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Windows 7: Windows 7 randomly broke, won't fix!

12 Apr 2010   #1

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Windows 7 randomly broke, won't fix!

After being forced to hold the power button for 4 seconds (because of Windows 7 freezing again), I turned it on today when I got home and normally when I have to shut it off like that it puts me into the "Windows did not shut down properly" page, where you can go into safe mode or start normally--but it skips that and requires the Windows 7 installation DVD.

That was annoying/confusing enough, but I threw it in and it loaded the installation page where I cannot do anything. When I try to install (even though it's already installed) it says "take out disc, restart computer and put the disc in when prompted" (which is when it says "system boot failure, enter disc and press enter").

So it won't install, and it cannot restore for some reason, and it does not have Windows 7 as a listed option in Repair, and when I do the other repair thing it does not find any problems and every single thing I do puts me back into the same loop of "Please restart your computer that costed a ton of money and hope Windows 7 works this time!"

Setup has nothing to help, so that's out of the question. Does anybody know what to do? I have literally no clue. Is there a complete wipe-of-everything-button inside computers that I can push? Because Windows will not reinstall and there is no uninstall option.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

You can use a non-Windows media to wipe your hard disk. I use Ultimate Boot CD.

Ultimate Boot CD - Overview

While you're in there, check for drive errors and then use one of the partitioning tools to wipe the hard drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Apr 2010   #3

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install

Try restoring to factory specs

Laptop Recovery Instructions - Tech Support Forum

The above information may not include your computer or may be outdated. If so use your computer manual or we can try to help you get the information online.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

13 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

Boot into bios and check your boot priority order. Set your hdd as the first boot device. To get into bios, restart computer, then press F2 or Del key (depends on the system).
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