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Windows 7: help needed, tried to upgrade from 32bit win7 to 64bit (doh)

15 May 2012   #21

windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 

hi again,
I am booting from disk but I am unable to follow the tutorial as the loading get no further than a blue windows screen and a command propmt pop up that is called / has a file path
administator:x\$windows.~BT\windows|system32\cmd.exe

I repeat..... i cannot go any further than this command window. Nothing will load. Nothing will load from disk nor HD..... I have tried ...i really think that formatting the whole drive.....and patitions is the only way forward.

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15 May 2012   #22

windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 

I cant even format the hard drive as it does not recognise the command FORMAT C/:
It tells me its an invalid drive specification. ??? Im totally despondent now and dont know what to to next?

PS. i even tried to run D-Ban. I booted from dvd....got the D-Ban blue screen, but when i press enter to run the program it simply just does nothing.
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15 May 2012   #23

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Have a look at this tutorial, whick explains how to clean your hard drive for a fresh start.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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15 May 2012   #24

windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 

Thank You for that tutorial, But Im already stuck ..

A) Open the Start Menu, then right click on Computer and click on Manage.
I dont even get to load a start menu...
B) If prompted by UAC, click on Yes.


Im trying to upload some photos from my phone so you guys can see exactly what I see. (cant screen shot as nothing is loading)
But again, this is exactly what happens....
I turn on the computer, I hit F9 to choose boot from disk.
I get the blue scree that says windows is loading.
Then a command window opens......which has a strange file path name (posted above)
From there I can punch in the command "Regedit."
When i look at the registry values for windows.....it tells me "no values set"

In the command window when i type "format c:/" (or any other letter that might be assigned) It tells me it cant be found?

I know the hard drive should be good. I bought the machine only 5 months ago and i don't really do hard core gaming. I did'nt overclock or anything like that.

Sigh of frustration,
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15 May 2012   #25

windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 

I just thought of another idea, since I cant format with command propmpt or the windows intall ation disk.

What will happen if i create a partition and try to load windows again but on a new partition. At the moment I can see via command prompt that I have one disk 1863GB of free space. I dont think its partitioned as windows did not create one.

How much space shall I assign to it?
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15 May 2012   #26

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You've nothing to lose and everything to gain by trying it.

If you are successful we can then use Partition Wizard to restructure your hard drive.
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15 May 2012   #27

windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 

ok, here goes. How much space shall i give the partition?

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l....aspx#BKMK_CMD
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15 May 2012   #28

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

With 1863Gb spare, you can afford to be generous.

Windows 7 64-bit needs around 40Gb for comfort plus your applications - I'd go for 150-200Gb, but it's your choice.
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15 May 2012   #29

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

If you are in Diskpart, you don't need to specify a size.

All you need is "create partition primary".

The entire drive will be used for one big partition.
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15 May 2012   #30

windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 

ok.......I up to to the stage where i choose the type of partition.
If i choose what you said inga, will I be able to load Windows 7 again and then delete/format the crap that dident install and got me in this mess in the first place?

If not .....I will assign 200 GB to the partition.....but ....I forgot how many MB to a GB ...

At the DISKPART prompt, type one of the following:

create partition primary [size=n] [offset=n] [ID=byte | GUID] [noerr]
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