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Windows 7: Reformat gone bad - please help

11 Jan 2014   #191
arayfo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Okay, burned. I am burning the iso to the flash drive. Forgive me if I don't know all of the lingo.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Uploading iso to flash drive ? What are you talking about.

The iso file gets burned to the flash stick, not uploaded.



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11 Jan 2014   #192
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Delete all the partitions. During the install, trust me.

Have you got the iso file burned to the flash drive yet ?

What program did you use to burn the iso file to the flash drive ?
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11 Jan 2014   #193
arayfo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Okay, I just tried the Acer Windows 7 Upgrade Disk and I received a black screen with the message: BOOTMGR is missing

Press CTRL + ALT + DEL to restart

So I think I'm gonna try once more with the flash drive and if that doesn't work I'm calling it a night.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arayfo1 View Post
Upgrade Disk - Well, perhaps it might work now that I have reformatted all three partitions.

I'll be sure and post an update before I call it a night. Yes, of course I want your help. I'm really sorry this is taking so long. I'm hoping now that I have all three partitions formatted things will begin to fall into place and we can all get on with our lives. Thanks again.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
I didn't know you stopped trying.
But right now I need to know what you have already done, what instructions you followed, what steps were executed. If you want my help, I'm willing to pick this up tomorrow. But we've spent 4 hours and the best thng I can say that we accomplished is that we both had dinner.

I'm out for tonight. I'll read your reply tomorrow.

Goodnight arayfo1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arayfo1 View Post
Sorry, should I try the upgrade disk again?
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11 Jan 2014   #194
arayfo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Delete or reformat?

Yes, the flash drive is now ready.

I used the Windows DVD/USB Download tool referenced in the tutorial.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Delete all the partitions. During the install, trust me.

Have you got the iso file burned to the flash drive yet ?

What program did you use to burn the iso file to the flash drive ?
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11 Jan 2014   #195
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Might I strongly suggest you try one method and stick with it. Any one that has been given you will work. When you flip-flop between them is when you get in trouble.
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11 Jan 2014   #196
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Delete ALL the partitions if you don`t have any data on them, choose drive options to delete them.

It should look like step 7 and should say unallocated space. Just like the picture. You only have 1 hard drive connected right ?
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11 Jan 2014   #197
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Might I strongly suggest you try one method and stick with it. Any one that has been given you will work. When you flip-flop between them is when you get in trouble.
We started out with the flash drive 2 weeks ago, and I thought he was done.
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11 Jan 2014   #198
arayfo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Okay, I'll try it but I'm beginning to think the flash drive itself is the issue (despite formatting it each time).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Delete ALL the partitions if you don`t have any data on them, choose drive options to delete them.

It should look like step 7 and should say unallocated space. Just like the picture. You only have 1 hard drive connected right ?
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11 Jan 2014   #199
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The USB device may be defective, just try the DVD disk.
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11 Jan 2014   #200
arayfo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

That is I'll try it if I ever get that far again without having an error.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arayfo1 View Post
Okay, I'll try it but I'm beginning to think the flash drive itself is the issue (despite formatting it each time).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Delete ALL the partitions if you don`t have any data on them, choose drive options to delete them.

It should look like step 7 and should say unallocated space. Just like the picture. You only have 1 hard drive connected right ?
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