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Windows 7: Windows 7 HoPr Install Problems on x64 machine.

05 Sep 2012   #21

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tegewaldt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post

Boot the installation DVD
Remember that this is a preinstalled windows, and i therefore don't have an installaton DVD. i have the REPAIR disk, if that is what you are referring to.

Also, i have fully read the guide, but i did not get the answer i was looking for.
The only thing i need to continue, is to know which drive i should clean out.

Your very answer condemns you.

Your answer indicated that you have NOT read the tutorial linked to by Greg.

This is not grade-school. This is not your mother talking to you. This is serious, very experienced computer professionals.

If you were on a soccer team, they would have kicked you off already for failure to follow specific and direct instructions.

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05 Sep 2012   #22

Windows Home Premium 64bit

My apologies, i had honestly forgotten that i needed to burn the iso, as i had skipped the first 3 steps. Nevertheless, i am already in the middle of burning the ISO.

But i am now suspicious to this whole problem being linked to a hardware failure, as i recently had a crash in the BIOS setup menu. i was about to activate the boot from cd/dvd, when suddenly it froze again.
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05 Sep 2012   #23

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Stop thinking!

Just, without skipping anything, carry out each and every step of the tutorial.
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05 Sep 2012   #24

Windows Home Premium 64bit

I will then carry on, and i suppose the Bios freeze has nothing to do with my hardware.
Using the clean drive command, i need a drive Number, which i get from the disk management. However, both my windows Disk and 2 of my hard drives ( not just drive C ) are under the same number.
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05 Sep 2012   #25

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

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05 Sep 2012   #26


Boot the installer, press Shift + F10 at first screen to get a Command Prompt, type:

SEL DISK # (replace # with the Win7 target HD disk # from list)

Then close Command Box, click Install Now and continue with steps in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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06 Sep 2012   #27

Windows Home Premium 64bit

I have typed in the commands into CMD, except for the last one, as i need confirmation on this ( from the experts )
Is the WINDOWS X: Drive a Partition, or a drive on its own, and is it eraseable?
( i am afraid of erasing it, as it shares drive number with my c: drive )

Thank you very much for the help so far, and i am almost ready to finish this problem
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06 Sep 2012   #28

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

I have no idea what Windows X Drive is, but:

If you have only 1 hard drive connected at all, then diskpart will show only one drive. It can't see what is not there. The drive you should have connected is the one to which you intend to install Windows.

The "clean" command will clean that ENTIRE drive, regardless of how many partitions it has.
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06 Sep 2012   #29


X drive is normally the disk or flash drive you are booting at the time.

Please post back a camera snap or type out the exact choices which LIST DISK gives you.
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06 Sep 2012   #30

Windows Home Premium 64bit

The windows (x:) is either a drive or a drive partition, containing the windows installation files. That is, as far as i'm aware.

the ONLY reason i have'nt finished the cleaning procedure, is because i am a little bit spooked by the possibility of deleting my Windows, and being unable to reinstall it.
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