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Windows 7: trouble reinstalling win 7


18 Feb 2010   #1

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
trouble reinstalling win 7

Hi everybody
Need some help, please. I am running xp sp 3 on my first hdd, I successfully installed win 7 on my second hdd. Worked just fine for about 2-3 months - at start-up I had to select which os to boot from , then, my mistake, I managed to crush down win 7 . Ever since I tried to format the second hdd and reinstall win 7, but I can't get it to an end. Everything is running smoothly until it finishes and then , when it tries to boot, I get to choose between xp and 3 copies of win 7. No matter what icon of win 7 I choose, I get an error message and everything stops here, so I am stuck on my old xp. Any suggestion would be welcome.
Thank you all and I wish you all the best.

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18 Feb 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bill my gates View Post
Hi everybody
Need some help, please. I am running xp sp 3 on my first hdd, I successfully installed win 7 on my second hdd. Worked just fine for about 2-3 months - at start-up I had to select which os to boot from , then, my mistake, I managed to crush down win 7 . Ever since I tried to format the second hdd and reinstall win 7, but I can't get it to an end. Everything is running smoothly until it finishes and then , when it tries to boot, I get to choose between xp and 3 copies of win 7. No matter what icon of win 7 I choose, I get an error message and everything stops here, so I am stuck on my old xp. Any suggestion would be welcome.
Thank you all and I wish you all the best.

what does the error say?
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18 Feb 2010   #3

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Black screen with the message - file corrupt: 00000c5... and something
Since my last post I tried again to install Windows 7 and this time I succeeded, it went all the way to the end, but it gave me something else to keep me busy through the night: - in win xp, I got c: (containing xp) , d: and e: drives on hdd1 and f: (containing win 7) and g: drives on hdd2;
- in win 7, c: drive contains Windows 7 system, d: contains win xp, e:, f: and g: are unchanged
I'm going slightly mad !!!!! ????
Do you thing there is something else to be done with my piece of junk, other then build a nice camp fire and invite you all to join?
Please excuse my English, I'm not a native English speaker
Thank you very much for your concern wish you the best
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18 Feb 2010   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

When you boot from a Windows 7 DVD, the first chance you have to input info is at a screen with 3 boxes giving such things as time or whatever.

What makes your life simple here is that Windows 7 install has halted and also before its even tried to do anything.

If at this time you press the SHift-F10 combo, then you will get a good old familiar DOS prompt, and it probably show X:\Sources as being the current directory.

Here you can use DISKPART.

DISKPART is a very powerful disk partitioning and more command.

DISKPART /? will show help.

after typing diskpart,
then LIST DISK whill show disks and you can then use SELECT DISK to select a particular disk if you have more than one.

If you want to simply start afresh as if you had a complety empty disk, then use
CLEAN as the diskpart command.

You exit from DISKPRT with EXIT
You exit from the command prompt with a second EXIT

I know this is a little short of details but it works.
You might want to follow up, before exiting with a Create Partition Primary, Select Partition, format fs=ntfs

You can also if you want to wait for a long time, instead of using CLEAN using CLEAN ALL Now you would have a truly blank disk.

Incidentally, if you need to wipe a disk before abandoning a computer, CLEAN ALL is sufficient.

Enough rambling,
ciao
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18 Feb 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Perhaps what would be best at this point is to let us see a screenshot of Disk management drive map, using Snipping Tool in Start menu, attach file using paper clip in reply box.
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