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Windows 7: Win 7: Black screen on boot up, before login screen (Clean Install)?

05 Sep 2015   #11
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

MiniTool Partition Wizard Software Feature List

Resize for dynamic disks is a paid feature.

I was under the impression you used the Recovery Disks sent by Lenovo since the recovery from your HDD didn't work. You can do the same if face any issues. Of course you can also clone the HDD to a same or larger drive.

Disk Management screenshots show nothing relevant to booting on those 2 partitions so OS wise there shouldn't be any issues.


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05 Sep 2015   #12
MDRI

Win 7 64 bit, 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
 
 

Thanks. I downloaded the PW Free edition. I run the PW within windows (instead of boot media). I find 201.87 MB shows as unallocated space in PW Diskmap. It was not showing in windows diskmap posted earlier. I had the same issue in my original thread.

It looks like Windows Diskmap & PW diskmap are not in sync.

Why is showing differently in PW Diskmap?


Thanks for helping.


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06 Sep 2015   #13
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Perhaps that was not the issue then, anyway..

When you delete D and Lenovo_Part, you will have one larger unallocated space.Then resize C etc as laid out before.
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06 Sep 2015   #14
MDRI

Win 7 64 bit, 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
 
 

Thanks for your reply. I did notice that d:\ drive contains the driver files & application files. I am not sure, whether any references from registry/windows application to these items.

Is there a way to adjust the partition without deleting D:\ drive?

I find around 204 windows 7 updates failed. Here are some.

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2952664)

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3068708)

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3033929)

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2676562)

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3046269)

..... list goes on

I used the (To run a Windows Update troubleshooter) FIXED IT link from MSFT. It did not work. Why did it fail?

How do I fix this issue?


Thanks for sharing.
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06 Sep 2015   #15
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You can try removing the drive letter from D (with Disk Management) and running your Lenovo installed programs to see if they open or not. I would guess you don't need D to run them, but never know with these OEM installs. The drivers, you can copy them to another place and point to them if you ever need. And they shouldn't be taking too much space.

Try installing few updates first. Do they install?
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06 Sep 2015   #16
MDRI

Win 7 64 bit, 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
 
 

Thanks again.

Do you know any reason for OEM to keep large C:\ and small D:\? I am not sure, whether they have some hidden paging/Virtual Memory configuration for it, so it can expand dynamically.

There are some successful. I find many failures. This is my concern. How do I install few updates first?

It did installed updates automatically, but I find some were failed. Screen shot attached. Why are they failing?

Thanks for sharing.


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06 Sep 2015   #17
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

First try few updates: See screenshot of Option 1 - Step 3 Windows Update - Hide or Restore Hidden Updates. Un-tick the box left of "Name" column. Then tick a few ones, click OK, and install.

Then try Option 2 - Windows Update - Reset, but best is to ask in http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/.
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07 Sep 2015   #18
MDRI

Win 7 64 bit, 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
 
 

Thanks for your suggestions. Here is the results.

Quote:
Option 1 - Step 3 Windows Update - Hide or Restore Hidden Updates. Un-tick the box left of "Name" column. Then tick a few ones, click OK, and install.
I am not able to get Copy Details/Hide Update options for Failed updates.

Option 2 ==> Restore update ==> Did not bring anything.

7. If this still does not help, then run the Microsoft Fix it tool here:

How do I reset Windows Update components? ===> Fixed some.

I still find around 231 failed updates. I am not able to restore/reapply them. What to do?

Thanks for sharing.

I posted How do I reapply the failed updates upon Win 7 clean Install?
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07 Sep 2015   #19
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You are not supposed to hide them or copy details. I linked to it to let you know where to go to select the updates. When you are at that page just untick all and then tick a few only.
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07 Sep 2015   #20
MDRI

Win 7 64 bit, 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
 
 

Thanks again. My check for updates is empty. I was reviewing my update history tab, that shows lot of failed updates. I am not able to do untick all and then tick a few only in this tab.
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