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Windows 7: Completely reinstalling Windows 7 Starter on Samung N150 Netbook


05 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Starter
 
 
Completely reinstalling Windows 7 Starter on Samung N150 Netbook

Im trying to reinstall Windows 7 starter on my friends samsung netbook. The computer wont boot up at all. Ive tried using the system recovery feature but that doesnt work, it syas files are missing. I tried running in Safe Mode but the it crashes before the operating system loads. A few other processes display the message 'operating system not found'.

My only choice is to delete everything thats ont he hard drive and format it, then reinstall the operating system. Thing is, she hasnt got any copy of Windows 7 Starter, neither on a disk or optical drive. If I were able to get a copy of the OS, how wouold i go about deleting everything on the hard drive and reinstalling it?

Ive been goin round in circles for a looong time and am getting nowhere so any help from any geniuses on here would be infinitly appreciated thanks guys.

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05 Jul 2011   #2

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Tap the F4 Key at the Samsung logo when you first power on the computer.

How to use Samsung Recovery, make Recovery disks:
http://www.samsung.com/us/support/ow...NP-RF511-S02US#
What Is Samsung Recovery Solution III?
What Is Samsung Recovery Solution 4?

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/ow...NP-RF511-S02US#
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05 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

ive gone into the system recovery, nothing happens once the samsung logo comes up, it just stays on that page for ages saying 'please wait...' and does nothing. there is no disk drive so i cant use recovery disks, its a netbook
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05 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

im not fussy about recovering any data because there was nothing on there that i need to keep. i just want to be able to get into Windows anduse the computer
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05 Jul 2011   #5

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[quote]Im trying to reinstall Windows 7 starter on my friends samsung netbook.[quote]

To do this you need a disk or a working Recovery Partition.

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic
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05 Jul 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello adamned, welcome to Seven Forums!



It's against forum rules to post download links to Windows software but Google is your friend.

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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05 Jul 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

Tap F8 at reboot to see if you have Repair Console on Advanced Boot Tools menu. If so boot in to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate time with reboots to see if you can Repair Windows 7.

If not on F8, create a System REpair CD on another Windows 7 machine with same bit-rate in Backup Center. Boot it to do the Repairs at least 3 times, which should automate System Restore - but try it manually anyway if necessary.

You can copy out your files Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console then find any Windows 7 retail installer, unlock all versions if necessary, to reinstall clean Windows 7 using these steps to get a perfect reinstall: Reinstalling Windows 7
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05 Jul 2011   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Adamned,

Before I also beat my head against the wall:
Could you tell us what happened to precipitate this calamity?

That info my help us to point you in the correct direction.

Does that netbook have a Certificate of Authority (COA) sticker on the bottom? We may need that info.
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05 Jul 2011   #9

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

thanks guys, much appreciate the help.

for starters, it doesnt boot up to the windows desktop so anything that requires that is a no-go.
anything i do will have to be done through the setup menus. ive tried countless times using F4 and trying to run the system recovery but it just freezes and doesnt do anything, just displays the Smasung logo and does nothing.

as far as what i did to cause the problems; im not sure. its a friends netbook who doesnt have the faintest idea about computers. she said it just crashed one day so just switched it off, then switched it back on and it wouldnt load windows.

can u clarify what the COA sticker is? there are 2 stickers, one with the netbook model number and serial number on it, and another one with the microsoft logo on it, however the details have been rubbed off through wear so they cannot be read.

i really just want to delete everything off the hard drive (remember i cant do anything through windows, i need to do it through the setup menus or something similar) and reinstall windows then.

Thanks a bunch guys
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05 Jul 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

What about using the F8 key? Is the Repair console on that menu? Follow the steps I gave you.

It would be best if you can repair Windows 7 as an unreadable Product Key on COA can be difficult to retrieve.

If the Product Key is truly worn off the COA sticker and is unreadable then its possible Samsung or MS can replace it using the Product ID which is the other number on the sticker or else listed when you can boot, at Computer>Properties.

Since your first call to pursue this should be Samsung I would also order the Recovery Disks which will self-activate to avoid having to use the Product Key at all.
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