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Can't advance past "Type a computer name" on clean install

Question: Can't advance past "Type a computer name" on clean install

Hi all, This is a great forum you have here! OK I am having a very low-tech month I think. I am trying to trouble shoot a problem with my system which had been running reasonably well until now -- I say reasonably well because lately I seem to have hit some hardware challenges. More on that later, however (if required).

In order to trouble shoot my issues, I find myself needing to reinstall Windows 7 (My boot disk which is an SSD seems to cause the system to hang when it is connected so I am trying to install a new verion of Win 7 to troubleshoot the other from). Now I have ample space on a couple of drives so that is where I targeted. Everything runs fine in the installation process, the system reboots and I am presented the screen to enter a system name. I enter a name but the "next" button is protected and not clickable . Does this mean anything to anyone?

This seems very rudimentary but frankly I can't find anything to make it go

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Preferred Solution: Can't advance past "Type a computer name" on clean install

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Answer: Can't advance past "Type a computer name" on clean install

Hi

Welcome to Seven Forums
Please have a look at this thread

Hope this helps in some way

Regards

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OK guys, im kinda new to this forum, so... hello.
My computer has a not so serious problem-When I try to open Local Disk C by double clicking it says:
"
Windows cannot find install.exe.
This program is needed for opening filed of type 'File'.

Type in the executable file to be used instead:
_______________________________________
"

This problem isnt very serious, I just dont want my computer to remain "corrupt" if you know what I mean.

Help my and I will be grateful!

Answer:Cant open C:/:"Install.exe is needed for opening type of "file""

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Have you scanned your system for viruses lately? What antivirus program is installed on your system?

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Hello Everybody,

I have a Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.66 GHZ Dell Inspiron 5100 laptop.

About 3 weeks ago, my desktop turned blue with a yellow box stating "Install antivirus or spyware remover to clean your computer" (I accidentally clicked on the wrong link while downloading a file). I occasionally got popups that would tell me to install an antivirus program.

I ran the SAS on the day my computer got infected.

About 10 days ago I went through all the steps of the read and run me (including running the SAS and Malware again) and today finally got to the MGtools step. I know I was not supposed to run the programs twice:...I will post all of the logs.

When I ran the steps to the read and run me 10 days ago, everything went back to normal-the blue screen disappeared and the desktop tab came reappeared.

I think I have removed the malware but I wanted to make sure everything is back to normal before I plug in my external hard drive and what the next steps I should take are. I also wanted to ask for recommendations about what antivirus program I should install to prevent this from happening again. I have heard about Windows AVG?

Any help you could give would be great. Thanks!
 

Answer:Blue/Yellow Background "Install antivirus or spyware remover to clean your computer"

Re: Blue/Yellow Background "Install antivirus or spyware remover to clean your comput

Here are the rest of the logs.
 

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Can you clean install to a different partition (I got XP on C and planing putting Vista on D) with the "Upgrade" version of vista or no you cant.

Based on this:
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b/930985/en-us
Its not.
:(

Answer:No "clean install" in "Upgrade" version of Vista

Ether you have to format your hd or put it over xp
P.S you need xp product coad if you clean install the hd

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My son is going to take his old desktop to his school to let a specific group use it.
We do not want to 'just reformat' since it's an older Sony that had Me on it originally (yuck) and we installed XP. If anyone has ever done this w/ a Sony, then they know how time consuming it was: you have to d/l many programs, drivers, etc; install some before XP and some after. In short, it's a chore.

Therefore, I'd like to use some program(s) that will help me completely delete programs and files from the HDD. Obviously, I want to make sure none of the data deleted can be recovered if someone were to go playing around (most of these folks are not very computer savvy, but I don't want to leave it to too much chance).

You folks have always been the BEST help to me in the past, and I'm looking forward to more of the same :>... any suggestions for reliable (hopefully free!) software to do this?

Thanks in advance!
Maggie
 

Answer:Donating Computer - Need to "clean" out all personal "stuff" -- Best Program(s) ?

I dont think you will find a software program smart enough to delete what you dont want and keep what you want, use the remove option in the control panel, and go to my documents and delete your personal things. ed
 

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hiya!
I just did a clean reinstall of my xpsp2, and I have
found a very strange quirky problem!

I create and edit videos of all formats, and my mpg's
now all of a sudden have "read only" attributes.
Before I reinstalled xp I never had this problem!
Is there any way for the existing mpg files, and files in the
future to have no attributes attached?
 

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Installed Win 7 SP1 with media refresh from heidoc.net (X17-58997). Made it a bootable dvd with MS USB/DVD Download Tool. Booted from dvd and used "custom" install option. I did not reformat nor set partitions (this is where I maybe goofed?).

My disk mgmt ended up looking like this:



BUT, I also have a windows.old file which I understand only appears after a repair. Also, I thought System Reserved was supposed to be 100 MB and mine is 350??

So do I have a clean install or a repair install? There have been a couple of glitches (display adapter acting up and WMP initially not playing any files until I reinstalled mf.dll file).

Any comments? Help? Suggestions? Thank you in advance.

Answer:Confirm "clean" vs "repair" install from .iso?

With Windows.old, doesn't look like a clean install to me.

You didn't have to "format" or "set partitions", but you should have deleted ALL existing partitions on disc 0----if you wanted a clean install. Deleting all partitions turns the entire disc 0 into "unallocated space" and you then install directly to the unallocated space---without directly partitioning it.

Was your E drive disconnected when you did the install to C? E should not be "active".

I know next to nothing about Windows.old--maybe you can just delete it instead of a re-do, but a clean install is not going to have it.

I've seen System Reserved vary in size, but not sure I ever saw 350. But you should have deleted it as well.

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I am trying to fix our Dell 2400. We use it to run Quickbooks. My wife opened an email with an invoice that asked her to run something.
She deleted the email before I could get any information from it to understand better why it would boot to a blue screen.
I managed to get back to the Desktop by way of putting the hard drive in a USB case and running Grisoft AVG from another XP Pro PC we have. It found 19 Trojans and removed all of them. I then ran AVG 8 on a Vista Ultimate Laptop and it removed a bunch of Mal/spy Ware.
I am back up and working with only the POP UP to AV Website Ad-ware still unresolved. However, this is not my biggest problem. The biggest problem is there are core elements missing that have removed the screen saver tab from Desktop Properties, and I am unable to windows updates and I am unsure how to proceed at this point. Any suggestions on getting windows to repair would be great.

Answer:Win XP Pro SP3 - How to get past the "Source is older than Current Install"?

WiFiTech, before I procede you may have to reinstall all or some of the Windows updates after doing this so be prepaired to spend an evening hugging your computer.

At PC bootup, tap the DEL key until that ugly blue config screen come up. You will have to change the boot sequence setting to boot from CD first. Save the settings, put your Windows disk in and reboot.

You will now have the Windows CD menu that gives you the option of reinstalling or repairing your PC. Have fun.

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Hi guys,
I have a machine here with XP home installed on it (appears to be SP2, I can't find KB936929 in the C:\WINDOWS\$hf_mig$ folder though i may be looking in the wrong place) which pops up with the error at boot up saying "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
C:\WINDOWS\SYTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM"
Press r to repair etc, so i thought ok no problem, pop the disc in, set bios to boot off cd, boot up & when I hit enter at the first prompt, it starts spinning the disc up, when the second prompt "press any key to boot from cd" comes up, it won't boot no matter what i press. I've tried different KB's (usb & ps2) but no joy. However, I did have some sucess when i pulled the hdd out & tried to boot into knoppix live disc, no problems. So i tried to boot off the XP disc (with hdd out) & it booted. Put the hdd back in & no boot. I popped a new hdd i had in the shop in just to check I was on the right track & it started to boot, so I'm thinking it's got to be hdd related. Does this sound to anyone like hdd is unservicable? Should I just replace it? or does it sound like something that can be rectified on the hdd?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! cheers!

Answer:XP Install disc won't boot past "Hit any key to continue"

Hey!... I know my suggeston sounds a little wierd...Do you use an USB keyboard to press the keys ?... Cause if you do Most of the time it does get accepted..I have had the same trouble in going to the Advanced config menu while windows boots up

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Hi all
Previously the  "Save Picture"  box would put a web generated title in the box and automatically selected JPEG.  Now the title box reads "untitled" and the only file options offered are "png" & "bmp" 

Please note that a similar post has appeared, but the solution did not match the fault.  I'm seeking to restore the automatic response to save picture, that might have been upset by antivirus clean-up programme.

Thank youin advance for considering my problem

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One feature I really liked in XP was the ability to look in a folder through My Computer and sort the files by extension. For example if I wanted to get all .jpg files to one side of the folder as I looked for a file, I could click View, Arrange Icons By, Type and make that happen. I don't see that feature in Windows 7. I'm using W7Pro and can't find that or a similar feature anywhere. Is it here and I just haven't found it? TIA

Answer:Where is "VIEW", "ARRANGE ICONS BY", "TYPE"

open a window ,click organise/layout /menubar.
then when you click view in the menu bar group by is in the list

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Hello all,

I have a Compac desktop, it's relatively new as far as use. Recently, it's not been used because of a startup issue. It will load the first screen (The compac screen and act like it's it going to load up) but then loops back to the first screen and continue to do this over and over. My mother told me that the computer had fallen off of out computer hutch (About 2 inches off the ground) and heard an interesting noise inside. She described the sound like a CD hitting the floor, but I looked inside the desktop, and nothing seemed to be out of place.
I want to get the data files and documents, but as stated above, I cannot use the computer.
I have a Ubuntu CD already made, and have used it before.. Unfortunately, the CD drive doesn't seem to be recognizing the disc. I can see the little white blinking "-", but that is all I can get to come up before the screen goes into another loop; and the previous process.
I was hoping some one could possibly help me out in getting the computer to the point to save the data? I have the option to reformat the whole computer, but I'd rather save that for last measures if the data cannot be recovered.
Again, the computer is a compac, Windows XP OS, desktop - only about 3 years old.
 

Answer:Computer will not boot past the "Compac" startup screen.

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Ok well my computer when turned on gets to the screen that says

"windows closed unexpectedly"..etc and gives the options of

"safe mode"
"safe mode with netwroking"
"safe mode with command prompt"
"start windows normally"
"start windows with most recent working config" (or something similar)

Im sure most of you are familiar with this screen, when any of the options is selected
the computer begins to start up but then makes a struggling noise and returns to that screen
we can get past it.

