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Windows 7: Windows Startup Repair query

02 Jun 2015   #201
gregrocker

 

If this happens only because your drive is attached, then have him boot into the WIn7 disk to wipe your drive of boot code using Diskpart Clean Command.

Tell him to be sure to choose the correct drive, even unplug his drive if necessary for this procedure.

You can forward this thread to him to read these posts by using the Thread Tools at the top.


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03 Jun 2015   #202
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

He no longer has the SSD, he brought it back to me.

On another note, the disk from Dell arrived today, horay! It only took 3 weeks to arrive, being posted from inside my own country. Really efficient.

So when I get the chance, I will just do the wipe, then post back to let you know how it goes.
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03 Jun 2015   #203
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi,

I am at last about to attempt the reinstall. I have the SSD in the SATA connection at the side of the PC like we did.

Before proceeding, should I remove the 4GB HDD that is currently plugged in?

I have removed the Wacom tablet I had plugged into the back USB port and also took out the WiFi adapter I have in the front USB port. So I just have the mouse and keyboard connected.
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03 Jun 2015   #204
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yes, remove it, only DVD drive and SSD. My USB devices didn't cause any problems, but I guess it won't hurt to unplug them.
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03 Jun 2015   #205
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks GokAy,

I am just reading Greg's Clean Install guide and the part about the COA sticker. I don't see any sticker on my PC, even underneath it. But I will go ahead and attempt the install from the DVD as on the disc sleeve there is a sticker that says:

"The COA contains the product key code, which might be required to complete the operating system setup."

It says it 'might' be needed, I'll soon find out.
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03 Jun 2015   #206
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm not getting a message saying to press any key to boot from DVD. Should I alter the boot order in the BIOS first to have the DVD drive as the first option in the list?
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03 Jun 2015   #207
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You can do that or just use the Boot Menu key.

If you are asked for key while installing, look at the back once again. Open left cover and look inside too if you can't find it at the back.
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03 Jun 2015   #208
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

OK thanks. I used F12 and it gave me these options. As Greg was saying to do the UEFI option, when I select that a screen appears with 'Choose an operating system to start.' On this screen the option is:

Windows Setup [EMS Enabled]

This isn't what I want is it?? Here is a screen of the boot options after pressing F12:


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03 Jun 2015   #209
gregrocker

 

Yes, you want the UEFI DVD drive choice.

If it gives you a menu with Windows Setup then choose it. What happens?

Windows Boot Manager will set itself as the first boot device during install and needs to stay there as it is what boots a UEFI install and not the hard drive.
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03 Jun 2015   #210
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks Greg, when I selected the option, the following screen was the 'Windows is loading files' white bar at the bottom of the screen, which finished progressing. Next was the 'Starting Windows' screen.

After selecting language and license terms, I clicked on the Custom option and now have the drive selection screen. Just to be clear here, should I delete all the drives I see by going into the Drive options?

At the moment I see:
Disk 0 Partition 1: System Reserved - 100 MB (Free Space 39 MB)
Disk 0 Partition 2: 238.4 GB (Free Space 63.9GB)
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