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Windows 7: Reinstalling windows after windows recovery options failing to help

16 Jun 2015   #1

Windows 7 x64
Reinstalling windows after windows recovery options failing to help

The problem is during the middle of the installation, at the expanding windows processes it says there's multiple corrupt files on my C: harddrive, which is where I'm attempting to install the OS on. It says to run chkdsk utility utility, but anything beyond the screen with bios always says there's a disk load error to start, or another error which I can't remember but would only allow me to restart to remove the error. Is there anyway to access the corrupt files or to let me run chkdsk utility?

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16 Jun 2015   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

You should be able to run the DOS version of the drive manufacturer's own analysis tool. It will attempt to fix any errors. Maybe with success, maybe not. If it fails, you may have a warranty claim.

How confident are you that you have error-free and legitimate installation media? Was it burned from an ISO? Borrowed? Bought in DVD form?
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16 Jun 2015   #3
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Where did you get the installation media? Confirm its integrity using Step One in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Are you booting the media and deleting all partitions to do the install?

If so you can use the System Recovery Options Command Line to run a full Disk Check. If problems persist run the maker's Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure extended CD scan.

Otherwise work through the steps in Windows 7 Installation Failure - Overcome
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