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Windows 7: Unable to mount ISO as virtual CD-ROM

25 May 2014   #21
jchap1590

Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit
 
 

When I mount the drive in another machine and explore the HP_RECOVERY partition, there is a file in the root of the volume labeled bcdbackup. Why would that be there??


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25 May 2014   #22
gregrocker

 

Can recover BCD if boot fails.

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25 May 2014   #23
jchap1590

Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Can recover BCD if boot fails.

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I thought you said it would be a lot easier to just do a clean install rather than troubleshooting it?

I'm going to use a Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit SP1 system builder DVD to install on a single, 431.51 GB volume with no system reserve partition. a 500 GB NTFS volume will be formatted after first boot, backup and clean system image created.
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25 May 2014   #24
gregrocker

 

Let us know how it goes.

Tips for getting and keeping a perfect reinstall in my sig pic below.
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25 May 2014   #25
jchap1590

Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Let us know how it goes.

Tips for getting and keeping a perfect reinstall in my sig pic below.
Thanks, will do. Clean installs are familiar territory for me, BCD issues not so much.
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25 May 2014   #26
jchap1590

Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit
 
 

It's been on "expanding Windows files" for well over an hour, do you think something is wrong already? Should only take 30-40 mins max in my experience.

I did a clean all on the disk and then ran 'create part primary size=441866'
Disk should be perfectly healthy
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25 May 2014   #27
gregrocker

 

Try a new ISO burn/write, wipe the Hard drive from these steps for Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

It may go faster if you just follow the steps from the top. Report back results including any verbatim error messages and point of failure.

Had we seen the HD screenshot we might have spotted something that's affecting you now. Wipe the HD to be sure.
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25 May 2014   #28
jchap1590

Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit
 
 

I did a clean all on the disk and then ran 'create part primary size=441866'

It is progressing, just much slower than I am used to. It took over an hour to get to 80% (that was when I posted last), I just looked again and it was at 96%. Do you think I should let the install complete, or just scrap it and start anew?
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25 May 2014   #29
jchap1590

Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit
 
 

Thanks so much for the quick and informative answers, too!
And your patience of course!
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25 May 2014   #30
gregrocker

 

I would try a new installer to see if its the problem, then create a full disk Primary Active install partition by not specifying any size, run a full Disk Check followed by the HD maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan.

These are the most likely suspects, but I wouldn't skip any of the other steps for Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums
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