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Windows 7: Big Install Boo Boo with System File

11 Jun 2017   #1

Win7 64Bit Enterprise
Big Install Boo Boo with System File

So, I was re-installing Win7 Ult.64, and I deleted the Primary partition just like I've done 100X's before with no problem, and I didn't touch the smaller System Partition at first. It gave me an error msg that it couldn't find the System File, and look at the System Logs to find out what went wrong.

I deleted the small System Partition cautiously thinking it would recreate it. I don't know if that was really a BooBoo or not, but bottom line, I can't seem to go fwd.

So, what am I supposed to look for, or download, or what. Hope this is enough info to give me some suggestions.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jun 2017   #2

Windows 7 HP 64

I assuming you are trying to install to the SSD.
- Detach all other drives, leaving only the SSD.
- Boot from the win 7 installation disk, go to install - Advanced - delete All partitions, create new and proceed.
- After installation, install the drivers and the updates - MS releases SP2 for Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums
- When everything is running well, attach the data drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jun 2017   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Why did you delete your install partition, all you had to do was format it.

But anyway, just delete the entire drive to unallocated space and click next, it will make the System Reserved partition for you along with your install partition.

If you create an install partition out of the entire drive, as Luiz has mentioned, you will not have a SR partition, and you don`t need one.

This is a Partition Wizard shot but it shows how I only have 1 partition on my ssd.

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