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Fresh Installation not Booting

Question: Fresh Installation not Booting

Hello All,

I installed Win 7 x64 on my PC which was running Win XP SP3 x64 without any problems.

I formatted my drive and did a clean install. After install my sytem wont boot and it says
File: ntoskrnl.exe
Status: 0xc0000428
Info: Windoes cannot verify the digital signature for this file.
My BIOS is the latest for my Gigabyte G31M-ES2C and I formatted the complete hard drive before install using GParted. I have cleared my CMOS memory and I tried reinstalling and repairing the system too. I checked my TwinMos 2GB RAM for errors and it is fine too. I have two hard drives both SATA WDC caviar blue 250gb (master) and 160gb(slave).

I still cant figure of why this happens. Does someone has a method to solve it and get my system running again.


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Preferred Solution: Fresh Installation not Booting

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Answer: Fresh Installation not Booting

Hi Insoft and welcome to SF!
The error code indicates that the issue is related to file corruption. Just to add to what you have dont to fix this, most likely a Repair installation would take care of this problem.
You can also try to press F8 during the boot process and then select the option "Disable Driver Signature Enforcement"
Otherwise you should follow the repair steps to do a restore or to copy the file from a known good location.
If there are bad sectors on your hard disk, then running CHKDSK /R from the command prompt would also fix this as it did for you.
Let us know the results.
Hope that helps.

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I'm using a Fuijtsu Siemens Scaleo P 2540 system.
Due to recent harddrive failure I got a new harddrive on which I installed Windows 7 Ultimate.
The installation was a big struggle, but after a few tries it looked like the OS was running.

But after installing the latest updates, AVG, iTunes and a restart or 4 it doesn't boot anymore.
Sometimes the BIOS doesn't even show the harddisk in the boot menu.
I got the DISK READ ERROR message a few times as well.
I did run chkdsk and it completed succesfully (removed a couple of corrupt indexes, no bad sectors).
Sometimes it does get to the point of showing the Windows logo and the STARTING WINDOWS. It doesn't freeze, but goes on for about 6 minutes and then reboots. Other times it doesn't load the logo and only displays STARTING WINDOWS. And if I try to open the REPAIR function, the operation quits with the message: Unexpected I/O error has occured.

Some of the errors above did occur during the installation progress (during the 1st or 2nd restart).

Mobo: MSI G31M MS-7379 v4.0
CPU: Q6600 2,4 gHz quad
RAM: 2x 2048 Mb 677 mHz ddr2

All the disc drives are SATA.

1) Would it help if I updated the BIOS software? How?
2) Could a new SATA-cable (no visual damage) solve this?
3) I've been struggling with this for a week now. Getting really sick too, but I really want to tackle this.
Is there something else I should look into?


Answer:Solved: Booting issues fresh installation

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I am working on a friends system, it is kinda old with a p3 500. The MB is a aopen mx6e Plus. I formated the drive which had 98 on it prior to formatting. When i put in the xp cd and adjust the bios setting to boot from the cdrom and i restart when it goes to boot it says cdboot: cant boot cdrom error code 5. I also tried to install 98 out of frustration and was going to jsut upgrade to xp. So i put in the 98 boot disk, get an a prompt, put in the 98 disk and tried to run the setup from the cd drive. It tells me i need windows to run this program. I am like wtf, if i had windows i wouldnt need to run this program.

please help,
Thanks in advance,
Charlie E.

Answer:Fresh xp install, trouble booting from cd

Have you tried to boot from your 98 bootdisk, then put in the XP cd, and run that setup?

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So i recently installed a fresh version of windows 7, but whenever i restart my computer it asks if i want to run:

Windows 7
Windows 7

So far I have always chosen the first one and it has worked fine. But how do i make it automatically choose the first one, and what is the second one?
Thanks for any input


Answer:Booting Windows 7 after fresh install

use this here .this is what i use .
very easy to sepup .
Download [ EasyBCD ] Community Edition Free

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I'm booting off the CD to format / install Windows on a computer. This is a full Windows XP SP2 installation CD that I just used yesterday and worked fine on a different computer. This computer is an older AMD Duron 800mhz desktop with 256MB of ram. It gets into setup OK and begins to load all the drivers at the bottom of the screen. When its done loading and says, "Setup is starting Windows" it doesn't do anything. I tried a couple time and still nothing. Could this possibly be a ram problem? The hard drive is a brand new Maxtor 60GB 7200 IDE HD. Any ideas?


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My hard drive died over the weekend and im trying to get my system up and running but after formatting my other hard drive and installing windows my system takes forever to get past my motherboard splash screen and when it does continue it gives me a system boot disk error when i have no cd in my drive. Anyone able to help me solve this issue??

Answer:Fresh install of Windows not booting up

HELLO anyone able to help?

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The slightly longer version:

I've tried both the in-Windows path and a USB key with Windows 10, and both times I boot into the installer application, but there's just a black screen. The monitor is on, actively displaying black (no power-save mode), but there's nothing happening.

I've tried alternately unplugging the monitors I have on the iGPU and the 1080Ti, set the EFI to boot to the iGPU or the PCI-E video devices, but nothing works.

I'm out of ideas, and REALLY need this PC clean...

Answer:Can't do fresh install of W10, no UI after booting into installer

Hi there. Is there an OS on it now? If so, does it boot up and the monitor work? If so, does it have the latest driver?


Is there a cursor with the black screen?

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ok so it hasnt as bad as it sounds but to me i want to solved the problem and make sure its NOT normal before i go ahead and get a technician to come over and fix the problem!. After turning off my computer. When i want to boot it up! i am forced to press the power button twice. First time the lights on the keyboard come on the bam it shuts off, Then the second time it might do the same but always the 3rd it comes on... Why is this?

Answer:fresh new alienware 17 laptop problems booting??? HELP!

If its brand new send it back and get a refund or exchange for another.

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Hi everyone Would be very grateful for any advice you can give please. I recated rather hastily to being infected witha worm that kept shutting down PC after 60 secs. I ended up re-installing Win XP without reformat. I have found all my Word documents & Excel docs but cannot recover Outlook Express folders. I had backed up recently but I particularly regret losing the Address Book with most recent entries. Is there any way I can recover OE6 folders as they were before the installation. Are they under the new XP somewhere? If so-anything I can do? Help welcomed thanks

Answer:After a fresh installation of XP

You can try doing a search for dbx and see what folders show up first off.

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Hello Folks,

Seems my laptop has got several problems & i guess i need to do a fresh installation. But i don't have recovery disc. I've Windows 7 Home premium x64 Genuine version. The ACER's backup utility is not working. So is there anyway to create just a system recovery image? or someother way to do a fresh installation without loosing the product key?

Answer:Want to Do a Fresh Installation.

1) You can create a system image with a program like Macrium but given your current problems the image will be equally buggy, so it doesnt make any point.

2) You have 2 options. If the computer came with win7 preinstalled, you can call acer support and request for recovery disks for your model- they'll likely ship it at a small cost. Then you can restore using those disks.

The other option is to get hold of a win7 install dvd (borrow from friend or download a clean copy off the web), then do a clean install and activate by calling MS.

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Hi all! I'm currently running Windows 10 on my pavilion 15 notebook. I want to install and SSD instead of the stock HDD.I want to make a clean installation of Windows 10, but I would like to keep the Recovery partition made by HP that is currently on the HDD.What's the best way  to do this? If I simply clone the recovery to the new drive will it work when I press F11 during boot?Thank You!

Answer:Fresh installation on new SSD

Since that notebook came with Windows 8.1 - according to THIS SUPPORT page, the Recovery Partition, started with the F11 during boot, is going to reinstall Windows 8.1.  If that is why the desire to still make the F11 work, then great.  Otherwise, since this Windows 10 is probably from an upgrade, the Recovery Partition is of no real value.

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Question: Fresh Installation

I just got a y410p and am wanting to do a fresh install as I do not want to deal with all the crapware that comes factory installed (seriously why isn't there a "Just give me a fresh install" option when buying?) and have just a few questions on the partitions. Currently there are 7 paritions:WINRE_DRVSYSTEM_DRVLRS_ESPPartition 4 (128MB)Windows8_OSLENOVOPBR_DRV Obviously I know afew I can delete from that, but are any of those essential or can I just empty out all the partitions? I'd prefer to get the maximum use out of my hard drive.

Answer:Fresh Installation

As a summary they are for the OS and OKR. For details you can read the explanation of Neokenchi from this link. Carefully decide about your plan you may not be able to go back after its implementation.

