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Windows 7: problem when installing

18 Feb 2011   #1
liamf91

Windows 7 Professional x32
 
 
problem when installing

okay i have a weird problem

i have a copy of W7 ultimate..x86 and x64

i tried to install it to a blank HDD

it gets through the select which bit to install, and what language, and does the partition bit...it gets to the install,... and gets stuck on the gathering files.. then shows a message that allocated file are not available.

i remade my disk, and started my computer..but it doesnt boot the install, it shows the error

BOOTMGR not found
ctrl, alt + del to restart


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18 Feb 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello liamf91.



Did you use the Windows 7 installer to format the partition Windows was on previously?
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18 Feb 2011   #3
liamf91

Windows 7 Professional x32
 
 

is there any program which i can run through like a bootdisk.. which will show me the partitions so i can delete them...and not a copy of windows.
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18 Feb 2011   #4
UnderCover00J

Windows 7, Ubuntu 9.10, Vista
 
 

Maybe you need to specify the SATA drivers for your motherboard before installation?
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18 Feb 2011   #5
liamf91

Windows 7 Professional x32
 
 

there wasnt anything on it... it was a complete new and clean hard drive
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18 Feb 2011   #6
liamf91

Windows 7 Professional x32
 
 

well considering, it worked before, yeh it must work... i read that i need to use windows recovery thing, to sort the BOOTMGR
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18 Feb 2011   #7
liamf91

Windows 7 Professional x32
 
 

but it wont load my bootdisks
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18 Feb 2011   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I would suggest, after you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media, use Step One of this tutorial at the link below to do a wipe (secure erase) to the entire Hard Disk Drive, running this then using the outline in Step Two #2 to create/format and mark Active a single 100GB partition using diskpart will get you the best possible space to clean install Windows 7 to.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

DISKPART : At PC Startup

How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7


You shouldn't have to add any drivers at all.
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18 Feb 2011   #9
liamf91

Windows 7 Professional x32
 
 

thanks ill use this if i can get my bootdisks to work

the weird thing is, the disk i used that showed the install (when i made the partitions)...but now it doesnt work

my bios is set for my dvd-drive as primary boot, then my HDD
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19 Feb 2011   #10
gregrocker

 

Your DVD is not booting.

Where did you get Win7? If you burned it yourself, confirm the ISO and burn another DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed with verify.

Boot from CD - How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD - Boot to CD If you cannot get the DVD to boot following these steps, repeatedly tap the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key given on first boot screen to choose DVD drive to boot. Make sure "Press Any Key to boot DVD" prompt occurs.
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