If someone could help me out with this it would be greatly appreciated.

Dan

Answer:Computer wont boot past "start windows normally" please help

anyone?

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Dell N4110
I wish I could get an error code on it, perhaps you guys can enlighten me.

So I upgraded a couple weeks back to Win10 and it's been running sleeping restarting etc. Just fine. Then at random it shut down and has been stuck while trying to boot. I can get to the "Continue/Troubleshoot/Turn off your PC screen but even when I've tried to "Reset this PC" it just hangs there, even after leaving the machine untouched for a full 24 hours...

Maybe someone can help me get an error code first so I can specify what's up. Also as mentioned I cannot boot past the troubleshoot screen.

BIG TIA folks

Answer:Win 10 Restart issue: computer won't get past "diagnosing issues"

I had something like this, when resetting PC back to factory settings from my USB recovery stick wouldn't work, even when everyone seemed to think it should. I had to get myself into StartUp Options area, launch command prompt, blow away all my partitions and then run recovery USB to get it to work.

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I'm getting this same error: Multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows\system32\drivers\mup.sys

My computer is stuck in a continuous reboot loop. It will not recognize the Windows XP CD.

I have set up the boot order in the BIOS to detect the CD-ROM drive first, then the hard drive, but it still does not see the CD.

Any suggestions?

Answer:[SOLVED] Can't get past "You Computer was turned off incorrectly"

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Clean the cd or try a different cd

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Very basic question: When I install Windows 10 from the download provided after July 29th by my Microsoft "reservation," am I doing an "upgrade" of my current Windows 7 OS or am I doing a "clean install"? Will my current programs and files be retained?? I will, of course, backup before the install, just want to be sure I don't lose anything important. Thanks!!

Answer:When I install W10 am I doing an "upgrade" or a "clean install"?

I am sorry that i cant answer but hope someone help you

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My computer has been working fine up until today. Last night i turned it off by just pressing the power button, instead of start, shutdown... etc.
Now when i turn it on it goes to the screen saying your computer has been turned off incorectly etc...

chose a mode to continue

safe mode
safe mode with command prompt
start with last settings that worked
start windows normally

the screen freezes when the last two are choosen
and in any of the safe mode start-up options it begins putting lines of text on the screen finishing with:
Muti(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows\system32\drivers\mup.sys
The computer then freezes like that and will not continue.

I have already tried repairing my installation of Windows XP using the windows XP cd.

Also i tried checking and repairing my hard disk using: chkdsk /r

none of these things have made any difference...

can somebody please help me, or reccomend further steps to try?

Answer:Can't get past "You Computer was turned off incorrectly"

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Boot from the windows XP CD, press the "R" key in the setup in order to start the Recovery Console.
Select your windows XP installation from the list, and enter the administrator password. If not password was set just press Enter
Enter the command: "FIXMBR" (without the quotes) at the input prompt and confirm the next question with a "Y" (without the quotes). Use exit to restore the computer.

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Hi

I have recently tried to disinfect a computer of various malware/spyware issues. But now I think my motherboard has had it. Its either infected with something or was a coincidence that it packed up when it did.

When I boot up the computer, it goes as far as the "Loading Windows XP" and then beeps once and goes back to trying to boot up again. It then displays the option to start in safe mode (with/without network support, Last known good configuration or Start normally). It then counts down from 30 and reboots itself

My mouse and keyboard no longer work

I have tried to swap the hard drive for one that I know works, in case the hard drive was knackered, but get the same result

Am I right in thinking that my motherboard has had it?
 

Answer:Computer won't go past "Loading Windows XP"

Did you try in safe mode and Last known good configuration ???
 

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Hello All,

I started a few weeks ago on the PowerShell programing and I got my answer from here only. So am putting up the error that I am getting now to get some help again.

Scenario : I wrote a script that checks a Folder on a server and counts the number of files in it.Then when it finds the resulting number to be more then a specific value(threshold) it sends up a mail to the required alias. To break it all along the portion to send a mail is generated through DBmail using another .PS1 file.

In the PS1 file containing the main checking of number of files I am trying to pass 2 parameters :

1. Folder path on the server
2. the Threshold value of number of files

Now when I created a job to run this powershell script as :

& "C:\PowerShell\Power.PS1" \\XXXX\\c$\Documents and Settings\ABC\Local Settings\Temp 10


IT fails with the error :

A job step received an error at line 1 in a PowerShell script. The corresponding line is '& "C:\PowerShell\Power.ps1" \\XXXX\\c$\Documents and Settings\ABC\Local Settings\Temp 10'. Correct the script and reschedule the job. The error information returned by PowerShell is: 'Cannot convert value "and" to type "System.Int32". Error: "Input string was not in a correct format." '. Process Exit Code -1. The step failed.


I really can not move forward on this.

Please help.

Answer:PowerShell issue ('Cannot convert value "and" to type "System.Int32")

Just to add for reference Below is the code for the Power.Ps1 file that I have used :


param
(

[string] $directory_string,
[int] $benchmark

)

$date=get-date
[int]$directory_file_count = 0

# check that the directory exists.
$does_directory_exist = (Test-Path $directory_string)


# if it does, then continue
if ($does_directory_exist)
{


# Check for the number of files on the directory
$directory_file_count = (get-childitem $directory_string -name -recurse).count

# If number of files exceeds the limit, send mail to notify

if($directory_file_count -gt $benchmark)
{
& "C:\Powershell\DB_mail.ps1"
$subject= "XXXX"
$body= "XXXX"

}

else

{
& "C:\Powershell\DB_mail.ps1"
$subject= "XXXX"
$body= "XXXX "
}

}
else
{
& "C:\Powershell\DB_mail.ps1"
$subject = "XXXX"
$body = " XXXX"
}

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Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
Cdrom
Imapi
redbook

PLEASE HELP




OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0FF049, , .HWPLLB1.CN1296167S5169.
Antivirus: McAfee VirusScan, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disable
 

Answer:Solved: Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE

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I double-click and get "search" instead of "open"--only when I click a disk, like Hard Drive C: or Floppy A: or CD F: and so on.

It didn't used to do this, so I must've inadvertently changed some setting somewhere, but darned if I can find it now.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Solved: On the "my computer" list, I double-click on disks and get "search" instead of "open"

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I had a problem before the holidays which this group identified correctly as long-term corruption and I solved the issue with a clean 10 install. All now great except...I had to go into the Users/Media path to replace a saved Chrome history file and noticed that the Users/Media folder had been named using the first five letters of my forename. Everything seems to be working ok but ignoring the gibberish name, rather than continue with something which may go strange in the future I wonder is it possible to change the name back to "Media"? I imagine there are any number of links to the OS so simply renaming would not work...would this be a regedit thing?
thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Answer:After clean install, "Users/Media" folder named incorrectly

You have to create a local account first to get the exact user name that you want. Then convert the local account to a Microsoft account login. So, what you will have to do is create a local account with the username Media. Change it to an Administrator account. Log in to Media locally. Delete your first account you created. Change the Media account to the Microsoft account login.

Option Three here:
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...a.html#option3

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html

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I have a 2006-era Compaq PC with an AMD 64 X2 4400+ CPU (Socket 939), and it runs Windows 7 Home Premium x64 perfectly. It can even run Windows 8 x64.

However, it cannot do the in-place Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 Technical Preview 64-bit upgrades, due to this confounded CMPXCHG16b CPU atomic memory swap instruction issue (not an issue with 32-bit variants, but I'm not interested in 32 bit, as my system has 4 GB PC-3200 of Crucial DDR RAM - all matched sticks, 3-3-3-8, dual channel, 128 bit access, very fast, and I want to be able to use *ALL* of it - hence my insistence on 64-bit).

My question is: With this free Microsoft Windows 10 "upgrade" policy, can I still take advantage of it, but using a clean install, instead of the (impossible) in-place Upgrade, using my valid Windows 7 Home Premium x64 retail Product Key?

Thanks in Adavance,

- Trev

Answer:Will Free Windows 10 "Upgrade" work with Clean Install (CMPXCHG16b)?

Welcome to the forum.

Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 have some CPU requirements above those required for Windows 8. Following the "fail early" principle the incompatibility is checked for early and the upgrade is not allowed to proceed. I don't see how a clean install would change this. The CPU does not meet requirements and nothing will change that.

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Hi all,

I have ran into the strangest problem while completing a fresh install of Windows 7. I had previously had Vista ultimate 64bit installed but decided to install Windows 7. The first time I did the install I decided NOT to format the vista partition, but to rather just install over it. I was using Windows 7 for about a month when I decided to get rid of all the Windows.old files (vista install) and do a fresh format.

I entered the Windows 7 install, FORMATTED the old partition which had the previous installation on it and chose a clean install. The whole process was slow but it ended up installing fine until the first reboot came around. The windows 7 logo came up but then the screen just displayed with " Power save mode on" and the green light on my monitor turned orange and it hasn't gotten further since.

I have tried to format and do the install again but it gets to the same point, the installation seems to be fine until the first reboot where the screen goes into power save mode after the windows 7 logo is displayed.. This seems strange as the ISO I used to do my initial install worked fine, but on a fresh install after format it wont work. I tried to boot into safe mode but it says it cannot load safe mode without the installation being complete.

Anyone ran into the same problem? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Windows 7 clean install problem "Power save mode"

Quote:
I have ran into the strangest problem while completing a fresh install of Windows 7. I had previously had Vista ultimate 64bit installed but decided to install Windows 7. The first time I did the install I decided NOT to format the vista partition, but to rather just install over it. I was using Windows 7 for about a month when I decided to get rid of all the Windows.old files (vista install) and do a fresh format.


to start with all you had to do was open my computer -> check properties of C:\ -> click cleanup -> advanced -> and clean prior installs of old windows versions. (it is in the manual).

Power save mode: are you using a LAPTOP? If yes, make sure the AC Adapter is plugged in. (that is in the manual also.)





Quote:
I have tried to format and do the install again


tried to format? exactly what do you mean I tried? what did you format to: fat16, fat32 or NTFS? what format command did you use.? what version of Win 7 are you trying to install?
fill in your complete system specs. all the info you can give will really assist.

