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Windows 7: Pc-1 on new win install in infinite loop w/ format done> how access

23 Feb 2018   #151
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

Yes, try it again, if it doesn't work, we'll try another route. I was attempting to ascertain the status of your DVD install disk which we did. If it was damaged/corrupt, it wouldn't have made any sense to continue trying to use it, regardless of a format of the HDD from another media (DVD/CD). Which is the next step if it still doesn't work.

Win7x32 Pro won't work with your 64 bit product key.

I'm trying to work with what you have, without purchasing anything, having to open the tower on both your machines or purchasing additional equipment.


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23 Feb 2018   #152
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Excuse my spaced out brain, but when you say "Yes, try it again, if it doesn't work, we'll try another route.", what is it that I would try again? J
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23 Feb 2018   #153
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

Try running your install disk, the one we verified, on your non-working machine.

Yes, I know, you tried it before and it didn't work. If it doesn't work this time, we'll try wiping the HDD from DVD/CD. I've been perusing several different disk wipe utilities, trying to locate one that is easy/simple to use and will boot from either DVD/CD or USB (much faster from USB).

Been trying to save you from opening both towers, removing the HDD from non-working machine, installing it as slave (2nd drive) on working machine, formatting, cloning drive A (working Master) to Drive B (non-working Slave), Testing boot of cloned drive, removing the freshly cloned drive, reinstalling it in your non-working machine.
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23 Feb 2018   #154
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

OK got it. B4 it just sounded-acted like the GTW #1 disc was getting ejected then re-engaged (just after the format that is). Plz do know I recognize your doing your best to help, not on the surface heal but real help, and it IS appreciated! Jim
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23 Feb 2018   #155
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

Thanks for the appreciative remarks! I assume anyone I help appreciates it, but nice to hear nonetheless!

I'm on here (SevenForums) because I enjoy helping others with their computer problems, and hopefully informative dialog will help others better understand computers. Also learn from other's posts. I've worked as a teacher's aide in the past, helping others obtain their GED. I currently assist elderly or low income individuals with their tax returns (until mid April each year)
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23 Feb 2018   #156
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I understand absolutely and your attitude is appreciated greatly. I too help other but in other ways. In this low income older folks apt, a number of people have no vehicle but I do so I am the get a ride man. Also just went out & picked up craigslist furniture, kitchen utensils, bathroom furnishings, etc for a disabled gal that was in true need. I do stop short when it becomes
absolutely clear that my generosity is knowingly being abused.

Its a good feeling isn't it! You can be proud of it! I am!

and GOOOD news I think. Put the #1 Gtw disc in and started. WOW, a new activity so I held up & let windows do its thing.

First, in a usual black background, it started in saying ( just caught the highlights): "The file system is NTFS Volume, Label is gateway. One of your discs needs to be checked. For consistency...windows will now check the disc...revovering orphan file.bmp (great big long list of different .bmp files). when that listing got done, it went to the startup Gateway splash window
and said "windows is loading files" then said "starting windows". P.s. at this point, I was about to pee my pants. He Ha!
Then a new window finally opens.At the top left it says Gateway Recovery Management. Below that it says Choose your language.

Sooo its setting up its install. I left it right there. YAY! YAY! I'll hold tight until you reply. Thanks, Jim
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23 Feb 2018   #157
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

AWESOME in capitals!

Are you aware you can install most Win updates in a cumulative update? I'll research same and determine what prerequisites are required if any, before that. Saves you quite a few hours & data usage doing updates.

How to Update Windows 7 All at Once with Microsoft's Convenience Rollup

On your freshly installed Win7 machine
Temporarily disable Window Update
Type Windows Update in search, choose Windows Update, choose change settings, under important updates drop-down menu, choose Never Check For Updates. You change this back to Install Updates Automatically, AFTER you have installed SP1 & Convenience Rollup/Cumulative updates.

Download and install, in this order:

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 for x64-based Systems (KB976932) Make sure you choose this one

Servicing Stack Update

Convenience Rollup

If they both install correctly, change win update back to Auto.

You'll have more updates, but that covers the first 221 give or take.
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23 Feb 2018   #158
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

Consider an External Hard Drive for backups, read my footer on my posts!
I don't recommend Windows built in backup as it's failed customers and I more than once.
Many on SevenForums recommend Macrium Reflect, which I demoed and do as well. The GUI (graphical user interface) is a little more daunting for the novice but can be navigated successfully.
I use AOMEI Backupper Standard, simple GUI, good for newbies/novices

I have a Seagate 3TB I purchased a few years ago for $130 US
They are much cheaper now. A little Googling will provide you a plethora of reviews.
You don't have to purchase the most expensive
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23 Feb 2018   #159
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

News (not so good: ) Went thru the whole loooog GTWY process until the Language pack disk. Then thw the windows install began. But wound up with this:

The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install windows click to restart the computer and then restart the installation.

After 4 attempts at that, here I am on the working PC2 with you.

I am afraid your likely to say, “you have to do it all over again” but dunno so I'll do what I gotta do. Jim
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23 Feb 2018   #160
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

4 attempts since we verified disk 1?

Try the verify disk again, on the disk that the system error occurred, with VSO-Inspector, you should have the nohow now to check it. While you're at it, check the remaining disks as well. If there are issues with any disk, note the disk # & we can try recovery of data and burn a new disk. If you get all green, try the disk in the machine we're trying to install it on.
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