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Windows 7: Having trouble formatting harddrive and reinstalling windows 7

23 Jul 2014   #1

windows 7 home x64
Having trouble formatting harddrive and reinstalling windows 7

i'm going to keep this as simple as possible

-bought ssd (crucial mx100 256gb)
-put ssd into my computer
-made bootable win7 usb and plugged it in
-everything is going smooth and ok
-after install of wins 7 everything is fine, i decided to re-install a program i was using before
-i install some bloatware type malware that was inside the program (my mistake i should have looked for a better source)
-trying to format ssd hardrive and re install win 7 no luck as windows keeps telling me that there is no usb in place, i had already gone into the BIOS and the made the usb the primary boot
-tried to go back to restore point but i forgot to make one before i got started fml

not sure what my options are now. having trouble formatting my hardrive, win 7 deliberately refuses to read usb at startup, tried alt+f10 didn't work, and pos acer wants to charge me $20 for thier recovery software (it's come with all that bloatware to, no me gusta).

any suggestions

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23 Jul 2014   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Try this: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

But make sure you first define an aligned, primary active partition on your SSD to which you install. You can do that with Command Prompt from any installation or recovery disk?stick. The commands are:

List disk
Select disk n (where n is the number that was given for your SSD in List disk)
Create partition primary align=1024
Format fs=ntfs quick

And next time make an image of the system after you are done with the installation of the system and the programs. Then you can always backpaddle in 20 minutes.

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