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Windows 7: Trying to get Windows 7 working again


10 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.04
 
 
Trying to get Windows 7 working again

The only way I was able to install the Windows 7 RC was by double-clicking the cd while in Windows XP. Once Windows 7 was installed it became a dual boot with XP using XP for the boot files, on two seperate hard drives. I now did not want XP so I deleted the Program Files, Documents and Settings, and Windows folders. I cant boot into Windows 7 anymore since the bootloader isn't installed on it. How would I install a bootloader for it since my DVD drive cant boot from the installation DVD to get to the recovery?

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10 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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A clean install is highly recommended. Meaning, boot from your Windows 7 disc and select 'Custom', not the 'Upgrade' options. From the setup menu, you will be able to delete, create and format partitions. Deleting the partition ID/DEVICE0 will remove anything on the drive - which from what it sounds like, is what you want.
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10 Jun 2009   #3

Win 7
 
 

You can do a startup repair to get the bootloader back. Startup Repair
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10 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

My dvd drive will not load the Windows 7 installation disk correctly though. It gets to where the window should be, but only the background is shown.

I couldn't do a fresh install since the Windows XP hard drive is messed up also.
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10 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Billy, are you booting FROM the CD? Also, what version are you trying to install? RC, 7137, 7201? x86/x64..?
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10 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Yes im booting from the cd. It gets to the message telling me to press a key to enter setup, it does its loading stuff, gets to that blue background and nothing else. The dvd stops spinning and the installation window doesn't pop up.

Im using the 32 bit version, and Im not sure what version it is, but it is the release candidate
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11 Jun 2009   #7

Win 7
 
 

Well if you have a XP disc you can restore the XP bootloader like we were discussing here.
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11 Jun 2009   #8

Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

What will that do with the Windows 7 installation?
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11 Jun 2009   #9

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BillyPS3 View Post
What will that do with the Windows 7 installation?
Never mind i forgot you deleted your XP so it would not do you any good.
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11 Jun 2009   #10

Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Well tomorrow I could put in a different Windows XP drive. If I switched that one with the messed up one, would it work? From there what would I do to go back to single boot with Windows 7?
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