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Is there such a thing as running a fresh installation of 8.1 without having the COA or product at the time of setting up on a pc? I'm asking this because someone I know was given a laptop by his son which had Ubuntu and because Linux frightened the life out of him his son put W8.1 on it. Unfortunately he doesn't like 8.1 either so I told him that W7 would be more up his street, but that if 8.1 has already been paid for he could get used to it. I haven't seen the pc to get any info about the installation, but I thought that you no longer get 30 days to activate.

Answer:8.1 fresh installation

If your question is whether it is possible to install Win 8.1 without activating it then the answer is yes.

Assuming he had the install media he could have installed using a generic key and not activated it. Various things don't work until you activate it with a valid key. (I'm not sure what exactly - the store I think and some other bits).

I guess you need to find out some more - has 8.1 been activated? Has it been paid for? Is it wanted?

8.1 desktop isn't that different from 7 really and you can make it even more similar with start button replacements and so on if you want to. However if you do want to change to 7 instead, doing so before starting using it would be the ideal time.

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Hi I recently bought a lenovo Y560 with rapid drive technology. I am having issues upgrading the OS from windows home premium to ultimate version. Inside the box, they have printed a paper stating that non OEM os is not supported. But i went ahead and tried all normal methods (by putting the disc and boot from DVD) but it couldn't pass the windows loading files stage. Now i am stuck with windows home premium. Can somebody guide me how to overcome this issue and install fresh installation of my windows 7 ultimate. thank you regardsKrishna

Answer:Fresh Installation of OS

set bios order for #1 > dvd in bios, then save and exit.
try again and do not miss the text "press any button to install windows"
small possibility but you sure dvd works?
if you have upgrade disk, it'd be easy to install it.
ps: after installing ultimate, if you use one key recover, one key recover will install previous operation system.
if you make any changes on volumes, one key recover will stop working.

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So I want to create a partition and install windows xp on it fresh. Then move a folder from the other windows xp partition to the fresh one. Then I want to delete the old partition. Is this feasible? Or am I better off moving that folder a different way (it's a large folder).

Answer:Dual booting XP to move a folder to the fresh install

It sounds like this data is important, so you should get a cheap external drive and back the contents up to that. Messing with multiple installs and moving around of data and partitions on the same physical drive is only going to be a mess.

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Before XP support stops I would like to make a completely fresh installation of XP Pro SP3, download updates, make a back-up of the basic installation and then further back-ups of the system after various applications have also been installed.

However, I have been told that this will not be entirely successful as "all the updates are no longer available".

Is that true?

Answer:XP SP3 fresh installation - are all updates available?

I believe all useful updates are still available. There are ongoing efforts to create 'sets' of updates just like Win98se and W2000 sets exist.

I am also paying attention to other XP-era Microsoft products, like OfficeXP and 2003.

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It is my first post on any forum so far, so excuse my mistakes  Iam not satified with the HDD which came along with the laptop because of the loading times and stutters in-game.i tried all sorts of solutions to fix it but cudnt achieve anything...I bought a Samsung 850EVO m.2 Sata 3 250GB SSD in order to shift my OS and may be few things on to it to achieve superior load times.I'am a newbie when it comes to all this OS migration and Recovery as i read through many other solutions... SO im looking for a step-by-step ,like as if teaching ABCD to a Nursery student, guide/instructions to Freshly install my original OS (Without losing my Windows Key) onto the SSD from my HDD. I have taken a backup of pics,music,games etc folders already but while moving the OS to SSD i also dont want to lose my Nvidia Gefore Experience software(It came in-built when i bought the laptop) and as I mentioned im a newbie so i dont know if while moving OS this Nvidia Geforce software will be coming along with it or not.


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Answer:Fresh installation of original OS from HDD to SSD

Hi,It's pretty simple if you do drive cloning from HDD to SSD.Macrium Reflect Free software is what I suggest.You can also clean install Windows 10 Home 64 bit using Microsoft windows media creation tool by creating bootable installation USB. installation gets automatically activated after installation while connected to internet.RegardsVisruth

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Is it possible to install Service Pack 1 (from ISO file or DVD) on a fresh Windows 7 installation without installing any other updates prior to it?

Right now Windows Update shows me 64 important updates but not SP1.
The whole purpose the fresh re-install is to clean up the system so I would want to avoid installing a load of separate updates if SP1 could do it all at once and avoid cluttering up system from start.

Answer:SP1 directly on fresh Win 7 installation?

Do not download any updates. Use the standalone installer, but make sure your pc is connected to the net. The needed files will be downloaded automatically.

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Hi, I did a fresh installation of Windows 7 Pro in my Lenovo S10-2 (29577XU). I didnīt modified the existing partitions. Only install Windows 7 in the C:. I didnīt installed Quick Restore for Windows 7. Here is my answer:  Can I made a Factory Install to Windows XP? I made this question because if I want to sale my netbook in the future, I could sale it with XP and not with Windows 7? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Fresh Installation Windows 7 Pro

Hi and welcome...
Too Late  , there is no way to return ... you should have done Backup   
before install Windows 7 ...
regards KalvinKlein
Want more ? For further information to get the most of your S-Class machine 
Lenovo Energymanagement  Backup  Windows 7 Driver   Windows 7  Install 
Clean XP Install  XP Startup  Small WebCam Guide  Lenovo Easy Capture

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Good afternoon people,First of all thank you for give me the opportunity to ask my question. Very good forum.In a couple of days I get my IdeaPad Y500, comes with w8.I want to obviously put the W7 (which I have the original cd), but I don't know how to do it and Idon't  want to compromise the machine and  or guarantee.I could not find the solution under the web, could you  please give me the links or step by step how to do this installation?            Thank you very much, greetings from Argentina                              Mariano


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Answer:Y500 Fresh w7 Installation PLEASE!

Welcome to the forum Mariano!  In the top right corner, there is a "search" box.  If you enter "Y500 Win 7" in that box, the first thread listed is: Read that thread. It seems to be what you're looking for. EDIT: Make sure you create the Win 8 recovery disks, BEFORE you make any changes to your OS. They may come in handy.  Cheers, DragonRider

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Hello! My Thinkpad T430 have a windows 8 pro key in uefi. How can I install a Windows 8 pro? I tried to to get it from (clicked to "Install Windows 8" button, download an app and execute it), but application not validate my windows 8 pro key (I did get it by rw-everything app). Thank You!

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Hello All ,

IBM Lapptop Model# 2647. Yesterday it was rebooting each time I would boot up with some error messages on a blue screen. Anyways- I finally got tired of all this-so I formated my disk and did a fresh installation (win2k), and I installed the ethernet driver...etc.
The Question is, when I go to windows update and do a scan -- do I install all critical updates and drivers updates???
The first time I did this two weeks ago there were about 42 critical updates and 4 drivers updates-I installed all....thats when I started have the problems of my laptop constantly rebooting, thats why I decided to reload the OS...I thought it was faullty Hardware....but, I see now thats not the case since I restarted my laptop 6 times already without any problems-before it would hang and the BLUE SCREEN of DEATH would appear.....
So do I intsall all updates??? Please help me I am BURNING AND LEARNING AT THE SAME TIME....

Answer:WIn2K Fresh Installation

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Hi there everyone! I have Lenovo 3000 N100 0768 and I recently had some problems with Windows so I had to format my C drive and make a fresh install of Windows XP Pro SP2. After I installed XP, my notebook is "another person" compared to what it used to be. From the first look, I see the following problems: - I only have 800 x 600 px and 1024 x 768 px screen resolution, although there were other resolutions before;- My Display Properties show (Default Monitor) which looks suspicious to me;- In Network Connections, I don't have Wireless Network Connection anymore and my notebook can't access internet through my router anymore;- In Device Manager, I have a big question mark beside Other Devices: Base System Device, Foxconn Bluetooth..., Modem Device on High Definition Audio Bus, Network Controller and SM Bus Controller... which seems to me that there's a drivers issue; Sound works fine, as I can hear. Can anyone please help me with this? This notebook was working like a charm before I re-installed Windows. Any help is strongly appreciated. Thanks and all the best!Luffy

Answer:Problems with fresh XP installation

Yes - Windows XP won't automatically install the drivers for your Video, wireless, sound, etc.  You need to manually find these drivers.  If you would have burned your restore disks when you first got your computer you could have restored everything back the way it was when you first got your machine.  If you aren't expeirenced in finding drivers I would ask for help.  You should be able to download all the appropriate drivers for your machine off of Lenovo's website.  Most of them are just programs that you execute after you download them.  Once you have downoaded the drivers and run them - go into the Control Panel under System and Device drivers to see if it installed properly. You will then have to configure your display to the native resolutions - put in any security settings into your wireless card, etc.  This isn't hard - but is somewhat time consuming.  Windows 7 is much better at finding all the drivers automatically if you have it connected to a network and will do this for you automatically.  XP isn't quite as smart and only loads generic drivers.  That is why you are seeing lower screen resolutions, etc.   Hope this helps.    

