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Windows 7: Vista to 7 Upgrade failing right before 1st reboot

25 Jul 2014   #31
gregrocker

 

If you can get into Safe Mode use Malwarebytes.

If not use two of the bootable AV scans in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start,
then the SFC command, boot writing command you were given, followed by Startup Repair.

This does everything you can do to assure disinfection, OS integrity, boot is in order.


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25 Jul 2014   #32
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

To install any edition from a Vista dvd:

After you select Install, the next windows asks for the product key. DO NOT enter key, just click next. It will then ask which edition you want to install. You can choose any of them.

Back to the point:


Run the bcdboot and bootsect commands from booted windows 7 media. With luck, that will write all the windows 7 boot files onto the hard drive.

Letter x is so it uses boot files from ramdisk.
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25 Jul 2014   #33
XweAponX

Windows 7 (My Idea)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you can get into Safe Mode use Malwarebytes.

If not use two of the bootable AV scans in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start,
then the SFC command, boot writing command you were given, followed by Startup Repair.

This does everything you can do to assure disinfection, OS integrity, boot is in order.
I used malware bytes, that's what found the 2k virus bodies.

I ran the commands from the DART disk, it's booting to vishshite now.

I'll post the disk manager image, I have to run gmer and tdsskiller.. Once it finishes booting 3 hours from now that is.
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25 Jul 2014   #34
XweAponX

Windows 7 (My Idea)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
To install any edition from a Vista dvd:

After you select Install, the next windows asks for the product key. DO NOT enter key, just click next. It will then ask which edition you want to install. You can choose any of them.

Back to the point:


Run the bcdboot and bootsect commands from booted windows 7 media. With luck, that will write all the windows 7 boot files onto the hard drive.

Letter x is so it uses boot files from ramdisk.
I used letter c... Its taking a helluva long time for disk mangler to come up
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25 Jul 2014   #35
XweAponX

Windows 7 (My Idea)
 
 

well, I still have that unpartitioned space. I'll run it again from the windows disk

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25 Jul 2014   #36
XweAponX

Windows 7 (My Idea)
 
 

Bcdedit failed this time:


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25 Jul 2014   #37
XweAponX

Windows 7 (My Idea)
 
 

I found no root kits or other active virii, I could not use bcdboot x:/windows, it could not find any boot sectors there. Did you mean Bcdedit? I was able to run bcdboot c:/windows and that worked, as did the second command- think I ruined the command by not running "x" first? My bad, I was assuming where x=My boot drive

I'm running an SFC /SCANNOW at this point. Then I'll try installing again, I don't know if those commands were successful.

That returned NO errors, I'm just deleting the folders left by seven install attempts, then I'll try it again.

I tried both the windows 7 install dick as well as the windows 8 DART disk, which had support for all previous OSes. I got the error for "x" on both of those.
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25 Jul 2014   #38
XweAponX

Windows 7 (My Idea)
 
 

Rofl - in the time I've done all this on windows vistpoodoo, I

1) restored my iPad mini to iOS 7.1.1 from 7.1.2, which sucked, so I went back one- they were still signing 7.1.1 (would it not be great if Microsoft pulled this same aptticket/boot rom cack? So none of us would be even able to reinstall windows vista/7/8 if out mamas lives depended on it).

2) I restored my last (huge) iPad backup from iTunes, 100 plus apps+music and pix,

3) I jailbroke my iPad again with Pangu 1.1

4) I restored all of my tweaks, and I'm posting on my iPad NOW, using the iOS version of the windows 7/8 forums app. It's too bad it won't be updated any more
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25 Jul 2014   #39
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Might be best to install win7 to a separate partition. Can you use windows easy transfer to get stuff from vista to 7.
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25 Jul 2014   #40
XweAponX

Windows 7 (My Idea)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Might be best to install win7 to a separate partition. Can you use windows easy transfer to get stuff from vista to 7.
I'll give that a shot if this fails.

Maybe I'll even try to install Windows 8 hey? Haha. I've never failed to upgrade anything to that!

At least it wasn't a total waste of a day, I got my iPad running great again. I use OS Experience, which allows multiple windows on an apple device. It's cool when I use my BT Mouse and Keyboard, except that I have to install an extra BT Stack for it to work heh.

Ok, this install has just gotten to the "deth-step", step 2, after which it will either continue or I will take a hammer to his hard drive and give him one of mine.

Now this sucks, the vista screensaver keeps on activating wtf? ! :/
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