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Windows 7: Trying to wipe windows 7 from my laptop

20 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 64 bit

Hi everyone, I had encountered problems with my laptop and wanted to start a fresh so I tried to install windows seven again and got all the way through the installation up until the completing installation phase then after about fourty minutesi received an error of what I beleive said windows has encountered a problem restart the computer and restart the installation and when i tried to boot I got an error after the setup is starting services screen that says the computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error windows installation cannot proceed, and when I restart I get stuck in this loop, I have my bios set to boot from cd drive but if I do not press any buttons it shows four different windows 7 listed, I am completely stuck in what to do, i have a dell Inspiron N5030. Im a bit of a computer noob so no jargon please, sorry if I have put this thread in the wrong part of the forum. Thanks in advance

Pretty much I'd like to know how to get rid of the 4 windows 7s and Make a fresh from my windows disk

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20 Feb 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

Hello Josh, welcome to Sevenforums!

First, you might try this startup loop recovery. It may help you at least recover from the loop. Here it is: Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery created by Dzomlija

After that, if you want to clear your HDD and proceed to a clean install, use these in order:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation created by Bare Foot Kid
Clean Install Windows 7 created by Brink

Make sure you've read all warnings and notes in each tutorial as it may have important info you will need.
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20 Feb 2012   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit


Do you have a valid Windows 7 installation disc?

Is there anything currently on your hard drive that you care about saving---programs, personal files, anything like that? Or do you want to wipe everything out and start with a fresh installation of Windows 7 and nothing else?
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22 Feb 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


How to use Dell Recovery Partition,make Recovery Disks & how to order Recovery Disks.
Dell - Support

information   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?
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