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03 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Need help asap!

Hi, here's my problem; I tried installing linux ubuntu alongside Windows 7, but somewhere near the end of my installation my laptop turned off and when turned on again it gave me no option to run linux or windows, it went straight into Windows 7. I then, stupidly, decided to do a factory reset and just install linux and remove windows. There was then some problems when I tried installing certain programs on windows. (I'd given up on linux) and it wouldn't install them. So I decided the best option was to do a factory reset...again, but this time it wouldn't let me saying I needed the Windows 7 installation disk. I downloaded the .iso and installed it on my usb then booted it on my laptop, I picked repair and it did it's thing, but a while later once finished, it told me it didn't install properly and I would need to do it again (at this point I was getting annoyed, as it had taken roughly 30 mins to do the previous step on top of everything else). Sometime around here I lost the installation on the usb, and gave up trying to fix it for about a week as I was too busy.

Getting to the point, my computer won't run Windows 7, it gives an option of 2 Windows 7 boots, both do not work saying I need to install again, I got a installation .iso as before, but now when I boot I get a black screen with a flashing _.

Can you please help, I don't want to take it to a shop, as I don't have much money.


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03 Nov 2012   #2

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

I'm not sure exactly what your problem is, but after messing with linux you need to make sure grub is completely gone.
Remove Grub - Restore Windows 7

It's a first step anyhow. It's also entirely possible linux destroyed the recovery partition, in which case yeah, you're going to have to come up with a windows disc.

Edit: below he's actually given you the instructions I would have after checking that grub is gone.
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03 Nov 2012   #3

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Alphabet, Welcome to SF. Give this a go and just start over.
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7[3]=Installation%20and%20Setup
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03 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks, I'll have a look at those and hopefully one will work. I don't mind losing everything as long as it makes my laptop work.
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03 Nov 2012   #5

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To Remove Linux take look at this post:
Error 0xc0000225 on boot
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03 Nov 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I can't open cmd in any way, so I'm just looking to reset completely. It's a lot easier, I hope.
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03 Nov 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Alphabet, Welcome to SF. Give this a go and just start over.
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7[3]=Installation%20and%20Setup
This is basically what I tried before, but now I can't even boot from usb
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03 Nov 2012   #8

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Get the cd out and use it !
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03 Nov 2012   #9
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The moves you describe are so impulsive and random there is no reason to believe you even have a correctly formatted installer. So start at the top with the latest official ISO download burned or written with the tool provided in Steps 1/2 in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals, Boot into BIOS setup to see if there is an EFI Boot Disk in BIOS Boot order. If so remove it, set DVD drive first to boot. If EFI BIOS also set to Legacy BIOS. Then set SATA controller to AHCI. Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into installer DVD or flash stick, at first screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SEL DIS 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT

Next click Install Now to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition re-read these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.
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03 Nov 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Get the cd out and use it !
I didn't get a cd that's why I'm using a usb.
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