|23 Jul 2012||#1|
Used KillDisk, now can't Boot up Installation Disk. (Windows 7 Pro x64
I am going crazy with this issue i'm having. First it all started out as a pretty bad virus. The only way I could get rid of it was totally wiping my 2TB WDigital drive SATA. Now after I used KillDisk, I boot up the Installation disk and after the 'Starting Windows' screen, it goes to a black screen with a blinking cursor. Now, I know it's not the disk because I have a laptop that I was able to boot it up on and install perfectly fine. I know it's not the CD/DVD drive because I was able to boot other disks such as KillDisk with no problem. I'm not sure if there was still something I needed to do after wiping it with KillDisk to make the drive usable again.
Also, I tried using another hard drive I had laying around which was a 320GB SATA. That one had some different problem booting up the Windows that was already intsalled on it. So.. again I used Killdisk and it does the same thing after wiping it.
Thanks for any suggestions in advance! Hope this is an easy fix! HELP!
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|23 Jul 2012||#2|
Hold on the Cavalry is coming!
GO TO A COMMAND PROMPT USING YOUR WIN 7 DVD
Booting from a DVD/CD
On some computers, immediately after pushing the Power ON button, start tapping the F12 key and choose the option to boot from DVD/CD.
On some computers, this capability is assigned to another function key.
This is a one-time boot and doesn’t change your normal boot sequence.
If your computer doesn’t offer this capability, then you will need to boot into the bios and change the boot order there so that Boot from DVD/CD is the first choice.
You will need to consult your computer manufacturer’s documentation.
STEPS TO BOOT TO A COMMAND PROMPT USING A WIN 7 DVD
Ø Insert your Win 7 DVD into the optical reader
Ø Power down your computer.
Ø Power up your computer.
Ø Boot from the Win 7 DVD using the procedure applicable to your computer.
Ø When the following is displayed on your screen,
press the key combo of SHIFT + F10.
Do NOT click on Next.
Press the SHIFT + F10 key combo.
You will have a X:\Sources> command prompt.
X: is a ram drive created by Windows 7.
X: contains a mini-version of Windows 7 called a PE (pre-execution environment).
If you do not plan on installing windows at this time, you may now remove the DVD.
If you plan on continuing with an install, then do not remove the DVD.
Execute the desired commands.
Use the EXIT command to return to the Win 7 installation procedure.
Now that you are at a command prompt:
type DISKPART and hit ENTER
the prompt will change to DISKPART>
Enter following commands:
this will list the disks
SELECT DISK 1
to select Disk 1 (if that's the disk you want)
to make sure that you've got the correct disk
this will write zeroes first and last sectors on the selected disk
exit from DiskPart
exit from the command shell
Your disk is now ready to use.
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|23 Jul 2012||#5|
Hitting Shift+F10 and it doesn't seem to be opening command promt. At exactly which point am i supposed room hit it? Its either during loading files or Starting Windows. Once I get to the black screen blinking cursor i am unable to do anything. Which then causes me to hard restart.
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