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

25 Jul 2011   #1
Maaso

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
I don't know what to do...

Forgive me if I'm posting this in the wrong section, and forgive me again for jumping right in and whining about my problems on my first post.

Anywho, I've had nothing but problems with Windows 7 since upgrading from Vista, wasn't too thrilled about Vista either I might at. First and foremost has been constant crashes with flashplayer. I've tried installing, reinstalling..almost everything possible I've read online and eventually gave up and got used to restarting my computer every time I went to a flash-heavy website.

Second problem - which I can't live with - Windows 7 failed to boot. I read a few tutorials here with my phone, but had no luck getting it to work. I finally tried something I didn't see mentioned. The last, or second-to-last option on the safe mode screen allowed booting with unscripted files (I think, not sure exactly what it said) but it allowed my computer to at least start like normal.

The first thing I got was a message saying some kind of .net framework file was missing or corrupted, I had no internet, nothing would load, and it was so slow. So from there I followed the instructions on how to do a clean repair install and went through everything again. After three tries, all 30 minutes long each, windows still failed to auto correct the problem. So I used the same safe-mode option from earlier and got back up and running. Only this time I didn't get the .net error and am able to load programs and the internet works.

But the problem is every time I restart I have to boot in the aforementioned safe mode. I feel as though I shouldn't have to do this, and I don't know what to do.

I should also mention the computer is ~2 years old, was upgraded from Vista to Windows 764bit with some upgrade disc from HP. I don't have a real version of the Windows disc.

I know that is a long post, but I wanted to get enough information out as possible while my computer is working....I'd hate to write all of that with my phone.

Thank you,
-Maaso


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25 Jul 2011   #2
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Hm - sounds like you have a few things going on there, and all of them are likely around some sort of driver issue. If you have to disable driver signing and boot in safe mode for it to boot, you most definitely have a driver issue. Upgrades from Vista, while possible, aren't really something most of us here would recommend unless that Vista installation was fresh and as untouched (software and driver-wise) as possible. Unfortunately, once you're at this point, upgrading drivers is almost impossible from safe mode given how safe mode works.

Do you happen to have your data on a different drive/partition, and have it backed up somewhere if it isn't? It might be best to do a clean installation of Windows 7 with that HP disc if possible, and then update the drivers to the latest versions on the HP site for your hardware as soon as that is finished to get out of this mess.
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26 Jul 2011   #3
Maaso

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

How would one do a clean install with the HP disc? I put it in and clicked for it to run setup...seems all it does it does is make noise from the CD-ROM drive.
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26 Jul 2011   #4
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

See if this helps you:
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

If not, post a thread in the installation section and the good folks who frequent that section will be able to help you.
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26 Jul 2011   #5
Maaso

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

All right, I did all of that and I believe the clean install went smoothly.

Now it's telling me to put in a user name and password.

I've never had a password on my computer and have never set one up. How would one go about getting past this?
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26 Jul 2011   #6
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Hard to say - if you weren't asked for a password during install, there's not an easy way short of figuirng out where in the unattend.xml file on the DVD that came from. It might make sense to reinstall clean again and pay close attention to each step to see if this happens again.
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26 Jul 2011   #7
Maaso

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

How do I reinstall without being logged on or have a way to access the program form the screen I'm on?
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26 Jul 2011   #8
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maaso View Post
All right, I did all of that and I believe the clean install went smoothly.

Now it's telling me to put in a user name and password.

I've never had a password on my computer and have never set one up. How would one go about getting past this?
I think you are talking about the Option to create one

You can fill out user name but do not have to enable a password it is up to you

I hope you understood what i am meaning
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26 Jul 2011   #9
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maaso View Post
How do I reinstall without being logged on or have a way to access the program form the screen I'm on?

Is there a way you can make a photo of the screen you are talking about it would be much easier to help you with a visual
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26 Jul 2011   #10
Maaso

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Every time I put in anything it gives me and error "The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted"
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