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Windows 7: Attempting repairs hang for 24 hours... USB install.

25 Jun 2012   #31
Ghosttt

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
-------- ------------- ------- ------- --- ---
Disk 0 Online 149 GB 0 B
Disk 1 Online 7633 MB 0 B


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25 Jun 2012   #32
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Excellent.

Some sticks are so bad that diskpart doesn't even recognize them.
Now let's go thru this sequence of diskpart commands:
DISKPART
SELECT DISK 1 (that one is the usb stick)
DETAIL DISK (that will show some present info about the stick)
CLEAN ALL (this is going to write zeroes to each and every byte of the stick)
the above operation can take a long time especially on the older, slower usb sticks. Just be patient and wait and wait for the normal diskpart prompt (DISKPART >) to reappear.
This is also resulting in any bad areas on the stick will be so marked. If you were to attempt to put win 7 on a stick with bad spots, then your win 7 install would fail. On a new stick, you could get away with a CLEAN without the ALL.
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY (this will create a nearly 8GB partition on the stick)
FORMAT FS=NTFS QUICK (format the partition as ntfs)
ACTIVE (partition can be used as a bootable partition)
ASSIGN LETTER=G (the stick will be assigned to drive G)
EXIT (to exit diskpart)
EXIT (to exit the command shell)

The stick is now ready to have the contents of the ISO file put on the stick.

Let me know when you get this far.

Or if you have any questions.
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25 Jun 2012   #33
Ghosttt

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Excellent.

Some sticks are so bad that diskpart doesn't even recognize them.
Now let's go thru this sequence of diskpart commands:
DISKPART
SELECT DISK 1 (that one is the usb stick)
DETAIL DISK (that will show some present info about the stick)
CLEAN ALL (this is going to write zeroes to each and every byte of the stick)
the above operation can take a long time especially on the older, slower usb sticks. Just be patient and wait and wait for the normal diskpart prompt (DISKPART >) to reappear.
This is also resulting in any bad areas on the stick will be so marked. If you were to attempt to put win 7 on a stick with bad spots, then your win 7 install would fail. On a new stick, you could get away with a CLEAN without the ALL.
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY (this will create a nearly 8GB partition on the stick)
FORMAT FS=NTFS QUICK (format the partition as ntfs)
ACTIVE (partition can be used as a bootable partition)
ASSIGN LETTER=G (the stick will be assigned to drive G)
EXIT (to exit diskpart)
EXIT (to exit the command shell)

The stick is now ready to have the contents of the ISO file put on the stick.

Let me know when you get this far.

Or if you have any questions.
stay online because im doing it right now and it shouldnt take long and i would like to have this done tonight.
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25 Jun 2012   #34
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Excellent!
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25 Jun 2012   #35
Ghosttt

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Excellent!
im at format fs=ntfs quick.
its stuck at 0%
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25 Jun 2012   #36
Ghosttt

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Excellent!
nevermind i got it. What do i do now?
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25 Jun 2012   #37
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

For reasons which defy my understanding, I've also encountered that the format command can take a long time on usb sticks.

Once again just wait it out.
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25 Jun 2012   #38
Ghosttt

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
For reasons which defy my understanding, I've also encountered that the format command can take a long time on usb sticks.

Once again just wait it out.
i got it, whats next?
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25 Jun 2012   #39
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

your answer came in as I was replying.
Did you carry out the rest of the diskpart commands?

If yes, then the stick should show up in windows explorer and in Disk Management.
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25 Jun 2012   #40
Ghosttt

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
your answer came in as I was replying.
Did you carry out the rest of the diskpart commands?

If yes, then the stick should show up in windows explorer and in Disk Management.
yes i did, and yes it does
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