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Windows 7: Reinstall help

26 Feb 2011   #11
gregrocker

 

If you have sound device on the your rig it will show up in Device Manager, but may be listed now as unknown device.

Are there any Sound devices listed at all, after unhiding devices in Device Manager>View tab?

Once you locate the Sound or Unknown device, browse from it to the unzipped driver package from Dell which should be in a folder in the root of C.


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27 Feb 2011   #12
Nfridge1

windows 7 home basic 64 bit
 
 

hi

It knows what it is now. It's under sound and other audio devices. when i browse to the driver it says the best drivers are already installed. it gives a code 10 error and has the yellow triangle next to it.
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27 Feb 2011   #13
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again mate.


You can use the outline in Step Three in the tutorial at the link below as a guide to recover the unallocated space left over from the recovery partition into the C: Windows partition.

Partition : Recover Space Used by an Older OS


Download the Partition Wizard boot disk from this link below and burn the ISO to a CD.

Partition Wizard Free Bootable CD
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27 Feb 2011   #14
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nfridge1 View Post
hi

It knows what it is now. It's under sound and other audio devices. when i browse to the driver it says the best drivers are already installed. it gives a code 10 error and has the yellow triangle next to it.
Try Part Two of this tutorial:
Driver Install - Device Manager
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27 Feb 2011   #15
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nfridge1 View Post
I installed the disk partion program. after making the changes though the computer stopped booting again. so I eventually just formatted everything. The recovery partion is now just unallocated entirely.
Did you run the 3 Startup Repairs to rewrite the System boot files to the OEM partition? It was the final step given after deleting the Recovery partition which you mistakenly installed Win7 upon, and marking OEM partition Active again:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Download and burn to CD free Partition Wizard bootable CD. Back up your files and if you want a Win7 backup image externally.

Boot PW CD, rightclick OEM partition to Modify>Set to Active, OK.

Next rightclick overwritten Recovery Partition to Delete, OK.

Next rightclick on your new Win7 partition to Resize, drag left grey border all the way to the left to take up the deleted recovery space, OK. Apply all steps.

Next on Disk tab select Rebuild MBR, Apply, restart.

If Win7 doesn't start, boot the Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair Cd to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots until Win7 starts. https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/105541-startup-repair-run-3-separate-times.html
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27 Feb 2011   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello again mate.


You can use the outline in Step Three in the tutorial at the link below as a guide to recover the unallocated space left over from the recovery partition into the C: Windows partition.

Partition : Recover Space Used by an Older OS


Download the Partition Wizard boot disk from this link below and burn the ISO to a CD.

Partition Wizard Free Bootable CD

Just want to make sure you have seen this.
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