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My home desktop computer is a fairly old 2001 CPU and the system is running really slow, so slow that even basic internet surfing isn't possible.

I am trying to do a fresh format on my hard drive which has 4 partitions. The OS is ofcourse on the C:/ drive. My CD-ROM drive does not work, hence even having a WIN XP bootable CD is not of much use.

I created an image of the WIN XP CD-ROM on a seagate Free Agent 500 GB hard drive. But my deskop does not recognise. How can I get the CPU to boot from the Free Agent and carry out a fresh installation?

Answer:WIN XP fresh installation problem

You should really get a CD-ROM drive. They're like 30 bucks or less these days (nothing fancy - just CD-ROM or DVD-ROM - no need for CD-R/W or DVD+/-R/W).

Remember to back up all your important files (bookmarks, e-mails, images, documents, videos, etc.) if you plan to format.

Anyway if you really want to do it without a CD, here's what you can try. This method requires your first partition be in FAT32 (you can convert it to NTFS when you install XP though). I won't work on drives over 128GB (that's the absolute limit for Windows 98).
You'll need a Windows 98 floppy disk at the very least, with the basic files to boot, and the deltree (part of Windows 98) command on it.
Remember, this will only work if your C: drive is FAT32. Don't even try it if C: is in NTFS.
First copy all the contents of the Windows XP CD from the image (extract them first if necessary) to a folder on your C: drive. Maybe into a folder named XP.
Next boot into the Windows 98 floppy. Go to the C: drive by typing
then type
to speed things up.
then delete all the folders and files by typing
deltree *.*
It will ask you to confirm each. Say yes to everything EXCEPT the XP folder.
Then go to the XP installation folder by typing
cd xp
cd i386
You should see the prompt saying C:\XP\I386> if everything is successful at this stage
then type
then setup will proceed as expected.

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hello, what am i missingto connect my newly installed xp system to the internet?background info:installation went 100% ok,yet when i open internet explorer,i just get a white screen with error,what am i missing?apreciate your advice;patrick

Answer:web connection for fresh xp installation

Telling us what the error is would be a good place to start.Did you install all the necessary drivers?Stuart

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Hi...recently i was gifted with an r32 think pad and i want to install win 7ultimate instead win xp pro that are allready running.I insert the win 7 installation cd but when procedure starts it requests drivers which i dont have,any assistance on  where to find them would be very helpfull and much appreciated,thanx!!!


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You're going to have big issues with the combination of R32 and W7...
The former is a decade-old, low-end ThinkPad. No graphics driver support in any post-XP OS, possibly no audio support and likely no wireless card support either.
To be able to decipher what exactly you're going to be missing, we need the 7-character model number located on the same sticker that holds the serial and production date on the bottom of the laptop.
My $0.02 - and I've gone through quite a few of these laptops back in the day - would be to forget W7 will run very poorly on the P4M CPU,and that's just the beginning...
Stay with XP or move to Linux would be my advice.

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I am wanting to install a fresh clean install of Win7 64 bit on to a brand new hd on my PC
However, the problem I am having is that I cannot even get to the install/accept user license agreement stage.
Basically when I insert the Win7 64bit installation disc, I get nothing, no response, no disc booting up process. Instead it just stalls at a black screen with a fast blinking cursor. And yes, I have set the boot process to priotise boot from CD/DVD as priority 1 in the bios setup
Strange thing is that I got it to launch and boot up twice before on the same day but had to start over due to other errors during the installtion process. But as for now, I want to at least get my CD/DVD rom drive to read, load and boot up the installtion process as it has decided to do twice before but suddenly not now at all.
I am trying to install this on an Asus P5KPL-AM motherboard Q6600 CPU and 4GB memory.
Thanks very much.

Answer:Fresh installation of Win 7 problem

If you have had prior attempts which reflected installation errors...and now the system does not recognize respond to the install guess would be that the media is the culprit/problem.

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I reformatted a hard drive to NTFS and then installed a fresh Windows 2000. This is a plain Windows 2000 Prof. CD with no additional advertisement software. At what seems to be random time intervals a popup appears telling me that there is a security loophole in messanger service and tells me to visit updatenow dot org and download the "patch".

There is also a popup which directs me to updatepatch dot info

These websites in no way look authentic or Microsoft-related. It looks like typical spyware except for the fact that this is a completly fresh installation of Windows 2000 Prof.

Umm...yea....what to do about the popups?

Answer:Fresh Installation of Win 2000 Help

I take it your computer is directly connected to the internet with NO firewall. Run some type of firewall between you and the internet. Either a free software version or go buy a router if you have a broadband internet connection.

You other option is too disable the Messenger Service.

But you really need to run a firewall. I hope you at least went to windows update and patched your system. An unpatched system will get infected within 20 minutes on the Internet.

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Hi Everyone,
Currently operating on ME and also have Windows 2K pro, but would like to remove ME and just run with 2k. Do I have to do a fresh install? My Drive isn't partitioned. Not sure what precautions to take in doing this other than backing up loads of files to an external drive before hand. Any suggestions?

Answer:Solved: Fresh Installation

do you have the original installation disc's? if so than completely clean your drive and re-install 2K-pro

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Hi there,

I have build several systems but am currently stumped with installing a legitimate copy of XP on a machine I have put together for my brother. The parts are old but I can see no reason why they shouldn't be functional. The stage I am stuck at is at the very start of XP installation after the computer boots from the CDROM and displays the message 'Setup is inspecting you computers hardware configuration...'. I am then presented with a blank screen and can proceed no further. Hardware is all detected successfully in the BIOS and CPU temp is at a stable 40.

Mobo: Asrock k7VM4
Graphics: Geforce 5200 128MB AGP
RAM: MemoryExpert 1x512MB
Processor: AMD Athlon 2000+ 1667MHz
HDD: IBM Deskstar IDE 60.2GB

As I said all are detected without error in BIOS. Any ideas much appreciated!

Answer:Fresh installation of Windows XP

did the copy of xp come from another computer thats no longer in service?

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I'm planning my first install of 10 onto a new SSD. I have win7 home registered and my account key on hand. From the reading I've done it seems possible to bypass the "upgrade" step but I'm still a bit confused by some of the jargon etc.

Basically what is the simplest method to clean install win10 onto a new SSD if I own a registered win7 ?

Thank you

Answer:Fresh installation question

If you have the Installation media i.e. ISO of Windows 10 with November upgrade, you can trigger the setup and put in the Windows 7 key when prompted as Windows 10 build 10586 accepts the key.There is no need to do an upgrade first.You can make sure you have the ISO of with the november upgrade by checking the build number of setup.exe.It should be 10586.0.
Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums
Make sure you have the correct media too.

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Hey guys,This one is really driving my head in. I just did a fresh install with new hardware on my system, never even crashed once before this.I have Windows 7 Professional 64 bit with latest updatesI have an Asus P7P55D-E, with an i7 860 and an Nvidia GTX 460 and 8GB DDR3.The new hardware is two new HDDs. I did not keep my old ones.1x 120GB OCZ Vertex 3. 1x 2TB Western Digital Caviar Black.Both are connected through brand new SATA III cables. I have already tried using both different controllers on my mobo to see if that fixes the problem but to no luck. The BIOS should be set up right with ACPI mode for the HDDs.There is another issue to, my PC refuses to make minidumps. So the best thing I got is a picture of my BSOD I am afraid.

Answer:BSOD on fresh installation

You have a 2TB SATA drive, so I wondered if this may be relevant to your problem.

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Hi, I've just recently reformatted my hard drive and reinstalled windows and i just can't seem to get the sound isn't working... I've tried almost everything to get it work - installing mobo drivers for the soundcard, installing the soundcard's manufacturer drivers, enabling it in services.msc, installing Plug and Play software device enumerator, but to no avail...

I have no little speaker icon in my taskbar, and when I go into audio settings in control panel, everything is greyed out and it says "No Audio Device". Something strange is that in device manager I have 2 Plug and Play device enumerators installed both of which i can't uninstall, and also the "microsoft kernel acoustic echo canceller" has a little exclamation mark next to it. I'm on a Gigabyte motherboard GA-8SR533, with inbuilt realtek AC'97 soundcard and XP service pack 3.

Please help me!! Thanks in advance.

Answer:No Sound at all after fresh XP installation

Welccome to TSF....

