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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Create New

19 Dec 2009   #40
travelizard

Windows 7
 
 

but Pressing F8 I got nothing ):

I mean, for Advanced Boot Options in Windows 7 pressing F8 I got nothing.


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19 Dec 2009   #41
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

How about with using METHOD TWO instead using the Windows installation Disc?
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19 Dec 2009   #42
travelizard

Windows 7
 
 

I'll see now...

nope... he's asking me where I want to install Windows... sorry for this, but the pc is actually new (2 weeks), I've tried to make a partition where I would store my data files, and now seems to me all the work I've done in the past 2 weeks will gone lost like forever, and that's a bad thing. so if there is any little possibility to save all the stuff, please let me now.

OK, I've done what I've done. The PC is installing windows 7 (again): it said that all the files of my previous version of 7 will be put into a folder named Windows.old or something like that. I hope this mean what I think its' meaning, the data will not be lost. Thanks for the patience, appreciate it. gby!

Nothing! After re-installing Windows 7, setting the name of user, data and time zone...when the system restarts it stops at the black screen that says "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD....._ If I press any key it re-begins the re-re-intsallation, if I don't press the key it just stands still. What should I do. Please help, I'm getting too nervous...
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20 Dec 2009   #43
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Travelizard,

Yes, the C:\Windows.old folder would contain a copy of all your files from the previous installation in it.

When the computer restarts after installing for the first time, you DO NOT want to press a key to boot from the installation DVD again. As you have found out, it will restart the installation process over instead of finishing it. It may also mess up that attempt to install Windows 7. You may need to format and start over on the installation.

What type of Windows 7 installation disk do you have? (Ex: Retail, OEM, Student download, etc...)
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20 Dec 2009   #44
Devil

Windows 7 RC x64
 
 

Shawn,

The Windows disk didn't help the I/O error. Had it again this morning when I tried to boot up my computer. Again I got it working by changing settings in bios and doing the startup repair but it comes almost every time I close my computer for the night. If I shut down the computer for like a minute it works but if its off over night then it does the error. And now the windows disc didn't even find my failing hard drive at first. So I correct my mistake of the post before this, I'll buy a new hard drive AFTER ( not before) some testing.
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20 Dec 2009   #45
travelizard

Windows 7
 
 

BUT if I "DO NOT want to press a key to boot from the installation DVD again." the PC stands still I told you.. and nothing happens.

I cannot install on the 351.6 GB partition because it tells me that: "The partition contains one or more dynamic volumes that are not supported for installation." It seems it "partitioned" the partition into one of 98.7 and another of 351.6: But why Windows doesn't starts anymore?


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20 Dec 2009   #46
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Travelizard,

That would be the problem then. You must have converted your Basic disk to a Dynamic disc while you created the partitoin somehow. You cannot install Windows 7, or any OS, on a dynamic disk.

I hope that you have created a set of HP recovery discs already. To fix this, you will need to click on Drive options (advanced) in that screenshot above), then select each item listed and click on Delete until you only have one Disk 0 unallocated space left. Afterwards, select it and allow Windows 7 to install.
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20 Dec 2009   #47
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Devil View Post
Shawn,

The Windows disk didn't help the I/O error. Had it again this morning when I tried to boot up my computer. Again I got it working by changing settings in bios and doing the startup repair but it comes almost every time I close my computer for the night. If I shut down the computer for like a minute it works but if its off over night then it does the error. And now the windows disc didn't even find my failing hard drive at first. So I correct my mistake of the post before this, I'll buy a new hard drive AFTER ( not before) some testing.
Devil,

It sounds like you may need to do a clean reinstall of Windows 7. Be sure that you have all the latest Windows 7 drivers for your devices, especially motherboard chipset driver, downloaded and saved before starting to make it easier to install them afterwards.
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20 Dec 2009   #48
travelizard

Windows 7
 
 

Ok Brink! I've done that: now I have a brand new "fabric" Hp PC That's all, lost all data everything. But the pc is working again, thank God! Sorry for "spamming" the forum. Bye!
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20 Dec 2009   #49
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It's not spamming at all mate. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted out and running now.
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