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Windows 7: Win 7 Home install Problem

26 Dec 2012   #1

64 bit windows 7 Home
Win 7 Home install Problem

Hello everyone,

This might be alittle long but here it goes.
I was using my Sony Vaio laptop,intel core i5 vpceg and decided to move into the other room. I moved to the other room and sat down and the computer froze, so I rebooted it..Comes back on with a error( i forgot the error code) it was the error code that basically was a communication error with the HD. So i made sure the HD was secure and nothing changed. I could use restore or anything at all, it just booted saying the error code so I messed around just trying to reload windows and what not. I finally reached a point where I was able to format my HD and reinstall so I preceeded to do that. The entire system just froze and when I restarted it it went to saying their was no OS found...I figured that much.

The computer is right at a yr old, I have 3 recovery disks that were made for it when I bought the computer from best buy(or something like that) So i tried using them and it would take me to restore function(i think) and windows 7 ( had a choice to choose from) either one I chose It would just hang their.

I finally made a bootable flash drive with windows 7 Home on it but I made it using a win xp computer (older). I went back to my bios on the laptop and unable the external thing ( not network) and made sure it booted from external 1st then the HD then cd in that order. I plugged my thumb drive in and rebooted..things were happening and I was happy but after hrs of waiting and restarting..its just hanging at "Setup is Starting" their anything to fix this?

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26 Dec 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP


Unplug all other HD's and peripherals.

Boot into BIOS setup to see if HD is detected. If so run HD Diagnostic extended CD scan to assure its condition. If unsure of the brand HD, google the serial showing in BIOS or look on the HDD itself.

Next boot into BIOS again to enable Legacy BIOS if present. Next check BIOS Boot order for an EFI Boot Disk and if present remove it, set DVD drive first to boot, HD second. Then set SATA controller to AHCI. Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.
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26 Dec 2012   #3

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26 Dec 2012   #4

64 bit windows 7 Home

thanks for the really fast response. I will update this thread when finished :)
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26 Dec 2012   #5

64 bit windows 7 Home

New update..seems everything is ok...
I got to the point of using Shift+f10..took me to Command prompt
says this: Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]

So I typed DISKPART and it says this : Microsoft Diskpart version 6.1.7600
Copyright stuff 1999-2008
on computer: MINWINPC
now I have a flashing prompt below it but when I type nothing happens...cant type anything out
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26 Dec 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP


What were the results of the HD Diagnostics extended CD scan you were advised to run first?
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26 Dec 2012   #7

64 bit windows 7 Home

I wasnt sure excatly how to do not that smart.. I downloaded the a zip file :Windows Diagnostic Tool Ver. 1.12
(For IDE/ATA/SATA Hard Drives) but cant put onto a disk... I have iso burner but not sure were to put it my hard drive is a Toshiba HDD2J11 MK6465GSXN if that makes since which I found on the HDD itself... I log into bios and see a hard drive with 640GB System memory 6144MB
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26 Dec 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP


In that case download the boot CD for Partition Wizard and burn it to CD using Windows Image Burner, boot it to run a Surface Scan of HDD. Partition Wizard Partition surface test

Then wipe the HD. Partition Wizard Wipe Disk Video Help.

Next create a full disk NTFS Primary partition, Modify>Set to Active, then Check File System. Partition Wizard Create Partition Video Help
Partition Wizard Check File System

Now try installing Win7 by booting DVD and installing to partition you created.
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26 Dec 2012   #9

64 bit windows 7 Home

Ok.. i got that done: sorta?
after it went through all its stuff it asked me chose display resolution if ca not be launched chose another..i selected 1 for 1024x 768 default driver
my choses were 1.1024x768 default driver. (default)
2. 800x600 default driver
3.1024x768 other driver
4.800x600 other driver
I selected 1.
then it came up with /bin/sh: cant access tty;job control turned off
so i tried others and it said not found

What now?
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26 Dec 2012   #10

64 bit windows 7 Home

I am still working the issue here..anyone know anything to help me?...ty

I reran the partition wizard and before it timed out when on the screen for selecting my display resolution I selected 1024x768 (default) and let it sit it told me
/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
/bin/sh: not found

HELP! :) im so lost right thinking about moving to Alaska away from technology
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