Since there has been a clean installation of Windows there are special drivers that have to be installed in order for the computer to run and function properly the drivers that are from the different manufacturers for their devices can be installed after these are. The special drivers like chipset, buss, network, audio, video and others, can be found on the Recovery Disk Set that comes with the computer or on-line in the Support area usually under Drivers and Downloads area [if it is an OEM like Compaq, Dell etc. or found on the motherboard manufacturers site for the computer. These drivers can be downloaded thru any computer and then burned to a separate CD-R for future installation and also for keeping them so you do not have to download them again. There is no specific order that they should be installed in but my own personal preference is in this order:
Chipset Drivers First, Buss Drivers Second, Video Display Drivers Third, Network Drivers Fourth, Audio Drivers Fifth and all others needed afterwards.
Computer Motherboard and Chipset Drivers Found Thru Internet Fixes.
In the list you might find a BIOS upgrade that has to have a procedure called, “Flashing” done to install this. This should be done with great care if the Flashing is not successful then you will end up with a useless computer and a service call to the manufacturer of the computer tech support may be in order to get the prope... Read more

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Hi all
I have a computer that has gone threw three upgrades motherboards,cpu's,ram,video cards
and powersupply.It's working Ok.But I figured it's time to reinstall windows xp pro,it's
been running the same OS since 2001 so I need to clean it up.What I want to do is wipe out
everthing,I got another computer networked to it so I can save all the files I need.
I did some research how to go about doing a complete fresh reinstall but am getting different
ways of doing it.I have two hard drives on this computer that I want to wipe clean and
install a fresh version of windows xp pro.What would be the best way to do this? I was
thinking of using free wipe clean software to wipe hard drives and then installing windows,
would that work? Thanks Raner

Answer:Fresh installation of windows xp pro

My technique is always the same...simply use the MS XP install CD to delete any partition...then continue with the clean install, taking care that all secondary/tertiary, etc. drives (including flash drives) have been temporarily disconnected from both the motherboard and the power supply.Upon completion of the install, I reconnect all other drives, after visiting WinUpdate for all critical updates.My procedures assume that I will retain and use the drives and the system, not pass such on to strangers.Clean Install Procedure with Illustrative Screen Captures - XP Clean Install, Stevens - Louis

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I'm planning my first install of 10 onto a new SSD. I have win7 home registered and my account key on hand. From the reading I've done it seems possible to bypass the "upgrade" step but I'm still a bit confused by some of the jargon etc.

Basically what is the simplest method to clean install win10 onto a new SSD if I own a registered win7 ?

Thank you

Answer:Fresh installation question

If you have the Installation media i.e. ISO of Windows 10 with November upgrade, you can trigger the setup and put in the Windows 7 key when prompted as Windows 10 build 10586 accepts the key.There is no need to do an upgrade first.You can make sure you have the ISO of with the november upgrade by checking the build number of setup.exe.It should be 10586.0.
Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums
Make sure you have the correct media too.

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Hi Guys just done a fresh Installation and then 3 days later I got this BSOD was wondering if you experts can take a look and give me a heads up on it.

Many thanks


Answer:Fresh Installation and then BSOD

Hi Steve. Your dump blames your video driver, atikmdag.sys, a video driver. This driver is up to date. The dump also shows memory corruption and you have more than enough going on to create conflicts and memory corruption.

Bugcheck 3B, SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION. Usual causes: System service, Device driver, graphics driver, ?memory.

It appears that you are running Kaspersky and MSE. The rule is never to run to AV programs simultaneously. This definitely creates conflicts. There are some exceptions to this. Avast and MSE run very well together; but not Kaspersky and MSE. Your version of Kaspersky generally runs well on Win 7. I still recommend that you uninstall it and run only MSE until you know your system is completely stable. Then you can try it again; but uninstall MSE.

You have another security program that is a know cause of BSOD's on some Win 7 systems. I know some banks are pushing this software; but completely uninstall Trusteer Rapport. Here is an article on the subject: MPECS Inc. Blog: Windows 7 BSODs – RapportPG64.sys is the Culprit. Many third party security programs cause conflicts. This is due to Win7's own enhanced internal security coding. I strongly urge you to leave Rapport uninstalled.

You have some very outdated drivers loaded on your system. Obsolete drivers can and do cause conflicts memory corruption and crashes. Update or eliminate these drivers by uninstalling the hardware or software they are associated... Read more

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Hi everyone.
I can think of better things to be doing at 10.30pm on a Friday night, but I've just installed Vista Home Premium on a Dual Core HP laptop and I've enountered a strange problem.

I used my "Anytime Upgrade" disk and entered the COA number attached to the laptop, and everything went well until the very end.
It's asking me for a username and password, despite the fact that I never set one.

It's a fresh installation on a hard drive that had partitions deleted, then was formatted, so I seriously doubt if it was anything from a previous installation.

Any ideas?

Answer:Fresh installation asking for a password?

You could try entering "Administrator" as the user name with a blank password field (although I'm not sure if this account is disabled by default on install). Another option would be to use a bootable disk such as KON-BOOT - ULTIMATE WINDOWS/LINUX HACKING UTILITY :-) to boot into windows and create an account.

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I did a fresh install of Windows XP Home Edition after replacing the HD. Now I can't get the Floppy driver or the Ethernet card driver to install.

Answer:Fresh Windows XP Installation

More info is needed. Are you getting any error messages when you try install the drivers ? Is the computer a custom build or a shop bought PC ?

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have just installed XP Pro SP2 on a formatted C:\ not 48 hours ago; I've fully updated it but right from the start, there've been issues such as explorer not executing properly, log-in times too long, taskbar icons not showing up and the latest being Rainbow Six: Las Vegas crashing (no issues with circumventing the Securom checks).

I also had problems during installation, about five times, the installation froze/hung at installing devices even though every component of my system is no more than 2 months old apart from the 160 GB Wester Digital WDC 1600JB-00GVA0 HDD. The sixth time, Windows installed but plagued by the aforementioned issues. Could it be the HDD?

Answer:Issues with a fresh XP installation

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Ok sorry if this is somewhere else iv searched but cant find another post like im needing

Ok so iv got an alternate pc im giving to my mom and dad i win 7 and needed to install vista cause vista is the legal copy so anyway i boot into the install cd start the installation it reboots once and when it comes back on its at completing installation it will stay there for about 5min maybe 10 and then has like an instant bsod (i was only able to see the blue screen the first 3 times and it was only up for maybe 2 seconds or so after that it just instanly reboots cant even see the blue screen anymore) and then reboots the install never finishes and i cant get it to start back up without starting all over. Iv tested the ram theres 2gigs iv tested the hdd its 230gigs they both come back as working good iv reseated the ram and the hdd a few times have left it unplugged for a few min and i cant seem to figure out whats wrong.

Oh and it was running just fine before i tried installing vista i loaded into win 7 messed around alittle was about to pack it up when i thought it would be better to give them a computer with a valid copy and thats when this started.

Anyone got any ideas for why this is such a troublesom install?

Answer:Fresh Installation BSOD

whats the BSOD Code?

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Hi all;
Need your help on this. Currently, i am planning to use the SSD as the boot drive to install the OS and all other programs.
However, which is the better route?
- cloning / migrating the data from the HDD to SSD, versus
- a clean installation on the SSD???

This is the scenario:
Recently, i purchased the Ideapad Y580 (which comes preinstalled with Windows 8) together with an Intel SSD 330 (120GB). The laptop is so new that it has not been unpacked from the box yet and no recovery disks have been created yet.

So, which option is better? To clone / migrate your data from the HDD to SSD versus a clean installation on the SSD itself?

Also, if i choose to clone the data in the HDD, how to remove all the bloatwares? God forbids if the SSD gets all the bloatware.

Also, please kindly share all the good/ credible guides on setting up/ optimizing Windows 8 for SSD setup.

Lastly, a Happy New Year 2013.

Answer:Cloning from HDD to SSD vs. a fresh installation on SSD

A brand new laptop with win 8 installed would have all the drivers for the motherboard

installed. I would uninstall bloat-ware first then (clone)...

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Hi there, Just wondering as i've asked around but still not too savvy on this subject. I have partitioned my main hdd into 2, one is for system install only and the other has programs / game installations. I want to put a fresh install on my system partition but wonder how difficult it will be to use the programs from the other partition, eg. Will i have any registry problems if i try to run the programs straight away? Some of these programs are hefty in size...

Thanks for reading ^_^

Answer:Fresh installation on partition

Always install your programs to the OS partition since they write registry keys which integrate themselves into the OS until uninstalled.

You can put your user data on the second partition by copying user files there then linking to the related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums.

This way your backup image is more compact so if Win7 ever becomes irreparable you can reimage C in minutes while your data will be safe, current and intact on the data partition/drive. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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HI.I was wondering if anyone knew how to instal a fresh copy of windows xp.When i used partition magic, i managed to create a partition but now the everytime it starts up its says no valid operating systems? I tried using usb cdrom but all it says media test fail ,check cable....i also tried using xp startup disk(floppies) but with no luck.also would anyone which kind of adapter i can use with the harddrive if i remove and connect it externally with my pc. thnxs

Answer:R100 fresh xp installation!!

