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Windows 7: Windows installation problem

16 Nov 2011   #21
gregrocker

 

I gave you the flash stick install method in Post #8. You can extract the DVD ISO using ImgBurn.

I'm confused about why you are disabling the 500gb HD in BIOS. You said that even if you set DVD drive to boot first, you get bootmgr is missing error if that HD is not disabled? This error means the HD is attempting to boot, not the DVD.

What is on the 500gb HD? Which HD did you wipe to try install to it? Is it possible you could unplug all but the target HD to see if it solves the problem - disabling might not be enough?

There are nearly a dozen steps given in this thread so please work back through them to try each one, ask any questions if you need to, so we can catch up and continue with the troubleshooting process. We nearly always get the problem solved if all the steps get covered.


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17 Nov 2011   #22
Swifty

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

How much space is required for post 8, I picked up an 8gb stick will that suffice or do I have to return it and get the 16gb?

There is nothing on the 500GB Hard drive I had it formatted when I tried installing the OS the first time but if I have this hard drive enabled regardless of having the cd drive as the first priority it tells me the boot manager is missing, but disabled it does not cause this problem, so I have to have the 500GB disabled and the 1TB enabled to boot the cd and I can get into the installation set up and I go through the set up and then I get the error that it is corrupt on all of the discs I have.

But I will try to unplug the 500GB hard drive and try installing it again.
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17 Nov 2011   #23
gregrocker

 

Only 4gb stick is required, 8 will do. You can later add tools or files and still keep it bootable as long as you leave the seven Win7 folders it places in the root alone.
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17 Nov 2011   #24
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

According to this article a 4GB flash drive is the minimum requirement for the downloaded ISO, so your 8GB drive will be fine.

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17 Nov 2011   #25
Swifty

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Well it seems that it has done the trick, thanks for sticking it through all of you, and Greg I apologize for the tough time I gave you, but I thank you for giving me all the advice, but I don't understand why it wouldn't work with the discs..
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17 Nov 2011   #26
gregrocker

 

Which worked: flash stick install, unplugging the second HD, or both?

It's OK, few realize the importance of working through the steps without skipping any. Only we who live here often see the skipped step solving the issue later.

Enjoy Win7!
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17 Nov 2011   #27
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news Nick. Thank you for posting back with your results.
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18 Nov 2011   #28
Swifty

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Sorry Greg the Flash Stick was the method that worked.
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