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Windows 7: Please help - new comp

21 Nov 2009   #21
tommy2

windows 7
 
 

Did that and it got stuck again. But I missed the tap any key to run set up from dvd so fingers crossed it is now reinstalling windows as we speak
Cheers
Tommy


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21 Nov 2009   #22
tommy2

windows 7
 
 

Did that but did not work, have got windows installing as we speak
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21 Nov 2009   #23
tommy2

windows 7
 
 

Installed but now have new problem - when going through setup I let it make a new copy of windows7 and it said it would put the old one in a folder called windows.old . now upon startup it hangs for 30 seconds whilst it waits to be told which windows 7 to start with. I do not know where it has put folder windows.old and if i delete it will it still be in the registry and still cause the problem.
Thanks
Tommy
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21 Nov 2009   #24
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

It;s under the C:. You can safely delete it.

So is the problem solved?
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21 Nov 2009   #25
tommy2

windows 7
 
 

No - what do you think to do next?
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21 Nov 2009   #26
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

What do you mean
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21 Nov 2009   #27
tommy2

windows 7
 
 

Well it did not work, i deleted folder but i still have to wait 30 seconds or hit enter to get windows to start up
so do you have any ideas as how to get rid of this problem?
Cheers
Tommy
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21 Nov 2009   #28
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Keep tapping the F8 key on startup until you get into the BIOS,.

Look for something like Fast Boot or information screen

Enable fast boot and disable information screen.
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21 Nov 2009   #29
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Go into bios>( I have to press delete to get into mine)set to boot from CD/DVD do a clean install. If you reformat your drive and do a clean install you should not have any windows.old folder nothing but a fresh new OS. Clean Install Windows 7 (edit) and by the way IMO the company you purchased it from is lame. They admit your problem is from software "they installed" so they should have to pay to have it returned, fixed and reshipped. I know this rant won't help you but it pisses me off when OEM's treat their customers like this. You paid a premium for a great laptop and shouldn't have to be going through this. Fabe
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21 Nov 2009   #30
tommy2

windows 7
 
 

My options are

Quick boot (enabled)
Full screen logo (enabled)
Addon rom display mode (force bios)
bootup num-lock (on)
wait for F1 if error (enabled)
hit del message display (enabled)
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