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Windows 7: [Major Problem] installing a fresh new windows 7

12 May 2010   #11
gregrocker

 

Where did you get Win7 installer? Has it worked before? It may need to be burned at slower 4 x speed, or try installation using USB stick: Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

Test your HD using maker's full diag/repair CD scan: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

Test your memory for 5-6 passes using memtest86 CD.

Make sure you have latest BIOS update, set SATA controller in BIOS to AHCI first, then IDE if fail.

Try cleaning the HD to prepare for install. Boot DVD>Repair console>Recovery tools, open Command Line, type:
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (for Windows 7 disk)
clean
create partition primary
select partition 1
assign letter=c:
active
format
exit


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13 May 2010   #12
duongducminh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Where did you get Win7 installer? Has it worked before? It may need to be burned at slower 4 x speed, or try installation using USB stick: Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

Test your HD using maker's full diag/repair CD scan: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

Test your memory for 5-6 passes using memtest86 CD.

Make sure you have latest BIOS update, set SATA controller in BIOS to AHCI first, then IDE if fail.

Try cleaning the HD to prepare for install. Boot DVD>Repair console>Recovery tools, open Command Line, type:
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (for Windows 7 disk)
clean
create partition primary
select partition 1
assign letter=c:
active
format
exit
i got the DVD from my friend. Yes it works, i've done it on my sisters and my dads computer. but mine doesn't come up. o.O

how do i full diag/repair my computer when i can't get into my desktop? is there a way?
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13 May 2010   #13
thumper131

win 7 ultimate
 
 

I had a similar issue with Win7 no wanting to load... i used an xp boot cd to boot system, i then formatted the drive i was going to install it on using the xp disc.. switched off and inserted win7 boot cd, this then seemed to cure the issue and allowed me to load win7... may or may not work for you... but hope it helps
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13 May 2010   #14
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by duongducminh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Test your HD using maker's full diag/repair CD scan: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

Test your memory for 5-6 passes using memtest86 CD.

how do i full diag/repair my computer when i can't get into my desktop? is there a way?
Both hardware diagnostics given above are burned to bootable CD's, so it isn't necessary to run from desktop. Dont' forget to swap out your memory sticks, trying install with one at a time too.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thumper131 View Post
i used an xp boot cd to boot system, i then formatted the drive i was going to install it on using the xp disc.. switched off and inserted win7 boot cd, this then seemed to cure the issue and allowed me to load win7... may or may not work for you... but hope it helps
Win7 uses slightly different partition table than XP so it is best to format using the installer. The DISKPART commands also clean the HD before formatting so you have the cleanest possible slate.
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14 May 2010   #15
duongducminh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thumper131 View Post
I had a similar issue with Win7 no wanting to load... i used an xp boot cd to boot system, i then formatted the drive i was going to install it on using the xp disc.. switched off and inserted win7 boot cd, this then seemed to cure the issue and allowed me to load win7... may or may not work for you... but hope it helps
i will try that.
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16 May 2010   #16
duongducminh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

nope it doesn't work. doesn't let me install windows Xp again either.

is there a way to format my hard drive during boot up? i can't go on desktop. :L
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16 May 2010   #17
gregrocker

 

It would be good to reply to the steps we give you to diagnose and repair so we know that you have exhausted those possiblities.

Now you are asking again for steps to format your HD using DVD even though they were given twice earlier.

Boot your Win7 DVD, press Shift F10, opening a Command Line, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (for Windows 7 disk)
clean
create partition primary
select partition 1
assign letter=c:
active
format
exit

Now the DVD should autostart to install Win7.

Clean Install Windows 7
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17 May 2010   #18
duongducminh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It would be good to reply to the steps we give you to diagnose and repair so we know that you have exhausted those possiblities.

Now you are asking again for steps to format your HD using DVD even though they were given twice earlier.

Boot your Win7 DVD, press Shift F10, opening a Command Line, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (for Windows 7 disk)
clean
create partition primary
select partition 1
assign letter=c:
active
format
exit

Now the DVD should autostart to install Win7.

Clean Install Windows 7
ok, i will try this.
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31 May 2010   #19
duongducminh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

thank you very much gregrocker. !
the formatting in command prompt took a very long time to format, but i have successfully installed my windows seven.
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31 May 2010   #20
gregrocker

 

Glad it worked out for you.

The DISKPART commands also cleaned your HD to make it more of a blank slate for format and install.

Quote:
clean [all]

Use the clean command to remove partition or volume formatting from the current in-focus disk by zeroing sectors. By default, only the MBR or GPT partitioning information and any hidden sector information on MBR disks is overwritten. If you specify the all parameter, each and every sector can be zeroed, and all data that is contained on the drive can be deleted.
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