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Windows 7: Notebook dead after installing Windows 7

29 Dec 2009   #11
gregrocker

 

Try booting the Win7 installer, select Custom install, then Drive options to delete all partitions, create New as you wish, then format before installing Win7 to the first partition.

If a partition fails to delete then it is the EISA partition which requires the DISKPART command to DELETE PARTITION OVERRIDE given in my post above. Just do the DISKPART steps to LIST disks and then partitions to determine which number partiition it is for deletion override. Then you can boot back into installer to create your partitions and format before install.

First, check in BIOS setup what your SATA controller is set to: AHCI is preferred.


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01 Jan 2010   #12
John Holscher

Windows 7 Professionalx64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Try booting the Win7 installer, select Custom install, then Drive options to delete all partitions, create New as you wish, then format before installing Win7 to the first partition.

First, check in BIOS setup what your SATA controller is set to: AHCI is preferred.
Checked the SATA controller, it was set to AHCI. Deleted the two existing partitions and let setup create Volume C and 100 MB reserved for system, somehow I skipped the formatting. Proceeded with installation, updated drivers, checked for and installed updates and everything seems to be working just fine.

Do you think that skipping the format step is an issue?

Thnaks for all your help!!!

John
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01 Jan 2010   #13
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by John Holscher View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Try booting the Win7 installer, select Custom install, then Drive options to delete all partitions, create New as you wish, then format before installing Win7 to the first partition.

First, check in BIOS setup what your SATA controller is set to: AHCI is preferred.
Checked the SATA controller, it was set to AHCI. Deleted the two existing partitions and let setup create Volume C and 100 MB reserved for system, somehow I skipped the formatting. Proceeded with installation, updated drivers, checked for and installed updates and everything seems to be working just fine.

Do you think that skipping the format step is an issue?

Thnaks for all your help!!!

John
Hi

NO, you may find a folder called Windows.old,this will have all your old DATA.
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01 Jan 2010   #14
gregrocker

 

It should have auto-formatted during the Copying Files phase, I believe.

If you have the windows.old folder in the root (C?) drive then after after retrieving files you can delete it with Disk Cleanup.

Check your Device Manager for any missing drivers which can be found by browsing in windows.old to windows/system32/drivers before you delete it.
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