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Windows 7: Reinstall Windows 7 without CD

08 Jul 2010   #21
sandrav

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sandrav View Post
When I try the Safe Mode Option I still get the blue screen unfortunately.

I forgot to mention that my netbook crashed when my brother tried to install Windows 7 Professional

Ok just to make sure we know what happened, you had Win7 pre-install (Home Premium?) and your brother tried to install Win7 Pro?

Was the pro version an upgrade that he had available?
do you have a DVD drive on your netbook?
if not, how was he trying to install? through Win 7?

OEM upgrades are not interchangeable. you would only be able to upgrade from one version to another if you have the same OEM.

This might have caused the issue. When it crashed, what happened, as much detail as possible please.


I don't know if the attempted install would change any of your BIOS settings, but it is worth checking. You can probably reset the BIOS to its default settings.


I understand this must be very silly to you experts out here but I had Win7 Home Premium (pre-install) on my netbook and according my brother Win7 Professional would be better so I thought maybe he's right. Then the *** tried to install it using the Win7 install key drive since my netbook doesn't have a DVD drive.

When it crashed I got the blue screen with: *** STOP: 0x000000A5 (0X0001000b, 0x50434146,0xffd06200,0x00000000)) and that happens every time I put on my netbook.

I hope it still possible for me to reinstall the original Win7 Home Premium or is my HD broke now?


Thank you


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08 Jul 2010   #22
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

1) Remove Power cable.
2) remove Battery.
3) remove HD & reseat HD.

4) Check BIOS to see if HD is showing.

Make sure you are earthed.

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08 Jul 2010   #23
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Its ok Sandra, its not silly, just every problem is different. The cause of the issue is important to know to help fix it. If the BIOS is not recognizing the Hard drive, then something got messed up somewhere.
Where did the win7 Pro version come from?
was it an upgrade that you downloaded?
did you then use a key he had? where did the key come from?
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08 Jul 2010   #24
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Im curious, If you dont have a DVD/CD, where did your brother get the Professional ISO from??
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08 Jul 2010   #25
sandrav

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
Only thing I can think of is Ultimate Boot CD: Ultimate Boot CD - Overview

You can also put this on a USB drive and boot from it. You can test the Hard drive with one of the programs on the CD.

I dont know as much about this, there are a lot of programs for troubleshooting in that program

Edit(just saw your post): Ok thanks Theog, I was wondering about that.


Must I download Ultimate Boot CD?
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08 Jul 2010   #26
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sandrav View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
Only thing I can think of is Ultimate Boot CD: Ultimate Boot CD - Overview

You can also put this on a USB drive and boot from it. You can test the Hard drive with one of the programs on the CD.

I dont know as much about this, there are a lot of programs for troubleshooting in that program

Edit(just saw your post): Ok thanks Theog, I was wondering about that.


Must I download Ultimate Boot CD?
I dont know Sandra, I was suggesting it as a test to check the HD, but if its not showing up in the BIOS, then I dont think this program will catch it either. Not sure.

For now, follow Theog's advice to open up case and reseat the HD. If it is under warrentee still, then call Asus and have them on the phone to assist you opening case and reseating HD.
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08 Jul 2010   #27
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sandrav View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
Only thing I can think of is Ultimate Boot CD: Ultimate Boot CD - Overview

You can also put this on a USB drive and boot from it. You can test the Hard drive with one of the programs on the CD.

I dont know as much about this, there are a lot of programs for troubleshooting in that program

Edit(just saw your post): Ok thanks Theog, I was wondering about that.


Must I download Ultimate Boot CD?
NO, but you do need a Windows installer on a USB stick. Take a look at Post 8.
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08 Jul 2010   #28
sandrav

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
1) Remove Power cable.
2) remove Battery.
3) remove HD & reseat HD.

4) Check BIOS to see if HD is showing.

Make sure you are earthed.

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I will but I don't have such a thing like on the photo, is it very dangerous if I do without it?
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08 Jul 2010   #29
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sandrav View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
1) Remove Power cable.
2) remove Battery.
3) remove HD & reseat HD.

4) Check BIOS to see if HD is showing.

Make sure you are earthed.

Attachment 83985

I will but I don't have such a thing like on the photo, is it very dangerous if I do without it?
It can be,Do you feel lucky.
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08 Jul 2010   #30
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

How to Ground Yourself to Avoid Destroying a Computer with Electrostatic Discharge - wikiHow

With desktops its easier as the computer is grounded and you just touch the bare-metal frame. With the netbook, I dont know how easy it will be. If you are worried, take it to a shop and have then reseat it for you. it shouldn't cost much. just let them know you dont want to risk damaging it.
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