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Windows 7: Completely reinstalling Windows 7 Starter on Samung N150 Netbook

05 Jul 2011   #11

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Using a Notebook or Netbook on your lap, is the cause of overheating, which is the main reason of the problems you have now.

Boot up using the Startup disk CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, needs to be on USB Pendrive.

Do a Strartup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

Your Windows installation must show at this screen.
Completely reinstalling Windows 7 Starter on Samung N150 Netbook-startup-repair-1.png Completely reinstalling Windows 7 Starter on Samung N150 Netbook-startup-repair-2.png

If not showing check out the list below.
1) Run Startup Repair once,(drive may be marked inactive) this will mark the drive ACTIVE.

2) Your HD is plugged in to the first Sata port on the MOBO, & first HD boot in BIOS.

3) Make sure your HD is show in BIOS.

4) Check all cables for a good fit.

5) Check to see your HD is listed in dartpart.
DISKPART : At PC Startup
type list disk.
Completely reinstalling Windows 7 Starter on Samung N150 Netbook-startup-repair-3.png

6) Load the Sata Controller Drivers:
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows Recovery Options
Only needed, if you used when installing Windows.

7) Restore MBR.
MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

8) Use the Rebuild BCD in this tutorial:
How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows

9) Check your computer for virus or malware.

10)The bootkit malware Trojan:Win32/Popureb.E
If this is the problem, a reinstall is need.

11) Mark the Windows HD ACTIVE:
Partition - Mark as Active

Still not showing.
12) Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

If you have not made your Startup Repair
System Repair Disc - Create
Do you have a mate with Windows 7 & CD/DVD RW Drive, how could burn one off.
If you have a Netbook, you can make a Startup Repair or install disk using Method two of this tutorial:
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
on your mate's PC.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

System Recovery Options
System Restore

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jul 2011   #12

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit


I'm going to repeat the advice from GregRocker.

Go thru that advice, step-by-step, and let us know the results.

Tap F8 at reboot to see if you have Repair Console on Advanced Boot Tools menu. If so boot in to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate time with reboots to see if you can Repair Windows 7.

If not on F8, create a System REpair CD on another Windows 7 machine with same bit-rate in Backup Center. Boot it to do the Repairs at least 3 times, which should automate System Restore - but try it manually anyway if necessary.

You can copy out your files Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console then find any Windows 7 retail installer, unlock all versions if necessary, to reinstall clean Windows 7 using these steps to get a perfect reinstall: Reinstalling Windows 7

I assume you have a 32-bit system, thus if you need to make a System Repair Disc, go to another 32 bit machine and follow this procedure:

START | type System Repair | Enter key | Create Disc button

Now you have two alternatives:
1. put the System Repair Disc onto a USB stick,
2. buy an external USB DVD/CD unit.

The second choice has the advantage that then you have an easy, viable alternative anytime you want to install software that comes on a CD and also an easy way to burn ISO files to a cd/dvd.

Let us know which approach you want to follow if you can not get the system repaired without a system repair disc.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2012   #13

Windows 7 starter
strange issue


I used the system recovery (the basic restore).... but now my desktop and averything is strange... the taskbar is very big (half screen).... the icons has no names.... nothing has names... the start button is only the windows logo.. when i click nothin happens.... can someone help me to back the last good config ??

My System SpecsSystem Spec

29 Oct 2012   #14


Sounds like you may need to reinstall or update your Display driver. Download and install from the manufacturer's Support Downloads webpage for your model PC or display device.

The driver may also come in on Windows Updates under Optional updates when you enable Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware.
So if you can I would do all of my Updates to completion before importing any drivers which are missing in Device Manager.

However be aware that the factory preinstalled image is an grossly inferior install which compromises native Win7 in many ways. You'd be much better off following these steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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