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Windows 7: I don't know where I went wrong but I need help!

25 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit and Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
I don't know where I went wrong but I need help!

Last night I deleted Mcafee's from my laptop because I was tired of all the pop ups all the time. That turned out to be a big mistake it seems. After I deleted it my laptop would not restart windows normally I could go in all safe modes and thats it. After that happened, I decided I'd go ahead and just try and install windows ultimate. (I previously had windows 7 home edition) when I did that I didn't format or delete any the partitions and I reinstalled it on one of the partitions and after it finished my windows 7 64 bit installed with out the drivers for the computer. So I put the driver disc in and installed all the drivers and once I went to restart my computer I'm back to the same issue where it won't reboot windows normally and all I can do is run it in safe mode. How can I just get everything back to normal like it's intended to be?

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25 Oct 2010   #2

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install

In safe mode, do a system restore from before the uninstall.
Then report back
System Restore
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25 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit and Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

Thats what I did last night and then it did the same thing, I think what I did was instead of deleting the partitions where the problem occured. I just went ahead and installed windows 7 ultimate on a partition I picked. I just deleted all the partitions and installing drivers now. I will report back when I've figured it out, and if this don't work I will try what you suggested.
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25 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Norton/Symantec and McAfee products are kind of difficult to get rid of.
It might be already to late for this:
Get the McAfee uninstall tool here

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25 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit and Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

I ended up fixing the problem when I deleted Mcafee it caused my laptop to be all funky. So when I went to reinstall windows I didn't delete the partitions. So when I went in and deleted all the partitions I could I reinstalled windows 7 ultimate and now it is working great and I have no Mcafee and I have Norton Antivirus now. Thank you to all those in an attempt to help me being that I made a stupid mistake but it is all good now.
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25 Oct 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello jludley, welcome to Seven Forums!

If you deleted all the partitions you would have been better off to do a full wipe (secure erase) of the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) to completely over-write all data on the HDD so you would have the best possible space to install Windows to.

Have a look at this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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25 Oct 2010   #7


Use free lightweight Avast or Microsoft Security Essentials, which work perfectly and invisibly with the Windows firewall.
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