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Windows 7: I don't know what to do...

26 Jul 2011   #11
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

What are you talking about Domain non Existant ?

There shouldn't be nothing created yet off a clean install

Take your time and read this Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version[3]=Installation and Setup


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26 Jul 2011   #12
gregrocker

 

If it is an HP Win7 Upgrade kit Installation DVD it should boot to do the clean install, which is what you want with the kind of corruption you describe.

Boot the DVD by setting it first to boot in BIOS setup, or by tapping at boot the one-time BIOS Boot menu key which is F12 on HP.

Adapt the steps to get a Perfect Reinstall in my signature below to get it perfect.

Let us know if there are any further problems.
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26 Jul 2011   #13
Maaso

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Well, I believe I've made some more progress; I'm under the impression I clicked upgrade instead of the custom(advanced) option. Right now it's in the "Installing Windows..." screen and is 24% done Expanding Windows files.

I'm still a bit hesitant though, because I clicked to format the partition and I don't think it formatted everything. On the tutorial it shows that the disk shows the disk name as "Disk 0 Unallocated space" On mine it said "Disk# Windows 7."

But so far everything is matching the screenshots shown on the tutorial, so here is to hoping everything I did everything correctly this time.
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27 Jul 2011   #14
gregrocker

 

You should not have had the option for Upgrade install (only Custom) if you booted the DVD.

Your Disk will not necessarily read the same as the tutorial's. The installer only does a quick format. I prefer to delete, re-create the partition and format.
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27 Jul 2011   #15
Maaso

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Well, everything was going well....

Then the battery died! Now it tries to boot up and the screen flashes then pops up a window that says "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and the restart the installation."

So I clicked "OK" and it keeps coming back to this error. So I decided to start over like before; by changing the boot to look at the optical drive first and boot from the CD like before. But its not working, it's not giving me the option to "press any key to boot from CD or DVD." It just goes right into trying to start Windows and back to this error screen, and the BIOS is defaulting back to the hard drive as it's first boot option.
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27 Jul 2011   #16
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Try cleaning the Windows DVD & DVD drive.
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27 Jul 2011   #17
gregrocker

 

You should not have been able to even proceed with the installation on battery power. Even so, it is careless.

If cleaning the DVD and drive doesn't help, reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Try booting DVD using one-time BIOS boot key given on first screen.

Use free Partition Wizard bootable CD which will autostart to Wipe the HD, then DVD should autostart too.

If these fail, confirm ISO integrity and burn another DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed. If retail DVD, extract it's ISO using UltraISO trial version to write to bootable flash stick: On file tab Open DVD, on Bootable tab Write Disk Image, Format, Write. Boot under USB or HD's.
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28 Jul 2011   #18
Maaso

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Well lads, work beckoned so I wasn't able to get on yesterday. But I'm happy to say I'm typing this from my computer!

I'm not sure what I did - but whatever it was - I must've did it right because this thing finally booted from the optical drive.

I wish I knew more about computers so I could give back to the forum somehow...because I feel a simple "thank you" isn't enough to express how grateful I am to you lads. But I mean it, thank you very much for all the help and patience you all have shown me. If any of you ever find yourself in Kansas, and in need of some gunsmithing done, I'll be happy to oblige any way I can.

Again, thank you.
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28 Jul 2011   #19
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maaso View Post
Well lads, work beckoned so I wasn't able to get on yesterday. But I'm happy to say I'm typing this from my computer!

I'm not sure what I did - but whatever it was - I must've did it right because this thing finally booted from the optical drive.

I wish I knew more about computers so I could give back to the forum somehow...because I feel a simple "thank you" isn't enough to express how grateful I am to you lads. But I mean it, thank you very much for all the help and patience you all have shown me. If any of you ever find yourself in Kansas, and in need of some gunsmithing done, I'll be happy to oblige any way I can.

Again, thank you.
Right on and just in case you need more help just keep posting we'll see it eventually to keep assisting you

Goodluck and hope you get everything corrected
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