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Windows 7: Windows 7 unable to boot and can't reformat nor delete partitions

05 Oct 2015   #1
emharris19

windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Windows 7 unable to boot and can't reformat nor delete partitions

Hello. My windows 7 just stopped booting last week, I tried booting it up from an OS USB. It started but then it restarted. The setup didn't get past 1% before it rebooted. I went in the BIOS to see if anything changed but everything was set up by default. I even tried to reformat the hard drive and I'm unable to format any drive when i click on a partition. I can't even delete then to do a CLEAN install. My last hope is what I'm doing now and that's creating a system image from my windows 8.1 system, put it on the computer that's having the problems, when it's finally back up, I reformat the hard drive to windows 7 Pro, and update the entire system with new hardware. Is that a good route to go?


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05 Oct 2015   #2
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