As far as I know the Port?g? R100 supports the Recovery via BIOS (pressing "C") with PCMCIA cards (16bit and Cardbus). In my opinion you need a special drive.
I found the following drives and Controllers which were tested:

1.) Toshiba, PX1055E-1NST, (Freecom drive), SN: 3431490096
with a PC Card (16bit), Cable II, PCMCIA, Rev.043.242, SN: 18496 043 3999 0343 01093
2.) Toshiba, PX1055E-1NST, (Freecom drive), SN: 3431490096
with a CardBus, Cable II, CARD BUS, Rev.136, SN: 16693 136 3999 0149 06122


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I did a fresh install just now, first time installing the 7600 RTM. It's running smoothe, everyone is going well. but none of my CD Keys are working. They worked for 7100, and 7229. Is this normal for the RTM since I had to torrent it not get it yet from Microsoft? or did I just write down my keys wrong since it's been awhile?

Answer:Fresh Installation 7600 RTM

RTM uses diffrent keys to RC builds. Need to purchase a key, or get one from technet, if you have subscribed to it.

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Hello, after swaping the crashed old HDD to a new SSD and contacting the support (at lenovo-recovery):I got 2 disks from Lenovo-recovery.Trying to install Win7 fails (with disk 1) with the following error message: Runtime ErrorProgram: X:\preboot\recovery\RECOVERY.EXE Its trying run "rescue and recovery" apparently.Is it looking for some old recovery files on the hard drive maybe that it naturally cannot find?Is it the wrong CD?All I need is a simple installation routine for Win7, no rescue or recovery. 

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Hi!  I have a Lenovo B570 laptop and it crashed to the point where it won't start up.  I have been trying to install a fresh copy of win 7 but get stuck.  It basically starts off loading the win files as it gets ready to install windows.  After this is done it brings me the window where it wants to know where to install the new copy of windows.  This is where I only see one partition of 465gb.  It tells me I cannot install it there and it won't allow me to partition this drive.  It also tells to make sure the the Bios controllers are enabled.  What do I do next to resolve this problem?  I never had this kind of problem before with other laptops.  Are there some drivers that, perhaps, I need to download?  Please help!  Thank you in advance,Felix H.

Answer:Fresh Installation of Win 7 on Lenovo B570

I guess no one can give me any help at all?  I just need to know how I can create a partition to install win 7.  It says that I cannot install win 7 on the drive that's there.  Let me try and explain everything as it is on the window where I get stuck after all the files are installed for windows 7 setup.  So it reads like this: Where do you want to install Windows? Then comes this: Disk 0 Unallocated Space                                         465.8 GB (total size)               465.8GB (free space) At the bottom I have a few things I can click on......'Refresh', Load Driver and Drive Options (advanced).  And last but not least I have a message that says: Windows cannot be installed to this disk.  (Show details). When I click on show details I get the following: Windows cannot be installed to this disk.  This compter's hardware may not support booting to this disk.  Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu.  And that's it.  Now, please someone give some sort of a lead or something.  Thank you again in advance

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Kindly any one please help. I am getting error while installing operating system. I tried every thing. BIOS set up partcommand prompt partFollowed every thing that told in microsoft forum. That helped 50%.Now i am stuck in copying windows file. I mean to say every thing  is going ok but at the time of last stage of installation, checking windows file 100%copying windows file some time 20%, 15%. I left that as it is for 2 hr but same. no progress. Two times it showed error that you  can not install windows with some no xxxxxxxxx. I beg you please any one help. I have not slept for last two days due to this problem.  

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I have just purchased a new hard drive today and re-installed Windows XP. I have not installed any other programmes as yet. I now find that the boot drive with Windows on it is labelled M. I have noted other links on the forum in respect of this but these appear to be with regard to an already installed system being used, with a suggestion that the it is inadvisable to change the boot drive letter unless it was to change it back to what it was in the first place. I have other PC's that are networked and have links to this PC and I would have to change all of those links to ensure that they communicate as before. If my only option is to reinstall, then so be it, but I do not recollect dialogue box asking for the drive letter to be used in the first place. Is there any way I can just change the M to C?

Answer:Fresh XP Installation - Boot Drive M not C

I should add that there is only the one hard drive installed but obviously Windows is seeing my builtin card reader as eight others. I think that from other threads it would seem that a re-installation of XP is the best way forward. Any suggestions?

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I had some issues on my computer. a few viruses as well as I somehow screwed up some system files... I figured it was time to reinstall windows again. so I deleted my only HDD partition, created a new partition, formatted that partition, and reinstalled windows. without touching any settings or options, windows were acting weired. they would pop up active, I'd click them, and they would de-activate. then I'd have to wait like 20 seconds and then I could click them and they acted normal. same happens with task bar and start menu. however task manager and any other process that has above normal CPU priority has this delay for under a second. and also, I can't drag icons around desktop. I can drag onto my desktop, drag off of my desktop, rearange via the right click menu, and delete things. no options in the right click menu will help. both these errors started before I reinstalled windows and were mostly the reason for the reinstall. although before, no click and drag would work anywhere for anything, but now its just desktop rearrange. I really hope that I can get an answer to these problems. since a format didn't get rid of it and the hardware is the same as before, I really don't know what's going on... thanks in advance

Answer:Issues on fresh Windows Installation

nvm I figured it out. my mouse was messed up so the middle button was always clicked. I just got a new mouse and it all works now.

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Pretty much my situation is identical to the one found in this topic:
After installing Windows on a recently formatted hard-drive i must've opened something i shouldn't have and now Malwarebytes finds an infection but is unable to remove it. I saw that the Topic Starter of that thread managed to resolve the issue at the end but i'm unable to follow the huge conversation since English isn't my native lenguage nor i am very skilled with computers and those walls of text really confuse me.
Can someone help me resolve the same infection explaining step by step? It would be much appreciated.

Answer:Trojan.DNSChanger on fresh installation

Hi there,my name is Marius and I will assist you with your malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully.First, read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.If you have any problems while following my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.Do not run any other scans without instruction or add/remove software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.Post all logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.Important: To help me reviewing your logs, please post them in code boxes. You can create them by clicking on the <>-symbol on top of the reply window.    HijackThis is not the preferred initial scanning tool in this forum. With today's malware, a more comprehensive set of logs i... Read more

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Hello, i have a problem, while got into gpedit.msc, error appeared:

Answer:fresh win 7 x64 installation, and error on gpedit

... and what language is that?

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Hi Everyone! I'm a beginner in computer, so please help me.

I try to upgrade my system to XP with SP2 from XP PRO SP1 (MSDN). The bootable CD copies all the files to my harddrive. After finished copying the files, it tells me that it will restart. But after the restarting, as the Windows logo appears, the system hangs up, the progress bar below the logo doesn't move. So, I reformat my hdd again and not try a fresh installation of XP with SP2, but it ends up with the same situation. I doubt that there's a problem with the software. So I went to my local store where I bought this CD and ask them to install it in their system, but it worked well on their pc. Now I try to install a lower version XP Home Edition Version 2002, it worked well also.
I don't have any idea on what's the cause of it and how to solve this. Is it on hardware? Maybe? I don't know.

So please kindly advise.

Thank you in advance.

Answer:Fresh installation or Upgrade to XP SP2 from SP1 problem

slipstream sp2 into the disk with nlite and then do the install with the slipstreamed disk

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Hello there.
I just installed an unknown version of Windows XP Pro SP3 on my laptop. I used to use the original, but thought I would try something else this time round.
Well this version is missing many input languages that I use daily.

Control Panel -> Regional and Language Options -> Languages Tab -> Details -> Settings Tab -> Add
The drop down list only has English and a handful of languages more. It is missing two languages that I use a lot. All the keyboard layouts are missing to, only English is present.

Researching the matter, I found out that these settings are governed by the INTL.INI file. When opening this file with a text editor, it says "To install or remove a language group collection invoke LANGUAGE_COLLECTION.BASIC.INSTALL ......"

Can I copy those files from my other computer (same OS but with languages installed)? Or from my original Windows XP CD? And how do I "invoke" them?

Is it too much work? Would I rather format again and install the original OS? (DVD drive is broken on my laptop and I dont plan on fixing it, so installing again is not as straightforward as it sounds).

Thanks for your help.

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Hi guys..
I have an aged customer who has the HP Compaq NX9105... An old machine, granted, but so is my customer and he can't afford to upgrade it..

