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Windows 7: re-installing windows broke my netbook

03 Jul 2011   #1

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re-installing windows broke my netbook

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.

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03 Jul 2011   #2

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Did you make the Recovery Disks?
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03 Jul 2011   #3

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I did not, as it doesnt have a disk drive
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03 Jul 2011   #4
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Hello jackdsparker, welcome to Seven Forums!


You may be able to recover some of your data (maybe) using this method outlined in this tutorial at the link below.
How to Copy & Paste in Recovery Console on Windows 7 or Vista
Here's some interesting info you may find useful, after you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media; 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
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03 Jul 2011   #5

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How to use Recovery Partition, make Recovery Disks, order Recovery disks:
Zoostorm: PC Systems, Laptop Computers and Netbooks
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03 Jul 2011   #6

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That's what I used to get into the recovery options
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03 Jul 2011   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jackdsparker View Post
That's what I used to get into the recovery options
You can also make Recovery disks & order Recovery disks.
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03 Jul 2011   #8
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You can 'find' an ISO (Disk Image File) from the internet of the exact same version Windows 7 the PC shipped with to do a clean install and activate that with the Windows key on the COA sticker attached to the PC using the methods I listed above in my post #4.
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03 Jul 2011   #9

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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
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03 Jul 2011   #10

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What type of disk are you using?
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