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Windows 7: Corrupted Windows 7 Reinstall

19 Mar 2010   #11
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Anpipin,
I'll bet you tried to run DiskPart's Clean command from within you normal Windows 7.

You can boot from your Windows 7 DVD and when you get to the first dialog requiring action on your part, then use the SHIFT + F10 combo to get to a command prompt. Now you will be able to use DiskPart's Clean command.

If you have a System Repair Disk (which you can create using that option from the left-hand pane of Backup & Restore), then you can boot from the System Repair Disk and choose "Command Prompt" to execute DiskPart's CLEAN command.


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19 Mar 2010   #12
gregrocker

 

Verify your Win7 DVD using ImgBurn. Attachment 61802

Load ISO in using file icon, make sure it says "Bootable" in text at left, then insert DVD to Verify against ISO.

If DVD fails to Verify, then burn another DVD at 4x speed with Verify - ImgBurn never fails.

Now with a properly burned DVD, see if you can repair your Win7 using Startup Repair correctly. Boot into DVD repair console, see if it discovers an installation to repair, accept repair, if Win7 will not start, boot Win7 repair again, click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair repeatedly with reboots to see if Win7 will start.

If not, then reboot into Win7 DVD, select Custom Install, use Drive Tools to delete all partitions, create new one(s) as you wish, then format before installing Win7 to first partition.
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19 Mar 2010   #13
Anpippin

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Verify your Win7 DVD using ImgBurn. Attachment 61802

Load ISO in using file icon, make sure it says "Bootable" in text at left, then insert DVD to Verify against ISO.

If DVD fails to Verify, then burn another DVD at 4x speed with Verify - ImgBurn never fails.

Now with a properly burned DVD, see if you can repair your Win7 using Startup Repair correctly. Boot into DVD repair console, see if it discovers an installation to repair, accept repair, if Win7 will not start, boot Win7 repair again, click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair repeatedly with reboots to see if Win7 will start.

If not, then reboot into Win7 DVD, select Custom Install, use Drive Tools to delete all partitions, create new one(s) as you wish, then format before installing Win7 to first partition.
The DVD verified just fine, and I was using the command prompt in the Windows 7 setup, also I just used that same disk to install Windows 7 on my laptop to see if it worked, and it installed on my laptop ok. But on my desktop when I install it, it says Windows cannot install required files. The file may be corrupt or missing. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code:0x80070570
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19 Mar 2010   #14
gregrocker

 

Check BIOS setup for SATA controller setting. Try ACHI first, then IDE if neccessary.

Test Memory using WMDiagTest. Try removing all but 2gb RAM for install.

Test HD by running full CD scan: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.. Use diag CD to zero HD for deepest possible clean.
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19 Mar 2010   #15
Anpippin

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Check BIOS setup for SATA controller setting. Try ACHI first, then IDE if neccessary.

Test Memory using WMDiagTest. Try removing all but 2gb RAM for install.

Test HD by running full CD scan: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.. Use diag CD to zero HD for deepest possible clean.
Which one would I download if I have a Western Digital hard drive?
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19 Mar 2010   #16
gregrocker

 

Use Data Lifeguard. Or GW Scan.
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19 Mar 2010   #17
Anpippin

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Use Data Lifeguard. Or GW Scan.
Is there any I could burn to a dvd-r? Because I can't use gwscan because I can't boot into windows on my desktop.
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19 Mar 2010   #18
gregrocker

 

You have to boot disk to scan the HD. You can burn either as CD or DVD. Boot from CD - How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD - Boot to CD
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20 Mar 2010   #19
Anpippin

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You have to boot disk to scan the HD. You can burn either as CD or DVD. Boot from CD - How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD - Boot to CD
Yes but isn't Data Lifeguard an exe, and gwscan only for floppy disks? I can't burn those filetypes to a dvd-r
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20 Mar 2010   #20
gregrocker

 

I have GWScan (tried to upload it here but it won't go) which is an .exe that extracts to C: root where you can browse cabs file for .iso to burn to CD.

Have used it on all makes and it worked on all except one (which I forget).

GWSCAN 5.12
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