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Windows 7: Cannot reinstal Windows7 - cannot retreive disk information

01 Jun 2013   #11

windows xp prof, 32 bit

i will try again now, thanks Golden

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01 Jun 2013   #12

Win 10 Pro 64

Try this, it works. I did it two days ago.

Repair Install
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01 Jun 2013   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

If he doesn't have Windows 7 installed . What will the repair install do ?
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01 Jun 2013   #14

Win 10 Pro 64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
If he doesn't have Windows 7 installed . What will the repair install do ?
Nothing but if he could get Win 7 installed enough to boot to, it will work. One does not need a complete Win 7 installation.
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01 Jun 2013   #15


Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. (If an EFI BIOS you'll need to decide if you want UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS. If UEFI follow these special steps for Install, otherwise enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module to proceed with normal install.) Set DVD drive first to boot, HD second, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into Windows 7 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, or enter System Recovery Options 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.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt. You are creating the partition here for the purpose of wiping and marking it Active which overcomes certain install failures.
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01 Jun 2013   #16

windows xp prof, 32 bit

All good, thanks golden.

I did do it this way last time.

The only diff i can think of was that i did a disk clean yesterday.
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01 Jun 2013   #17
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

So its installed now without any problems?
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