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Windows 7: Need help installing Windows 7 Starter on an HP Mini - With Pictures!


17 Oct 2011   #1

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Need help installing Windows 7 Starter on an HP Mini - With Pictures!

Let me begin by saying I am a novice computer user and I appreciate your patience while helping me through this problem.

My HP 110-3030NR Netbook is completely wiped clean at the moment. I have a bootable USB with a copy of Windows 7 Starter. I insert the USB, boot the netbook and go through the motions of selecting language and accepting terms and conditions. I get to the infamous "Where do you want to install Windows?" screen.



If I try to install on partition #2 it says...






If I try to install on partition #1 it says...



So... I gotta admit I sort of became a traitor and tried installing Linux 10 Mint because I had been told Linux will handle all partition problems itself. Well, that didn't work, it seems to be the same type of problem with a different error name, with Linux it said, "The ext4 file system creation in partition #1 of SCSI2 (0,0,0) (sdb) failed".

So I gave up on that and am now BACK to trying to install Windows 7 Starter. The only difference is that NOW when I get to "Where do you want to install Windows?" there aren't ANY partitions and at the bottom it says, "No drives were found. Click Load Driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation".

I have been to the HP website and cannot find any Mass Storage Drivers, all I found were upgrades and patches. I loaded a few promising ones on a USB and tried to load them but the computer wouldn't even recognize them.

I have read thread after thread and my problem is that I either can't understand the high tech computer lingo on how to fix this or there aren't many threads that know the solution. I cannot handle this on my own, I've been at it for three days, please help!

Once again, thank you in advance!

Oh... before I submit this thread I want to add one more thing, every couple of attempted boots I get this screen but then press CTRL ALT DLT and get past it...



Thanks!

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17 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You will need to go into the BIOS and make sure that the first boot device is set to your USB drive.

I'm not absolutely certain for your computer, but if you hit the F10 key when you boot up it should open up the BIOS for you.

You may get help from the HP Netbook forums on your BIOS configuration.

Notebook Lockups, Freezes, & Hangs - HP Support Forum
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17 Oct 2011   #3

None at the moment
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You will need to go into the BIOS and make sure that the first boot device is set to your USB drive.

I'm not absolutely certain for your computer, but if you hit the F10 key when you boot up it should open up the BIOS for you.

You may get help from the HP Netbook forums on your BIOS configuration.

Notebook Lockups, Freezes, & Hangs - HP Support Forum
I have already done that.
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17 Oct 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Deactivate partition 1. Then make partition 2 active. Use the bootable flash drive of this program. The controls are under the Partition Tab > Modify. Best Free Partition Manager Freeware for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.

PS: On HPs, you usually get into the BIOS boot sequence with ESC
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17 Oct 2011   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Deactivate partition 1. Then make partition 2 active. Use the bootable flash drive of this program. The controls are under the Partition Tab > Modify. Best Free Partition Manager Freeware for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.

PS: On HPs, you usually get into the BIOS boot sequence with ESC
There are no partitions on the list now, none at all.
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17 Oct 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Sorry, but on your first picture there are 2 partitions. One is 100MB and one is nearly 150GB.
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