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Windows 7: Windows 7 Startup Error

24 Mar 2011   #21
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

You can't install on external drive.

You need to install it where your OS already is.
I'll get one of the install Aces.
I don't want to mess things up for you any worse than they are.

Mike

Whoever comes to assisst take good care of them.

I may not be around much the next couple of days.

Mike


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24 Mar 2011   #22
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I presume you mean you have not got enough space on your hard drive?
If Windows won't boot, how are you intending to format your 40gb drive?
Whatever you do make sure everything is backed up to your external drive.
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24 Mar 2011   #23
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

If you have a External HD, you could copy & paste your data.
Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

Try cleaning your HD:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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24 Mar 2011   #24
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hi there,

I would also recommend to run this as well MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record
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24 Mar 2011   #25
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Check your ram.
Memory Diagnostics Tool
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

If you go for a Reinstall,
As you have a External HD, you could copy & paste your data.
Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
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24 Mar 2011   #27
HopeYouCanFix

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit
 
 

Okay When I Go To Windows 7 Installation (From Boot) It Says I Can Format The Drive If I Go Too Driver Details.
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24 Mar 2011   #28
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Hello.

Try wiping (doing a secure erase) to the entire Hard Disk Drive first, more thorough than a format which actually does nothing at all; have a look at the information below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


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 first link below to do a wipe (secure erase) to the entire Hard Disk Drive / Solid State Drive.
  • Then if you do not want to create the new Windows 7 "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #2 to create, format and mark Active a single 100GB partition to do the installation to.
  • If you do want to create the "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #3 to create, format and mark Active the System Reserved partition and then create and format the 100GB partition to do the installation to.
Either way, running the "clean all" then creating and formatting the partition(s) using diskpart will get you the best possible space to do a clean install of Windows 7 to; you can always extend the Windows partition to include the remaining unallocated space on the HDD / SSD or create additional Primary partitions or an Extended partition after the installation completes if you choose.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

DISKPART : At PC Startup

Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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