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Windows 7: Reinstalling Windows 7

31 Jan 2012   #51
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I'm suspicous about why you're going back into BIOS after 3rd disk completes to change boot order. It would be better to leave it and just remove the disk. The reason is that a No OS error sounds like it's starting up to the wrong HD, and isn't any kind of error you'd get after just completing a 3 disk recovery.

Unplug all other HD's, leave the HD set first to boot and this time trigger the disks if necessary using the Acer F12 key at boot. But these disks should autostart on their own and prompt for the next one to autostart.

Run a quick Diskpart Clean Command to clean the bootsector before starting again.

And yes, the clean reinstall is a vastly superior install, nothing to feel you have to settle for.


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29 May 2012   #52

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NEED HELP ASAP! I'm running Windows 7 on Dell Inspiron n4010 and computer is just now over a year old. Every month or so, a new feature keeps crashing on it...First it was the Dell Webcam, then the touchpad started acting up, then the wireless Internet went bad, and now the audio doesn't work at all. Please help me find out what is going on as I use this computer for my job and am desperate to fix these issues. Thank you!
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29 May 2012   #53

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LBEVILL View Post
Every month or so, a new feature keeps crashing on it...First it was the Dell Webcam, then the touchpad started acting up, then the wireless Internet went bad, and now the audio doesn't work at all.
Is your data backed up?

Have you made recovery disks?

Have you done anything yet to resolve any of these problems?

Which is the most pressing problem?

Have you done virus and malware scans recently?
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29 May 2012   #54
Microsoft MVP

 

Work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 especially establishing a clean boot, checking logs for repeat errors, system resources for problem solutions, test System file integrity, run Disk Check.

The steps work up to a Repair Install as a last resort before running Dell Factory Recovery or Clean Reinstalling Windows 7 which is a superior install without the factory bloatware and duplicate utilities with better versions built into Windows 7:
Dell Restoring Your Computer´s Software to the Factory Settings
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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29 May 2012   #55

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LBEVILL View Post
Every month or so, a new feature keeps crashing on it...First it was the Dell Webcam, then the touchpad started acting up, then the wireless Internet went bad, and now the audio doesn't work at all.
Is your data backed up?

Have you made recovery disks?

Have you done anything yet to resolve any of these problems?

Which is the most pressing problem?

Have you done virus and malware scans recently?

Hi there,
I have not backed anything up yet or made any disks. I am currently out of town with my computer without access to my Windows disks to try to reinstall.

I uninstalled the webcam and audio drivers and reinstalled them and it fixed the audio problem (which was the most pressing problem) Although the audio is somewhat fixed, it will only play through headphones but not through external speakers.

I bought a USB wireless internet adapter for now but could really use the USB it's using for other things while working so... I need to correct the wireless internet problem if possible.

As far as webcam, I don't use it so I don't really care much about that.

If you can help me troubleshoot the wireless issue, that would be great!
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29 May 2012   #56

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LBEVILL View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LBEVILL View Post
Every month or so, a new feature keeps crashing on it...First it was the Dell Webcam, then the touchpad started acting up, then the wireless Internet went bad, and now the audio doesn't work at all.
Is your data backed up?

Have you made recovery disks?

Have you done anything yet to resolve any of these problems?

Which is the most pressing problem?

Have you done virus and malware scans recently?

Hi there,
I have not backed anything up yet or made any disks. I am currently out of town with my computer without access to my Windows disks to try to reinstall.

I uninstalled the webcam and audio drivers and reinstalled them and it fixed the audio problem (which was the most pressing problem) Although the audio is somewhat fixed, it will only play through headphones but not through external speakers.

I bought a USB wireless internet adapter for now but could really use the USB it's using for other things while working so... I need to correct the wireless internet problem if possible.

As far as webcam, I don't use it so I don't really care much about that.

If you can help me troubleshoot the wireless issue, that would be great!
Yes, I've done all scans on it and it shows there aren't any issues??
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29 May 2012   #57

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

I know little about wireless and webcams.

My inclination would be to start a thread in the sound and audio section to see if you can fix the audio issue.

I wouldn't drive myself crazy with that or devote to much time to it. If I didn't succeed, I'd move toward a repair install, recovery to factory condition, or clean install. That's why I asked about backups and if you have made recovery disks.
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