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Windows 7: Why can't I do a clean install?

16 Sep 2010   #141
gregrocker

 

It may require another Startup Repair so run it from the DVD this time.

GWScan is specially for WD altho it runs on most others. So run memtest86 overnight then full HD diagnostics test tomorrow.

Ask back if you have any questions. It would be good if you could respond to each suggestion. For example, I suggested you try to find another video card to swap in - from a friend, bought from a store to try and possibly return, etc. Any ideas on that?


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16 Sep 2010   #142
Steezy

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Alright. And i know for a fact that my computer will work 100% with different hardware ^^ but the point is to fix this without spending money if possible. And yes i'll for sure run that memtest
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16 Sep 2010   #143
gregrocker

 

So what's happening now?
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16 Sep 2010   #144
Steezy

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
So what's happening now?
Tomorrow i'll ask my friends at school to borrow a g card.
And aha i'm working on answering each question >.<

Windows restarted after applying all those operations and froZe again, now the screen went blank. Time to boot from disc and try again?

Also my dad asked if i needed anything for the comp like hardware, etc. So he MIGHT be able to help and get some different hardware but i doubt that.
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16 Sep 2010   #145
gregrocker

 

Yeah try Startup Repair one more time from DVD to see if it will even boot into Safe Mode.

The idea of trying to get into Safe Mode when you've installed on other hardware is to install the chipset and video driver to see if that is enough to start it up. It is usually a combination of these drivers which foil startup when returned to original problem machine.

Then try clean reinstall one more time before testing hardware.

The problem with memtest86 might have been that more that you have to use older version .34 with more than 4gb of RAM.
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16 Sep 2010   #146
Steezy

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Alright, using the boot cd now. Sometimes it shows "boot mgr not found" or errors with the disc (retail) when it isnt even scratched or damage.
Like right now, it made a few buzzing noises within the case where the cd driver is. And now making a tappinf noise.. On the screen it only shows a blinking underscore
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16 Sep 2010   #147
gregrocker

 

You may have a failing DVD drive. Did this happen in your Mom's computer? You may need to borrow her DVD drive or use USB key to try install.

The way I set up USB key that works every time is using UltraISO trial version. Load ISO in on File or Add tab, then click Bootable tab, select Write Image file, format first before Writing.

To extract your ISO file from DVD use ImgBurn.
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17 Sep 2010   #148
Steezy

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Yeah i have 8GB RAM.
The win7 disc ran fine on her comp. But the thing is, is that i have used other discs in my dvd drives and they Ll worked just fine. The only problem is the windows disc which is recent. Wasnt like this when the comp crashed, it got all slow about 4 days after.

Just finished the second start up repair, here are results.
" root cause found: unspecified changes to system configuration mjght have caused the problem.
Repair action: systen restore
result: completed successfully

repair action: system files integrity check and repair
result: failed. Error code= 0xa"

so it did sonething new this time. Should i do another start up repair?



Oh, and tomorrow i'll worry about clean installing because it's too late to try and install right now. But you said try USB. I'm thinking that would be legit, but cant make one tonight because my mom is asleep(her comp is in her room). So the most i can really do tonight is startup repairs and memtest i think we are in the same timezone, or at least it is the same time right now
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17 Sep 2010   #149
gregrocker

 

Sounds like you got a plan workin.

Try DVD or USB formatted install if you want, removing some of the RAM if necessary,

then run memtest86 overnight to stress test RAM.

Tomorrow test the HD then zero it out using same CD.

Work on finding another video card to try install - maybe your Uncle can help.

I'll check in tomorrow afternoon.
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17 Sep 2010   #150
Steezy

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Alright yeah i'm just gonna throw that memtest on and go to bed

seems like start up repair is giving me useless answers but it might be helping? Idk i'm getting no progress with it so w/e i'll get on find some new hardware. I hope there is a warranty on that G card.
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