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Windows 7: Wipe HDD with "diskpart >> clean all"

03 Nov 2011   #21
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We haven't given you all of the troubleshooting steps yet, but were waiting back to hear on the early steps. You can give up if you want - but we don't.

Next wipe the HD using Diskpart to try 64 bit install: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation,

Back up a System Image and/or the data as this will destroy everything on the HD, including possible corrupt code in the boot sector blocking install.

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 Wipe HDD with "diskpart >> clean all"

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