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

16 May 2012   #71

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit

You can't really test the motherboard without specialized tools.

You can test the RAM with Memtest86+

Burn it to a disk and boot from that disk, just like you have tried to do with the Windows disk.

Run it for 6 or 8 passes, which will take hours---let it run overnight while you sleep.

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

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16 May 2012   #72
Microsoft MVP


Make sure no other HD's are plugged in.

Run the Seatools Extended test. Then run Disk Check from the Windows 7 DVD System Recovery Options Command Line. That will clear your HD.

You can then use the Seatools CD function to Quick Wipe HD. This should force the Windows 7 DVD to autostart. Make sure the DVD is clean and unscratched. If there is any question about DVD burn another from latest official ISO, or write to flash stick using tool given here: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Then run Memtest86.

Once the hardware is cleared we will have other steps for you.
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17 May 2012   #73

windows 7 64bit home premium

Hello again everyone,

I just wanted to update you all as you have all been so fantastic.
I dont want you to think I gave up but even after trying all your advice I was so stressed with the stupid HDD and the fatal message BOOTMRG is missing that I spent my hard earned on a new HDD.
I just fitted it and YAY !!!!!!!!!! the 64 bit version of Windows is now loading....WOOT WOOT !!!!!!!!

I'm just waiting for some SATA cables to arrive to hook up the offending HD (the one with BOOTMRG message) and I will try see what is wrong. That drive was quite simply stuck at the very first screen unable to load from DVD or anything. If I can fix it I will use it just for a storage disk.

But Thank you guys....Most sincerely
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17 May 2012   #74

windows 7 64bit home premium

When the cables arrive I will follow those instructions. I dident realise the new Samsung HD dident come with cables so I hooked it up to the existing cables and left the seagate one in place so it would be easier to hook it up.

Really I'm too stubborn to believe that HDD is completely dead.

Thank you Sirs, (bows)
all your efforts are very much appreciated !
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17 May 2012   #75

windows 7 64bit home premium

Ignat, Thank you too,
At least we know now that its not a motherboard or memory problem.....thank you so much
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17 May 2012   #76
Microsoft MVP


When you connect the old HD, try to browse in to see if the data is intact and back it up.

Then reboot the computer, tap the one-time Boot Menu key given on first boot screen, try to boot the old HD again.

If it won't boot I would wipe the old HD from Windows 7 on the new HD using DISKPART At PC Startup.
Then repartition in Disk Mgmt.
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