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Windows 7: Wiping Out Everything on Dell XPS 8100 Desktop

25 Oct 2014   #71
gregrocker

 

Yes you still must boot the stick.

Do you notice any EFI Boot choices?


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25 Oct 2014   #72
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I put the stick back in and then restarted the computer.


Right now its back to the install windows again....
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25 Oct 2014   #73
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Where do u want to install windows


disk 0 unallocated space 465.8gb total and free. Then clicked driver and then put 240000mb and i see same thing like last time


disk 0 partition 1 234.4gb

disk 0 unallocated space 231.4 gb
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25 Oct 2014   #74
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
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

How am i suppose to do this? You want me to hold on to power button to shut down right? Then unplug the stick. Then power on again? Yet if i do this, wouldn't the first thing that show up is that boot error? Or am i suppose to press f12 the moment i power computer again...


srry very confusing.
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25 Oct 2014   #75
gregrocker

 

If you cancel the install and are observant you will see restart or Shut Down choices.

Otherwise press the power button once to power off in boot mode.

Obviously you need to tap the boot key at first screen
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25 Oct 2014   #76
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Is the boot f2 or f12?


If you cancel the install and are observant you will see restart or Shut Down choices.


I cancelled the install twice. There was no option of restart or shut down. When you click the x button it automatically restarts...
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25 Oct 2014   #77
gregrocker

 

Restart is good enough.

F12, same as when you booted it before a few minutes ago.

Look for any EFI choices and report back
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25 Oct 2014   #78
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Please select boot device

Cd/dvd1-hl-dt-st DVD+/-rw gh5
RAID: WDC WD5000AAKS-75VOA
Diagnostics
Boot to utility partition
enter setup
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25 Oct 2014   #79
gregrocker

 

Enter setup to reset to defaults, save and exit.

I don't see flash stick listed. Boot it to run commands.
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25 Oct 2014   #80
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Enter setup to reset to defaults, save and exit.

I don't see flash stick listed. Boot it to run commands.


Im suppose to have the flash stick in the computer? I didnt have it in when i did this...
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