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Performed an "enhanced secure erase" on my SSD and then did a clean install of Win7 Professional 64-bit from Microsoft pressed upgrade discs. Every update installed flawlessly expect Service Pack 1 which had 1 failure. I've also seen numerous apps crash since (mostly IE and chrome). sfc /SCANNOW already showing unrepairable files. BSoD in middle of the night while I was sleeping.


A bit of history, not sure if it is helpful:
Had rig for nearly 3 years, stability issues from the start but goes through periods of stability for weeks to months only to become unstable again. First time I installed Windows 7, it took multiple tries (probably 4+) and kept stopping at "Expanding files..." On a later install to the HDD, I had the same problem. I do not have these problems installing Win7 to the SSD.

Over the three years I've made some changes. Put an SSD as primary, added a MOSFET heatsink, custom CPU cooler, and changed video card. Stability issues persist, sometimes with BSoD errors night after night. Sometimes the instability is "only" constant crashing of Chrome/Opera. System restore has never really helped but eventually the rig returns to a period of stability, typically for a month or two. And then back to unstable.

Some googling encountered another guy with the same RAM and mobo that seemed BSoD free after switching out the RAM to another brand. My g.skill memory is not on the supported list available on the gigabyte website. I've run ... Read more

Answer:BSoD hours after clean Win7 install, rig is "seasonally unstable"

Analysis inconclusive.

It is much easier to find patterns, etc, when there are more than one crash dmp.

We prefer you wait until you have at least two so that if one is corrupt the other probably wont be.

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Hey i have installed Windows Server 2008 64bit (very similar to Vista x64)

now i have installed all the usual crap, such as .net 3.5 sp1, directx n all the updates/patches n watnot

but certian things, naimly skype, realmcrafter, GTA IV and a few others just come up with This program has stopped working

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Skype.exe
Application Version: 3.6.32.244
Application Timestamp: 2a425e19
Fault Module Name: StackHash_1703
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 74100e40
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.274.10
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: 1703
Additional Information 2: 2264db07e74365624c50317d7b856ae9
Additional Information 3: 1344
Additional Information 4: 875fa2ef9d2bdca96466e8af55d1ae6e

Read our privacy statement:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=50163&clcid=0x0409

PLEASE HELP, i have nearly distroyed my pc allready & i can't afford another 1 at the moment. i have no clue what i'm doing wrong & i have never had this problem before
 

Answer:Tuns of "Stopped working" errors on different apps, clean install HELP!

Have you used Vista home premium on the machine before?
 

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I am running into an error message that I have never seen before in Windows 2003 Web Edition (my company's backup web server, fresh install).

It occurs when I run certain applications.





Windows cannot open this program because the license enforcement system has been tampered with or become corrupted.Click to expand...

WTF ???
 

Answer:"License has been tampered with or is corrupted" in Windows 2003 (clean install)

I'd say its time or another clean install
 

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Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
Cdrom
Imapi
redbook

PLEASE HELP
 

Answer:Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE HELP)

**(DONT KNOW IF THIS WILL HELP..)***

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;
 

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When I boot with the install DVD in in the drive, I initially get the message: "Out of Range/H Freq 35 kHz/V Freq 87 HZ." After a while the screen self-corrects, and booting begins normally. I accept license and choose Custom Installation. After running for a while, the "Out of Range" message reappears again and doesn't go away. I can't move beyond here because I can't read the screen. The monitor is a ViewSonic VP191b,  msg: V Freq outside of 60 - 75 range can harm monitor. Computer custom built (The Computer Place, tcponline.com) in 2004, ASUS motherboard P4SP-MX (Prescott; needs Knowledge Base download to install XP SP-2,) Intel P4 2.4A 533 FSB CPU. Originally purchased w/o operating system to experiment with LINUX. Both drives (40 GB & 250 GB) reformatted in order to install Windows 7.

Answer:Windows 7 Clean Install Forces Monitor "Out of Range"

Hello,
 
According to your thread, I suspect that the issue might be display device driver related.
 
First you might keep windows update regularly to obtain the latest driver for your device. Note: Drivers on the Windows Update site are directly provided by hardware manufacturers. Microsoft tests drivers in various environments before they are published; however, we cannot guarantee all drivers will work on all hardware platforms as there are too many different models, although their hardware ID are the same as the standard version. In some cases, due to hardware modifications by different manufacturers, the driver updates may cause some error.
 
If it does not work on your issue, I'd suggest you installing the Vista driver in Compatibility mode. Remove and rescan that hardware device in Device Manager, right-click on the driver executable/installer file -> Properties and select the Compatibility tab; click the checkbox before Run this program in Compatibility mode for option and select Windows Vista in the list-down box; then try installing the device driver. In addition, you can use the Windows XP driver for testing.
 
Meanwhile, please understand that Windows 7 is a new operating system and whole driverstore has been reprogrammed; you might wait for another period of time till the retail version is released and push the vendor company to upgrade their device driver. Thanks for your time and understanding!
 
For more details, please look at the first Sticky thre... Read more

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Hello guys, i was using Windows 8.1 in my first machine and already upgraded it to Win10. Now i just wanted to install insider preview in seconde old machine in second partition to test something. The problem i downloaded the 14332 build to make a clean install, i installed it and in the startup configuring settings it just give message "Windows could not complete the installation. to install windows on this computer, restart the installation".

The machine is legacy Bios and i done the USB installer properly for it. Some idea what going on?

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Hello guys, i was using Windows 8.1 in my first machine and already upgraded it to Win10. Now i just wanted to install insider preview in seconde old machine in second partition to test something. The problem i downloaded the 14332 build to make a clean install, i installed it and in the startup configuring settings it just give message "Windows could not complete the installation. to install windows on this computer, restart the installation".

The machine is legacy Bios and i done the USB installer properly for it. Some idea what going on?

Answer:"Windows could not complete the installation" clean install of 14332

Download build 14295, and upgrade it when the next build arrives - Windows 10 Insider Preview ISO Advanced

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My laptop will not load, I have even tried to use the win 7 setup disc. Nothing is working and my screen is stuck on the blue setup is starting screen. It does not give me the agreement screen. I switched to make my cd/DVD rom load first still not loading. I tried safe mode and that doesn't go through either. My system does not pass the Short DST mode either

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After a year's subscription of Norton 360 expired, a virus took over my system (run by Window's XP Home Edition 2002) and any attempt to install anything to clear it was blocked. I'd decided to purchase a new operating system and purchased Windows XP Professional 2002. In attempting to follow the Microsoft's instructions (published on their "Support" site) for a clean install, I can't get past "install". Nothing happens. I'm not sure if "partitioning" or "formatting" the the hard disk is necessary. The site suggests this as a consideration in the process of a "clean install"

Quite honestly, I'm so fearful of the virus that has my system in a shambles that I'm hesitant to leave the new disk in the computer for fear that somehow the virus might affect it. But I desperately need to have my computer back and can't afford the fees for the assistance that Microsoft wants to charge me after buying the operating system and the antivirus software. I thought this would be as easy as putting the new operating system disk in the d drive and the system being wiped clean.
 

Answer:Solved: Attempting/ Failing a "Clean Install" of Windows XP

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Hi there,

Recently switched a laptop for a family member back from Windows 8 to Windows 7, thought all would be fine, but am running into some issues.

The laptop is an HP Envy Sleekbook 6 1126sa: HP ENVY Sleekbook 6-1126sa Product Specifications | HP? Support - and their site only lists drivers for windows 8.

After some googling I managed to find drivers for most things, apart from the touch pad, which is overly sensitive to clicks, and not sensitive enough to movement now. I'm sure that this could be fixed however with the correct driver, but do not know where to find it! Anyone?

The HP site says the touchpad is a: HP ImagePad with on/off button

The biggest problem though, is that a LOT of programs such as itunes, vlc, etc, did not work the first time I tried to run them, saying "_Application name here_ has stopped working" after clicking on their shortcut. However, if I then set them to run in compatibility mode for Windows 7, they'd work fine!

Not a huge issue, but it is irritating, and I'd like to know if anyone has any idea if it's fixable. I wonder if this too could be a driver issue? Though it's so inconsistent on which programs it does it with that I have really no idea.

Weirdly, the first program this error surfaced with, was when trying to run the Windows Performance Index thing, is the only additional info I can think of to start with.

Any help appreciated, thanks!

Answer:"Application has stopped working" with clean Windows 7 install

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. Try the Driver in the Link below ...

Drivers & software for HP ProBook 4540s Notebook PC - HP Support Center

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I have a problem installing Windows 10 on my tablet. When try to install, at the time to restart, shows the error message "Windows could not complete the installation. To install windows on this computer restart windows" My computer is a 2 in 1, the Acer Switch One 10, with 2GB of RAM and 32Gb of storage.

I find for a solution. Tried making another bootable USB with media creation tool, and another with Rufus from the ISO file, neither of them works. I have the Fast boot and secure boot disable. Also tried creating and administrator account with MMC on command prompt, but there isn't the option, it says I have to do it from Control Panel. Neither the oobe works, it just shows the blue screen with just a moment... and do nothing (I let it the whole night). I converted the disk to GTP from the USB drive too

Then I found a post in this forum with the same problem than mine, but I can't do the same because I don't have a computer to install Windows 10 with Virtual Box and I don't have a external HDD to clone on it.
Searching on forums it seems that there are many other with this kind of problem with similar devices.

The reason to make a clean install was because I was on the Windows Insider Program and it failed to upgrade to the latest build, it shows the same message, it happens to me before and only restored the last build, but this time I wanted to have leave for a time the program so tried to make the clean install.

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Hi,


I've a samsung with some extra samsung features (samsung update plus, speed up manager, recovery system etc.) and they bug me. Therefore I wanna do a clean installation on my laptop but when I boot up on my USB (works fine) I get the following message "No device drivers were found ..." instead of having access to the partition manager.
I've done a lot of research on my problem but haven't come up with any solutions yet. Does anybody out there know what to do?

Btw., I've tried the to boot other laptops with the USB stick and it works like a charm. I read somewhere that the problem could be that my laptop didn't load the SATA drivers, which is needed for the partition manager, that might be the problem but I don't know where to find the drivers though.
Furthermore I've noticed that I can't see my USB drive when I browse for files only C:/ (system disk), D:/ (primary), E:/ (some recovery disk) and X:/ (boot) and that might be the problem I guess!? Strange this that I boot from the USB stick though

Answer:"No device drivers were found ..." when trying a clean Win7 install

Format the USB stick using Universal USB Installer with Win7 in dropdown menu. Boot under USB, Removable or HD's in one-time BIOS Boot Menu. Set HD to boot first in BIOS setup.

