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Windows 7: Startup Strange

03 Jan 2013   #11
scoobydog

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Ok I see the text when I click the dispart clean comand text. Ill read that


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03 Jan 2013   #12
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scoobydog View Post
Yes he just recently he tried windows 8 but didnt like it. He uninstalled it and put the windows 7 back on it. It had this messed up dual boot screen that used to come up. I ended up using msconfig on it and deleting the windows 8 startup entry.

So what do I do? Diskpart Clean Command. How do I do that?

Thanks
The blue text is a link to a tutorial to show you how to do that.
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03 Jan 2013   #13
scoobydog

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Reading through it quickly im not totally sure about it. I want to do it so I don't loose data right. Is that there?
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03 Jan 2013   #14
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The Clean command will delete, overwrite all data on the drive so you can get a good new install. You will need to back up anything you want to save then transfer it back to the new install. By back up I mean save your data to some external media, such as another HDD or to DVDs or flash sticks.
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03 Jan 2013   #15
scoobydog

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Really I don't think I want it that bad. Looks a little involved. I think Ill see how the PC goes. Its going well. Just a little messed up in the start up. Once up and running its flying

What I am interested in knowing though is how do you format the C drive whilst installing windows 7? I couldn't see the function when I reinstalled my Win 7

Thanks
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03 Jan 2013   #16
scoobydog

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

If I can achieve the same result as the Clean function by reformatting my c drive then ill do that. I just need u to tell me how to do that.
Help appreciated

Thanks
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03 Jan 2013   #17
gregrocker

 

If you're going to reinstall then you should run the quick diskpart Clean Command first to clear the boot sector. Your data should always be backed up anyway and certainly during a reinstall.

To access the Command Line, when you boot into the installer to reinstall access DISKPART At PC Startup. After running the 5 second Diskpart Clean Command , close the Command Box then click install now and follow the steps in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to get a perfect install.

We use Best Practices here which is why this is the top tech site on the web. If you want it done best, follow these steps.
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03 Jan 2013   #18
scoobydog

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

ok tried diskpart clean. I got the elevated command prompt via cmd, open as admin. I first tried to get command prompt through startup-shift+f10. No response after pressing those keys together.

Thought I had it all happening when I finally got to the elevated command prompt.

Any way disk part came back with an error stating- virtual disk service error-clean is not allowed on the current disk containing the current boot, system, page file, crashdump or hybernation volume
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03 Jan 2013   #19
scoobydog

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Also I think your right about the windows 8 fragments Whilst in the windows setup disk I selected repair to see what it would do. It said it found a problem with startup files or something like that.

It ended up restoring the windows 8 entry into startup sequence. I later removed it with msconfig.
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03 Jan 2013   #20
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Did you have a w7 DVD or repair disk in?
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