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Windows 7: Help Err2Err3 on first try win 7 upgrade

19 Feb 2011   #21

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by islandboytoo View Post
Ok I pulled out the CMOS BAT. and reinstalled, I powered up and tried to get into BIOS but failed. ...... Islandboy..
Did you reset the BIOS?

Did you do all the SOLUTIONS?

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19 Feb 2011   #22
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The DVD is not booting correctly. Did you burn it yourself? If so, burn another at 4x speed using ImgBurn.

Unplug all other devices and HD's. Follow these steps:

Set the DVD drive as first device to boot in BIOS setup, or tap the key given on first screen for BIOS Boot Menu:
Asus - F8
HP/Compaq - Esc
Sony - F2
Acer - F12
Gateway - F10
eMachnes - F10
Toshiba - F12
Dell - F12
IBM/Lenovo - the blue Thinkvantage button

Choose DVD drive to boot.

You should receive a prompt to "Press any key to boot DVD," press Enter, the files should load and give you a Language choices screen. At that screen press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box.
SELECT DISK # (replace with target HD #)

This will wipe your HD of (corrupt or infected) code to give you the cleanest possible install. It takes about an hour per 300gb.

When Clean All completes, close the Command Box and click Install Now, choose Custom, then Drive Options to create partition(s) as you please, format before installing to first OS partition (Ignore the 100mb Boot partition which will be assigned). Clean Install Windows 7

To use an Upgrade version on a cleaned HD leave the Product Key box blank during install, then afterward do the quick registry edit given here to activate: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

If there are any further errors, please post back the exact wording and when they occur.
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20 Feb 2011   #23

windows 7 home premium 32bit

The latest, \windows\system32\drivers\wdf01000.sys... Status:0xc0000221... info: windows failed to load because a critical system driver failed to load... The next thing was Bootmgr is missing... nothing I have will boot to windows 7 or vista setup box, I can't get into safe mode now, the last time I was in safe mode and tried to get into command prompt it went to BSOD.. I know everybody is getting tired of this, If there are no more Ideas I do understand, so don't hesitate to tell me you have no more Ideas.. Thanks for all your help.. Islandboy..
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20 Feb 2011   #24

windows 7 home premium 32bit

I apologize G rocker I didn't see your last post.Yes I burned the DVD my self on x4 and used Imgburn ... I never get to the language screen there is always something else first BSOD missing bootmgr, system files missing. I have never ever got to the first screen for language.. That is my problem I cant get to that point.. I have used two different repair DVD's and windows 7 home premium up grade (new from best buy) to try to get it to boot to language screen and so far nothing.. I do get to the press any key to boot DVD but from there it goes to pick a problem or error. I get to BIOS on F-10 key but that takes many tries also.. IB..
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20 Feb 2011   #25

windows 7 home premium 32bit

In case you are not aware of it I am downloading everything to my HP windows XP machine to burn DVD's, the sick machine is not on line. By the way when you said to unplug all other devices you meant the hard drive too???
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20 Feb 2011   #26

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You need to sort out your Hardware problems first, before installing any type of OS.
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20 Feb 2011   #27

windows 7 home premium 32bit

Theog, thank you I was just reading the complaints and replies from the HP media center m8200n users, basically that is pretty much how all of my problems started in my wife's vista, I believe the hp m8200n vista is about 3 3/4 yrs old now but never the less all the same symptoms were there.. As far as hardware problems go I am not sure where to start, the memory tested ok, not to say it good either. Not sure about the PSU (300 W) but it was working before the last Nivida up dates were sent from MS, if I remember right that was about the time My wife complained about BSOD's, that was last Nov. and since then a friend reloaded the factory OS, and we tried to reload the updates and SP 1 and we never did get to SP2 before it all went south.. At this point I am at a loss as to what to do next, but I am sure something will spur me in the right direction.. Thanks so much for all your effort.. Islandboytoo...
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20 Feb 2011   #28
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

I know someone that is having similar issues with the exact same HP machine.

If so you probably have 4 sticks of RAM, 2 1GB and 2 .5GB sticks.

Unplug, power down and bleed off all the residual power from the machine using the power button.

RAM is very susceptible to stray electric charges so when you handle the RAM keep your forearm against the PC case the whole time to 'ground' yourself.

Be careful where you 'store' the sticks you remove.

Take out all but a single 1GB stick and leave that in the #1 RAM DIMM, the link below should be the correct motherboard.

Motherboard Specifications, MCP61PM-HM (Nettle) Compaq Presario SR5063CF CTO Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

Now see if you can boot to diskpart to run a wipe and clean install of Windows 7.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

DISKPART : At PC Startup

How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7
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20 Feb 2011   #29

windows 7 home premium 32bit

Thank you BFK for more to look at and do. I will get on this in a few hrs, as it is sleep time now.. By the way I have never been into a case until now, except for the PSU I put in my HP Win XP, and taking the cmos out of this one, so this will be a good adventure. and I do understand about electrostatic discharge.. Thanks so much.. IB...
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20 Feb 2011   #30

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1) Clean out all dust from case.
2) Remove all fans, & clean. Refit.
3) Remove all PCI & PCI-E cards, & clean. Also clean the slots as well. Refit.
4) Remove all ram cards & clean. Also clean the slots as well. Refit.
5) Remove all heat sinks & clean. Refit with fresh thermal paste.
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