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Windows 7: no way to boot my notebook without the X: WinPE

29 Oct 2014   #1
saturn

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
no way to boot my notebook without the X: WinPE

I have an Asus G75VX with Win7 64bit Home Premium that is suppose to be installed on it from a Microsoft Win7 Home Premium 32 and 64bit DVD. Instead of installing windows 7 64bit it has a locked file path in the bios to boot to X: network volume with WinPE that installs WinNT 32bit Client Server software in User Mode on C:Virtual Network Disk Volume. I am not even the administrator of my own personal computer. Someone I do not know and have never met is. I was just given a profile in the users and administrators group. I took a look at the registry many times and the registry confirms the client server configuration. What is wired is that I purchased the software from Fry's and paid 216.00 for the DVD and I paid $1375.00 for the G75VX. The WinPE is actually an operating system on the X:volume. I know because I have been in it. There is no way to boot my notebook without the X: WinPE network operating system booting. If you attempt to recover the notebook recovers from X:. There are not even any Win7 installation files on the win7 DVD. The other things is that after install the fake operating system masquerading as win7 will pass the Microsoft Genuine Security scan. Take a look at X: on your computer and see if you have a second operating system to. I actually thing there are three or more on mine.


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29 Oct 2014   #2
gregrocker

 

That sounds like a PE disk being read in your optical drive.

What evidence is there in BIOS setup that such a lock has been placed? Check every tab for anything which indicates this. Otherwise it sounds like fantasy. Your BIOS would be locked from entry if such hacking had been done. In that case you'd either reflash to the last BIOS version or ship to manufacturer to have it recovered to Factory Condition.

If there is nothing which provides proof of this in the BIOS then wiping the hard drive with Diskpart Clean All Command to do the same perfect install as Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 will leave nothing that can affect the new system at all.
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29 Oct 2014   #3
saturn

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I used diskpart and clean the volumes but there is something about the bios that is not right. You cant change the boot program path on my notebook and it has gone to the Asus Service Center to times and come back with things repaired that did not require repair. I can let you look at the registry if you want. The notebook is a network client server. It will not boot in secure mode using the factory keys. It did not right out of the retail box. It always showed the error, invalid signature detected.
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29 Oct 2014   #4
gregrocker

 

If this is client server then are you a part of a work network? Have you consulted your IT dept?

Is the Win7 or Repair disk in your optical drive in order to boot Win7 now?

Do you wish to install Win7 on the PC to a wiped HD so you don't experience these issues possibly intruding via your network?
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29 Oct 2014   #5
saturn

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The windows disk does not have any windows 7 files on it. There is probably a way to install from the network using the servers and scripts. My computer is a Stand Alone Work Station with its own Domain and network ID. The configuration does not have all of the management functionality in abled to the user group. I do not require a network boot or WinPE. I just want an ordinary operating system. My computer also has a bios windows 8 software key.
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29 Oct 2014   #6
gregrocker

 

Do you want to reinstall Win8?

Do you have a license for Win7?

I'd reset BIOS to defaults, wipe HD then reinstall. Then don't reconnect to that network.
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29 Oct 2014   #7
saturn

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

My D: Drive is a CD-DVD installed to a Virtual Network Volume. It is not actually the normal install for hard ware and it is protected. If I install windows again I will still have the same problem because I do not have access to the memory in the bios where the pre config file is located. I thing there is an install script located somewhere because my notebook does not recognize .cfg on the OEM disk. I can let you see the .reg file and you can see for yourself what is installed on my notebook. Here is a link that has .reg files for more than one install. The last .reg file is 186MB and is to large to for the 2MB limit on uploads. I would have to zip it but I think it would be to large as a zip file.
http://1drv.ms/WbB9eu
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29 Oct 2014   #8
gregrocker

 

This is a consumer forums. What you're suggesting requires an IT Pro as its unheard of in consumer installs

I've yet to see a BIOS or RAM modified in the way you describe. I'd reset to defaults and do the wipe and reinstall which always sheds everything except extant hardware probs.
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29 Oct 2014   #9
saturn

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

That is the problem. Nobody knows what the install is. I do know that my notebook boots to a network in the background. I also know there is no windows 7 installed on the computer. I know that 32 bit has been installed in compatibility mode to run as a system instead of just 32bit programs. I know that the notebook runs virtual network volumes in place of actual devices and my note book is degraded from the Asus specifications and Microsoft user agreement because I was sold a windows 7 Home Premium software key but I have never had an actual windows 7 Home Premium installed on my notebook. The same thing happen with windows 8 that was pre installed on the notebook when I purchased it. The installed is just labeled Windows 7 Home Premium and I think Windows NT 32bit on the C: Volume. There are none plug and play networking device drivers in the device manager. I thought you were an IT professional?
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29 Oct 2014   #10
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saturn View Post
What is wired is that I purchased the software from Fry's and paid 216.00 for the DVD and I paid $1375.00 for the G75VX.
Why not take it back to the store, demonstrate that it doesn't work (if necessary) and demand that they supply you with a working machine?
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