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Windows 7: Windows7 Pro 64 bit

12 May 2012   #41
Design2Spec

Windows 7 Professional (supposedly) 64 bit
 
 

Well I'm back but in an odd turn of events i tried a USB loader this time. USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Other than the annoying phone activation it installed and activated fine. I'm starting to wonder if it was a defective disk now (which really pisses me off because I paid good money for that)


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12 May 2012   #42
gregrocker

 

It could also be your DVD drive. Will another bootable disk work?

This was one of the first steps I gave you, even providing the latest official ISO with SP1 and a tool to easily write to flash stick and burn to DVD:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Download the latest official ISO with SP1 from Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to burn to DVD or write to flash stick with tool provided. This will rule out the installer since it is a possible cause.
Later I suggested doing both to eliminate the installer as cause:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Do you have confidence in the installer? It wouldn't hurt to download the latest and burn to DVD, then write to flash stick so you eliminate that as possibility.
I realize there was a lot going on to comprehend but I hope you stuck closely to the steps to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which are the same for retail.

Enjoy Win7.
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12 May 2012   #43
Design2Spec

Windows 7 Professional (supposedly) 64 bit
 
 

Yes that was one step that you had listed I was cycling back through what we had discussed.

How does one test the DVD/ blue ray/ HDVD drive for errors?

Also I have the Nvidia Quadro 4000 is it better to install latest from Nvidia? (dont want any complications from win 7 OS update)?
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12 May 2012   #44
gregrocker

 

As it states in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 it's best to run with the drivers provided by the installer and then quickly updated via optional Windows Updates. I'd only provide drivers if they are missing in Device Manager, or if performance requires the change.

Find another bootable disk to see if it will boot and cue up. If you don't have another then Free Partition Wizard is a great tool to have on hand, you can run a File System Check on C to test it.
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12 May 2012   #45
Design2Spec

Windows 7 Professional (supposedly) 64 bit
 
 

I did the USB option so i don't know yet. I might just go out and pull the drive off my old computer (which is newer than the one in the machine)..

I've installed all the drivers and everything has been found except the nvidia driver is still being questioned even though it has been installed. Just going to do my image backup now to make sure everything is as it should be. Hopefully the backup will work this time round.

Also I have a tendancy to take snapshots in time with imaging tools on XP. Is it just a matter of dumping the image contents in another folder or is there more to it?
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12 May 2012   #46
Design2Spec

Windows 7 Professional (supposedly) 64 bit
 
 

Yes I tried to boot the factory mobo driver disk had a easy dos utility that booted into dos without any issues.

It just seamed like everytime i installed 7 something randomly did not work properly or was missing. The consistancy was not there so this was why i was presuming maybe the disk is a defective disk. If this is true should i go after microsoft or the vendor? I don't know how i could possibly have damaged the disk as this was the first time I opened the case
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12 May 2012   #47
Design2Spec

Windows 7 Professional (supposedly) 64 bit
 
 

Can't get windows 7 backup to work period. Its Stating error code 0x8007000D The data is invalid
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12 May 2012   #48
gregrocker

 

Did you use the latest official installer ISO w/SP1 download which was provided you?

Were there missing drivers after all Updates requiring installing the chipset drivers? Did you run with the drivers Win7 wants for awhile to see if there were performance problems?

Where did you get WIn7?
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12 May 2012   #49
Design2Spec

Windows 7 Professional (supposedly) 64 bit
 
 

Yes and i had only installed the mobo and display drivers. I have not connected to the internet yet. I attempted to do backup in the hope should anything go wrong this time i can proceed with restoring from clean install. Should i connect to the net and do updates or should i format and start again?

Nothing has been installed from ms update yet.

The only driver questioned is the display (Windows cannot verify digital signatures for the drivers required for this devicce. A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file signed incorrctly or damage. or that might be malicious software from an unknown source (code 52))
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12 May 2012   #50
gregrocker

 

It states clearly in Clean Reinstall to use the drivers given by installer and quickly updated via optional Windows Updates. This is not XP - Win7 is the authority on what drivers it wants.

Only if there are missing drivers or performance problems would I import any drivers.

Put your LAN driver on a stick/CD just in case you need it to get online to update.
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