Yes. I wiped everything on the hard drive. I then used the fdisk command in dos to completely delete my old partitions and create new partitions: One primary partition set as active (c
and one extended partition with 2 logical drives (d and e).
It seems like I'm getting some different errors today when I am trying it for the 40th time so I can transcribe the error. One of the errors I get most often is complaining about the kernel being missing or corrupt, but today I'm getting:
windows failed to start
a recent hardware or software change might be the cause
to fix this problem:
1- insert your windows installation disk and restart your computer
2- choose your language settings and then click next
3- click repair your computer
if you do not have this disk, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance
info: windows failed to load because a critical system driver
is missing or corrupt.
When I googled the various errors I'm getting, most of the info seems to indicate that others are getting the errors AFTER the install process. I am getting them before it even gets to install. As far as I know, my computer is completely empty of files/information so I don't understand how I could be getting errors... I know files are missing. There are no files because I deleted them all... I've googled to see if maybe it's no longer allowed to do a clean install of win 7 from an upgrade disk, but all indications are that this is possible and I might just run into issues with activating windows after the fact. I can't even get that far.