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Windows 7: Windows won't boot from anything

01 Nov 2012   #21
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Was your GF having the black screen issue that prompted her to want to reinstall?

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01 Nov 2012   #22


I think that it's better to just boot from the original OS. Then extract and run the ISO. Can't you just make another partition and install it on that, and then delete the original partition later?

Just my two cents. Done rather few clean installs
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01 Nov 2012   #23
Microsoft MVP


If you run a Windows install from another OS it will lock out the C letter so the install is permanently booted from another letter. This is OK but not preferred by most. That's why it's suggested to always boot the installer to Clean Install Windows 7.

Other tips are included here to get a perfect reinstall based on countless thousands we've helped with here: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. Same as for retail.
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01 Nov 2012   #24

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem


Shayno123 left 6 hours ago to find a set of screw drivers and hasn't been heard from since.

His GF did ask him to fix her computer......

When he returns, I hope he just bites the bullet and does a clean install (it makes such a better machine), shows off his new found talent and takes his GF out to dinner.

Good luck Shay,

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03 Nov 2012   #25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shayno123 View Post
Every source that I try booting from gets me a black screen now.
I take it that that statement also refers to the original system drive.

You've got to get back into that BIOS. Does the system board have RAID built-in?

Need to see info on your motherboard, so it'd be great if you could post your specs.
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