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This KB article seems to think you may have found a virus; if the article doesn't help you may have to go the route outlined in the info box below after you have made back-ups of anything you don't want to lose, though the back-ups could be infected also and you'll just import the virus back into the new install. Error Message: Initializing Device IOS Windows Protection Error
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After you have made backups of everything you care to save and you want to do a real wipe "secure erase" to the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) have a look at this tutorial at the link below, it over-writes everything, all the old Windows code including the old Windows drivers, everything all data, giving you the best possible space to install Windows 7 to; it goes hand-in-hand with a clean install. SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7