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Windows 7: Clean Install Windows 7

11 Jun 2011   #340
DaZapper

windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 
Hmm

Short answer but it may just be the case. It popd up once yesterday and I chose repair instead of install and then It never did anything so I just shut it off with the power button and then I tried again and I have been getting a black screen ever since. so do you really think I need a new copy, if so is there like a download link for the files because I already have a key code, thanks.


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11 Jun 2011   #341
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

DaZapper,

You could use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to create a System Repair Disc on another computer to boot with on your computer to delete and format the HDD. Afterwards, try your installation disc again.

System Repair Disc - Create
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11 Jun 2011   #342
DaZapper

windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 
Hmm

Is that only a download for system repair files or full install windows7 install because I only got one DVD RW 4.7gb disc with windows 7 on it and I dont want to delete the files unless its umm the same windows7 install.
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11 Jun 2011   #343
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The repair disc is only good to boot to the System Recovery Options screen where you can select the Command Prompt option to clean the HDD with. It will not install Windows 7.

Afterwards, try your Windows 7 installation disc to reinstall.
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11 Jun 2011   #344
DaZapper

windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

But I only got one DVD disc Do you know if I could get a download link with all the files necessary to install windows7 so I can overwrite my current disc and try to boot from cd/dvd again?
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11 Jun 2011   #345
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

No problem mate. If you have a USB flash drive and your computer supports booting from a USB flash drive, then you could do step 3 in OPTION TWO of the tutorial to have it on the USB flash drive instead of a DVD.

If that's not an option, then you could remove the HDD from you computer, connect it in another computer, delete and format it, put it back in your computer, then try installing with your Windows 7 installation disc.
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11 Jun 2011   #346
DaZapper

windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the info im going to see if i can use the USB option only one thing I have a 500gb external Hard drive would i have to delete its contents to place the system repair disc. sorry for being a hassle if i am but thanks that you're trying to help.

also do you know if my windows 7 install disc could have gotten messed up from shutting off the computer while it was "attempting to repair" or something?
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11 Jun 2011   #347
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The repair disc would have to be made on a USB flash/key/thumb drive. It will not work on a USB hard drive.

That would not have done anything to the installation disc. Most likely it's sounding like the HDD drive needs to be cleaned first before you will be able to install Windows 7 on it again as normal.
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11 Jun 2011   #348
DaZapper

windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 
Cleaning up the HDD

So technically I could use the system repair disc to clean up the hard drive and than I could re-install windows correct? and how would I use it if I cant boot up info from my windows 7 install disc? let alone start up windows 7 I need instructions on this :/
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11 Jun 2011   #349
DaZapper

windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 
I burned the repair disc ^.^

out of thin air it seemed that i found 2 more dvd discs and i made the system repair disc but it looks like its suffering the same fate as the windows 7 install disc. when i boot it from cd/dvd in the beginig everything seems to go fine but after a while after the loading screens before anything shows upit just goes black with a white cursor i can move around. what could be causing the problem maybe a virus or something no matter how many times i try to boot something i just get a black screen with a white cursor any suggestions sir?
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