The problem I am having is that after a fresh installation of Windows XP (Home or Pro, the problem is the same) I am met with the BSOD on it's initial boot up. The error code is:

0x00000007b, (0xf88c2528, 0xc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

I know this relates to boot sector viruses or SATA / RAID controllers usually but this is not the case in this instance... I know there are no viruses present and the machine has an IDE drive (no option to changes SATA mode in BIOs, etc)... I have replaced the HDD for a new one but my problem remains...

Any ideas as to what else may be causing this?

Many thanks for any input...

Answer:BSOD First boot after fresh installation of XP...

Not a good error to have on an older system. Since you substituted a different HD with no improvement, it's looking like a mobo problem. Likely an ide controller or possibly a bios problem. See if a flash is available. I hold little hope even then. I'm thinking MOBO. Do you see any capacitors that have leakage at their bases, discolored area on the board or convex tops that indicate swelling?

Edit: I see it's a laptop. Even worse for servicing the mobo. You may have yourself a door stop but stick around, maybe someone else will have an idea.

Edit #2. If that has an AMD processor, do a Google search and see it there is something related to that. I seem to recall there is.

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Hy everybody.
I'm new here, I'm pretty desperate with my problem.
I bought new PC:

DDR3 8GB (2x4GB) Kingston, 1600MHz, CL9, HyperX Genesis, KHX1600
MSI GTX 670 2048MB GDDR5, N670GTX-PM2D2GD5/OC , Dual-Link DVI x2
Zalman Z11 Plus mid tower case. 260(W) x 498(H) x 525(D)mm
Procesor Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz,Socket 1155, box
MSI H77MA-G43, Socket : 1155,CPU : Sandy Bridge, Intel? H77
OCZ SSD Agility 3 60GB , MB 2.5" SATA III, Native TRIM support
XFX Core Edition 80+ 550W PSU - EasyRail technology
DVD - LG GH22NS, DVD?RW, 22x DVD?R ,8x DL , 40x CD-R

It came already assembled by shop where I bought it.
I also bought original Windows 7 64bit which I decided to install myself.
I puted win7 dvd in dvd-rom and started fresh win7 64bit installation. Everything went well, and PC restarted so it can continue the win7 installation. After pc restarted, it came up to ''eneter cd-key'' window and I had no time to enter it, pc showed me BSOD. After few tries, I've installed win7 (ne drivers, no programs, just fresh new installation) but BSOD continued showing. I've tried to install from another win7 dvd.. I tried to install all drivers (latest ones), but BSOD still presents. I've tested my SSD with HD TUNE PRO, but it show NO ERRORS. I've also tested both of my DDR3 memory sticks, and memtest86 shows NO ERRORS.

BSOD problem: 0x000000F4

''WHO CRASHED'' shows;

"This was probably caused by the following module: Unknown (0x00000000)
Bugcheck code: 0xF4 (0x3, 0xFFFFFA8007A872D0, ... Read more

Answer:BSOD at fresh installation win7 x64

Is your BIOS up to date?

What about your SSD firmware?

Those are key for getting an SSD to work properly.
Additionally, reset your SSD hardware/software connection with the BIOS and clear any corruption on it: Try doing a power cycle of the SSD. The following steps should be carried out and take ~1 hour to complete.Power off the system.
Remove all power supplies (ac adapter then battery for laptop, ac adapter for desktop)
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to close the circuit and drain all components of power.
Reconnect all power supplies (battery then ac adapter for laptop, ac adapter for desktop)
Turn on the system and enter the BIOS (see your manual for the steps to enter the BIOS)
Let the computer remain in the BIOS for 20 minutes.
Follow steps 1-3 and physically remove the SSD from the system by disconnecting the cables for a desktop or disconnecting the drive from the junction for a laptop.
Leave the drive disconnected for 30 seconds to let all power drain from it.
Replace the drive connection(s) and then do steps 4-8 again.
Repeat steps 1-4.
Start your computer normally and run Windows.

The above steps were a result of: Why did my SSD "disappear" from my system? - Crucial Community

While that may not be your drive, a power cycle should be the same on all SSD drives. See how the system responds after the SSD power cycle.

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my windows freeze after a fresh installation
My MB is DP45SG
2G of ram
graphic card is a xfx nvidia 8800 gts
the freeze is a random freeze fo i don t know what happen
But what i guess is may cause by a driver
but i don t know witch one

Answer:my windows 7 freeze after a fresh installation

Hope you really did a "clean install" and not an "upgrade".

So you haven't installed any specific drivers, such as for that card? Is this your only computer? If so try booting in safe mode with networking (usually press F8 at startup) and download Nvidia's xfx nvidia 8800 gts driver for Windows 7 Ultimate.

DP45SG drivers are here....

That would be a good start.

Check under device manager to check for other driver issues.
Hopefully you error checked the drive before installation. Run an error check on that hard drive too.

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Had various issues with my computer yesterday after removing AVG, so many that my friend (who upgraded my computer - originally packard bell 2390) advised I reinstall windows fresh, which I have done.

After trying to load windows updates onto the fresh install I had a BSOD CDD.DLL, I have attached the dump files etc from the seven forums application.

Hope you can help,

Answer:BSOD after fresh Windows 7 Installation - CDD.DLL

Welcome aboard.

At first, you uninstall the display driver using Driver Fusion, and install an earlier on which was stable there. The October version is a bit problematic in some cases, as you are facing.

80e0e774 934651c8Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
You need to check for your storage, too.

80e0eaf0 8c0a87df Ntfs!NtfsCommonCleanup+0x3c1a
80e0eaf4 90f5ddb4
80e0eaf8 8c02995a Ntfs!_SEH_epilog4_GS+0xa
80e0eafc 8c0a89cf Ntfs!NtfsCommonCleanup+0x3e05
80e0eb00 0ce55673
80e0eb04 80e0ed28
80e0eb08 90f5dd64
80e0eb0c 8796a450
80e0eb10 80e0eba0
80e0eb14 8c0aeab0 Ntfs!NtfsOpenExistingPrefixFcb+0x5d3
80e0eb18 8c0aea18 Ntfs!NtfsOpenExistingPrefixFcb+0x540
Reseat the sata and power.
Run chkdsk /f/r, following the option two of the tutorial Disk Check
Seatool for dos: SeaTools | Seagate download
Burn it in a blank cd. boot from the CD, click on "Accept", wait for it to finish detecting the drives, then in the upper left corner select "Basic Tests", then select "Long Test" and let it run.
Let us know the results.

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Hi, I upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10,
and have a lot of data in all drives, its showing red mark and I think 90-95% is full.
I've decided to take some time away from work and dump all my data into a hard drive, which I have to buy, probably a Seagate 1TB/2TB.
And I want to do a clean install, so I looked into computer properties - I found this - 32-bit operating system x64-based processor.
So, I decided to Download a 64 bit OS through the media creation tool.
I wont be changing my microsoft account, but does MICROSOFT know he is the same person through my ACCOUNT OR HARDWARE CONFIG. and let me install 64 bit instead of 32bit ''BEFORE JULY 29TH''.
What all I need to do a clean install? key? product ID?

Answer:from 32bit to 64bit - FRESH INSTALLATION

Originally Posted by Dr Sammy Hi, I upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10,
and have a lot of data in all drives, its showing red mark and I think 90-95% is full.
I've decided to take some time away from work and dump all my data into a hard drive, which I have to buy, probably a Seagate 1TB/2TB.
And I want to do a clean install, so I looked into computer properties - I found this - 32-bit operating system x64-based processor.
So, I decided to Download a 64 bit OS through the media creation tool.
I wont be changing my microsoft account, but does MICROSOFT know he is the same person through my ACCOUNT OR HARDWARE CONFIG. and let me install 64 bit instead of 32bit ''BEFORE JULY 29TH''.
What all I need to do a clean install? key? product ID? the 8.1 product key is not valid to install 10.

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Hi All
I have a laptop which I have installed OS Windows 7 SP1 64 bits home Premium. Installation was fine.
After installing, I tried to get all patches and updates using woindows update. It started fine but after several minutes I realised it kept searching for new updates without ending.

I have look for information about this issue in the internet and found several webs with information about this.
I have reinstalled Windows update and .NET framework to the latest versions. I have verified everything was OK with this tool: .According to this tool everithing is OK, but I keep in the same situation.
What else can I check? Do you recommend to reinstall Windows again?
Thank you very much.
Best regards.

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I would like to apologize in advance for the tone of this post. I have not been in a very pleasant mood all day because of this.

I would also like to preface this by saying that the machine with the issue in question is a Toshiba Satellite C855-S5350. Which is a laptop.
Okay, we all know how it looks when you go to install drivers, right? The window that says what it is, and has an exit and start button on it? Right, onto the issue then.

My problem is, I encountered some weird crap this morning, computer refused to boot right so I figured screw it I'll just wipe it and reinstall everything.

