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Windows 7: Windows 7 installation problem (Unexpected shutdown)

27 Aug 2011   #1
Tommyboi7

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Windows 7 installation problem (Unexpected shutdown)

Just after installing windows 7 from an iso via a mounted virtual drive, it worked fine until a storm came by and knocked the electricity off while it was completing installation and now turned it on ran chkdisk and it says the computer restarted unexpectedly. Windows installation cannon proceed to intall windows click ok. I clicked ok and it restarts and says the message over and over. Any way to fix this?


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27 Aug 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Tommyboi7, welcome to Seven Forums!


If there's anything you need to recover from the Hard Disk Drive have a look at the information in this tutorial linked below on how best to copy out that data to external media.
How to Copy & Paste in Recovery Console on Windows 7 or Vista

If not I suggest you run the clean command to over-write the Hard Disk Drive MBR and start the installation again from scratch and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

information   Information

1) To rule out HDD Master Boot Record format errors, boot the Windows 7 installation media to diskpart and run the clean command, it takes only seconds to complete; once the clean finishes, exit diskpart and use the Windows 7 installer to create and format a single 100GB partition for the installation.

If that doesn't work, after another clean, use diskpart to create, format and mark Active a single 100GB partition to see if that works, use Step Two #2 in the SSD/HDD tutorial for reference.

You can always extend the Windows partition to include the remaining unallocated space on the HDD / SSD or create additional Primary partitions or an Extended partition after the installation completes if you choose.

2) If you have ever had Linux installed to the HDD in any way, a simple clean command will not over-write the Grub boot-loader, you must use the full clean all command to completely over-write the Grub loader so Windows will install.
How to Boot to DISKPART at PC Startup

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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27 Aug 2011   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Sorry to say, but you will need to install afresh.

For better help with problems, Can you post your specs.
Filling out System Specs
System Info - See Your System Specs

Dont Know What Hardware You Have..??
VistaForums SysInfo Tool - Vista Forums
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27 Aug 2011   #4
Tommyboi7

32 bit
 
 

It's already overwritten grub it's not availible at startup but what if I get a DVD drive and windows 7 on a DVD and try repair will that work? I have only 50gb free to install windows 7 over the rC I had intalled.
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27 Aug 2011   #5
Tommyboi7

32 bit
 
 

My specs I have. 320gb hd, 4gb ram, intel c2d e8400@3ghz
Nvidia 9800gtx, Asus p5q se2 mobo.

Sorry
For slow response typing from
My phone . And I need to keep the data as it is worth a lot.
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27 Aug 2011   #6
Tommyboi7

32 bit
 
 

Are my specs ok?
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27 Aug 2011   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Is the data you need to save on a separtate partition as the Windows partition?
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27 Aug 2011   #8
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tommyboi7 View Post
It's already overwritten grub it's not availible at startup but what if I get a DVD drive and windows 7 on a DVD and try repair will that work? I have only 50gb free to install windows 7 over the rC I had intalled.
Are you try to dual boot with Linux?
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27 Aug 2011   #9
Tommyboi7

32 bit
 
 

I have no partitions set up. I had ubuntu installed but the grub is gone and I can only boot into windows 7 which keeps restarting cause of the error.
Is there anyway to save the data or boot back into the previous windows I had installed.
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27 Aug 2011   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You are being confusing ...


Is there personal data on the HDD you need to save ...

or ...


Did you format the whole HDD at the beginning of the install process?
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