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Windows 7: Repair Install

26 Jun 2010   #280
RushDP

windows 7 home premium
 
 

I'll wait since the thought of a clean install isn't really that appealing. However it has been over four hours since the Transferring of files... has begun so I find it hard to believe it isn't caught up in some sort of loop. Regardless, I'll wait it out.
Thanks for the input...I'll let the forum know what happens in the event somebody has a similar problem.


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26 Jun 2010   #281
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Rush,

I agree. It sounds like it is stuck in some sort of loop. 4 hours is way to long for this.
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26 Jun 2010   #282
RushDP

windows 7 home premium
 
 

any way of exiting the installation with some sort of hope of returning to the original state it was in? That would be pretty comfortable!
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26 Jun 2010   #283
RushDP

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Well I seem to be caught in a loop where the computer starts windows, then setup begins and immediately goes to a screen saying "windows installation cannot proceed" To install windows I must restart the computer and the cycle begins again.
I can go to Windows Setup Rollback but it only restarts and goes back to the Windows Boot Manager.
I have the option of booting from CD or DVD but am not sure about that.
Please help if you can.
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26 Jun 2010   #284
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Rush,

It appears that you may not be able to do a repair install.

After doing the "Windows Setup Rollback", do a Custom install of Windows 7 instead. This will be the same as a clean install, but will place all of your current installation files into a C:\Windows.old folder in the new installation. This way you will be able to copy any of your old files from within the C:\Windows.old folder back and not lose them. However, you will still need to reinstall all of your drivers and programs.
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26 Jun 2010   #285
swenetta

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Reply to theog and stevieray

To theog = I HAVE reinstalled the drivers - everytime I replug one of the devices in it tries to reinstall - can't.
I have check all my drivers against 'driveragent.com' - all are up to date.

To stevieray = yes, I disconnected the physical drives than ran the 'update'.
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27 Jun 2010   #286
stevieray

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swenetta View Post
To theog = I HAVE reinstalled the drivers - everytime I replug one of the devices in it tries to reinstall - can't.
I have check all my drivers against 'driveragent.com' - all are up to date.

To stevieray = yes, I disconnected the physical drives than ran the 'update'.
Hmmm... perhaps you could go to "device manager" and manually remove the external disc drive drivers. The repair install might then run as if those drives were never there.
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27 Jun 2010   #287
RushDP

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Rush,

It appears that you may not be able to do a repair install.

After doing the "Windows Setup Rollback", do a Custom install of Windows 7 instead. This will be the same as a clean install, but will place all of your current installation files into a C:\Windows.old folder in the new installation. This way you will be able to copy any of your old files from within the C:\Windows.old folder back and not lose them. However, you will still need to reinstall all of your drivers and programs.
I've tried every possible means of rolling back and it just starts over and over again. Even basic safe mode doesn't work. I think whatever happened is terminal. I may have to pull the drive and extract the info i need and then do a clean install and reinstall all my programs and drivers. Will I be cutting out all the HP stuff that came with my computer by doing this? If so where do i get the drivers i need? From HP or the manufacturer of the device?
Thanks again for the tutorial, it was worth a try but my problem seems to have been bigger than a repair install could fix.
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27 Jun 2010   #288
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Rush,

If you do a clean install without using the "HP factory restore" disc or partition, then yes you will lose all of the included HP stuff, programs, and drivers that HP had preinstalled.

You would get drivers for your HP computer at the HP website below, and you can get driver downloads for each of the other devices you connect/install to your computer at the device manufacturer's website.

For 32-bit Windows 7 HP g60 230us Notebook drivers:
Software & Driver Downloads HP G60-230US Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)


For 64-bit Windows 7 HP g60 230us Notebook drivers:
Software & Driver Downloads HP G60-230US Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
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27 Jun 2010   #289
RushDP

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Thanks for that Shawn. I'll get them from HP as you suggest that way they'll be grouped together and I'll avoid having to look for them. One less thing to do!
One last question; if the disc I am using was an upgrade from Vista to 7 it will still include a full version so i can do a clean install correct? I read somewhere on this forum that an upgrade disc includes the full version since i do get the custom install option when i do the upgrade. I just want to be sure since I am now going into something I've never done before!
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