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Windows 7: please don't laugh...

22 Oct 2010   #121
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
The WD 320gb HD is an IDE drive. So shouldn't the Bios be set to IDE mode.
This is why I asked to see a snap of the BIOS listings for SATA/IDE drives, not just Boot Order. There is always a section where drives register. What registers and what are settings?

I think you're right Doc. Change AHCI to IDE to try install to same partition. Reformat.

Next reset the CMOS.


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22 Oct 2010   #122
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Do you have any blank DVD-R Discs available to burn a new install DVD ?

We use the Freeware Program ImgBurn ! The Official ImgBurn Website


Burn at 4x speed with verify ON !
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22 Oct 2010   #123
mypcbroke

Windows Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Do you have any blank DVD-R Discs available to burn a new install DVD ?

We use the Freeware Program ImgBurn ! The Official ImgBurn Website


Burn at 4x speed with verify ON !
Yes, I do.

Also, new error:
"The file is possibly corrupt. The file header checksum does not match the computed checksum."

?

I'll continue on with the install by booting via DVD
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22 Oct 2010   #124
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Disable network boot
Set sata mode to IDE
You are correct there is only one harddrive installed and it is at IDE0
Clear cmos
Try again
Let windows format and install if it asks.
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22 Oct 2010   #125
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If the above doesn't work do you have a friend with a retail copy of windows 7 or vista you could borrow and install but do not input the keys.
this will rule out the disk and point towards the hard drive.
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22 Oct 2010   #126
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

In post #32 you sat that the disc is an upgrade disc, I think this was stated earlier that it may be looking for an ACER install and can't find it.
I would try an install from a borrowed disk to try to confirm this.
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22 Oct 2010   #127
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kodi View Post
In post #32 you sat that the disc is an upgrade disc, I think this was stated earlier that it may be looking for an ACER install and can't find it.
I would try an install from a borrowed disk to try to confirm this.


This is a very good question and it is possible that is what is causing the problem.
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22 Oct 2010   #128
gregrocker

 

As stated earlier, we have two Acer Upgrade Kits here and the DVD is a full Win7 installer with nothing added.
If you want to know for sure, Open the DVD to browse the files and post a screenshot back

However it is possible this disk is corrupt or somehow different. So borrowing or otherwise obtaining a Win7 installer (to unlock if necessary) to try the install is a good idea: Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create
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22 Oct 2010   #129
mypcbroke

Windows Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Fresh DVD and attempt number 87 (or so) to install Windows. This time, at restart and boot I get this error:
BOOTMGR image is corrupt. The system cannot boot.

So I restarted my pc without the DVD and I received the error that is shown in the picture below.
Then I eventually I got the second image... I haven't hit anything yet, is there a specific "mode" I should pick?

Am I going through the A to Z of possible errors that can occur with Windows boot? :-\


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22 Oct 2010   #130
gregrocker

 

See if you can boot into Safe Mode.

Next boot into Win7 DVD to run Startup Repair.

It looks like you have an install.

Post back a PW disk map snap.
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