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Major trouble with re-installing Windows 7
I am new to this Windows 7 Forum.
I have a Sony Vaio laptop which I did not originally purchase but traded for my iPod touch. This Vaio has a Windows Vista sticker, but the man I got it from told me he installed Windows 7 Ultimate on it. He did not tell me that it was a Release Candidate version. I found that out after 2 hours of using this PC, when it suddenly restarted.
After June 1 it began notifying me of the RC issue, it being expired.
So, this week I finally decided to get rid of the RC version. I purchased a new Windows 7 Ultimate package and downloaded KillDisk (Active@ Kill Disk Hard Drive Eraser. Low Level Format.) to swipe my hard drive clean. I burnt KillDisk onto a DVD and ran the program, which was successful.
Afterwards I inserted the installation DVD of Windows 7 Ultimate (after I selected the optical drive to be prior boot device in BIOS) and I got the following error:
Windows Boot Manager
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.
It doesn't matter if I press Enter or Escape, or do whatever, this is the screen it keeps ending up at. When I turn the laptop on I get the Vaio startup screen and then this error screen.
Can someone PLEASE help me to resolve this issue because I really don't know what to do anymore.
Kind regards, Boeing777
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