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Windows 7: Can't format windows 7

26 Sep 2010   #11
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have a look at this tutorial at the link below.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create


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26 Sep 2010   #12
Camouflage

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I tried both methods. I burned a new DVD by using that ISO burner and I also tried that USB thing (ofc I changed from the BIOS to boot from USB when trying boot from memory stick). Anyway, still the same problem.. Maybe something has broken inside of the computer. However, after I booted from a DVD, appeared a black window for 15min. After that came a text in which read something like: "If you have taken a USB device away from the computer and shut it after it, please insert the usb device back and restart computer. If this text shows up again, please contact to some system information".
I used USB modem in my computer, so I plugged it back and restarted computer. However, it doesn't affect in any way.
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26 Sep 2010   #13
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Camouflage View Post
I tried both methods. I burned a new DVD by using that ISO burner and I also tried that USB thing (ofc I changed from the BIOS to boot from USB when trying boot from memory stick). Anyway, still the same problem.. Maybe something has broken inside of the computer. However, after I booted from a DVD, appeared a black window for 15min. After that came a text in which read something like: "If you have taken a USB device away from the computer and shut it after it, please insert the usb device back and restart computer. If this text shows up again, please contact to some system information".
I used USB modem in my computer, so I plugged it back and restarted computer. However, it doesn't affect in any way.
Try a new HDD?
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26 Sep 2010   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Maybe it is time to test the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) find your manufacturer at the link below and run a diagnostic of the HDD.

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities
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26 Sep 2010   #15
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Check your ram.
Memory Diagnostics Tool
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Check your HD.
1) Boot DVD, & Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)
2) Boot DVD, & Command Prompt at Startup (for command prompt)
Open an command prompt.
In the command prompt, type chkdsk C: f/x/r/v and press Enter.

Disk Check

Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log

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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26 Sep 2010   #16
Camouflage

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I checked my ram -> it's fine.
I checked hard drive -> it's fine too.

When I try to turn on command prompt with or without Boot DVD -> only black screen appears and nothing happens (maybe the same text "If you have taken a USB device away..." will show up again.

And still, if I just let windows to start up normally, it ends up with a blue wallpaper and a cursor.

It seems that my computer is really messed up.



EDIT:

This is the message that shows up after booting:

"Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected
to your computer.

This error can be caused by unplugging a removable storage device such as an external USB drive while the device is in use, or by faulty hardware such as a hard drive or CD-ROM drive that is failing.

Make sure any removable storage is properly connected and then restart your computer.


File: \Boot\BCD

Status: 0xc00000e9

Info: An unexpected i/o error has occurred"
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26 Sep 2010   #17
gregrocker

 

If you wiped your HD using tutorial given earlier then you should not get that error message.

Try booting the DVD using one-time BIOS boot menu key given on first boot screen: Asus - F8
HP/Compaq - Esc
Sony - F2
Acer - F2
Gateway - F10
eMachnes - F10
Toshiba - F12
Dell - F12
IBM/Lenovo - the blue Thinkvantage button


If you still can't boot the DVD to wipe the HD, then burn to CD free Partition Wizard bootable CD which will autostart to wipe the HD. Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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27 Sep 2010   #18
Camouflage

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I managed to get computer booted by this guide System Repair Disc - Create.

But now the new problem is that the installing goes fine until comes this screen:
http://netdna.mytechguide.org/wp-con...ir-options.png

I can't see there any operating systems on the list and I can't press Load drivers or next or anything. The installation freezes and just starts to load and loading bar won't stop. I had it loading like for 10 hours, but nothing happened. I also tried 2 different DVDs and 1 CD. Still no effect.

EDIT:

When I boot my computer I sometimes get a screen in which reads:

"File: \boot\memtest.exe
Status: 0xc00000f
Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt"

I checked ram and it's fine.
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27 Sep 2010   #19
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello.



You are supposed to use the system repair CD disk to use Method Two of the tutorial at the link below to do a wipe to the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) so that you can continue to install Windows after the "Clean All" finishes.


SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7
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27 Sep 2010   #20
Camouflage

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes I tried those, but I can't move forward in installation because this happens:
http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/3...ngbarstuck.jpg
The damn loading bar won't go away!! It's have been loading over 10hours!

Doesn't matter what key I press from keyboard or click with mouse, nothing happens!
All I can do is shut down computer by power button and do it again. If I use safemode or normal windows start it ends up with the same screen. I also tried run Safemode + Command Prompt option... Still same.

EDIT:

Okay I made start-Up Test

Memory Test: Passed
Smart Check: Passed
Short DST: Failed

Start-Up Test: FAILED

Okay it says that HARD DISK 1 fails all the time. Seems it's ****ed up... So the only way seems to be that I sent the computer for repairing.
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