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Windows 7: Clean re-install of Windows 7 X64


10 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Clean re-install of Windows 7 X64

Hi,

I recently had my system crash after a bad update for my graphics card and I've tried to re-install windows a number of times and have had no luck.

I have tried a few of the tutorials here and formatted my HDD to try for a new clean install. I get through the first part of the install, but once my PC reboots it keeps trying to load from the disk and then I get into windows boot manager. I try to select the start windows normally option and then I get an error message saying 'Windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing or corrupt'.

I have the original windows X64 product disk. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

Thanks


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10 Aug 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to the forum,

You can try this Startup Repair

You may have to run it more than once.

If you want to start over, this SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Will prepare you for this Clean Install Windows 7
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11 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Hi,

I had aleady done the HDD optimization without much luck, even read and followed the other tutorials

I eventually had some success late last night in getting windows running again, by removing one 2Gb memory stick and only trying to re-install with the remaining 2GB.

So it leads me to think that the second memory stick is faulty (it's only 4 months old though)
Going to run memtest on it and see if I can find out what caused the problem in the first place.
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11 Aug 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

OK, Let us know how it goes.
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