I would first make sure your Samsung Recovery is not set up like in this thread, which is the worst nightmare I've seen here in thousands of successful clean reinstalls. The OEM software didn't work correctly when downloaded from webpage. Samsung claims the apps which work are stored on the Recovery partition which only enables the use of an image user is to save to external or DVD's. However if a small Recov partition is accidentally deleted during reinstall there is no access to this or the Recovery image - ever - and Samsung won't ship Recovery Disks. Apparently the only way to reinstall the Recov partition is if the image is saved to DVD's which will boot and run, but many save it to external instead.

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I've been trying to get windows installed again on my laptop after I formatted the disk to start over. I created a usb installer using their special utility and ran it. I have also attempted to create the image using winUSB on my ubuntu partition with the exact same results. Every time I run it it freezes at some arbitrary percentage of "getting files ready for installation". I've seen a few threads on different forums that all either had no resolution or had the resolution "I tried it a bunch of times and it worked once."

Some seem to think the issue lies in a bad iso image... not hard to believe the asshats at microsoft would forget to do a checksum on the download, but I also find the claim incredible in the literal sense because every time I read it there was no evidence or logic presented as to why a bad iso might be the case here. (can't blame people. The installer literally freezes without giving any information as to what is going on)

Quite frankly I don't particularly care much since ubuntu does all the things I want (without the installation issues, driver problems, and random freezing/BSODing/bloatware/intrusive privacy settings that come with windows), however my OCD is telling me that this should be a ridiculously simply problem which shouldn't take half a dozen unfinished threads online to get to the bottom of, so I'm following this issue regardless of my need or lack thereof of a solution.

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Answer:Windows 10 usb clean install freezing at "getting files ready..."

Are you installing windows on a separate partition on a drive you already have ubuntu on ?

Have you tried Rufus to create the usb installer.

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Gang I have a fairly fresh 8.1 installed clean on a Dell Latitude, but after it downloaded a pile of updates, it came back very shaky on the next boot. Tracing through all the Red Errors I suspect the root is that on a restart, the system is in a state as though it were returning from sleep/hibernate not from cold/dead start because wuauserv never gets out of the "stopping" mode. I have run the Windows FIXIT for update process problems and it too hung in a loop for, oh an hour or so.

With this much damage I'm wondering if I should just reformat and start afresh.

Thoughts??

Answer:BITS and wuauserv Hung "Stopping": Should I clean install?

Well, a reformat and fresh install may be the quickest fix, but will remove all your data so if you have a backup go for it.

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OS
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
CPU
AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 32nm Technology
Motherboard
MSI 760GM-P23(FX) (MS-7641) (CPU1)
Memory
10.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
Graphics Card(s)
1024MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 6670 (MSI)
Hard Drives
223GB OCZ-TRION100 ATA Device (SSD)
AntivirusEdit Value
Malwarebytes

Performed a fresh Windows install on a new OCZ-TRION100 (SSD). Now, when I go to run Windows Update it stalls on "Checking for updates" message and never progresses. Most processes that use windows update are also failing. I have tried several different methods to fix this with no success yet.

I've cleared the SSD and freshly reinstalled Windows 7 more times than I can count in the pursuit of a fix. Each time I reinstall, I delete all partitions using the windows install disk interface. I run BIOS once the SSD is entirely un-allocated space. I attempted most of these fixes in either IDE or AHCI mode with varying results. Yet ultimately the problem persists.

I would post the Windows update error code, but since it never proceeds past "checking" and never stops "checking" unless stopped through CMD; I receive no legitimate error code or error message.

Attempt A:
Ran SFC Scan successfully. It came up with no errors. Rebooted, yet problem persists...

Attempt B:
Ran the Update Readiness Tool. The first time I ran it; it installed the hotfix successfully. Rebooted, and it says "configuring upda... Read more

Answer:Clean OS install on OCZ Trion SSD Win update stalls while "Checking"

Used auto patcher to download the bulk of my initial updates. now with most of them downloaded, windows update does not take days to search. Thanks to these forums for finding that solution.

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I am trying to dual boot Windows 10 with my work laptop running Win 8.1. Every time I try to install it, I get to the settings portion of the install and I just choose "Express settings" and after that it says "Just a moment..." with a spinning circle of dots, but never does anything after that. It has been sitting like this for a couple of hours now. Has anyone else had a similar issue?

Answer:Build 10076 sits at "Just a moment..." on clean install

muels7 said:

I am trying to dual boot Windows 10 with my work laptop running Win 8.1. Every time I try to install it, I get to the settings portion of the install and I just choose "Express settings" and after that it says "Just a moment..." with a spinning circle of dots, but never does anything after that. It has been sitting like this for a couple of hours now. Has anyone else had a similar issue?



If you haven't yet, please refer to Shawn's Tutorial for dual booting. Take note of the warning regarding UEFI.

Windows 10 - Dual Boot with Windows 7 or Windows 8 - Windows 10 Forums

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Frequently at 1st morning power-on, starting one computer to Windows 10 pro, we get to the splash with the rotating dots - - the dots freeze and the desktop powers down. Restart behaves normally. Event logs show one critical Kernel-power error and several nvraid errors. Nothing is flagged in System>device manager.
AMD 9500 Quad @ 2.20 GHz
8 GB RAM
Striped raid - 1TB
partitioned 320 GB HD
2x GeForce 8600 GTS adapters
2x DVDRam
Got a hint?

Answer:Home-build desktop with clean Win10 install "morning sickness"

Odd that it powers off. Perhaps some kind of BIOS issue? Check for an update. Event log should show something for a shutdown though.

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Hey guys, my computer is messed up beyond belief. I'm going to explain the whole story to you, so bare with me.

How this all started:
Well, long story short, my motherboard shorted out and caused all sorts of problems. After taking the whole system out and putting it on a test bed (self built system) I was able to start up the system. However, it would not let me start windows no matter what I did. So i resorted to formatting the SSD it was installed on. I then tried to reinstall windows; this did not work. I had many people tell me it was my motherboard that shorted out (it touched the case while I was trying to power on) and I needed to replace it. So i warrantied it to ASUS and I got it back in the mail several weeks later. I put the system back together, tried to install windows, same problem persisted. It would freeze before I could install. I then did research and decided to boot the disk in Safe Mode. This worked! I proceeded through the first steps of installation and then it required my computer to boot. Upon rebooting, I was brought to the "setup is starting services screen". I waited for a good hour or so and nothing happened. I did some more research and decided to Boot into safe mode again only for it to tell me "install cannot proceed in safe mode". I then opened command prompt, while still in safe mode, and opened device manager. I closed all the drivers that had the yellow triangle next to them. I rebooted and successfully made it past... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 clean install problem Freeze at "setup is preparing comp..."

come on guys its been a week and still no response

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my boss only know how to use google chrome, and he usually save websites in his own document library, and he always use "right click mouse > save as" to open his own document library directory, and sometimes he will save some pdf, but when he tries to open an pdf file through google chrome with right click > save as, he can only see file with html extension. any one can help to add "all files" in the drop-down menu next to "Save as type" in google chrome, so he can see all files types when he right click > save as through the google chrome browser.


Thks in advance

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I've replaced HDD with NVMe PCI SSD, and was able to successfully install and run Windows 10 using Dell-provided installation media image.However, the image is a bit old: mid-2016 Windows installer, plus AU update included separately, then the installed OS updates itself to CU 1703 version.Not sure for what gain of performance I was hoping, but I decided to try to clean-install the latest 1703 image downloaded directly from Microsoft. Installer can't see the SSD and asks for a driver -- the situation described on numerios web pages I've read since. The Intel Rapid Storage drivers -- (1) latest from Intel or (2) from Dell support page or (3) older version from Dell Windows installation image -- were all rejected. I.e. installer says there's no appropriate driver in all these locations.I flashed the latest BIOS. Tried AHCI and Raid settings. Other settings are UEFI Boot, Secure Boot and no Legacy ROM -- that's the way I want them. And besides they are OK for Dell installation image. The SSD is clean i.e. no partitions.So, is there any hope to clean-install 1703 version? Or do I have to run install and update, again, from Dell image?

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I want to do a clean install of Windows XP on a Toshiba Satellite 2405 laptop. I was making sure I could boot from the restore CD and the first screen that comes up says "Starting Windows 95". I didn't want to continue until I understood this. Is Windows XP installed from Windows 95? Thanks.

Answer:Toshiba Satllite 2405 Restore CD says "starting Windows 95". Clean install WinXP.

A clean install would involve a wipe of the HDD. The XP installer can do that for you if you boot from a Windows Xp installation CD.

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1. Updated from 7 to 10, then wanted to do a clean install
2. Downloaded ISO from windows utility (wouldn't recognize my Sandisk Cruzer flash drive)
3. Used Rufus to apply ISO to flash drive
4. Installed Windows 10 like I would any other OS (delete all partitions on C, let it do it's thing, automatic restart, remove USB, but no boot)

BIOS sees my SSD. Boot order is correct. Startup repair didn't help. "Resetting this PC" repair option didn't help. Tried it 5x times and always get "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key".

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Windows 10 clean install - "Reboot and Select Proper Boot device" Error

You can try booting off the USB and repairing the install...

Also, do you have AHCI enabled?
 

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Hi there

Clean install from Windows Media creator -- on a VM though
Any idea why I'm getting in Searching for Display Driver -- a message about "Battery Life" -- this is on a Desktop (actually a Micro server).



I need to install vmware tools which will fix the display driver -- but any gurus here know why I'm getting Battery Life warning message on a NON Portable computer !!!!!.

This is just after a clean install of W10 x-64 PRO - Retail current version.

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:W10 clean install "Battery Life" --On a DESKTOP !!!!

Hi,

I've seen that message on desktops before too.
It's just a generic message that does not in anyway affect a desktop though. I'd say, just ignore it.

Cheers,

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I have successfully done a clean install of Windows 10 Creators Edition. However the "FN" key functions are not working. Does anyone know what specific package on the Support Downloads list enables this function? I don't want to reinstall all the Dell bloatware.

