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

29 Jan 2018   #1
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Pc-1 on new win install in infinite loop w/ format done> how access

Two pc's. PC-1 and PC-2. Using pc-2 now. Both Gateway with win7x64. Tried to install the gateway factory recovery on PC-1 disc but after a format, it went into an infinite loop with no access to boot upon restart due to the formatted state.

Need to know how to gain bootability.

See varied solutions on a usb flash drive boot but too varied for optimum comfort.

Any idea's guys? Thanks, Jim


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29 Jan 2018   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Perhaps you could take the hard drive out of PC-1, install it in PC-2, then using something like Macrium Reflect you could clone PC-2s HDD to PC-1 HDD. Then reinstall the HDD back in PC-1.

Then you will have to change the Activation Code of Windows to the Activation code that is shown on the Windows code sticker on PC-1, as after the clone it will have the Activation code of PC-2.

Of course this will only be possible if both computers have virtually identical hardware & you are happy with all the installed programs on PC-2 as they will be duplicated on PC-1.
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29 Jan 2018   #3
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

OOoo boy that's a new world but a worthy suggestion looks like. will have to study & open pc to see what I can get at, and that. Thanks much for your kind effort to help, Jim
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30 Jan 2018   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

What did you format, the C: drive?
How did you do the factory recover? Did you use the factory recover disks, launched from Windows or launched from BIOS?
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30 Jan 2018   #5
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

How many drives were connected to PC-1 when you did the factory restore? Whenever I install Windows, I always disconnect all drives except for the one I am installing Windows on, to make sure that everything goes on that one drive.

Also, power down then check your hard drive cables (data and power). Make sure that all connectors are securely plugged in. Unplug and replug, to make sure that the connections are clean. See if that solves the problem.
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30 Jan 2018   #6
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

How many drives? The sole drive I have on that pc is the HDD. Have flash drives with stored info when needed of course but was booting directly from the optical drive with the factory disc.

cables etc. good advice but usual operating procedure here.

You do not understand. The HDD went thru the format. Its "empty" of bios programs. The factory cd is what is running the show.

Thus my interest in a usb startup.

Thanks, guy. Jim
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30 Jan 2018   #7
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Can you explain (please, in details) what and how did you did the attempt to do a Factory recover?
What did you format, the C: drive?
How did you do the factory recover? Did you use the factory recover disks, launched from Windows or launched from BIOS?
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30 Jan 2018   #8
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

@Megahertz07. Yes, the c drive, thru the optical drive. The factory recover was done by quickly inserting the 1st factory disc (of 5 disc's total) and turning off the power. The with the keyboard and mouse setup, turning the PC back on. Ctrl + f10 was used as that is the keys to use for Gateway. Yes, these are factory recovery discs I used. the launch then occurred but during the process, the bios became necessary as I recall. That about what I can recall right now.
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30 Jan 2018   #9
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Uhh my first reply today so far was to mrjimphelps.

Then, I saw Megahertz07's reply and just replied to that.

Hope that clears procedural things up for now. Jim
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30 Jan 2018   #10
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Leaving for about 1/2 hour. Be back then, Jim
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