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Windows 7: Need help deleting linux and installing windows.

30 Mar 2013   #11
Element7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Nope, still the same error message.


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30 Mar 2013   #12
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Looks like a Bad DVD drive or Windows 7 DVD, as the Repair CD will boot.
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30 Mar 2013   #13
Element7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Downloading Windows XP now. Will try to install it and then install Windows 7 over it.
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30 Mar 2013   #14
Element7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Fuc*, I downloaded Win XP SP3 from the microsoft website but it didn't boot on either laptop. Maybe the version I downloaded is unbootable?

I'll download win 7 or 8 from the site given by Golden in this thread tomorrow. I hope one of them will work.
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30 Mar 2013   #15
gregrocker

 

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. If an EFI BIOS, enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module, 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.
How to Boot A Computer from CD or DVD - YouTube

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.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt.You are creating the partition here for the purpose of marking it Active which overcomes certain install failures.
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30 Mar 2013   #16
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You have to get a good iso and burn to a dvd and test on another machine before you go any further. What tool are you using to burn the iso to the dvd ? Are you confirming the size of the iso after you download it ? It should be 3.09 GBs.
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30 Mar 2013   #17
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Try the USB method I posted earlier - that will negate the possibility of bad DVD disks, or DVD drive.
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31 Mar 2013   #18
Element7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. If an EFI BIOS, enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module, 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.
How to Boot A Computer from CD or DVD - YouTube

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.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt.You are creating the partition here for the purpose of marking it Active which overcomes certain install failures.
I've done the DISKPART step and everything worked fine. Then I found a original windows XP cd. It booted from the cd, then prepared the setup. Just when it should start the setup I get this BSOD.

STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524 , 0xC0000034 , 0x00000000 , 0x00000000)

When I try to run CHKDSK /F, I get this message.

"The type of file system is NTFS.
Cannot lock current drive.
Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected."
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31 Mar 2013   #19
Element7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I've managed to run chkdsk by typing chkdsk c: /f /r /x

Also I solved the bsod by changing [sata] support to [ide] support.

Win XP is now installing!
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31 Mar 2013   #20
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

I thought you were wanting to install Windows 7........?
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