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Windows 7: How to factory reset windows 7 w/out windows disk

28 Jul 2012   #11
mcm52188

Windows 7 64
 
 

i followed the link from ignatzatsonic (Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life) and downloaded my version of windows 7. I then used Windows 7 USB- DVD Download Tool to create the iso on my flash drive. When I restart my computer the processes is going swimmingly until it reaches 21% of extracting files then I get error 0X80070570. I've restarting and starting the install again but i get the same error. I've also run WIndows Malicious Software Removal Tool on the flash drive and it found 0 infected files.


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28 Jul 2012   #12
gregrocker

 

Run the Dell Diagnostics from its partition by tapping the F12 key at boot. If it won't run then download and run it from here: Dell Diagnostics Utility - How to Run the
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Then wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean Command from installer Command Line accessing DISKPART At PC Startup.

If this fails burn a new ISO to disk using the download and tool in Steps 1 and 2 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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06 Aug 2012   #13
mcm52188

Windows 7 64
 
 

i was able to install windows 7 after following a different download. I do have a question. in another post, i followed instructions to "clean" the hard drive through elevated cmd. there were recomendations on creating your own partition and then "aligning" the disk before installing the OS. is this necessary for windows 7? or could i perform a "clean" through elevated cmd and just install the os from there?
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06 Aug 2012   #14
gregrocker

 

If you followed the steps I posted to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 then there should be no problems.

If so post back so we can help you sort them.
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06 Aug 2012   #15
mcm52188

Windows 7 64
 
 

i followed step 1 here and after the clean was complete, i exited and returned to the windows installer. SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

the installation went fine, however when the computer rebooted after the install i got the blue screen of death saying some serious error and "physical memory had to be dumped". the computer restarted and a notice popped up saying that windows had recovered from a serious error. i haven't had an issue since.

my computer is a bit older (bought it in 2008) and have had a couple of OSs on it (came with vista, installed XP pro, then installed Win7).

is the computer just getting passed its useful life or is there something i did wrong during the instillation?
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06 Aug 2012   #16
gregrocker

 

Why did you just ignore the steps I gave you to get a perfect Clean Reinstall based on thousands we've helped with here? We don't know if you used the correct drivers or followed the other best practices for Win7.

If you think you followed closely enough the steps I gave you which you apparently ignored then try entering Safe Mode to post up the crash file to our Crashes forum for analysis: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 7 Forums

While you're waiting for analysis do the Dell Diagnostics from F12 at boot which I also suggested and was ignored, or you can work through the hardware tests in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot
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06 Aug 2012   #17
mcm52188

Windows 7 64
 
 

My apologies for not following your post. I must have missed it. I do appreciate everyone's efforts here in helping me with something I am not that familiar with. I will read through tomorrow and will attempt the reinstall again.
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