Hi, I just bought a second hand Dell Latitude E6510 laptop on which I need to do a clean install of Windows 7.
I have been able to do this, but it's been years and I forget.
I used Partition Wizard 6.0 the last few times, but need some guidance now. So, I have:
- A used machine I want to wipe clean and then start from scratch, eventually allowing it to boot from the Windows 7 installation disk.
- Umpteen utilities besides Partition Wizard
- A keen desire to have this happen while I'm still young
Thankful for all advice!
(after trying some tips at another forum I thought I'd post here because):
the laptop still will not boot from a known, good, Windows 7 installation disk, instead returning an error code: "CD BOOT: Cannot boot from CD - code 5".
Granted, it is not a CD I try to boot from but a DVD, but I suppose that code covers both media. I would have my work cut out from me if I tried to cram 3 650 432 KB onto a CD, wouldn't I?
The PC boots fine, however, from Hiren's Boot CD (Mini XP thereon runs fine, for what that's worth), GParted, and some other utility disks like those that I have.
Where do I go from here? Am I destined to forever use this potentionally fine machine to play Solitaire off Hiren's Mini XP? Puhleeze
- say it isn't so!
PS: I tried some suggested leads at microsoft.com, but as usual got bogged down somewhere on the 2'nd or 3'rd page of the preamble to the actual solution to the problem at hand, and fell in a deep, nigthmare-ridden sleep from which I just awoke after 5 hours. Next time I'll ask the cat. http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/3514/angelass.jpg