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Windows 7: Installed twice?

16 Sep 2010   #11
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Before you start, does the disk you're using to install say Windows or is it a manufacturer disk that came with the lappy?


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16 Sep 2010   #12
LyRikkaL

windows 7 64bit
 
 

trying to format but it tells me "DBAN has finished with non-fatal errors" this is usually caused by bad sectors....
then asks to save file to floppy,,,which I dont think I have :/
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16 Sep 2010   #13
LyRikkaL

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Before you start, does the disk you're using to install say Windows or is it a manufacturer disk that came with the lappy?
its the operating system "already installed on your computer" disk that came with it
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16 Sep 2010   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LyRikkaL View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Before you start, does the disk you're using to install say Windows or is it a manufacturer disk that came with the lappy?
its the operating system "already installed on your computer" disk that came with it


It may need to be used in conjunction with the "Factory Recovery Partition" to be able to recover the PC, who manufactured the PC?
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16 Sep 2010   #15
LyRikkaL

windows 7 64bit
 
 

ok so I tried the repair option again without the windows disk in and it tells me this "windows failed to start. a recent hardware change or software change might be the cause. to fix the problem:
1. insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer
yadda yadda..

If you do not have the installation disk, contact blabba blabba
File :\boot\memtest.exe
Status: 0xc0000221
info: the file is possibly corrupt. its header checksum does not match the cumputed checksum

all chinese to me :/
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16 Sep 2010   #16
LyRikkaL

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LyRikkaL View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Before you start, does the disk you're using to install say Windows or is it a manufacturer disk that came with the lappy?
its the operating system "already installed on your computer" disk that came with it


It may need to be used in conjunction with the "Factory Recovery Partition" to be able to recover the PC, who manufactured the PC?
Dude...it's a DELL

Conjunction with what function?
wha wha?

Is there no easy way to start over with windows 7 lol?
Atleast with XP i knew if I made a baddy or something was irrepairable I could always pop my windows disc in and start a new
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16 Sep 2010   #17
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

It may be too late if you wiped the Hard Disk Drive, have a go at this.


information   Information

Here are the recovery instructions from Dell.

1. Reboot, and press Ctrl + F11 at the Dell logo.
2. The Dell™ PC Restore by Symantec screen will come up.
3. Select "Restore" or use the Tab key to highlight it and press Enter.
4. if you wish to continue, click "Confirm", or use the Tab key to highlight it and press Enter.
5. When the utility is finished, click "Finish", or use the Tab key to highlight it and press Enter.

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16 Sep 2010   #18
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Did you by chance make the rescue cd's when you first got the computer??
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16 Sep 2010   #19
LyRikkaL

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Did you by chance make the rescue cd's when you first got the computer??
unfortunately its not my PC tews....tryin to help out a friend.
I dont know exactly why he installed it again but I think he was having some kinda a problem and they told him (DELL) to try and repair and he installed...I dont know but its not letting me do too much here....keeps looping the start over and over when I try and do anything I.E. get to repair section/boot.
When I can get somewhere with it it just hangs there for hours at a time...I have masterd patience but even a master has a breaking point

I guess if all else fails I can convince her to just buy a XP CD and be done with this whole deal completly but with the way this is going I'll probably find out Win7 wont let me install XP over it haha!

ok, back to banging my head on the desk!
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16 Sep 2010   #20
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
It may be too late if you wiped the Hard Disk Drive, have a go at this.

information   Information

Here are the recovery instructions from Dell.

1. Reboot, and press Ctrl + F11 at the Dell logo.
2. The Dellô PC Restore by Symantec screen will come up.
3. Select "Restore" or use the Tab key to highlight it and press Enter.
4. if you wish to continue, click "Confirm", or use the Tab key to highlight it and press Enter.
5. When the utility is finished, click "Finish", or use the Tab key to highlight it and press Enter.



Did you try this?
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