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Windows 7: Drive c lost during install

25 May 2011   #1
exilerc33

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Drive c lost during install

hey guys i just recently tried to install win7 ultimate x86 it was fine untill it was finalizing the installation, suddenly it gave me the blue screen. i tried installing it again and it cant find the drive anymore. i tried using dos to make another partition but it cant find any drives or partition. the bios can read the drive. what did i do wrong????


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25 May 2011   #2
theog

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Try a full clean & full format in command prompt.
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26 May 2011   #3
exilerc33

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thank you for the reply theog!!! i just went to dos fixed the mbr then the drive came back.
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27 May 2011   #4
theog

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You are welcome.
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