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Windows 7: re-installing windows broke my netbook

03 Jul 2011   #11
jackdsparker

windows7
 
 

I'm not lol I shouldnt of messed around with it to be honest


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03 Jul 2011   #12
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jackdsparker View Post
I did the clean install and now when I turn on the netbooj it comes up with no bootable device press any key is this right :S
So you did not do a CLEAN INSTALL,
you were doing a OEM manufacturer's Restore.
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03 Jul 2011   #13
jackdsparker

windows7
 
 

I couldn't access anything when I turned it on, it just went straight to repair.
and I pressed every button and nothing happened help?
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03 Jul 2011   #14
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You need the disks to reinstall.
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03 Jul 2011   #15
jackdsparker

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Doesn't come with one and it doesn't have a CD drive
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03 Jul 2011   #16
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You needed to make them, when Netbook first came.
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03 Jul 2011   #17
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can download an image and make a bootable usb drive - that should sort your problem to reinstall.
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03 Jul 2011   #18
jackdsparker

windows7
 
 

How do I do any of them is there a tutorial? Much appreciated
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03 Jul 2011   #19
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post

If you can find an exact Windows version that the PC shipped with you can do a clean install using the activation key on the COA 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 can't find an exact same version, you could use the info in this tutorial to create an "all versions" installer of any version Windows installer, to install using the same method I posted above.
Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create
After you have made backups of everything you care to save, the best method is to do a complete wipe secure erase of the entire Hard Disk Drive first, it over-writes everything, all the old Windows code including all the old drivers/programs, giving you the best possible space to install Windows to.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Have a look through this information.
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04 Jul 2011   #20
jackdsparker

windows7
 
 

I did the SSD/HDD option now when I turn it on it says please insert a boot device and press any key
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