Answer:XPS 13 9360 Clean Install "FN" function missing

ToothPickTony,Once you install Windows you will need to install the drivers into the system in a specific order. You can click the link below to download drivers for your computer. The other link provides information on driver install order.Dell XPS 9360 Drivers, Downloads and ManualsDriver Install Order

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I thought I would do a 'clean install' of Win 10 on my laptop. Used Killdisk to get rid of 2 of 3 partitions on my hard drive (not the OS partition). I must have done something wrong because now my system will not reboot. All I get is a message saying: "missing operating system". I tried to reboot by: 1) using a 'boot disk' prepared on my desktop; nothing. 2) using my Win7 disk; nothing.

More detail: I put the disks in the DVD drive while the machine in on (showing the message 'missing the operating system', then turn the laptop off. Then I turn it on while pressing F12 to get the setup menu. Then I go to the DVD drive, nothing.

Can anyone tell me what to do to get the laptop to work. If I go out and buy a Win 10 disk will that reboot and install?

Answer:Trying to so a 'clean install'. Now "missing operating system"

Get into the BIOS settings and make sure that it's set to boot from the DVD first. That should get it. Right now it's pointing to the HDD/SSD and there's a partition that it needs that's missing.

HTH

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I could use some help, I am doing a clean install of win 7 ultimate on an ssd I removed from another build. The ssd has been wiped and formatted. I can install windows fine until the point of "starting services" at which point it restarts and says an error has occurred and needs to restart. This ends up being an endless loop. I have tried diskpart --> clean --> create primary partition --> etc to the last command to assign. I still get the same error. I have tried on multiple HDs as I have a few lying around. Always get the same error. All wiped and formatted before install attempt. Suggestions?

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Hello:

I have a computer that I did a clean install of Windows XP last night, and then afterwards, one of my hard disks (which had worked fine before) now says something like "Drive not formatted, would you like to format now?" when I try to access it.

Some history prior to this:

I did all this because I came home one day and this computer (my back up computer for video editing) was frozen up. My best guess is that my little kids were hitting the keyboard and such, as they often to to my chagrin and have caused very weird problems in the past which I've had to fix. Otherwise, I've had absolutely no problems at all recently. When I got it restarted, windows would not load; neither from regular start, safe mode, last good save, etc. So, I tried instructions from both (1) http://www.short-media.com/review.php?r=313 and (2)http://www.informationweek.com/windo...leID=189400897 which had saved me before with a different computer. When I followed the first instructions, something weird happened where I reconfigured the boot.ini, but then the bootsector was written to a different drive other than C: (I think the disk which I'm having problem with?). I could not get that to work, so I tried the second instructions, but I could not get the windows installer to recognize an old windows install to fix; which I could not figure out after much reading on the internet.

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Answer:Hard Drive "Not Formatted" after clean install

Hmmm... I found this post as well as this one; I may give a try with some recovery software (google: free data recovery). The worst thing that will happen is that I'll have to recapture a huge stack of DV's which, I had planned to encode all those movies in Xvid some day anyway. Either way, at least I have disk space to back them up now.
 

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I am unable to create a new folder by any means in Windows 7. From within Windows Explorer if I select the "New Folder" option, nothing happens. No folder is created. This is a clean install of Windows 7 64-bit on a Dell Optiplex 780 that I bought
from KVCC Computer Lab. The install is less than 24 hours old. And I am already facing multiple problems

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I upgraded from XP SP3 to Windows 8 a week ago using the Assistant program with no problem. Then 2 days later that HDD crapped out. So I made the DVD/USB media on another PC and tried a clean install. After 10 attempts to clean install with all the "tricks" I could find on the net the installation stops in the same place every time. After I see the "Getting Devices Ready 100%" the setup goes to reboot but power off instead. When I restart manually I get a "Windows cannot configure...." error. I called Microsoft and one rep told me that I needed to install a previous OS for the upgrade to work so I installed XP sp3 and tried the clean install method again to get the same error. Formatted and installed the XP again and tried to install through the Assistant program with the Microsoft guy on the phone and the install stops in the same place but the Assistant reverts back to the old OS instead of telling me to run setup again. The Microsoft guy said it was because I am running XP Home instead of Pro but it worked with the Hom edition the first time and I cannot find anyone else on the net with a Home edition problem. Any suggestions?
Thanks,
Steve

Answer:Power off after "Getting Devices Ready" with clean install

Try Cleaning the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums
& than Reboot PC to install.

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Current Operating System, pre-install
? Do you have a single OS on your computer, are you planning on multi-booting with this installation? Single OS
? Are you multi-booting now? No
Current Hardware
? How many internal hard drives (HD) are connected to your system? 2 (1x250G, 1x1TB. OS to be installed on 250G drive)
? Are they IDE or SATA? Both SATA, but configured as IDE (Enhanced) in BIOS.
? How many DVD drives are connected to your system? 1xLG4166 DVD Drive
? Are they IDE or SATA Drives? DVD Drive is IDE
? Any external HDs used? None
? Are they connected by USB or eSATA? Not Applicable
? Check Disk Management for any HDs listed with a yellow triangle and explanation point? All Clear, 100% ready
? Is this a New Clean HD? No
? Have you pre-formatted the HD? No, though have hit "Format" from the Advanced Options in the install process.
Windows 7 installation details
? Which build number and version of Windows 7 are you installing? Win 7 Pro x64 SP1. Not sure of build number.
? Are you installing a 32 bit (x86) or 64 bit (x64) OS? x64
? Where did you get the ISO file from? OEM DVD
Installation Media
? Using a USB memory key? No
? From another partition or hard disk? No
? From a DVD? Yes. Genuine OEM copy - sealed in box.
Other
? Any Over Clocking of the RAM, CPU or GPU? No overclocking whatsoever.
* Motherboard: ASUS P5KC
BIOS: v1203 (latest version)
All other PC specs are listed under "My System Specs"

I have read through all the threads, spen... Read more

Answer:Clean Install hangs at "Completing installation"

SOLVED!

I removed the second hard-drive (1TB WD Caviar), set SATA to "Compatible" in BIOS and voial! Presto! Done!

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Hello,

I have an issue where someone has gained server access / control over my system. I am unable to regain control or even clean install my operating system from OEM windows 10 CD. Currently, when i attempt to re-install what I end up with is a Windows Deployment Service installation. Is there a way to force the installation from CD?

Thanks,

Robert

Answer:"clean install" is actually Windows Deployment Service - Help

I would normally do a clean install by booting from the DVD. (Preferably, I'd copy the DVD to a bootable USB drive. Installs much more quickly from that.)

Can you boot from the DVD?

How was it that "someone has gained server access / control over my system"? Something seems more than a little odd here.

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After attempting the 1511 upgrade (with disastrous results), I blew away the world and did a clean install of Windows 10, 1511 yesterday. It appears to be better - at least it'll boot consistently and be usable. Last evening, Windows popped up and yowled that it had a bunch of updates, so I let it install them. It MAY HAVE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING, but...

Today, I right clicked on "This PC" to display the Computer management window and nothing happened.

SO, I ran SFC/SCANNOW and got back a LOT of errors. For example, it found
[DIRSD OWNER WARNING] Directory [l:28 ml:29]"\??\C:\Windows\System32\Boot" is not owned but specifies SDDL in component Microsoft-Windows-BootEnvironment-Windows, arch amd64, nonSxS, pkt {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}

There are hundreds of these things are scattered throughout the thousands of lines in the log file. I have no idea if it's important, critical, annoying, or just information. Nor do I know what to do to fix any of this 'cause it appears SFC can't fix whatever's wrong.

Here's a chunk from the very end of the log. It APPEARS to my uninformed eye, to be saying it can't fix whatever...

Hashes for file member \SystemRoot\WinSxS\wow64_microsoft-windows-r..xwddmdriver-wow64-c_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.10586.0_none_3dae054b56911c22\opencl.dll do not match actual file [l:10]"opencl.dll" :
Found: {l:32 Ui1iPYLRlrK/KdPVb2btwB5JqasIeak0eCk42vnG8bQ=} Expected: {l:32 9rnAnuwzPjMQA7sW63oNAVhckspIngsqJXKYSUeQ5Do=}
... Read more

Answer:"Errors" found by SFC/SCANNOW after clean install

Ongoing issue with NVIDIA Display drivers OpenCl.dll being detected as corrupt. It is a false positive many posts on this.I would reinstall my NVIDIA display adapter again and do not run SFC it will not cause you any issues. Most likely is a MS issue. Show you another post on this.

Read some of the last few pages here
SFC some corrupt files can not be fixed

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Microsoft has said you can't do a clean install with Win 7 Upgrade media, but then, that's the ONLY option you have when upgrading XP to Win7. So how am I supposed to activate an upgrade version if I do a clean install?

To elaborate, there's an insert in the retail box saying that I need to do a "custom" install instead of an "upgrade." But I saw a thread yesterday from a guy who did a custom install and it wouldn't activate.

I will be installing to a separate hard drive, so my XP installation will remain intact. How does Microsoft know this is an upgrade!? Help!
 

Answer:XP to Win 7 "upgrade" ... if clean install is required, how do I activate?

do a clean install, don't enter your cd key at the end (skip it) and once 7 boots up, run the CD again and "upgrade" it.

At the end, enter your cd key and enjoy
 

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hey hou, I thought this is prolly already solved, but couldn't find it.

10125 build - clean install, search works fine
10130 build - updated via WU, search starts to lag (could take up to 3-4 minutes before it takes 4-5 letters that I wrote there...)
10135 build - updated via iso, problem exists, I'm going mad

clean install build 10135 - still problem, even I had this earlier clean installed and it had no problems at all - some update did messed this up in the last 7-9days or so. the first installation of 10135 was PERFECT for me, however I was dumb enough to mess out with the USB speeds and tried asus AI suite 2 bad bad things happened and then I had to reinstall whole system again.

question - how to solve this ridiculous lag in the search box? I cba to re-install this but that "lag" is making me so, so crazy

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Hello,

I have an issue where someone has gained server access / control over my system. I am unable to regain control or even clean install my operating system from OEM windows 10 CD. Currently, when i attempt to re-install what I end up with is a Windows Deployment Service installation. Is there a way to force the installation from CD?

