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Windows 7: Unable to do a CLEAN install of Windows 7 . SOLVED

17 Aug 2012   #1
TheComedian

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Unable to do a CLEAN install of Windows 7 . SOLVED

Hello everyone. I just want to share my current experience with Windows 7.
I had been dual booting Linux and Windows 7 through my BIOS on my Motherboard for a long time. Well over a year and a half with out any issues ever. I used Avast FREE anti virus and never had a problem. A few days ago I did a scan of my hard drive and AVAST listed over 420 viruses. I have no idea what I clicked on. I have never ever had this happen to me. I have been using PC's since 1984. Anyways. I had AVAST do a cleaning, after that my PC was always giving me the BSOD. For so many different reasons. Too many to list.
I tried a FRESH install and received nothing but errors.Windows 7 would never complete a fresh install no matter what I did. Mainly error code 0x80070570
. The solution? After a few days and many, many hours of failure. I ended up wiping the MBR with a program and removing the partition table with another program. After I did that I had a clean Hard Drive to install Windows 7 on. Everything installed perfectly with no hickups. I Activated online with my Genuine Microsoft Key and have had zero problems since. Hope this helps anyone that had all the problems I had installing Windows on a apparently severely infected hard drive.


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17 Aug 2012   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

One of the first Installation troubleshooting steps we have users complete is wiping the HD with Diskpart Clean Command which overwrites the boot sector and partition tablle, solving about half of cases.
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17 Aug 2012   #3
TheComedian

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thank you! I used GParted and MBRWizard. Believe me. I was so frustrated. I had NO idea the MBR could get so cluttered or infected with male ware/ or viruses. I am so happy to not have any more BSOD. Windows 7 has been rock solid since my fresh install.
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