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Windows 7: Problem with formatting windows 7

13 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Problem with formatting windows 7

I brought windows 7 pc before 6 months. I did not know even abcd of computer at that time. I installed lots of software and games without having proper knowledge. Even i delete registry files thinking that, they are not useful to me. so i got serious problems on my pc.
I finally format my pc a month before. As i describe earlier without having proper knowledge, just reading few post on internet i just insert my windows 7 cd, and install it like normal software without booting cd. It install smoothly without having any problems. The only thing was that, it doesn't format c drive instead it create windows.old folder. I delete it safely reading post from internet.
Now the problem is for speed up my pc i decide to try xp on it. so i brought xp cd. I understand that without booting it is not installing xp on my pc. So i follow normal procedure of booting cd(Restarting pc and pressing f12). There was options like boot from hard drive, LS120, CDROM . I select cdrom. After that there was message

"Verifying operating system
Boot from cd/dvd..
. "

for 2 second. After that it take me to the normal windows start up. I try these lots of time but i am unable to boot cd.
I even try it with windows 7 cd but i am steel getting same message.
Does this is because my first wrong formatting of pc. PLEASE HELP me Installing xp on pc.

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13 Nov 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Clean your HD drive with this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
than install Windows 7
Clean Install Windows 7
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13 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rocker07 View Post
I brought windows 7 pc before 6 months. I did not know even abcd of computer at that time. I installed lots of software and games without having proper knowledge. Even i delete registry files thinking that, they are not useful to me. so i got serious problems on my pc.
.......
"Verifying operating system
Boot from cd/dvd..
. "

for 2 second. After that it take me to the normal windows start up. I try these lots of time but i am unable to boot cd.
I even try it with windows 7 cd but i am steel getting same message.
Does this is because my first wrong formatting of pc. PLEASE HELP me Installing xp on pc.
Welcome to the windows 7 forums.
the message "boot from cd/dvd" is where you touch the space bar a couple of
times and then it will boot from the CD/DVD.
It really is asking if you want to boot from the CD/DVD.

Say yes by pressing the space bar at the point where it asks to boot from cd/dvd.
Remember to remove the existing partitions and then create the new ones for your installation.

Of course it helps to have all the motherboard drives on a usb device for your system and operating system that your installing.
Rich
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13 Nov 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

@richnrockville I press space bar after asking boot from CD/DVD but it still forwarding me to windows start up.
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13 Nov 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Check in BIOS for USB legacy is enable, & not disabled.
or
Try a PS2 keyboard.
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13 Nov 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

@ theog thanks sir, usb legacy is enable ans it still not solving problem.
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13 Nov 2011   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Do you have a spare DVD Drive?
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13 Nov 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

No sir
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13 Nov 2011   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Can you test your DVD disk in a mates PC?
or
Try using a USB Pen Drive to install Windows 7:
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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13 Nov 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

Where did you get Windows 7? Did you burn the DVD yourself? Confirm the ISO or download another, burn DVD at 4x speed using ImgBUrn, or write ISO to flash stick using Universal USB Installer with Windows 7 in the dropdown menu, boot under USB, REmovable, or HD's to find your stick.

Then follow these steps to get a perfect reinstall and maintain it perfectly: Reinstalling Windows 7
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