Thanks,

Robert

Answer:"clean install" is actually Windows Deployment Service - Help

I would normally do a clean install by booting from the DVD. (Preferably, I'd copy the DVD to a bootable USB drive. Installs much more quickly from that.)

Can you boot from the DVD?

How was it that "someone has gained server access / control over my system"? Something seems more than a little odd here.

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I just got my Moduslink supplied express upgrade to Vista Premium today and I want to install it this weekend.

I legally own MCE2005, obviously as I got my upgrade through the Vista program.

The thing is, I really want to do a clean install and I know how (google if you don't..) I just don't want to be flagged by WGA in a couple of years when Microsoft sees Vista upgrades outselling Vista retails 10:1 or something.

What would you guys do?
 

Answer:Want to clean install Vista, but don't want to be labeled a "pirate" later...

As long as you discontinue use of your MCE, its legal to use your upgrade and install it cleanly.
 

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I thought I would do a 'clean install' of Win 10 on my laptop. Used Killdisk to get rid of 2 of 3 partitions on my hard drive (not the OS partition). I must have done something wrong because now my system will not reboot. All I get is a message saying: "missing operating system". I tried to reboot by: 1) using a 'boot disk' prepared on my desktop; nothing. 2) using my Win7 disk; nothing.

More detail: I put the disks in the DVD drive while the machine in on (showing the message 'missing the operating system', then turn the laptop off. Then I turn it on while pressing F12 to get the setup menu. Then I go to the DVD drive, nothing.

Can anyone tell me what to do to get the laptop to work. If I go out and buy a Win 10 disk will that reboot and install?

Answer:Trying to so a 'clean install'. Now "missing operating system"

Get into the BIOS settings and make sure that it's set to boot from the DVD first. That should get it. Right now it's pointing to the HDD/SSD and there's a partition that it needs that's missing.

HTH

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After attempting the 1511 upgrade (with disastrous results), I blew away the world and did a clean install of Windows 10, 1511 yesterday. It appears to be better - at least it'll boot consistently and be usable. Last evening, Windows popped up and yowled that it had a bunch of updates, so I let it install them. It MAY HAVE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING, but...

Today, I right clicked on "This PC" to display the Computer management window and nothing happened.

SO, I ran SFC/SCANNOW and got back a LOT of errors. For example, it found
[DIRSD OWNER WARNING] Directory [l:28 ml:29]"\??\C:\Windows\System32\Boot" is not owned but specifies SDDL in component Microsoft-Windows-BootEnvironment-Windows, arch amd64, nonSxS, pkt {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}

There are hundreds of these things are scattered throughout the thousands of lines in the log file. I have no idea if it's important, critical, annoying, or just information. Nor do I know what to do to fix any of this 'cause it appears SFC can't fix whatever's wrong.

Here's a chunk from the very end of the log. It APPEARS to my uninformed eye, to be saying it can't fix whatever...

Hashes for file member \SystemRoot\WinSxS\wow64_microsoft-windows-r..xwddmdriver-wow64-c_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.10586.0_none_3dae054b56911c22\opencl.dll do not match actual file [l:10]"opencl.dll" :
Found: {l:32 Ui1iPYLRlrK/KdPVb2btwB5JqasIeak0eCk42vnG8bQ=} Expected: {l:32 9rnAnuwzPjMQA7sW63oNAVhckspIngsqJXKYSUeQ5Do=}
... Read more

Answer:"Errors" found by SFC/SCANNOW after clean install

Ongoing issue with NVIDIA Display drivers OpenCl.dll being detected as corrupt. It is a false positive many posts on this.I would reinstall my NVIDIA display adapter again and do not run SFC it will not cause you any issues. Most likely is a MS issue. Show you another post on this.

Read some of the last few pages here
SFC some corrupt files can not be fixed

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Hi there

Clean install from Windows Media creator -- on a VM though
Any idea why I'm getting in Searching for Display Driver -- a message about "Battery Life" -- this is on a Desktop (actually a Micro server).



I need to install vmware tools which will fix the display driver -- but any gurus here know why I'm getting Battery Life warning message on a NON Portable computer !!!!!.

This is just after a clean install of W10 x-64 PRO - Retail current version.

Cheers
jimbo

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My computer either freezes or slows to a crawl when I hit the "my computer" icon, or try to use the "send to:" option under files or when I try to save a file in a different folder other than the one currently displayed in the "save in" feature. Major geeks cured this problem for me in 2004, but I did not save the solution and cannot remember it now. Please help...again!

I use xp pro sp2; intel pentium 4a; 2.66ghz hd (1% left); 512ram

Thanks
 

Answer:"My Computer", "send to:", "save in:" Functions slow or freeze computer

Go to the "Search" funtion (along the top in the same row as User CP, FAQ, Members list etc)...click on advanced search...type your name in the "search by user name" then click search now at the bottom..this will bring up your posts...
 

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Building an NUC and have downloaded the required drivers.
most have "unzipped" nicely into the folders I had prepared however one keeps telling me the file path is too long.
I have tried asking for it to be extracted to the same folder that the zip folder is in, and it still says the file path is too long!
This is the driver I'm struggling with:- click here can I solve this?
How

Answer:Problems with drivers for clean install "Win 10"

Solved already!

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In an nutshell: Put an old (working fine) WG 120G IDE HD into a new system, did a clean XP Pro install, booted up fine a few times (when I left the XP Pro CD in the CD Drive), but when I took the XP Pro CD out of the CD Drive, it halted after the BIOS screens with "Error loading OS" (right after the "Verifying DMI Pool Data" message).

If I put the CD in the CD Drive, and let it boot up *from the HD* (touch no keys when it says touch any key to boot from CD), then it apparently boots up from the HD just fine. Comes up all the way to the windows desktop, obviously loading the Windows configuration from the HD.

If I take the XP Pro CD out of the CD drive, it halts with the "Error loading OS" message.

I've used Recovery Console with fixboot and fixmbr, same results. I've tried several IDE cable swapouts, same results. Checked master/slave jumpers, tried cable select and dedicated master/slave configurations, same results.

Background: Just built a new system with a Gigabyte N650SLI-DS4L Mobo, 4G RAM, booting from the IDE 120G WG HD. Also has a SATA Maxtor 500G HD for data, on the SATA IF on the Mobo. The only other anomaly is that it has a Maxtor SATA/150 (w/ IDE) PCI card to drive a second IDE CD-R drive, but when it boots up to load that add-in card into the BIOS, it says "no device found" so it doesn't load the card drivers. However, with that card installed or pulled out, it has the same res... Read more

Answer:"Error loading OS" on clean install

The HD is taking too long to spin up and the BIOS tries to load the bootloader before the drive is ready. Trying to boot from the CD inserts a delay long enough so that the HD can respond.

See if you have a "HDD delay" or similarly-named option in the BIOS. Put 5 or 10 seconds there. Another option would be to disable "quick boot" or enable memory tests to make the POST take longer and give the drive some time to get up to speed.
 

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Installation goes fine - have tried both the 32 and 64 bit image.

I had XP on the install partition. During setup of Win7 I chose to format that partition in order to do a clean install (and no dual boot). Installation finishes perfectly. Reboot. But no luck. Something goes wrong, and my computer is just telling me "BOOTMGR IS MISSING" leaving me with no options. Didn't have that problem when I tested Win7 beta back in January (also formatting the XP partition during installation).

Have tried to make BIOS adjustments such as changing the AHCI/SATA settings. Doesn't help.

Have also tried repair from the Win7 DVD. Doesn't help either (in fact it says that it can not find any problems)

Any help would be highly appreciated. I really don't know what's wrong!

best,

Thomas

Hardware: AMD 790 chipset, Nvidia 9500GT graphics, AMD 4850e processor, 2 GB RAM.

Answer:Getting "BOOTMGR IS MISSING" after clean install of RC1

  
Quote: Originally Posted by thomasbrahe


Installation goes fine - have tried both the 32 and 64 bit image.

I had XP on the install partition. During setup of Win7 I chose to format that partition in order to do a clean install (and no dual boot). Installation finishes perfectly. Reboot. But no luck. Something goes wrong, and my computer is just telling me "BOOTMGR IS MISSING" leaving me with no options. Didn't have that problem when I tested Win7 beta back in January (also formatting the XP partition during installation).

Have tried to make BIOS adjustments such as changing the AHCI/SATA settings. Doesn't help.

Have also tried repair from the Win7 DVD. Doesn't help either (in fact it says that it can not find any problems)

Any help would be highly appreciated. I really don't know what's wrong!

best,

Thomas

Hardware: AMD 790 chipset, Nvidia 9500GT graphics, AMD 4850e processor, 2 GB RAM.


Try this method:

you can rebuild the BCD store by using the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment. To do this, follow these steps: - Get your Windows 7 installation DVD and pop it into your drive.
- Then restart your computer.
- Press a key when you are prompted.
- Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next
- Click Repair your computer
- Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next
- In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Co... Read more

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I have two hard drives, one I use for my operating system and programs/games that are installed(an 80gb), and another I use to store my music, game updates, software installs, ebooks etc(a 200gb). After doing a clean install of Windows XP Pro on the 80gb HDD, I found that my spare hard drive was no longer readable, as if it didn't have a file system(RAW). My previous file system that I was using was NTFS. I've done previous re-installs with no problem. Any suggestions on what I can do? I've tried to view the files with PC Inspector File Recovery but can't see the root, I can only see deleted files, which are useless to me. I know the data is still there because I haven't written over it and haven't formatted the drive. I don't want to give up on all the files on there(close to 150gb).

Marshall

Answer:Spare drive is now "RAW" after XP Pro Clean Install

Did you re-install WinXP with both hard drives connected? If so, it's possible that you accidentally deleted the partition. It doesn't sound like you formatted it, because data has been recovered. If you deleted the partition, then the cache may be lost too, therefore Windows can't find anything to display as its contents. A data recovery program or professional may be your only way out.

I am not sure what else could cause this, unless it is a rare case of hard drive incompatability with the motherboard. I doubt this is the case, because you mentioned that you have done previous installs successfully. Check your jumper settings on the back of the drives if there is a possibility they may have been tampered with between o.s. installs. Not sure why they would have been, but who knows?

Good Luck!

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My bash kernel was compromised through some remote connection to the windows command prompt on this Toshiba Laptop. I uninstalled bash and then reinstalled it. It does create a root account but does not give me an option to create a unique Linux home account. What can I do? I don't know if this has anything to do with it but updates to Windows Defender are limited too.

