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Windows 7: Help I'm stuck


03 Mar 2011   #1

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Help I'm stuck

Not super hot on PCs but during clean instal of windows 7 to replace xp I get error. At starting services its says I need to restart, when I do, it just goes round in a circle, ie switches off, restarts then message again
Any ideas


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03 Mar 2011   #2

XP
 
 

It's stopping at the setting up services
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03 Mar 2011   #3
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello simontodd, welcome to Seven Forums!


You need to completely wipe the entire Hard Disk Drive you want to install Windows 7 to, have a look at the information and the tutorials at the links below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

After you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media, 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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03 Mar 2011   #4

XP
 
 

Thanks very much for the help

Got to diskpart then it says clean not allowed on disk containing current boot,system, pagefile,crash dump or hibernation volume
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03 Mar 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You have to boot the Windows 7 DVD to run the commands from there, it can't be done within Windows, have a look at this tutorial at the link below.

DISKPART : At PC Startup
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03 Mar 2011   #6

XP
 
 

thank you
on my way now, disk is cleaning, time for a coffee

cheers

Simon
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03 Mar 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Be sure to post back to keep us informed, cheers.
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03 Mar 2011   #8

XP
 
 

well thank you very much
It all worked and has now installed correctly, only issue I have now is the product key which didn't work. More searching for a solution...

Simon
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03 Mar 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again Simon.


Good to see you got it running and thanks for the update.



Forum rules prohibit helping with activation keys but you do have 120 days to sort activation.

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03 Mar 2011   #10

XP
 
 

I think Ill give up for tonight and quit while I'm ahead. I am so very grateful for yor guidance

regards
Simon
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