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Windows 7: Help! did clean install of windows 7

11 Feb 2014   #1
debz8683

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Help! did clean install of windows 7

Completed the clean install but didn't get to install my drivers yet but created a new profile and set up the operating system. Powered it down and today when I turned it on to install the drivers it won't pull up the sign in screen. I get the blue windows sign in screen background but nothing to actually Sign in.


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11 Feb 2014   #2
marsmimar

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Hello debz8683 and welcome to Seven Forums.

Hard to diagnose what might have happened but it's possible there was a glitch or hiccup during the clean install. Since this install is so new, I think I'd start all over again. If you're trying to clean install a factory OEM version of Windows 7, you might want to go through these tutorials.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key

And this tutorial has general information about doing a Clean Install.

Clean Install Windows 7
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11 Feb 2014   #3
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Exactly what I was about to post marsmimar

It might be easiest since you just did a clean install to start over following: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1649-clean-install-windows-7-a.html


If you have nothing else on the drive (no user data)
When you get to step 8, make sure there are no partitions on dispalyed on the window. If there are, go to drive options (advanced) and delete all partitions until it is all unallocated space. Then let Windows use all of the space and define the partition scheme.


The other choice is to wait for someone on the BSOD team or a person experiened in install issues to stop in and walk you through repairs.


Your machine, your thread, your choice.


Bill
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11 Feb 2014   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If you didn`t setup a password during the end of the install, you won`t have the log on and password page.

When you say profile do you mean user account ? How many user accounts do you have in total on this machine ?

Is the pc going to windows without any problems ?
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12 Feb 2014   #5
debz8683

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I have one user profile and I did another clean install and followed directions to the t. Everything installed properly and was even able to set up my computer preferences and install mozilla. Even got online and shut my computer down safely last night and today when I started the computer it says that windows failed to start. I'm beginning to wonder if this is my hard drive. When I began having problems with the computer it started failing to start up at all or would take 10 to 15 minutes to start and even then all of my programs were running ridiculously slow and I could not get on the Internet. This is my 4th clean install and everything installs just fine and I get everything working but if I shut my computer down or it goes into sleep mode it will not start again.
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12 Feb 2014   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yes, it very well could be the hard drive. Do you have another you could install to test with ?
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12 Feb 2014   #7
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

4th install - I guess you can stop that insanity unitl the issue is worked out.

Run some disk diags, starting with Disk Check: Disk Check
[a] Automaticaly fix files sytem errors
[...] Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors

Post any findings from Disk Check, then
Download CrystalDiskInfo (CDI) from here,
launch CDI, and post a screen shot of the drive
CrystalDiskInfo manual
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