But here's my problem. Firstly, if I try to put the downloaded drivers(that took five ****ing hours for nine of them THANKS TOSHIBA) onto a flash drive, I'm told that the files I'm copying have "properties that cannot be copied to new location". And then I put them onto a full-on external hard drive and did not encounter this problem.

Now is the fun part! I go to install the drivers on the laptop that was freshly-wiped this morning, and upon clicking start it does nothing. Progress bar fills up, then it closes and that's that. I watched task manager while doing this once and saw a second process, alongside the start/exit window appear and then immediately disappear. No error messages, no driver installed; nothing. I can't even get a network adapter installed to try and pull the rest of what I need through windows update.
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I have a couple noobish questions regarding fresh OS installation on a fresh drive. So, I plan on upgrading my laptop's HDD to an SSD in a few weeks and Im in the process doing my initial research. Ive decided against migrating my current drive to the new one and going with the fresh install instead to make sure that everything goes as smooth as possible with the new drive with regards to system optimization for an SSD (TRIM command, partition alignment, etc). However, my laptop doesnt have an optical drive (and Id prefer not to buy an external one since Im already splurging on the SSD), and I dont have OS DVDs anyway.
I have a two week old recovery USB flash drive that I created through W8.1s create a recovery drive tool before installing W10. I checked copy recovery partition when going through the wizard and its roughly 32GB. I guess its an image of that partition? Im not too sure. I imagine that this isnt enough to do a full OS install on the blank SSD once Ive dropped it in my laptop. So, is there an easy way to create a bootable OS installation thumb drive for Windows 8.1 (Id rather not pay for a new OS license), and would that plus the recovery drive take care of setting up all the recovery and OEM partitions on the new SSD?
Thanks in advance!

Answer:Can I get some help with a fresh OS installation on new (blank) drive?

You will need an ISO of your current OS. Once you have downloaded that follow these instruction to create a bootable USB drive:How to create a bootable Windows 8.1 USB drive

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Good evening everybody,
I'm new and I've landed here due to a recurrent BSOD on a new machine I've bought for my wife's family abroad, occurring approximatively once a day.
The machine is new, unfortunately bought in a mall but with good components.
With Bluescreenview I hadn't too much luck, so I'm attachiong the latest minidump and going on with the research.
Note that: Not in the latest minidump bsview told me that the problem was the driver i8042.sys (apparently mouse-related) but in all the other minidump the failing driver was always ntoskrnl.exe
I would appreciate any help given by this community!
Samuele   23.25KB

Answer:Windows 7 Fresh installation BSOD

 to the Bleeping Computer forum.
Thanks for providing the crash dump but only one dump file is not much helpful. More than one is necessary to get a pattern. Please follow the below steps.
  Upload all the crash dumps for analysis
Open C:\Windows\Minidump folder. Copy and  zip the entire contents of that folder and either attach it with your next reply or upload to any free file hosting site of your choice. You may have to disable UAC to copy them.
      Example file hosting sites :
     Post the download link to the dumps in next reply.
 A Speccy report about your system
  Generate a report about your system using Speccy by reading the guide below. Make sure to run the Speccy after running the system about one or more hour. This will give us an indication of current CPU -GPU temperature status.
    Post the web link displayed by Speccy in next reply.
 A Minitoolbox log
  Download Minitoolbox from the below link. Read more

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I bought my gaming laptop with Windows 8, SSD and HDD. I want to make a custom installation where I delete all partitions from the SSD and HDD disks and create them all over again (as in delete even any Backup/Recovery partitions, factory settings, etc.). I mean, what should I burn to DVD, should I take some new ISO file and burn setup files from there to DVD with the same Windows 8 version?

Or can I burn to DVD setup files I already have but without any factory settings to do what I want? Also would it recognize the built-in Windows 8 license if I used another ISO? How do I proceed? I am not sure what the backup partition has but I dont think I should be burning it if it is recovery and I want a fresh installation and building of all partitions.

Answer:Make a fresh installation of Windows 8

Which Brand of Laptop are you using? Please Tell Us.

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Hi,Well ive had a lot of fun with my U160 (i5) 0894 IdeaPad, at least untill my HDD crashed and started making horrible noises. (Recovery partition... i miss you so badly)So out went the HDD and in went an SSD (Agility, 64 Gb).Now i have downloaded a Win 7 (32 bit) .ISO , unpacked it onto a USB drive using the "Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool" and installed it. However the installed Windows 7 is slow.  Miles slower than the Win 7 Home Premium that was on before. Installing WIN 7 took ~4 mins onto the SSD, but any windows explorer action results in 2 mins of "not responding". Something within Windows causes a total slowdown. Taskmanager shows ~2% of maximum activity while "not responding". RAM is fine.Heres what I tried so far: Used 4 different Win 7 isos: with S.P.1and without, from different sources. Tried updating Windows.Installed the Drivers for Chipset and Video. Hotfix refuses to Install. Not sure if Intel Management Engine is installing since every window takes 2 minutes to half an hour to even appear.Installed new BIOS. My Recovery Disk is scratched and does not boot. Honestly im rather sick of having to run PC decr.apifier with evey new install so I prefer a clean Install anyway. How on earth can a new Windows + U160 not work? is the only option to buy recovery disk from Lenovo for 30 Bucks and decra.pify my PC again? Or have my PC sent to Lenovo for several weeks? (then decra.pify it). Will Lenovo install an OS on an aftermarket HDD?Spent ~10 hours no... Read more

Answer:U160 - Fresh WIN7 installation

OK answering my own post: In a Nutshell: Windows has got problems with AHCI drivers.Fault lies somewhere with [Windows, HDD makers, Board architecture].  A Fast disk can lead to a mess while acessing lots of Data (Installation/ gaming) (Race condition). A Download of the latest AHCI Driver (V 10)  from Intel solved my problem. Hotfixes from Microsoft, or the Servicepack for Win7 should help too. Theres also newer chipset drivers out there. Unfortunatelly it was not possible to run the disk in IDE mode, the Drivers had to be installed while the Disk kept freezing up.

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Hi all, i have 2 what porbably are dumb questions but i need clarification all the same please.

1. i just bought a XFX HD6870 GPU upon your recomendation and was wondering if i should uninstall all the nVidia stuff in add and remove (except the driver) before i remove the card or just remove the card, install my new one then uninstall the nvidia stuff ?

2. I have a spare gigabyte GT210 GPU which i would like to give to my dad as he has an old Pack-Bell iMedia 2579 which he uses in the lounge to watch films on and browse the net. The PSU in this old machine is only a 250watt and the GT210 reqiures a 300w minimum but as he wont be playing games or doing any photo editing etc, only watching mp4 films, would the PSU still power it ? reason i ask is it has a HDMI connection and his stock card is the old blue 15pin plug so i thought is would get a better pic using my new card, also the GT210 is 512mb and the stock one is only 256mb ?

Your thoughts please

Thanks, Lee.

Answer:Uninstall drivers for fresh GPU installation?

1. Yes, you can remove all the Nvidia components through Add/Remove, although it's probably easier to download a utility such as Driver Sweeper which will remove the driver, PhysX, HD audio, Update etc in one move... Just remember that the system will likely revert to a lower VGA (640 x 480) screen resolution.
You can then power down, replace the card and install the driver/catalyst control centre etc.
Once you're up and running it would pay to bring up the Device Manager, click the "View" tab and check "Show hidden devices", then expand the "Display adapters" heading. If your previous card shows up -right click and select uninstall.

2. You say that your dad's computer is an "old Pack-Bell..". Power supplies gradually lose their effective output over time as components in the power supply wear, so his 250w PSU is likely much less. The GT210 isn't a power hog by any means (30.5w max) but picking up a suitable (and relatively cheap) PSU might be a good investment in any case, especially if the computer/PSU are 5+ years old.

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I just recently updated my computer from XP to Vista.

For the most part, looks and works just fine. Yet when in games or watching something, the resources spike from like, 10% to about 80%+. Could the RAM be a part of the issue? I've got 2GB, and works just fine on my computer at work. My video card is 512mb, so that's fine. Any suggestions on how to resolve this?

Answer:Problems after fresh Vista installation

IF the spikes are momentary you likely have update apps that are kicking in and then out.

Are you firewalled and routered?

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This is a 1 yr old gateway laptop: 3 gigs. Huge. Worked great, then got all stupid.

Fresh vista factory recovery from recovery drive and all looks well except 2 things:

1. Never has updated
2. Hangs on logoff every time. (Except in safemode: No hang.)

I did manage to get the service pack 1 in and it's happy. But no other updates have been made.

I click windows update or use one of the online stand alone updaters, and it goes into searching for update mode and just stays there until I cntr alt del it. I've left it for hours, but it just stays there.

