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Windows 7: problem with reinstalling windows 7

12 Sep 2010   #1
tiggle

32bit windows 7
 
 
problem with reinstalling windows 7

so dont laugh at me, im new to the forums. So i dl w7 off my schools website and a burn it to a dvd+r. I install w7 but i clicked the wrong install and it made a file on my c drive saying "windows.old" (i think) which was everything from xp and my hard drive wasnt wiped out. I put that file into the recycle bin thinking that would help but some files were not able to delete properly. Since it didn't wipe out the hd like i wanted i reinstalled xp, which worked fine and it wiped out my hard drive like i wanted. I put in my windows 7 dvd back in thinking i could reinstall it with no problems and get what i wanted but now my w7 wont boot from the cd like it did the first time and when i try and run the setup i get this error message saying "windows was unable to create the required installation folder" with an error code of 0x80070017. I am wondering if i deleted some kinda folder that i cant get back or what.

I have tried new dvds and burning them at lower speeds. Sorry for the wall of text also.


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12 Sep 2010   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

What speed did you burn the DVD at?
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12 Sep 2010   #3
tiggle

32bit windows 7
 
 

i think the lowest i could burn at was 4x
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12 Sep 2010   #4
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Welcome to SevenForums tiggle
Is your bios set to boot from the dvd drive first. You need to have that boot order set to boot from optical drive first. What is the brand name of your pc? We need more info to help you get a clean install of Windows 7
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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12 Sep 2010   #5
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Try wiping the hard drive first and then installing Windows. This will completely erase anything off your Computer.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums
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12 Sep 2010   #6
tiggle

32bit windows 7
 
 

it is a custom that i have had for years upgrading pieces when i can.

right now i have

motherboard-asus m4a78l-m

processor- AMD phenom 11 black edition multi core

graphics card- geforce 9400gt

hard drive- seagate 250g ide 7200.

ram-4gigs

and my boot order is
1 cd/dvd
2 hdd
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12 Sep 2010   #7
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Leave only 2GB worth of RAM, remove extra hard drive. And follow that tutorial to wipe drive. It takes a while, but its a proven method.
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12 Sep 2010   #8
tiggle

32bit windows 7
 
 

what do u mean extra hd? only got the 250 in there
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12 Sep 2010   #9
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Sorry I read
Quote:
2 hdd
incorrectly. That's fine! Remove extra RAM, put disc in drive, boot up and follow tutorial.
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12 Sep 2010   #10
tiggle

32bit windows 7
 
 

ya sry about that i meant 1. and then it will boot from number 2.

alright i am going to go try that see if it all works, thanks for the help
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