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Windows 7: Reinstalling Windows 7 onto a Dell Inspiron 1545

21 Aug 2014   #1
Isomire

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Reinstalling Windows 7 onto a Dell Inspiron 1545

Hi all,
First time poster long time reader, I am currently trying to reinstall windows 7 home premium 64 bit onto a dell inspiron 1545 with very little success, I have a windows 7 disk and a dell drivers and utilities disk and the problem I am having is after windows loads files, language selection, start setup I get the message a CD/DVD driver is missing. I then put the drivers disk into the drive and get the message no device drivers were found. Make sure the installation media contains the correct drivers. I have made the recovery disks and put them away for safekeeping (so safe in fact that I can no longer find them) so that option is now gone as is the restore from factory image PLEASE HELP as I am about to go insane and kill the laptop.

Oh and please talk to me in laymans terms as I am not a super programmer


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21 Aug 2014   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You may try this. As far as I am aware, there were never any driver issues with this .iso.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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21 Aug 2014   #3
Isomire

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
You may try this. As far as I am aware, there were never any driver issues with this .iso.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
Thanks for the quick reply, the problem with this is that it requires an internet connection and as I currently have a brick for a laptop, I reformatted the hard drive earlier today (in hindsight not my most triumphant moment) I have been having this issue for over a week now again with hindsight should have posted earlier but I have tried everything to get a new install of windows onto this damn thing and all have failed, I even tried installing windows onto a usb drive which brought its own issues into the mix, main one being that it was the boot drive but not the system. I will try using that drive to at least get me in and try the steps listed if this fails I shall return.
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21 Aug 2014   #4
fireberd

Windows 7/10 64 bit
 
 

If the PC came with Windows 7, and you haven't deleted the Dell restoration, the Dell PC Restore (recovery partition) can be accessed by F8 at power on and that will allow you to restore the PC to the original factory condition, and no discs are needed.
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21 Aug 2014   #5
Isomire

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
If the PC came with Windows 7, and you haven't deleted the Dell restoration, the Dell PC Restore (recovery partition) can be accessed by F8 at power on and that will allow you to restore the PC to the original factory condition, and no discs are needed.
Thanks for the tip although as previously mentioned I had already made the recovery disks and lost them so this wasn't a viable option as it's gone .
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21 Aug 2014   #6
Isomire

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Isomire View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
You may try this. As far as I am aware, there were never any driver issues with this .iso.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
Thanks for the quick reply, the problem with this is that it requires an internet connection and as I currently have a brick for a laptop, I reformatted the hard drive earlier today (in hindsight not my most triumphant moment) I have been having this issue for over a week now again with hindsight should have posted earlier but I have tried everything to get a new install of windows onto this damn thing and all have failed, I even tried installing windows onto a usb drive which brought its own issues into the mix, main one being that it was the boot drive but not the system. I will try using that drive to at least get me in and try the steps listed if this fails I shall return.
I stand corrected you sir are a genius I cannot thank you enough, finally got windows to reinstall , laptop death averted.
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21 Aug 2014   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

But Jack is right. If you still have the recovery partition, you can go from there.

How to restore your Windows 7 computer to factory settings | Dell US
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21 Aug 2014   #8
Isomire

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
But Jack is right. If you still have the recovery partition, you can go from there.

How to restore your Windows 7 computer to factory settings | Dell US
I had deleted said partition but your other post worked a treat, thank you for all the help and quick replies.


Regards Gary
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21 Aug 2014   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I am glad you got it sorted. Removing the recovery partition was not a really smart move, LOL.
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