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Windows 7: I'm geting nuts over here!!!

30 Mar 2011   #21
jonybigude

Windows 7 32 bits
 
 

I am trying the app "Active@ Kill Disk. I hope it works...


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30 Mar 2011   #22
gregrocker

 

BareFootKid gave you the link to wipe your HD, which is what needs to be done to remove infection. SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums

Using Active Kill Disk to write zeros to the HD is same thing, so let it complete.

Then clean reinstall from the booted DVD. There are pictures here of each step: Clean Install Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

If you're using Upgrade version, leave Product Key box blank during install, then after install do one of the workarounds given here to activate Upgrade version on a cleaned HD: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version - Windows 7 Forums

Here are tips to get a perfect reinstall based on hundreds done here: Reinstalling Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

Read each of the links above carefully then ask back any questions.
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30 Mar 2011   #23
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 


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30 Mar 2011   #24
Orbital Shark

 
 

1 of the biggest issues with shrinking partitions is fragmentation. If you run a defrag and try to shrink again you may find more space available to utilize.
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30 Mar 2011   #25
jonybigude

Windows 7 32 bits
 
 

I couldn't mke it work. Would it be another possibility of formating my c: ?? I don't know why, but my laptop doesn't start via dvd even after I set up the BIOS to start from the dvd hard drive. It reads the dvd and jumps right after that to the normal windows start... I think that if I can make it start via dvd I can finally do the partitions I want!! Could this be a problem from the dvd player? Would it work if I would put Windows into a USB pen drive and try to boot the laptop from there??

I'm feeling really desperate...

Thanks in advance!
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30 Mar 2011   #26
gregrocker

 

Are you getting prompt to Press Any Key to Boot from DVD after setting DVD drive as first boot device in BIOS setup?

Try using the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key given on first screen:Asus - F8
HP/Compaq - Esc
Sony - F2
Acer - F12
Gateway - F10
eMachnes - F10
Toshiba - F12
Dell - F12
IBM/Lenovo - the blue Thinkvantage button

Tap the key given for your make at bootup, choose DVD drive to boot, Press Any Key when prompted. Then wipe the HD using Steps given here: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums.URL

When finished, close Command Box, click Install Now, Custom Install, use Drive Options to partition as you wish, then format before install. Clean Install Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums.URL

If you cannot get the DVD to boot, then the ISO may be corrupt or be a bad burn. Try burning another at 4x speed with Verify using ImgBurn. Confirm the ISO is intact and bootable by looking for the word Bootable in text at left when it is loaded in ImgBurn.

If you have a DVD confirmed to boot and install in another machine, then your BIOS may indeed not be booting. To workaround this, use free Partition Wizard bootable CD which will autostart. Wipe the HD from Disk Tab with one set of zeroes. Then the Win7 DVD will autostart, too.
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31 Mar 2011   #27
jonybigude

Windows 7 32 bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you cannot get the DVD to boot, then the ISO may be corrupt or be a bad burn. Try burning another at 4x speed with Verify using ImgBurn. Confirm the ISO is intact and bootable by looking for the word Bootable in text at left when it is loaded in ImgBurn.
Now here is something that I didn't know... It might be my problem, because yes, I am doing all the stuff you said. I will check it imediatly and later I will tell the result. Just in case that the dvd is not bootable in the next burn, can it mean that the ISO is just a bad one? And then I need to get another one? Or can I fix it?

Thanks in advance!
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31 Mar 2011   #28
jonybigude

Windows 7 32 bits
 
 

Ok everyone, I already found out what my problem is. Or at least I think I know... Accordnig to some research that I did, in my win7 ISO file there should be "bootmgr" and a "bootmgr.efi" file. I only have the "bootmgr". Can I create or download from somewhere a "bootmgr.efi"?? COuld this be the reason why the laptop is noot booting from the dvd although I have the BIOS seted to start like that?

Thanks in advance!
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31 Mar 2011   #29
jonybigude

Windows 7 32 bits
 
 

Ok, so, I tried to use some tricks to try to make a bootable dvd but it didn't work. At least now I have an error message whe I power on the laptop. It says: "Cannot boot from the CD: Code 5"

Anybody knows what it is?
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31 Mar 2011   #30
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Try looking here: Windows 7 Cannot boot from CD: Code 5 may or may not help
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