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Windows 7: Win 7 Ultimate x64 help...

27 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Win 7 Ultimate x64 help...

I was using win 7 ultimate x64 up and until now..
A week ago I experienced my first problem..
I shut down my laptop and again switched it on after a few hours..
To my surprise, boot time shot up from 45secs to 2 min and even after booting up it was non responsive and took around a min to open "my computer" :x :x
Then I used system restore and everything was fine for a week..

Suddenly yesterday the same problem cropped up.(There weren't any restore points). So I finally decided to format my hard disk. Installation was fine in the beggining and files were expanded successfully (100%) and when it came to the "finishing installation" part, setup stopped proceeding further and didn't even reboot. After waiting for a long time, I exited the setup and started the installation. This time at 30% of expanding files it said "required installation files could not be found. Please try re-installing windows by inserting the correct disk". So i tried once again and the same thing happened.

I tried system diagnostics to check for any hardware problems but everything was fine.
The DVD i used was perfectly working until last week and I don't think it would fail suddenly.
As far as viruses are concerned, I had Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 installed with all the recent updates so a virus attack is very unlikely.

Finally today when I tried installing again, setup asked for time zone and language, but didn't proceed further from there and hung up.

Kindly help me regarding this. I use my laptop very frequently so I badly need it. Could it be a hardware problem, a virus attack or a problem with the disk??

My laptop config:

Intel Dual core @ 2.2Ghz
4 gb Ram
320 gb HD
(its a dell inspiron 1545)

Thanks in advance.

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27 Sep 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello vatsan, welcome to Seven Forums!

This would be the first thing to try as it solves about half of these issues, have a look at the info below.

Be sure to post back with any questions you may have and to keep us informed.
information   Information

After you have made backups of everything you care to save and you want to do a real wipe "secure erase" to the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) have a look at this tutorial at the link below, it over-writes everything, all the old Windows code including the old Windows drivers, everything all data, giving you the best possible space to install Windows 7 to; it goes hand-in-hand with a clean install.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks for your reply.
I went through that post you linked..

But actually when I ran diagnostics, it said "no internal hard disk is present"..

Does this mean my hard disk crashed???

Cos once it happened to my desktop also but I removed and again re-inserted the connectors from the hard disk inside my cpu and it worked then..
My System SpecsSystem Spec

30 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I would test your hdd to make sure it isnt going out on you and also I would check for malware and viruses if I were you what AV are you using
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