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Windows 7: I cannot clean install windows 7 with formatted partition

01 Feb 2014   #1
rinuleom

windows 7
 
 
I cannot clean install windows 7 with formatted partition

Hey guys!!!!
I've got this worst nightmare for my beautiful pc.
My OS is windows 7 64bit. Everything was fine until suddenly automatic recovery has started and found that boot manager was missing. This happened a month ago and it started normally without any problems. But yesterday the same thing happened but the system was not booting up normally.recovery shows up and ending up with cannot fix the problems..
I was fed up and put my windows disk and formatted the C partition and tried to reinstall the windows ..it went fine till installing updates,suddenly at that point a message pops up saying "windows could not update boot manager,installation could not complete"...
Now,I can't do anything with my PC,like when I switch it on without any disk it says boot mgr missing Ctrl alt del to restart,if I put the disk I cant install OS,gets stuck there,I don't know what to sdo now...
Please tell me a solution for this,I don't want to lose any of my data in the other partitions,please help me ASAP

Thank u in advance!!


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01 Feb 2014   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Sounds like the hard drive is failing. I would replace the drive.

As far as losing data, a good lesson as to why it is important to backup data - at least user data - to some other media.

Backups are not for IF they are ever needed, they are for WHEN they are needed.
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01 Feb 2014   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You could Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure
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01 Feb 2014   #4
rinuleom

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
Sounds like the hard drive is failing. I would replace the drive.

As far as losing data, a good lesson as to why it is important to backup data - at least user data - to some other media.

Backups are not for IF they are ever needed, they are for WHEN they are needed.
oh my god please don't say that!!! And btw I've just re-run the win 7 installation and noticed that the installation stops when the process reaches completing installation.
should I upgrade the bios or is it the hdd itself..
I doubt that
hdd is not faulty cauz its been not even an year since I bought it. Its Seagate barracuda 1tb
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01 Feb 2014   #5
rinuleom

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
You could Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure
Can i diagnose it using a pen drive?? if yes could you tell me how??
And any other solutions for this,? should i try formatting the whole hdd?
thnx in advance!
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01 Feb 2014   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rinuleom View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
You could Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure
Can i diagnose it using a pen drive?? if yes could you tell me how??
And any other solutions for this,? should i try formatting the whole hdd?
thnx in advance!
Check your hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic tools app.
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01 Feb 2014   #7
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rinuleom View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
Sounds like the hard drive is failing. I would replace the drive.

As far as losing data, a good lesson as to why it is important to backup data - at least user data - to some other media.

Backups are not for IF they are ever needed, they are for WHEN they are needed.
oh my god please don't say that!!! And btw I've just re-run the win 7 installation and noticed that the installation stops when the process reaches completing installation.
should I upgrade the bios or is it the hdd itself..
I doubt that
hdd is not faulty cauz its been not even an year since I bought it. Its Seagate barracuda 1tb
Quote:
hdd is not faulty cauz its been not even an year since I bought it. Its Seagate barracuda 1tb
Means nothing - I had the same hdd and it failed in 2 months.
Run the diagnostics and if bad call Seagate for an RMA - they are great to deal with.

Since you have a Seagate HDD, you can get the Acronis Trueimage software (free) and make an image of your OS and

put it on your external hdd or another internal hdd. Always backup in two places and be sure to create a boot CD, if your comp won't boot, this will allow you to do a Restore.

If you need to recover your OS ( including programs, updates, etc) you can do it with a few clicks.

You can also use Easeus for free and any hdd will work.


http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/deta..._software.html


http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/deta...wizard%29.html


http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/deta...e_edition.html

You can also download - http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing...drive-monitor/

It will immediately tell you if HDD is bad.
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01 Feb 2014   #8
gregrocker

 

Boot into BIOS setup to see if the HD is detected under Storage drives and in Boot priority order.

If so Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. If an EFI BIOS you'll need to decide if you want UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS. If UEFI follow these special steps for Install, otherwise enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module to proceed with normal install:

Set DVD drive first to boot, HD second, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into Windows 7 installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here. I would use a fresh ISO written with tool in Step 2 as yours is in question.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10, or enter System Recovery Options to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
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 wiping the HD and marking Active which overcomes certain install failures.
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02 Feb 2014   #9
rinuleom

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Boot into BIOS setup to see if the HD is detected under Storage drives and in Boot priority order.

If so Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. If an EFI BIOS you'll need to decide if you want UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS. If UEFI follow these special steps for Install, otherwise enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module to proceed with normal install:

Set DVD drive first to boot, HD second, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into Windows 7 installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here. I would use a fresh ISO written with tool in Step 2 as yours is in question.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10, or enter System Recovery Options to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
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 wiping the HD and marking Active which overcomes certain install failures.
i cannot loose all of my data bro!!!!1 is there any other way for it wthout losing datda in my other partitions??
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02 Feb 2014   #10
gregrocker

 

Your data should always be backed up anyway in case of HD failure, which may be happening now.

A free method to the cloud is here for Sync, Backup and Store your Files to the Cloud with Skydrive - Windows 7 Forums.

Seagate Seatools is easy to use and very good. Back up files first, Download ISO and burn to CD using Windows Image Burner, boot CD to do the Extended test. This will tell you the HD condition so you know for sure.

Unfortunately the error normally requires the boot sector and partition table to be cleaned so you'll need to have your files backed up, then if Seatools passes the HD, use its Quick Wipe function which may be enough to complete install. If not start at the top of the steps I gave you earlier.
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