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Windows 7: Windows 7 reinstall problems

21 Apr 2011   #1
jenniab91

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 reinstall problems

I started a reinstall of Windows 7 almost 24 hrs ago after having problems with Windows not starting, and other issues. It's still "completing installation." If I try to close out the window, it says something about exiting setup could be a problem. The computer repair shop I took it to would probably fix it again for free. But first I'd like to know if by exiting setup if I'd be damaging the hardware. And just how long does a reinstall take?


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21 Apr 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

A reinstall should not take more than 1 hour. I suggest you wipe your disk with the bootable CD of this program (last download on this page) and then define a primary active partition (suggest 100GB large). Then install into that partition.
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22 Apr 2011   #3
jenniab91

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
A reinstall should not take more than 1 hour. I suggest you wipe your disk with the bootable CD of this program (last download on this page) and then define a primary active partition (suggest 100GB large). Then install into that partition.

OK. But what happens if I interrupt the installation? The computer repair shop I just had it in has a 90 day guarantee on their work. They would probably fix it for free.
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22 Apr 2011   #4
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

If it's been going that long, it's already goobered, what difference does it make?
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22 Apr 2011   #5
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Damaging the hardware very unlikely. But about a 10% chance of corrupted files on the HD. But many of them are repairable files during the re-install. I hope you have backed up the important files.
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22 Apr 2011   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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22 Apr 2011   #7
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi,

Cancelling the installation does not cause hardware failure as there is minumal hardware (driver wise) in use when the installation is in progress. As mentioned you may get software corruption but if you can get it repaired for free then that would be the best option at this time
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22 Apr 2011   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jenniab91 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
A reinstall should not take more than 1 hour. I suggest you wipe your disk with the bootable CD of this program (last download on this page) and then define a primary active partition (suggest 100GB large). Then install into that partition.

OK. But what happens if I interrupt the installation? The computer repair shop I just had it in has a 90 day guarantee on their work. They would probably fix it for free.
If you feel more comfortable going back to the shop, I would do that.
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