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Windows 7: After install Big red ERROR comes up on screen.

28 Aug 2009   #11
Orbital Shark


Do you have a DVD with Windows 7 on it? You must have. With it in the drive when booting you should get a message saying 'Press any key to boot from CD/DVD...', you only have about 4 seconds to make a choice so just press a key when it appears.

If you haven't got a DVD then how did you install Windows 7 in the first place?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Aug 2009   #12

XP, Seven, 2008R2

put in the Win7 DVD, reboot

go into the BIOS and make the cd/dvd drive the first boot device

or press ESC just after you turn the computer on and then select cd/dvd from the menu.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Aug 2009   #13


well, Yeah i got that. I clicked on everything there. It said that it booted fine. When i did start up repair. Thanks so much btw for helping me out.
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28 Aug 2009   #14
Orbital Shark


Does it come up with any messages?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2009   #15

Visto/windows 7
same issue but

hi i am having the same issue this person is discribing except when i try to use the repair feature in it. the error i get is that the ver of the repair feature is out of date
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2009   #16


Which disc are you using to run the repair install from that is giving you the error? ie Vista or Seven?
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03 Sep 2009   #17

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

I've never quite trusted the repair install option in Win 7. Im sure that it works just fine, but there's always that niggling possibility in the back of my head.. I would rather do a clean re-install and eliminate all doubt ... opinions and mileage will vary ...
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04 Sep 2009   #18

Visto/windows 7
still epic failing

I use the on dvd repair feature not the vista one. and this is the 3rd clean reinstall. if i fudge it by it telling im going to restort option then cancel back it will let me use the repair feature, i have gotten it to run but i still cant get to boot as windoss 7. It keeps wanting to boot as a vista os. I thought that maybe the installer wasnt fully formating the drive and maybe leaving something behind. So i tried using my windows xp disk to formate my hard drive. but when i hit enter it tells me that it cant find the hard drive.
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20 Oct 2009   #19
The Chad

Windows xp

Is this still a problem im getting the same thing.
Should i be deleting my recovery partition as well?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Feb 2010   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit 7600 Build


so what's the solution? to write win7 from DVD? or do i have to delete recovery partition from hdd?

got the same huuuge error. tryed to install win 7 from bootable flash drive, evrything was cool until it sayed "prepairing your system for the first time", and after couple seccond it restarted with loading recovery partition(wich has an scary error..)
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 After install Big red ERROR comes up on screen.

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