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Windows 7: OMG just jacked up Win 7 install, constant loop, what to do?

17 Sep 2018   #21
irishmike

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snick View Post
When you finish your install, download DISM++. It uses a different search engine that M$ update and provides you with choices of what KBs to install. It doesn't go through the shenanigans of installing a superseded update or require multiple reboots and days to install updates as M$ update does. Start it before you hit the hay and in the morning, your computer is updated with all the current updates, minus the ones you choose to not install. Kudos to SIW2 for the tip!

Dism++ | New Windows Utility

Nic





Ok just finished S.M.A.R.T. test.....Test status "PASS"


Short Drive Self test got to 50% and stated "FAIL"




Also I have bugged you guys SO MUCH I am sorry but got any drive recommendations?


I need 9mm SATA Ia assume. 250 GB or more, does not have to be new but would love to spend sub $20


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17 Sep 2018   #22
irishmike

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snick View Post
Your installation media is corrupt.
Obtain a new Windows ISO at TechBench by WZT all editions (pro, home premium, etc. ) can be made available from any windows 7 iso - either by removing the ei.cfg file from the sources folder, or by using eicfg_removal_utility.zip
You want Windows 7 Ultimate x32 (only one that will download) then run the eicfg utility to access all the other versions.
You have to burn the ISO to DVD or USB you can't copy and paste.
DVD ImgBurn
USB Rufus 3.2 or Rufus 3.2 Portable
Nic



Also did this as instructed just to see what happens, have the ISO disk but 5 consecutive times now I restart and boot from CD and it goes right into XP, not booting from disk
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17 Sep 2018   #23
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi irishmike,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irishmike View Post
I restart and boot from CD and it goes right into XP, not booting from disk
It sounds like the ISO didn't burn correctly to the disk!

I hope this helps!
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17 Sep 2018   #24
irishmike

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi irishmike,


It sounds like the ISO didn't burn correctly to the disk!

I hope this helps!


Thanks I'll burn another later after I drop the kids off

I double clicked it in the drive, it fired up to the install screen but not sure if I should install "over" XP
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17 Sep 2018   #25
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi irishmike,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irishmike View Post
Not sure if I should install "over" XP.
Yes you should, unless you intend to dual-boot!

I hope this helps!
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17 Sep 2018   #26
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

No need to apologize, we're here to help those whom are less tech savvy. I am very patient and more than willing to explain or provide links to answer questions.

Being that you could run the DVD from within windows that tells us that the ISO burn was successful. It sounds like you did not select the CD/DVD drive in Boot Menu to boot from that. Simply placing the CD/DVD in the drive and starting the computer won't start the CD/DVD.

You have two choices Boot Menu and Boot Options. On my HP desktop the Boot Menu is F8, yours according to Booting to the Boot Menu and BIOS - WISC KB is F12, if you have UEFI, you will be looking in the Legacy portion that are the below choices.

When you press the power button immediately begin pressing the F12 key, the screen should that appears should have SATA1, SATA2, SATA3 etc. as headings and indented are the choices. There should be a CD/DVD drive choice.

Nic
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17 Sep 2018   #27
irishmike

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snick View Post
No need to apologize, we're here to help those whom are less tech savvy. I am very patient and more than willing to explain or provide links to answer questions.

Being that you could run the DVD from within windows that tells us that the ISO burn was successful. It sounds like you did not select the CD/DVD drive in Boot Options to boot from that. Simply placing the CD/DVD in the drive and starting the computer won't start the CD/DVD.

You have two choices Boot Menu and Boot Options. On my HP desktop the Boot Menus is F8, yours according to Booting to the Boot Menu and BIOS - WISC KB is F12, if you have UEFI, you will be looking in the Legacy portion that are the below choices.

Nic


Cool thanks

I'm 100% in booting from CD, it's just not found it so after the hell I went through with Win 7 booting in thing the HDD is fried. Cannot get to bios, Phoenix password. I tried a couple backdoors, it locked me out once
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17 Sep 2018   #28
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

Patience irishmike,

You don't need to get into the BIOS that is for changing the boot order and to set it to that.
You want to access Boot Menu, not Boot Options in BIOS.

The Boot Menu will provide you with boot choices, for that time only, there should be no password for that, at least, that I'm aware of currently.

As I stated I believe your boot Menu F key is F12, it may be different so process of elimination works. Each manufacturer selects what F keys will do what so there is no standard set of key does what.

This is a boot menu example, as you can see it has an entry with DVD, yours will be somewhat similar. If your boot menu has UEFI and Legacy you will want the choice under Legacy. Your Win7 DVD will not boot choosing it under UEFI secure boot.

OMG just jacked up Win 7 install, constant loop, what to do?-hao3g5a8.jpg

Nic


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17 Sep 2018   #29
irishmike

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snick View Post
Patience irishmike,

You don't need to get into the BIOS that is for changing the boot order and to set it to that.
You want to access Boot Menu, not Boot Options in BIOS.

The Boot Menu will provide you with boot choices, for that time only, there should be no password for that, at least, that I'm aware of currently.

As I stated I believe your boot Menu F key is F12, it may be different so process of elimination works. Each manufacturer selects what F keys will do what so there is no standard set of key does what.

This is a boot menu example, as you can see it has an entry with DVD, yours will be somewhat similar. If your boot menu has UEFI and Legacy you will want the choice under Legacy. Your Win7 DVD will not boot choosing it under UEFI secure boot.

Attachment 405353

Nic


OK then I've been doing it right I guess

Here are the 2 screen I get, but it launches into XP and never boots from disk





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17 Sep 2018   #30
irishmike

 
 

Decided to run diagnostics and got this error



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