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Windows 7: Wont install OS after power outage.

02 Apr 2012   #1
quagmiire

WINDOWS 7 64 BIT
 
 
Wont install OS after power outage.

Hello I had a power outage a few days ago and went to turn on my pc again and it is telling me to install a OS cause now there is no OS so i tryed to format the hard drive and install a fresh copy of windows 7 64 bit but partition any of the 3 wont install on it and it tells me its the wrong format on one and i cannot change it....what can i do cause im lost at this point. Thanks for any help i get on this issue.


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03 Apr 2012   #2
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Hello quagmiire and welcome to Seven Forums. First realize that anytime you have a power outage or surge almost any component of a computer can be damaged. But, if I understand correctly, you can boot the installation disk and it can see your hard drive. If there is data on the drive you want to get off, you can try to copy and paste from the recovery console. But your drive will have to be readable by Windows. To format your disk, try this method to optimize a hard drive for installation. If you don't have an SSD you need not worry about the alignment portion of the tutorial. Try those things and get back with us and let us see your progress.
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