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Windows 7: re-installing windows broke my netbook


04 Jul 2011   #21

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Now insert the install disk, & boot up.

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04 Jul 2011   #22

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I don't have one
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04 Jul 2011   #23

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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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I did the SSD/HDD option now when I turn it on it says please insert a boot device and press any key
You can not do that without a disk.
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04 Jul 2011   #24

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Never did a back-up
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04 Jul 2011   #25

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jackdsparker View Post
I wanted to factory reset my laptop so I went on the zoostorm website ( I have a zoostorm windows7 250gb 1gb ram) and after I got to reinstall it got up too 40% and said the file was missing. So now I a image recovery? Is there any way of getting anything back, any comments would be great thanks.
How to order Recovery disks:

Zoostorm: PC Systems, Laptop Computers and Netbooks
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05 Jul 2011   #26
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Find or borrow a Windows 7 installer to clean reinstall with the Product Key on COA sticker attached to machine. Here's how: Reinstalling Windows 7
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