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Windows 7: Unable to restore PC after Formatting with Wipe Drive 8

18 May 2017   #21
WinDozeUser

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Build 7601 32bit
 
 

My Dell Laptop uses F12 for boot menu and F2 for setup/BIOS. Using F2 first to set your boot device order will allow you to bypass using the Boot Menu options. In other words. if you set your BIOS to boot first from CD/DVD and second from USD and finally third from HDD, then your Windows Install DVD or USB device should automatically kick in. I may ask you to press any key to boot from CD/DVD, in which case you should do so. Otherwise use F12 to enter Boot Menu and select the boot device you have your install media file on (USB, CD, DVD). Make sure your input devices are attached securely....mouse, keyboard, monitor if applicable.


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23 May 2017   #22
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Has the CMOS battery possibly being low on juice already been mentioned? I forgot.
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24 May 2017   #23
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
Has the CMOS battery possibly being low on juice already been mentioned? I forgot.
See your post #4 but the OP did not respond to it!
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24 May 2017   #24
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
See your post #4 but the OP did not respond to it!
Correct! I should have asked if the OP responded yet -- Well, we await the answer.
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