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Windows 7: Cant repair an aborted windows 7 install


23 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Cant repair an aborted windows 7 install

Hello,
I decided to give my acer aspire 5515 to my stepson, so i was reinstalling windows 7 on it and it accidently aborted before finishing installing. Now when I put my disc in it doesn't read it and never repairs it, never completes it, just keeps rebootiing. I have tried set up default settings, system repair, but nothing [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]works[/COLOR][/COLOR]. Please help. My drive is just making a whirring sound but never booting, but really it has always done that and would always eventually kick in, but not this time. I had an xp start up disc on a cd-r and it read that, but not my iso on a dvd-r.

i also did try to change the boot menu and still not working, I've used other versions of windows to try to force it still no go. If i could just reset back to factory with vista installed, that would be great, but for some reason alt+f10 and f9 are not working either.

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23 Jun 2012   #2

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

If you have access to another machine you could try creating a bootable flash drive, boot from that and use it to repair/re-install OS

USB tool - Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool

If theres nothing on the machine you need we always recommend a full clean install to give you the best performance/reliability, heres a tutorial if you need it Clean Install Windows 7
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23 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

nope didn't work, all I put on the flash drive is the setup.exe which, it lit up but nothing different. I can see the windows install background and its says setting start up configuration but still nothing, just reboots.
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23 Jun 2012   #4

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

To do this you need to download usb tool and use it to create a bootable flash drive with your Windows 7 iso (takes about 10/20 mins to create) then boot your machine from it.
You have the link above to the usb tool
Heres the latest Windows 7 iso link Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life
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23 Jun 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Follow these steps to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. Download the latest installer ISO with SP1 and write to flash with tool provided in Steps 1 and 2. Then set HD to boot first in BIOS setup, use Acer F12 key to boot flash under USB, Removable or HD's.

Try wiping the HD with Diskpart Clean Command if install fails.
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23 Jun 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

it used to have vista on it, I would happily go back to it if it would get it up running. My flash drive is only 500 MB and the computer isn't reading the dvd roms. If there is another way, i'm all up for it
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23 Jun 2012   #7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Buy a 4GB USB stick. You will never regret the decision. Since you've not indicated your location then I can't give you anymore specific advise as to where to buy a 4GB stick.

After you get the stick, let me know.

Do you presently have a Win 7 DVD?
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24 Jun 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I live in Florida, but I know where I can get one, and yes I own a burned copy from a friend of Windows 7 Ultimate 64, but I also run the same on this one.
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24 Jun 2012   #9

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

I think that your main problem is that your optical drive is going faulty so purchasing a flash drive has got to be a sound investment

Can help you get out of many a problem if you have no disc drive
Post back your results or if you need any more help
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24 Jun 2012   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

How are you activating Windows 7? Do you have the latest installer with SP1?
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