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Due to an unstable HDD I will have to reinstall my windows 7 from scratch onto a new HDD. My version of W7 is an "upgrade". The Question is do I have to reinstall XP first then W7 or can W7 go straight in quoting the product key etc for XP. The thought of clean installing W7 is bad enough but XP as well is mind blowing.
I hope some kind soul will know a way to do it in one.
Thank you in advance
 

Answer:Clean Install using "upgrade version"

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My bash kernel was compromised through some remote connection to the windows command prompt on this Toshiba Laptop. I uninstalled bash and then reinstalled it. It does create a root account but does not give me an option to create a unique Linux home account. What can I do? I don't know if this has anything to do with it but updates to Windows Defender are limited too.

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So just an open ended question...

What's your philosophy on how rigidly you maintain a "clean install"?

Personally, it bugs me every time I want to install a new program on my Windows 7 machine. I like to use portable software if available. Have been playing around with VMs as the platform for some of the crappier-ware that I sometimes want to try.

It just pains me to think of the potential registry orphans that I leave behind every time I install and uninstall a program (even using Revo Uninstaller!). Am I OCD with this?
 

Answer:Your OS Philosophy a.k.a. "Maintaining Clean Install"

Probably, but I'm a big fan of portable software anyway, not so much because they don't make registry writes but because they don't demand any kind of installation or configuration after you've reinstalled Windows (this, to me, is a big deal). Besides which, if there are fewer application installations, there are fewer installations to go wrong, right?

I maintain a "shortcut folder" that's essentially just a collection of shortcuts to my portable applications. Drag the folder as a shortcut into your program group and they're marked in the Windows Search index as applications you can access via Start Search. Next to self-contained application packages, this is the best way to go in my opinion.
 

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Clean installed windows XP pro, and the problem is it won't shutdown... stuck at the "Windows is shutting down" screen..

It restarts normally though

I have ACPI power control, no APM tab in device manager

Gone through various solutions but can't figure out what's the problem??

Please help to correct it, and please tell me what damage it do if I manually power off the pc??

Thanks

Answer:Clean Install Windows XP Pro, "Won't Shutdwon"

it may be something is hanging the computer up from shutting down. a program maybe updates. try doing a msconfig and see if that will
get you to shut down may not work at first but do it again after windows loads and lets go from there

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Having a number of issues with my installation that I am pretty sure are a result of my tinkering with the registry on two proplem apps. In particular I can not get either my HP 7410 All-In-One and my Bitdefencer 2011 Internet Security to re-install properly and function properly. Both previously did prior to abut August.

Since these are both key to my everyday operations...I'm leaning toward a repeat clean install

I don't believe a repair install would correct erroneous or missing/corrupt registry entries....correct ??

I know I have to reinstall all programs...my main question is can I use the WET on my current W7 system to backup all user settings...program files...etc and then import them back after the clean install.

Have read and printed out Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers by Orbital Shark and How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7 by Brink...but I', not sure that WET will work the same as it did when I moved from XP Pro 32bit to W7 Pro 64bit after the original clean install ?

Unfortunatley..I didn't realize until too late that Windows Backup (includes system image) deletes older versions of system image. I now only have a system image dating back to after the issues began in August.

Thanks....Tim

Answer:Questions on a "clean re-install" of W7 Pro 64bit

  
Quote: Originally Posted by trinaz


Having a number of issues with my installation that I am pretty sure are a result of my tinkering with the registry on two proplem apps. In particular I can not get either my HP 7410 All-In-One and my Bitdefencer 2011 Internet Security to re-install properly and function properly. Both previously did prior to abut August.

Since these are both key to my everyday operations...I'm leaning toward a repeat clean install

I don't believe a repair install would correct erroneous or missing/corrupt registry entries....correct ??

I know I have to reinstall all programs...my main question is can I use the WET on my current W7 system to backup all user settings...program files...etc and then import them back after the clean install.

Have read and printed out Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers by Orbital Shark and How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7 by Brink...but I', not sure that WET will work the same as it did when I moved from XP Pro 32bit to W7 Pro 64bit after the original clean install ?

Unfortunatley..I didn't realize until too late that Windows Backup (includes system image) deletes older versions of system image. I now only have a system image dating back to after the issues began in August.

Thanks....Tim


Registry can be repaired with a System Restore, if you have points going back far enough.
Yes, I have tested Easy transfer and that can be done. WET is un... Read more

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Just finished a clean install the night before. Loaded up league of legends and the game had not started but was in "champ select." I believe the client uses adobe air before the game actually launches. Anyway, I BSOD and the error says "Mem Management."

:/ Really disappointing a few hours after a clean install I BSOD. Most likely a hardware problem?

-Thanks

Answer:BSOD, "Mem Management" just did clean install

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Sorvian


Just finished a clean install the night before. Loaded up league of legends and the game had not started but was in "champ select." I believe the client uses adobe air before the game actually launches. Anyway, I BSOD and the error says "Mem Management."

:/ Really disappointing a few hours after a clean install I BSOD. Most likely a hardware problem?

-Thanks


Two obvious problems
1-ASACPI.SYS

The pre 2009 version of this driver is a known BSOD cause.

Please visit this link: ASUS teK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P7P55D LE
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P7P55D LE

Scroll down to the Utilities category, then scroll down to the "ATK0110 driver for WindowsXP/Vista/Windows 7 32&64-bit" (it's about the 12th item down).
Download and install it.
Go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers to check and make sure that the ASACPI.SYS file is date stamped from 2009 or 2010 (NOT 2005).
2- Your Symantec. A known cause of BSOD's. I would remove and replace with Microsoft Security essentials

ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/englis...moval_Tool.exe

Virus, Spyware & Malware Protection | Microsoft Security Essentials

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I just completed a clean install from the excellent tutorial here. I successfully did all the steps, including having all disk space "unallocated" and I fully expected that everything was wiped out. I did the install from a MCT on a USB. All went fine. Now, I'm splashing around and find that my Favorites have all been populated, though I didn't copy them over from my backup yet. I downloaded MS Office with no glitches, but when I opened Word, it has a bunch of old docs under Other Web Locations. I've never used the cloud for saving anything and it's tab is empty.

I don't understand how there's old stuff showing. I'm not connected to my external HDs, so I don't know where it's getting this stuff. Any ideas?

Answer:Did "clean" install, but seeing old docs I thought were gone.

Originally Posted by way2ob2se


I just completed a clean install from the excellent tutorial here. I successfully did all the steps, including having all disk space "unallocated" and I fully expected that everything was wiped out. I did the install from a MCT on a USB. All went fine. Now, I'm splashing around and find that my Favorites have all been populated, though I didn't copy them over from my backup yet. I downloaded MS Office with no glitches, but when I opened Word, it has a bunch of old docs under Other Web Locations. I've never used the cloud for saving anything and it's tab is empty.

I don't understand how there's old stuff showing. I'm not connected to my external HDs, so I don't know where it's getting this stuff. Any ideas?



That "stuff" is saved in your Microsoft account. Things like favorites ,desktop backgrounds ,etc.

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As you're aware, Vista had the 'capability' to do a clean install using the Upgrade DVD.

You could boot from DVD, do a clean install, not validate, then when in Windows, go to the DVD drive and install again, this time doing an upgrade and then validate.

This seemed to be kosher as reported on many sites. I know people who did it and all was well. Their Vista PCs run fine, and are completely up to date with regards to SPs and updates.

So, for an Upgrade price, it was possible to do a fresh install...will Win7 have this capability do you think?

Sorry if this has been covered....

Rgds
Rod

Answer:Use "Upgrade" Media to do a clean install

Rod, there are different opinions about it and apparenlty MS has not released a definite statement (not that I know of). Most people (experienced ones) say yes, but the final answer will only be known for sure on the 22nd

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I just completed a clean install from the excellent tutorial here. I successfully did all the steps, including having all disk space "unallocated" and I fully expected that everything was wiped out. I did the install from a MCT on a USB. All went fine. Now, I'm splashing around and find that my Favorites have all been populated, though I didn't copy them over from my backup yet. I downloaded MS Office with no glitches, but when I opened Word, it has a bunch of old docs under Other Web Locations. I've never used the cloud for saving anything and it's tab is empty.

I don't understand how there's old stuff showing. I'm not connected to my external HDs, so I don't know where it's getting this stuff. Any ideas?

Answer:Did "clean" install, but seeing old docs I thought were gone.

way2ob2se said:

I just completed a clean install from the excellent tutorial here. I successfully did all the steps, including having all disk space "unallocated" and I fully expected that everything was wiped out. I did the install from a MCT on a USB. All went fine. Now, I'm splashing around and find that my Favorites have all been populated, though I didn't copy them over from my backup yet. I downloaded MS Office with no glitches, but when I opened Word, it has a bunch of old docs under Other Web Locations. I've never used the cloud for saving anything and it's tab is empty.

I don't understand how there's old stuff showing. I'm not connected to my external HDs, so I don't know where it's getting this stuff. Any ideas?



That "stuff" is saved in your Microsoft account. Things like favorites ,desktop backgrounds ,etc.

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Hey Guys-
Thanks for all your previous help and I figured a new hard drive and a clean install was the best route to go. I'm using my computer for audio recording and a lot of websites suggest installing XP with the default option if you have an APIC capable motherboard which I do. The problem is my brother already got the installation started in standard. Should I and is it easy to go back and re-install with the default option and if so how would I do that? My computer is almost at the end of installing XP from the DELL SP2 install CD so nothing has been touched yet as far as settings, internet connection, drivers, etc. I want to make sure I get this install right. Thanks again for all the help this board has given me.

