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Windows 7: Clean Install Windows 7

11 Jun 2011   #350
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You may need to remove the HDD from you computer, connect it in another computer, do the clean all command on the HDD, put it back in your computer, then try installing with your Windows 7 installation disc.


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11 Jun 2011   #351
DaZapper

windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 
Hard Drive

Okay well if there really is no other way, please tell me if there is. Any advice on taking out laptop hard drives and putting them into pc's or will that just not work :/
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11 Jun 2011   #352
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

DaZapper,

The 2.5" HDD used in a laptop will connect to the same type of SATA port as a desktop does with the same type of SATA power connector as well.

Since this is a laptop, did it not have a OEM factory recovery partition that you could boot from to restore the Windows 7 that came with it back to like it was when new?
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12 Jun 2011   #353
DaZapper

windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 
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I don't exactly know what an OEM partion is but how would I get to it and use it to restore the laptop, since I can't even get to the log in screen?
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12 Jun 2011   #354
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

What brand and model number is your laptop?
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12 Jun 2011   #355
DaZapper

windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 
Sony

Sony vaio VGN-NR120E
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12 Jun 2011   #356
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The link below at Sony will show you how to boot from your recovery partition at boot to hopefully be able to restore your default OS. It's currently down for maintenance right now, so keep checking back at that link later until it's back up again. Normally your would press ALT+F10 at boot to start the recovery process on a Sony VAIO laptop though.

Sony eSupport
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12 Jun 2011   #357
DaZapper

windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

Okay so I pressed alt f10 and I think i got to the recovery partion but before It could start It says this
Windows Boot Manager
Windows Has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer.

This error can be caused by unplugging a removable storage device such as an external USB drive while the device is in use, or by faulty hardware such as a hard drive or CD-ROM drive that is failing. Make sure any removable storage is properly connected and then restart your computer.

If you continue to receive this error message, contact the hardware manufacturer.
Status: 0xc000000e9
Info: an unexpected I/O error has occurred.
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12 Jun 2011   #358
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

See if you may be able to a Startup Repair again. It may take running it a few times.

If it cannot fix it afterwards, then may try putting the HDD in another computer to run the "clean all" command on it to see if it you can install on it afterwards.
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12 Jun 2011   #359
DaZapper

windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

Well I tried running the repair disc multiple times and it still got a black screen with cursor and I tried running the Vaio Recovery Environment multiple times with the same result over and over again of the error I posted hence, the definition of insanity lmao. Just to make sure is there really no other way of getting my computer to work?
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