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Windows 7: HELP??? CAN IT BE DONE?

01 Apr 2011   #21
Buddyb

Windows 7 ultimate 32
 
 

Yes. I got that far last night but what confused me was at the screen as where to load the OS there was no HD listed to load onto. Something about "load drivers" I think they are telling me that I need to load some sort of Hard Drive Drivers 1st cause it does not see any Hard Drive. Am I correct with that?


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01 Apr 2011   #22
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Is the HDD detected by/in the PC BIOS?
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01 Apr 2011   #23
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Buddyb View Post
thanks for all your help guys but i am just gonna chuck this thing in the garbage can. I am clueless what you all ar talking about. Say bye bye xps
This is why the blue links are there for you to click on - so you can see the steps in pictures.

If you have questions about any specific steps, why don't you reply with them instead of surrendering before you ask a single question back?

If you are smart enough to find and sign up for the Forums we assume you are willing and able to follow illustrated steps, or ask as many questions as needed to do them.

In this thread, Dell is taking a possibly unwarranted hit because you don't want to follow simple steps.
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01 Apr 2011   #24
Buddyb

Windows 7 ultimate 32
 
 

well now it seems that win 7 is loading. I just stopped home for lunch and I now have a Setup is starting screen with a spinning circle. Lets see what happens. I really think this thing is possessed. lol
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01 Apr 2011   #25
gregrocker

 

Great news.

Follow the steps given here to get a perfect install so you never have to go through this again since you can save a backup image of the finished install to reimage your HD in 20 minutes if ever needed: Reinstalling Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

We are standing by if there are any further install problems. We never quit until it is on the HD and working right. Sounds like you don't either.
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01 Apr 2011   #26
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Yes be sure to keep us informed!
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01 Apr 2011   #27
Buddyb

Windows 7 ultimate 32
 
 

well I got the OS to load, but now I need to keep the disk in the drive or else it wont start. Keeps telling me "Floppy diskette seek failure Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility. It also beeps twice before this screen. I went to the boot sequence by hitting F12... System setup and tried to change that to the onboard SATA Hard Drive but there is no number preceding it. I t looks like it does not see the HD. Sound like I am doing something wrong?

I did not register it yet with a product key

also windows update wont work. Error code 80072F8F
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01 Apr 2011   #28
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Buddy.


Don't enter the key yet and please post a snip of disk management for us to see.

Note   Note

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a maximized snip of that.

How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Seven Forums


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01 Apr 2011   #29
Buddyb

Windows 7 ultimate 32
 
 

sorry no can do. wont let me. i am on this unit now

give me am e mail. i can do it that way
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01 Apr 2011   #30
Buddyb

Windows 7 ultimate 32
 
 

ok. my date & time were off. updates are working now

going to check Dell site to see why it wont Boot from the Hard Drive
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