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Windows 7: Need surefire way to boot my C:\ drive

07 Sep 2015   #1
Tegewaldt

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Need surefire way to boot my C:\ drive

Hello 7 Forums

I need some kind of tool (probably CD/USB) able to format my disk. This is because when i try starting windows (in any mode), i get a very shot-lived blue screen. Also, when i try recovery dvd's, including the original win 7 installation dvd, i get a black screen with just a cursor, and i cannot shift + F10 or anything. it hangs for literally 10's of hours with no progress.

Thank you all in advance

-Tegewaldt

PS: I am NOT able to get ANY information out of the PC, so i cant give you e.g. a crash dump or anything else.




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07 Sep 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Try loading defaults in BIOS.
Check the cable connections of your drives on both ends.
Check the HDD health with its manufacturer's tools.

Did you backup your data files already? Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS
After all you can use Partition Wizard free (bootable CD) to format as you wish.
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07 Sep 2015   #3
Tegewaldt

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

So i download the free version, then how do i make it bootable from a dvd?

And thanks!
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07 Sep 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Did you download the exe or bootable ISO? They are 2 different downloads. If you have the ISO, you can either use Burn Disc Image - ISO or IMG file or ImgBurn (don't allow installation of any 3rd party software if asked). Or use Rufus if you want to make a bootable USB flash drive instead.
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07 Sep 2015   #5
Tegewaldt

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The iso?

I'm not sure if i'm downloading the right file anymore

From the partition wizard page Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online, i can find the "free edition, and the "bootable cd" labeled as free.
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07 Sep 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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07 Sep 2015   #7
Tegewaldt

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Burning it now.

Booting from it will then allow me to format the drive? or just re-partition it?

And thank you so much for your quick responses GokAy!
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07 Sep 2015   #8
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Sure, it is a very good partition manager we use frequently. You already backed up your files or have no need for backing up, right?

Free edition features - MiniTool Partition Wizard Software Feature List (all but the last section "Additional Functions")
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07 Sep 2015   #9
Tegewaldt

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Given that it is a freshly installed win 7 - i need no files

The program launched fine, but what does "rebuild MBR" do? (might solve my problem of the pc not starting)
And else, do i just right click the drive and press format, and then that's it?
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07 Sep 2015   #10
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Sure, you are free to try "rebuild MBR" since you are ready to format anyway

If not, delete all partitions and create new one/s as you wish.
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