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Windows 7: How to re install pre installed windows 7 on a Samsung Laptop

02 Mar 2014   #1
weikit

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
How to re install pre installed windows 7 on a Samsung Laptop

My Samsung laptop got a virus so I reinstalled windows 7 from a disk from another desktop computer and kept the old windows files in a separate folder called windows.old. The problem is that the windows 7 that I installed doesn't have all the Samsung stuff that I need like wifi etc

How can I re install the preloaded Samsung windows 7 without a disk?

Thanks...


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02 Mar 2014   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

On power-on keep tapping F8 and go to repair my computer. That will install from the recovery partition.

But in the future you should make frequent images to an external disk. Then you can recover in a few minutes.

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02 Mar 2014   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

information   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

If F8 will not work, try finding the Samsung Recovery app in Windows.old.

How to use Samsung Recovery, make Recovery disks:
Samsung PC Software - Samsung Support Center - YouTube
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04 Mar 2014   #4
weikit

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks whs and theog, I managed to re-install windows 7 using the Samsung Recovery app in Windows.old and that all went fine. The problem now is when I turn on the computer it boots to Samsung Recovery app OR to a black screen saying boot failed. Eventually if you re-start it a few times it boots up windows normally. Any idea what's going on ??

Cheers!
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04 Mar 2014   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

I would run recovery at first boot (with the proper key) not from the windows.old folder.
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04 Mar 2014   #6
weikit

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

ok thanks, ive reinstalled from recovery and everything is working fine however when I start the computer quite often it goes to black screen saying boot failed and windows doesn't boot up. Other times it boots to windows ok. Any other suggestions or could the hard drive be on its way out ??
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04 Mar 2014   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

That`s possible, and a good diagnosis, make sure the hard drive is firmly connected.

You can run diagnostics if Samsung has any on their website.

Install CrystalDiskInfo, it will give you an idea.

CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World
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04 Mar 2014   #8
weikit

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

CrystalDiskInfo just ran it and good a GOOD reading, also made sure the cable to the HDD is secure and seems to be booting ok for now
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04 Mar 2014   #9
weikit

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Actually its happening again, when I start the computer it doesn't load windows and I get the following error message

Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key

Also there's a clicking noise from the computer when this happens
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04 Mar 2014   #10
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote:
Also there's a clicking noise from the computer when this happens
Is this the noise your HD is making:
Normally you will not hear the HD.
Hard Drive Click of Death Explanation and Live Demonstration - YouTube

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?
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