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Windows 7: Windows 7 installation issue

23 Oct 2011   #11
wasim

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

no no i am not saying D:/ drive
reload the page and see the modified Note
obove


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23 Oct 2011   #12
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Hang on, stop for a minute.

Looking at your disk management layout you have a recovery partition on drive C and Windows on drive D.

The recovery partition does what it says on the tin - it is used to recover your system to its factory state i.e. exactly how it was when you first bought it.

The reason Windows installed to drive D was because drive C is the recovery partition and too small to install Windows 7 on.

What computer do you have? We need to know which manufacturer so that we can recommend the correct recovery procedure - assuming you have a set of recovery discs.

We also need to know exactly how and with what disc you managed to install Windows a second time.
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23 Oct 2011   #13
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Shouldn't he delete the indentifer



If he deletes the resumeobject that would only delete the Resume from Hibernate entry for that particular Windows Boot Loader, right?

IbrahimKebir do you have a Windows folder on both C: and D:?


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23 Oct 2011   #14
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

seavixen32 makes a good point, I didn't notice the size of C:. To me it looks like the new copy of Windows has been installed to your recovery partition, C: and the old one still exists on D:.
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23 Oct 2011   #15
gregrocker

 

We need to see a Disk Management screenshot. Type Disk Management in the Start Search box, select result under Control Panel, maximize window, use Snipping Tool in Start Menu to save a rectangular capture of the drive map and all listings. Post back using Paper clip in Reply box.

If you installed WIn7 to C you have overwritten your Recovery Partition and will need to clean reinstall following these steps to get a perfect install: Reinstalling Windows 7.
Use CUstom install>Drive Options to delete all partitions and create new or let the installer create your install partition by clicking Next.

Or if you wish to keep your current install we can help you delete D and using Disk Mgmt Extend C into its space.
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23 Oct 2011   #16
IbrahimKebir

Windows 7
 
 

I found 2 windows folders in my Laptop. 1 in C: and another in D: I think the old one is in D:
The Windows (Original in D was damaged and not running well saying "some files have been missing in D: ".
I re-installed the windows from a DVD received from the maufacturer (Dell) while I purchased the laptop. The DVD has labelled as "Re-installation DVD - Windows 7 Home Basic (EM) 32-Bit. The Software is already installed on your computer. Use this DVD only to re-install the Operating System on a Dell PC".
I found the Disk Drives in My Computer as labelled as "Recovery (C" and "OS(D. Please find my previous posting with picture. I found more files in Windows folder of D: than C: Why it is so???
Is there any problem if I delete the Windows folder in D: directly ???

Thank you all

Ibrahim
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23 Oct 2011   #17
gregrocker

 

Please post up the requested Disk Mgmt screenshot. I gave you the exact steps to do this in my last post.

You actually got a cleaner install of Win7 using the Reinstallation DVD and not Factory Recovery disks, however it's likely you reinstalled over your Recovery partition which we can confirm with the Disk Mgmt screenie.

You'll then have the choice to keep the new install on C, delete D and extend C into its space, or clean reinstall following these steps to get a perfect reinstall of factory OEM: Reinstalling Windows 7. Please click on the blue link to read over the steps to help you decide if you want to start over to get it perfect.
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23 Oct 2011   #18
IbrahimKebir

Windows 7
 
 

sending a screenshot of the same.
Sorry.... i didnt get what the snipping tool.


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23 Oct 2011   #19
gregrocker

 

You did indeed overwrite your Recovery partition so if you ever decide you want to restore to factory condition you'd have to order Recovery Disks from Dell if you didn't already get them or make them yourself.

However you've gotten a superior clean reinstall so if you want to keep it then I would make sure all your files are copied over from D by browsing through it in Computer>D>Users. Once you're sure then you can delete D in Disk Mgmt and extend C into its space following these illustrated tutorials:
Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Extend

Label C correctly e.g "Win7 Home Premium" at Computer> rightclick C>Rename so you know where it is in the future.

If you'd prefer to start over then follow the steps I gave you earlier to get a Perfect Reinstall (below in my signature pic) using Custom Install>Drive Options to Delete all partitions, then I'd just click Next to let the installer create your boot and install partition.

The remaining OEM partiton at the front of the HD is normally Dell System Diagnostics which may still run from boot using the hotkey given on first boot screen. If not the space is almost too negligible to bother recovering into Win7 partition, although the tool to use to do so would be free Partition Wizard bootable CD.
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23 Oct 2011   #20
IbrahimKebir

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you for the link provided.
Is that possible to repair the original Windows in Drive D??? or Is there any problem if I completely delete the Windows folder direclty from the Drive D???
Please note that while running the Windows in Drive D, it is launching a Startup Repair and finally getting an error dialogue box saying "INI File not found: C:/Dell/DBRM.ini"
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