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Windows 7: Laptop Will Not Start - Won't Reinstall Windows

19 Jul 2011   #1
Dannyr16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Laptop Will Not Start - Won't Reinstall Windows

My laptop will not boot. It won't boot from the W7 disc either. I tried re-installing Windows and it just restarted and went back to how it was before. So I tried formatting all drives and I think this was a mistake as now it's refusing to let me select a drive to install onto or even format. It just tells me that it cannot format a partition on disk 0.

It's become messed up to the point that I'm considering getting it sorted by elsewhere. Checking it's still under warranty.


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19 Jul 2011   #2
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic
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19 Jul 2011   #3
Dannyr16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

How do I run that though when I can't even get into windows
I'm on another computer at the moment.
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19 Jul 2011   #4
theog

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Download the the DOS CD for your HD.
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19 Jul 2011   #5
Dannyr16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

When it comes to computers I am really good at some bits and other bits not so. I have no idea what I'm doing where it comes to a DOS CD and have never used one or even heard of one before now.
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19 Jul 2011   #6
Dannyr16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Wondered why I wasn't gettong replies I had marked it as solved
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19 Jul 2011   #7
theog

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Just like booting the Windows 7 DVD.
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19 Jul 2011   #8
Dannyr16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Do I have to burn it to a disc
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19 Jul 2011   #9
theog

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The DOS CD, Yes.
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19 Jul 2011   #10
Dannyr16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Not got a cd about but I'm using cmd disk part to format to ntfs
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