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Windows 7: Windows is messed up. Please help.

13 Mar 2011   #11
heleonardman

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Fixed it: I formatted, deleted partiton, re-created the partition, re-formatted, installed. THanks guys.


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13 Mar 2011   #12
gregrocker

 

Formatting erases nothing and leaves infected or corrupt code on the HD. Did you wipe the HD as suggested?
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13 Mar 2011   #13
heleonardman

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I cannot do the suggested actions because I have no access to a CD burner or CD's besides my malfunctioning laptop. It works now, only if I update the drivers it will not boot because of bad drivers. I am preforming a sys restore right now and will fix drivers and see if that helps.
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13 Mar 2011   #14
heleonardman

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

bumporoni
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13 Mar 2011   #15
gregrocker

 

What is the exact problem now after reporting you got a good install?

What drivers are you trying to update? The Win7 installer is mostly driver-complete, with newer arriving quickly via optional Windows Updates. You only need to import drivers missing in the Device Manager. This is not XP.
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13 Mar 2011   #16
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Formatting erases nothing and leaves infected or corrupt code on the HD. Did you wipe the HD as suggested?
Formatting, even a quick format will not leave anything that could possibly affect the operating system. In fact, the operating system cannot access files on a formatted (even quick) volume without some type of forensic software. The only exception to this is the boot sector.
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14 Mar 2011   #17
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Formatting, even a quick format will not leave anything that could possibly affect the operating system. In fact, the operating system cannot access files on a formatted (even quick) volume without some type of forensic software. The only exception to this is the boot sector.
Which is why we suggest wiping the HD, solving a big percentage of the hundreds of install failures we help with here which were only formatted.

I also would not want to leave infected code on the HD at all without overwriting it. But it is to clean the boot sector which is nearing best practice.
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14 Mar 2011   #18
heleonardman

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Should I re-install and once I get windows up again should I download ALL drivers to everything? Will that solve my problem? I have no way at all to wipe my HD, only format, delete partitions, and create new partitions via the windows install disk.
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14 Mar 2011   #19
gregrocker

 

Wipe the HD using Diskpart Clean All command from the Win7 DVD Command Line: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Then use Custom Install Drive Options to create your partition(s), format and install Win7.

Here are tips for getting a purrfect reinstall - use the ones which apply: re-install windows 7
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19 Mar 2011   #20
heleonardman

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

OK, made a bootable CD with that partedmagic ISO, and got it running...except now I cannot mount my drive. When i press mount, it does nothing. What now?
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