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Windows 7: Need help trying to reformat, Getting Constant Error.


21 Dec 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 
Need help trying to reformat, Getting Constant Error.

Ok the steps i take , is its windows 7 x 64 bit cd. I dont remember exactly what version cause its been awhile. and was transferred to a house hold cd.

I start up the computer > f12 > boot from cd
Custom install > new partition , deleted all other partitions and made a new one.

it starts installing
Successively completes
Copying Windows Files
Expanding Windows Files
Installing Features
Installing Updates > then restarts > Screen appears briefly i think says something like starting windows 7.

Completing Installation > Windows Setup could not configure Windows to run on this computer's hardware.

After this i will just get an error message over and over and not get anywhere.


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22 Dec 2012   #2

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hello and welcome casey mate is this the original machine? Some specs mate would be really helpful and what is the error message please?
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22 Dec 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup to enable Legacy BIOS if present. Next check BIOS Boot order for an EFI Boot Disk and if present remove it, set DVD drive first to boot, HD second. Then set SATA controller to AHCI. Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install 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 read over 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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22 Dec 2012   #4

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hmm Greg I thought this was going on a different board to the original install ah well
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22 Dec 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Not sure but we need the things you asked for John.

He should probably start with a fresh installer, too, long as he has a legal Product Key.
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22 Dec 2012   #6

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

i run a alienware m17x, and by bios do u mean f12?
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22 Dec 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

Tap F2 at boot to access BIOS setup on Dell : What the BIOS Is and How to Access it on a Dell™ Computer - KB Article - 148562 | Dell

If you know you don't have an EFI BIOS, then I'd just set BIOS to defaults, set SATA controller to AHCI if available, set DVD drive to boot first, followed by HD. Then save settings and exit.
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22 Dec 2012   #8

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Not sure but we need the things you asked for John.

He should probably start with a fresh installer, too, long as he has a legal Product Key.
Yes Greg I just wasn't sure as there was no system specs to speak of and oh yes mate I had a good one
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22 Dec 2012   #9

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

Ok i am redoing the installation completely , i put the files onto a flash drive. I did all the steps assign and clean and all that. And then opened my flash drive took all the files from cd and moved them onto it. i then restarted the computer had the flash drive plugd in and said run from flash drive. I am not stuck on select the driver to be installed.
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22 Dec 2012   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Do you mean..... I am NOW stuck ?
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