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Windows 7: Wiping Out Everything on Dell XPS 8100 Desktop

25 Oct 2014   #61
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Okay i applied 240000mb.


Now i see

Total Space Free Space
Disk 0 Partition 1 234.4gb 234.4gb Primary

Disk 0 Unallocated Space 231.4gb 231.4gb



You say it doesn't matter but since i put 240000mb, thats what is shown. So that mean if i put 100000mb or 100gb... then the numbers would be different here...


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25 Oct 2014   #62
gregrocker

 

Yes. This is how you'd set up your partitions.

Can you choose that partition to format and install?

But it should have also created the 100mb System Reserved partition if all partitions were deleted first.
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25 Oct 2014   #63
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

So you want me to click on disk 0 partition 1 with 234.4gb and click format right? Then click next afterwards?

And leave the disk 0 unallocated space with 231.4gb alone?

There isn't 100mb reserved partition on the screen.
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25 Oct 2014   #64
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I clicked format then it gives me a message do i want to do this and i clicked yes. I had this same message earlier when i tried to do it.



Then i clicked next on bottom right and got same message


setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing parittion. see the setup log files for more information. I clicked format waited a bit... same message...
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25 Oct 2014   #65
gregrocker

 

Ok work through the steps for Windows 7 Installation Failure - Overcome

To help detect if you have a UEFI BIOS when you enter BIOS setup look on all Tabs for any settings for UEFI, CSM, Legacy BIOS.
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25 Oct 2014   #66
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

okay i see that. So im suppose to unplug the usb flash drive first from the desktop? NOt really sure i want to do this as i cant really click eject here and dont want to damage the usb flash drive. I use to always just plug/unplug flash drive until i read thats how u damage it.


So im suppose to just take the flash drive out like that then restart? Just want to make sure. I got the new flash drive recently.
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25 Oct 2014   #67
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I just took the usb out. I then exited then clicked f2 and then just exited. I had thought it was f2 instead of f12.


Now i get the messgae


No boot device available
wait for enter key to retry

sata 1: installed
sata 2: installed
sata 3: none
sata 4: none
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25 Oct 2014   #68
gregrocker

 

Cancel install and Shut down to unplug stick.

Wiping the hard drive most often solves these issues so you can skip to Step 6 after booting stick to run Commands to see if that helps. Windows 7 Installation Failure - Overcome
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25 Oct 2014   #69
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I unplugged the stick first and then canceled the install. I then clicked f2 and then clicked exit. Now it has the same message...


with no boot device...
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25 Oct 2014   #70
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Im basically stuck at this same screen now after turning it on and off...


I assume i have to click f12 now to boot?
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