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Windows 7: Installing windows 7 from disk then ask me to remove disk


15 May 2012   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Installing windows 7 from disk then ask me to remove disk

Basically my xp was riddled with viruses so much so that I couldn't get it to boot without crashing so I tried installing Ubuntu but exited out before it could work essentially erasing my computer of any OS so now it gives me a "NTLDR is missing" error. Eventually I bought windows 7, booted from CD drive and started the install. I thought it was all fine and good but then I get a compatibility report saying to remove the CD and restart the computer normally then to put the CD in. The problem is that when I don't have the CD in it gives me the NTLDR error so I'm stuck.

I hope that wasn't too confusing.


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15 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Hello Alexwrichard Welcome to the Seven Forums!

That's a more commonly seen problem with a fast solution provided you have the 7 dvd or a repair tools cd onhand!

With the 7 dvd there simply boot upto where you would normally click the Install Now button and look below that for the Repair tools link. This will detect the present 7 installation where you select that and click the next button to proceed into the list of repair options with the Startup Repair right at the top of the list.

The option to create a repair cd with the same tools is found in the Control Panel>Backup & Restore secrion where that option is seen or you can even download a cd image from the Neosmart site. Windows 7 Repair and Recovery CD Download | The NeoSmart Files

A quick run of the tool generally will see results while you may run it once or twice more at times to see the repair made. From there you will see 7 load without any disk in the drive.
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15 May 2012   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you for the help but I am still a bit confused. I

I clicked the Repair tools link and clicked the next button and then got to a screen that says "Choose recovery tool Operating system: unkown on (unknown) Local Disk" With the options: Startup Repair, System Restore, System Image Recovery, Windows Memory Diagnostic, and Command Prompt. Where do I go from there?
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16 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

If you get to the repair tools you will want the Startup repair option in order to see the boot information corrected. The other method to make the drive bootable would be by way of the command prompt while logged in as the admin. Follow the instructions seen on the MS page for Vista/7 seen at How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows

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To run the Bootrec.exe tool, you must start Windows RE. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Put the Windows Vista or Windows 7 installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
  2. Press a key when you are prompted.
  3. Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then click Next.
  4. Click Repair your computer.
  5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
  6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
  7. Type Bootrec.exe, and then press ENTER.
The page there will continue on once you have the command prompt open and enter the bootrec.exe command with the following:


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Bootrec.exe options

The Bootrec.exe tool supports the following options. Use the option that is appropriate for your situation.

Note Use the Bootrec.exe tool to troubleshoot "Bootmgr Is Missing" issue. If rebuilding the BCD does not resolve the startup issue, you can export and delete the BCD, and then run this option again. By doing this, you make sure that the BCD is completely rebuilt.

To do this, type the following commands at the Windows RE command prompt:
  • bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
  • c:
  • cd boot
  • attrib bcd -s -h -r
  • ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
  • bootrec /RebuildBcd
Since the repair will be performed while booted into the present 7 install the next if needed you boot live from the 7 it will likely detect the 7 install and continue on into the repair tools without a problem.

The other options for burning a repair tools cd can also save on handling the 7 dvd unless you eventually decide to slipstream SP1 if not already included with the disk you have there. The slipstreamed dvd or USB Install Key for 7 would then be the repair media you would use. Slipstream Windows 7 SP1 into a Installation DVD or ISO File
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16 May 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

You'll need to wipe the HD first with Diskpart Clean Command from the DVD Command Line accessing DISKPART At PC Startup.

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals to try install.

If this fails reset BIOS to defaults, while in BIOS setup set SATA controller to AHCI to try install, then if it fails try IDE mode.

Remove all but 2gb RAM to try install. Test your RAM - Test with Memtest86+ for 5-6 passes. Then test your HD with maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan. Try install formatting a full-disk partition. If it fails open a DVD Command Line again to run Disk Check.
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16 May 2012   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Okay so still some problems.

Night Hawk, the tutorial that you sent me to requires me to select the Operating System I want to repair but I have no Operating system to repair.

Gregrocker, the tutorial you sent me too required me to access the disk managers which I cannot as I have no OS.

So I'm still very confused about what to do.
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16 May 2012   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Your first post says you "bought Windows 7".

I assume that means you have a Windows 7 installation disc?

That is all you need to run Diskpart, per Greg's links in the first sentence in post #5.

I have no idea what you mean by "access the disk managers".
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16 May 2012   #8

Windows 7
 
 

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I have no idea what you mean by "access the disk managers".
Well in his first link to "Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command" send me to something that told me to
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A) Open the Start Menu, then right click on Computer and click on Manage.

B) If prompted by UAC, click on Yes.

C) Click on Disk Management in the left pane, and make note of the disk # in the middle pane of the disk that you want to clean or clean all.
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16 May 2012   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alexwrichard View Post
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I have no idea what you mean by "access the disk managers".
Well in his first link to "Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command" send me to something that told me to
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A) Open the Start Menu, then right click on Computer and click on Manage.

B) If prompted by UAC, click on Yes.

C) Click on Disk Management in the left pane, and make note of the disk # in the middle pane of the disk that you want to clean or clean all.
You can get that information from Diskpart itself with the list disk command.

That command will show you all connected disks.

If you have just 1 disk connected, that should be disk 0.

If so, you would then enter the command select disk 0.

Then enter clean.

That will clean the selected disk (disk 0).
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16 May 2012   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

Please read the full tutorial to see option to use installer's Command Line.
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