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Windows 7: win 7 start up

28 Aug 2011   #21
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Check the links in post #19. Greg gave you the info there.


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28 Aug 2011   #22
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Perhaps running just the clean command first will sort it, if that doesn't help try the full clean all command.


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1) To rule out HDD Master Boot Record format errors, boot the Windows 7 installation media to diskpart and run the clean command, it takes only seconds to complete; once the clean finishes, exit diskpart and use the Windows 7 installer to create and format a single 100GB partition for the installation.

If that doesn't work, after another clean, use diskpart to create, format and mark Active a single 100GB partition to see if that works, use Step Two #2 in the SSD/HDD tutorial for reference.

You can always extend the Windows partition to include the remaining unallocated space on the HDD / SSD or create additional Primary partitions or an Extended partition after the installation completes if you choose.

2) If you have ever had Linux installed to the HDD in any way, a simple clean command will not over-write the Grub boot-loader, you must use the full clean all command to completely over-write the Grub loader so Windows will install.
How to Boot to DISKPART at PC Startup

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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13 Oct 2011   #23
eilwah

WIN 7 64 BIT
 
 

hi sorry i havent logged in for ages but marking k as inactive made no difference so i unplugged k and started pc up went straight into windows every thing ok thanks guys sorry for late reply
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13 Oct 2011   #24
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

This likely means there is code on the K drive causing it to interfere with boot. Move the data off of it and wipe it using Diskpart Clean command: Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command.

Next use free Partition Wizard to Create NTFS logical data partition, format, assign letter.
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