happens when I type that into CMD


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03 Dec 2013   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That means you have none - too bad. You apparently have not yet installed any programs. That makes reinstallation a lot easier. Do you need any help with that?
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03 Dec 2013   #15
ForeverHeights

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I think I should be okay, thanks.
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03 Dec 2013   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

My tip: define the whole SSD as a primary, active, aligned partition and install into that. Then you do not get the dreaded 100MB system partition. Makes imaging later a lot easier.
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04 Dec 2013   #17
ForeverHeights

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

How can I do this when I cannot even get into the "computer tab". I cannot format the drive again if i can't get into it. My other drive doesnt have windows on it either
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04 Dec 2013   #18
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ForeverHeights View Post
How can I do this when I cannot even get into the "computer tab". I cannot format the drive again if i can't get into it. My other drive doesnt have windows on it either
You cannot format the Windows 7 OS disc from within Computer. You have to format it when you reinstall Windows, which is part of the installation process.
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04 Dec 2013   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Boot with your installation disc and go to command prompt at startup. From there, run the following commands:

Diskpart
List disk
Select disk n (where n is the number that was given for your disk in List disk)
Clean
Create partition primary assign letter=C (the 'assign letter=C' is optional)
Format fs=ntfs quick
Active
Exit

Then install into that partition.
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04 Dec 2013   #20
ForeverHeights

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Whenever I try to re-install windows on my SSD and I click install again and pick custom it says something along the lines of "re-start, then re-insert disk, then download" or something along those lines. And when I try that it doesnt work. So, what I have done so far is, re-install windows on my original HDD, and now I was going to try to follow those steps I posted earlier by lifehacker and I formated the SSD. Should I try those steps in the lifehacker post? What should I do now? Sorry if I am making things complicated
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