Dave

Dell Dimension 8300
Win XP SP2
2 GB RAM
320 GB Western Digital Caviar 3200JD
 

Answer:Clean Install XP- ACPI or "Standard"

Here is a list of all the HAL's and what they are for:

? ACPI Multiprocessor PC
Applies to a multiple-processor ACPI computer.
? ACPI Uniprocessor PC
Applies to an ACPI multiple-processor board but with a single processor installed.
? Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) PC
Applies to a single processor motherboard with single processor.
? Compaq SystemPro Multiprocessor or 100% Compatible
Applies to a Compaq SystemPro computer.
? MPS Uniprocessor PC
Applies to non-ACPI computers dual processor motherboard with a single processor installed.
? MPS Multiprocessor PC
Applies to non-ACPI computers with a dual processor running.
? Standard PC
Applies to any Standard PC, non-ACPI, or non-MPS. The CPU may be a 386, a 486, a Pentium, a Pentium II, or a Pentium III.
? Standard PC with C-Step i486
? Other

You might be able to change in the Device Manager but is best to do during fresh install
 

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I recently had my computer crash due to a TROJAN virus and at that time I had Windows XP service pack 3 which my computer man installed for me. After being infected I had to completely reinstall EVERY thing on my computer taking my computer back down to Service Pack 1 the only operating disks I had. Now when I do a Disk Clean Up, it doesn't have the option to "Compress Old Files." Can some one please tell me why this option is not there and how I could go about fixing this. Thank you.
 

Answer:"COMPRESS OLD FILES" not and option in my "Disk Clean Up"

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I have had a strange problem.
Occasionally after switching to the lock screen(Win + L), I am not able to type the letter "O" or "L".
If my password contains either one of these letters, I am not able to log in unless I use the onscreen keyboard.

Anyone has encountered similar problem or found a solution?

Thanks in advance.

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I just read this in another post






Night Hawk VIP Member "The dvd if you saw that burned right away using the MC tool cannot be used later or at any time for a clean install! That can only be done by the USB Installation Key. "



Glitch in Windows 10 - Page 2 - Windows 10 Forums

Is this




""The dvd if you saw that burned right away using the MC tool cannot be used later or at any time for a clean install! That can only be done by the USB Installation Key.""



a true statement ?

Also is this still applicable =




Night Hawk VIP Member "The other guide I wanted to point you to explains how to create a bootable iso disk image from what gets placed on the drive. What this one explains is how to use another tool you have to download in order to convert the ESO file into an ISO. The 10 installer tends to leave some files like this one lying around for options like the PC Refresh or you can see to ir a bootable iso makes it onto a flash drive. ESD to ISO - Create Bootable ISO from Windows 10 ESD File "



ESD to ISO - Create Bootable ISO from Windows 10 ESD File - Windows 10 Forums

Thanks
Purplemtn

Answer:the MC tool "DVD"cannot be used later for a clean install!

I upgraded a Windows 7 to Windows 10 desktop using Media Creation Tool "Upgrade this PC now" option. Then I used the Media Creation Tool to burn a DVD with and did a clean install by booting the computer from the DVD. Worked just fine, permanently activated and skipped entering a product key during the clean install.

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If I buy a refurbed PC with Windows 8.1 and immediately run the upgrade to Windows 10, before putting any software of mine on it, will that be what you'd call a "clean install" of Windows 10?

Then I transfer my stuff from the old Windows 10 upgraded PC to it?

Answer:Definition of a "clean install"?

A clean install would be installing Windows from a USB Flash Drive, DVD, or from the computers own Recovery Partition (ie) set back to factory settings. Eliminating the previous owners personal files and software problems. Then, if you installed Windows 8.1, updating to Windows 10 then restoring your personal files.

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If I buy a refurbed PC with Windows 8.1 and immediately run the upgrade to Windows 10, before putting any software of mine on it, will that be what you'd call a "clean install" of Windows 10?

Then I transfer my stuff from the old Windows 10 upgraded PC to it?

Answer:Definition of a "clean install"?

A clean install would be installing Windows from a USB Flash Drive, DVD, or from the computers own Recovery Partition (ie) set back to factory settings. Eliminating the previous owners personal files and software problems. Then, if you installed Windows 8.1, updating to Windows 10 then restoring your personal files.

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Windows XP Home
Dell Dimension 2350 Computer
HP Officejet All-in-One Printer J3680
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During the last 8 months or so I had performed 3 "clean install of the OS":
December 2009
February 2010
June 2010

They were done to installation problems with the HP Officejet All-in-One J3680 printer, such as Fax, Scanning, Ink Level Indicator, as these 3 items are missing after some many reinstallations of HP printer.

I had talked to HP technicians and spent about 12 hours with them during the last 2 weeks, as they had taken control of my computer.

Finally HP technicians suggested that the problem may be with the OS.

Therefore, I want to try again to perform a "Complete Clean Install of the OS".

Do you recommend to format the hard drive before I do the installation?

Please advise.

Thank you.
 

Answer:"Complete Clean Install of the OS"

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I recently got a student edition of W7pro and was so excited to say good by to vista, after the custom "clean install" i was surprised to learn that my original back up disks with all of my apps would not be recognized nor the separate partition. I contacted HP and they said they "only stand behind the windows upgrade" and were unable to help me. there has to be a way to do this. is there?

to paraphrase:
I want to upgrade from x64 vista to x64 W7 (I don't care what version)
I already paid for the OS so i don't want to pay again
any help would be greatly appreciated.

quick note, I searched 5 pages deep in the forum for a similar issue and didn't find one, if there is already a work around for this please don't hesitate to point me in the right direction. Thank you

Answer:need help x64 vista hp to x64 W7 pro WITHOUT "clean install"

Why would you pay again for the same OS? You own it for life to move to any computer or reinstall as often as you like with the Product Key you received. It does not expire or decide it doesn't like you.

What back-up disk is this you are trying to use? If it's the Apps and Drivers for your HP model then they are also available on the HP SUpport Downloads webpage for your model. Reimporting the bloatware and useless HP apps that have better versions built into Win7 can defeat the purpose of a clean install. The Win7 installer is mostly driver-complete, with newer arriving quickly via optional Windows Updates.

I would boot the Win7 installation DVD, use the Custom install Drive Options to delete all partitions and reinstall adapting these tips to get a perfect install: Reinstalling Windows 7

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PC Specs:
Mainboard: MSI K9NU Neo (nVidia M1697 chipset)
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
HDD: 1x WD SATA 250gb, 1x WD SATA 500gb
Video: nVidia 9800 GTX (175.16 whql)

Currently I have Win XP Pro x64 installed. I decided I wanted to format my main hdd and do a clean install of Win Vista Home Premium. I boot from the DVD, it goes through the "Windows is now loading files.." and "Microsoft Corporation" progress bar screens to reach the fancy blue/green/white background. I assume there should be a window of some sorts in front of this background, but there's not, hence the problem.

I tried letting it sit at this state for about 15 min but no go.
I also tried reinstalling my video drivers in XP and using just the default windows video drivers but still no change. I am completely stumped on what is going on.

I'll take a picture of the background it sits on in a sec I suppose...
http:[email protected]/2528873024/
 

Answer:"Clean" Vista SP1 Install

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that I will recieve shortly in the mail? Stuck with the 32-bit version of 8 that I "accidentally" installed.

Answer:Clean install possible with the "backup DVD"...

Originally Posted by addman that I will recieve shortly in the mail? Stuck with the 32-bit version of 8 that I "accidentally" installed. Yes. It says on the order page FAQ that you have to use the disc to install from 32 bit to 64 bit.
But like I said in the other thread. If you just install any 64 bit OS, even Windows 8 Release Preview, and then run the upgrade assistant on IT. It will download the 64 bit version.

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My windows XP Pro install should be clean, as very rarely do I actually use it. Most everything I do is done inside of VMs.

Earlier today I was watching a video (on the host OS, not in a VM) while running Pidgin and Firefox on Linux in a VM (Using Sun's VirtualBox). I had been having some issues with the VM crashing (what I believed to be related to the minimal amount of ram that I had allocated for it), and it did crash while I was watching this video.

Everything began to stutter, and the computer froze. After rebooting, it is taking upwards of 10 minutes for the Windows boot screen (with blue load bar) to finish, another few minutes for the the CRTL-ALT-DEL to show up, and then a minute or two for me to log in.

Things I have done in an attempt to diagnose this:
Ran memtest86, two passes with no errors
pulled individual ram modules out, same thing, regardless of what is pulled
detached all USB devices
booted into safe mode

All of these things produced no results.

I booted off of a Slax (linux live) cd, and the system was running considerably better than XP was, with no noticeable effects of this issue.
This install of windows is fairly new, It was built about a week and a half ago using nLite to integrate graphics, network, and hdd drivers. It has been working flawlessly until this point.
Thanks for any ideas, I'm really looking forward to getting this resolved.
 

Answer:XP Painfully slow, "clean" computer, looking for ideas

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Another love note from a fake Microsoft window: "Message from webpage / Microsoft Antivirus has found critical process activity on your computer. You need to clean your computer to prevent a system crash."

I have not touched anything on the window, not the red X or OK. I had just clicked onto a page to read the article, but didn't have time to see what it was before the fake window whited out the page.

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Ran Malware Bytes which found nothing & then ran Adware Cleaner. I don't know what an octet is, but it looks like that's all it found.

Answer:"...clean your computer to prevent system crash"

Part of the Computing fundamentals glossary:


In computers, an octet (from the Latin octo or "eight") is a sequence of eight bit s. An octet is thus an eight-bit byte . Since a byte is not eight bits in all computer systems, octet provides a nonambiguous term.
The Adware Cleaner results look normal. The AdwCleaner[R0].txt type files are the log files created by Adware Cleaner after a Scan run. The AdwCleaner[S0].txt type files are log files created by Adware Cleaner after a Cleaning run. These files can usually be found in the C:\AdwCleaner folder.
Hope this helps.

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I thought I was computer savvy until this problem came up. When I double click my computer, recycle bin, control panel, etc, the hourglass comes up for a few seconds, goes off, and nothing else. No error messages or anything, just nothing. I have viewed a few of the threads covering this and a common link was the hijack this result. I have posted that here, and really hope that someone can help me with this. I have run SpyBotSD and adaware, I have run mutiple virus scans, I did an SFC, and the final thing was to repair windows using the original disk, none of which has help. I am running Window XP w/SP2. Any other suggestions would be certainly appreciated. Hope to here from someone soon. MTCS, out.

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TDSTEL~1\ENTERN~1\app\pppoeservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
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Answer:I cannot open "my computer" "control panel" "recycle bin", etc...

You may want to reinstall the operating system.

Backupthe files that are importantto you before you reinstall.

The "New" installation will overwrite the current one

If you do not format your hard drive before the reinstall the installation should not harm your files (That's why I suggest backingup your files) and will speed up the installation process.
 

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