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Windows 7: Cannot Reinstall windows due to a failure message [status: 0xc0000225]

05 Mar 2011   #11

Windows 7 Professional 32Bits

@HOPALONG X : i didnt find and recovery manager in my program files...

@Bare Foot Kid: Buddy i found a Sticker of [Microsoft Windows 7 Pro Key] on the back of my laptop.. can i use this key to install a clean windows from another DVD?

@Bill2 : Thanks for the useful knowledgeable links.... but let me tell u that might be i destroyed my Recovery partition... so can u help me out how to check that is there any recovery partition available or not??

Thanks all of u guyx.....

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05 Mar 2011   #12

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

Click on start orb, type diskmgmt.msc, hit Enter, then post a screenshot of that window. Basically, it should show an HP recovery partition. If it isnt there, you might have destroyed it.

Unless you clean installed windows, the HP "recovery manager" program would definitely be there. Click on Start orb, all programs, look for either recovery manager or HP folder, then look inside the HP folder. You can also search by ""recovery manager". But this'll work only if the recovery partition is intact. Didnt you make recovery disks?

Yes, you can install win7 pro from another dvd, then use that sticker key to activate.
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05 Mar 2011   #13
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello again.

You can do a clean install as has been suggested using that key on the sticker attached to the PC though it may require a robo-call to MS to sort the OEM batch-key.

How to Activate Windows 7 by Phone

If you're sure the recovery partition is gone and after you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media, the best way forward is to use Step One of this tutorial at the link below to do a wipe (secure erase) to the entire Hard Disk Drive / Solid State Drive.
  • Then if you do not want to create the new Windows 7 "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #2 to create, format and mark Active a single 100GB partition to do the installation to.
  • If you do want to create the "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #3 to create, format and mark Active the System Reserved partition and then create and format the 100GB partition to do the installation to.
Either way, running the "clean all" then creating and formatting the partition(s) using diskpart will get you the best possible space to do a clean install of Windows 7 to; you can always extend the Windows partition to include the remaining unallocated space on the HDD / SSD or create additional partitions after the installation completes if you choose.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

DISKPART : At PC Startup
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05 Mar 2011   #14

Windows 7 Professional 32Bits

@Bill2 : Here is the Screeshot of diskmgmt.msc

Its showing my HP Recovery Partition of 15GB...
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06 Mar 2011   #15

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

Faisal, that snip shows the recovery partition is intact. You have been explained all available options in the previous posts, let me summarize them for you.

1) Start windows normally, then create recovery disks, then restore to factory settings from these disks.

2) Order recovery disks from HP.

3) Clean install windows with a generic disk, then activate with the COA key.

Good luck.
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06 Mar 2011   #16

Windows 7 Professional 32Bits

Ok ok. Dear... Let me work on the previous tips u hav given... thnx Bill
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06 Mar 2011   #17


Restart the computer, tap the F8 key repeatedly as soon as it shows the boot screen, select Repair My Computer.

You should see the options to Factory Recover on the menu which displays after choosing Repair My Computer.
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