I also used the 3 supposed repair methods on here. The first isn't published, the second said I already had update installed, and the third, registering by hand, finished but I still couldn't update after restart.

I've done all this with Norton Security temporarily off, and I've tried it in safemode.

If anyone can tell me step by step how to produce a log, I'd love to post it here.

At this point, I have the puter re-built and I don't want to do another fresh vista install.

Anyone have any ideas?

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I keep getting this stupid error about an internal setup error and to contact the system adminstrator. Both trying to repair and fresh install give the same error. I'm booting from the CD drive and installing from there as well, obviously.I'm soooo getting a mac for my next computer.This is what the lieing morons at micro$oft claim: incompatible hardware, which is nonsense. Everything is entirely compatible.Mod Edit: Merged topics ~ Hamluis.

Answer:Problem repairingand/or doing fresh win xp pro installation

Don't blame Microsoft, this will be a problem with your PC and all PC's go wrong now and again including Macs.

Please post the exact error that you are receiving and the specs of your PC, make and model number, laptop or desktop.

Are you using a genuine or burned copy of Windows XP, what service pack does it include and what service pack is installed on the PC?

What problems are you having with the PC that has prompted you to run a Repair install?

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Just got a "Kernel Security Check Failure" BSOD on a fresh installation of Windows 10 (Version 1703 OS Build 15063.413) which is about five days old.

At the time of the crash I was watching a YouTube video.


Answer:BSOD on fresh Windows 10 installation

BugCheck 139, {3, fffff8019a9ccc10, fffff8019a9ccb68, 0}*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for FiiOE10.sys*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for FiiOE10.sysProbably caused by : memory_corruption

FiiO E10 USB DAC Headphone Amplifier
Our driver directory does not have this driver listed.
So let's make sure you are using this device or something similar
The driver was already identified on your computer by viewing the logs.

Are you using a product same as or similar to this one:

FiiOE10 Service for FiiO USB D Service for FiiO USB D Kernel Manual Running OK TRUE FALSE 22,400 18,560 0 26/11/2012 02:54:28 C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\FiiOE10.sys

Windows failed fast startup with error status 0xC00000D4.

Performance power management features on processor 0 in group 0 are disabled due to a firmware problem. Check with the computer manufacturer for updated firmware.

Performance power management features on processor 2 in group 0 are disabled due to a firmware problem. Check with the computer manufacturer for updated firmware.

Performance power management features on processor 5 in group 0 are disabled due to a firmware problem. Check with the computer manufacturer for updated firmware.

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I've installed XP on a brand new hard drive in my IBM T41. After installation it doesn't seem to have any drivers installed for the ethernet, wireless, audio & video controllers, PCI Modem. They all have the yellow symbol over them in the device manager.

There's no problem with the laptop because I've used it with the hard drive from another T41 and everything works perfectly, conversely I've used this new hard drive in another T41 and it still doesn't recognise the drivers.

I've downloaded and installed the correct ethernet driver from the Lenovo website but this still makes no difference. Can anyone help as I'm absolutely stumped.

Cheers Mark.

Answer:T41 fresh XP installation - No network drivers

Hi, the mother of all driver discs. cd version will do.


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Hey guys, newcomer here :)

Anyways, I've had a Toshiba Laptop for a while now with Windows 7. Over time, I've installed lots of software I don't really need. So now, my computer is pretty slow to start up and the general speed has had a significant drop. So instead of taking time to uninstall all the programs I don't need (which will still probably leave me with lots of dead links and a very messy registry), I decided it would be better to just do a clean install. However, being the cheap dudess Laptop manufacturers usually are, Toshiba has not provided me with a Windows 7 install disk, and being the lazy guy I am, I did not create a system restore disk when I got the Laptop. I looked at the Microsoft backup programs, but my restore points only go a few months back. If I don't find a way to start with a clean state on Windows 7, I may just have to dig up that old XP CD :(

TL;DR: I need a way to restore Windows 7 to the point as if it was just after a fresh install without a Windows 7 CD or prior system images/recovery points.

Thanks all, cheers!

Answer:Fresh Restore Without Installation Disk?

hi and welcome to tfs, do you have a recovery partion on that laptop. To find the recovery partiton go to;

START>Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management.

On the left side (navigation pane) select disk manager. This will show you all the partitions on the HDDs

On the same drive as the os (C:) there should be a partition (between 6 and 10 Gb, maybe larger) labeled "Recovery", "System", "Restore" and even rarely "OEM". That would be your recovery partition. it will not have a drive letter.

if you have a recovery partition, power down hold 0 while holding zero power up, if that doesn't work try f10 could be alt + f10 should say in your manual

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Hello guys, I have recently reinstalled Windows 7 and to be honest I'm not content with the way it moves around.

So to be short, I haven't installed Windows for over 3 years and it was good. Recently I just got to notice that it took a bit longer to start(for me) and I had nearly all my HDD full (600 GB). So I decided to reinstall Windows.

Now to be honest I'm not happy at all with the way it starts, also nearly half of my memory ram is beeing used at start even though I have no big programs installed. Even when on idle it uses like half of it. Not sure if it's just me but last time I installed Windows 7 it was way better and didn't use that much ram at start.

I have an obsession with PC perfomance since I reckon I installed windows 4 times in the last 48 hours. lol I know, that's just stupid. Another problem I have is that I don't have my drivers disk which is pretty bad. I've been told that once all the windows updates/drivers are installed it will run faster, and I did so the last time I installed Windows (back in 2011) and it ran smooth. Here's my specs guys, the PC is pretty old but it had a good run.

System Information
Time of this report: 4/17/2014, 21:36:01
Machine name: xxxx-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
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Answer:Fresh Windows 7 installation, slower though?

Bumping this. Am I beeing too hazy in writting? Just to clear it out guys. Right now I have no programs on and 1.14 GB out of 2 are beeing used on nothing, except 6 chrome processes opened(even tho I only have 2 tabs on right now). Also I'm doubtful regarding how my games will run on this(I'm not planning on running the newest ones).

My computer rating is 4.9, I think last time it was better with all the things I had(before reinstalling).

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Hi guys, Am just installing a fresh windows unto my hard drive,however after formating during the installing windows process it brings a blue screen with some error messages and cannot continue.i have restarted several times and when it gets to that stage the same thing comes up.How do i get rid of this and continue?And does that mean if i want to cancel the installation and use the previous one it will not work?Thanks very much,any contruibution to solve this will help me a lot.

Answer:fresh windows installation error

Which version of Windows?What do the messages say?At what stage of the install?If formatted you have no operating system, so, unless you have a backup up image, then this install must proceed to completion.Give us the information and we may be able to help.

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The above Web site provides methods for current AVG 7.1 users to update their AVG 7.1 to 7.5.

Do you think if it is better to have a fresh installation of AVG 7.5
or an update of AVG 7.1 to 7.5?
which way is better?

Answer:do you prefer fresh installation of AVG 7.5 or update from 7.1 to 7.5

either An update would be better for you since you have 7.1 so go for it.

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ive got a shiny new xp professional SP2 cd, which i am about to use for a clean install to replace my 98se/xp dual boot, which is partitioned to logical drives c: and d:. i just want a plain c: drive running xp pro. i know xp formats the hard disk during istallation, but my question is this: will the xp format procedure wipe out logical drives c: and d: and replace them with a simple c:? (which is what i want), or do i need to format the hard disk myself first? ive got a 98 boot floppy which contains fdisk, do i need to use this to prepare the hard disc? one last question, NTFS or FAT 32?? (fdisk only offers FAT 32) PLEASE ADVISE!!!!!

Answer:partition removal for fresh xp installation

when you load in the xp disk you will get the option to delete the existing partition/s or create a new one. dlete them then create a new one. use ntfs

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Let me start off by saying that I have seen several similar posts in these and other forums, but none have exactly the same symptoms as I have with this problem.

Backstory :
I previously had windows 7 dualbooting with Ubuntu on my barebones computer kit (with a Nvidia GeForce 9500 GT video card upgrade)
The specifications of this machine were as follows:

Motherboard - Evga 7050/610i
Processor - Intel core 2 Quad Q6600 (at about 2.4ghz)
Memory - (2x2gb) 4gb DDR2
Power - 450W
HDD - 500gb Sata

details beyond this, I either don't know or can't find.

I decided to upgrade my computer in the hopes of expanding it further later this year, so the changes I made were :

Motherboard -> Gigabyte GA-H55M-USB3
Processor -> Intel Core i5 655k (at 3.2ghz NOT OVERCLOCKED)
Memory -> (2x4gb) 8gb DDR3 (at 1333)
Power -> 600W

I planned on keeping the HDD the same and doing a system repair to recover the Windows7 and Ubuntu installations on this hardware. Basically....I was putting the old harddrive in a completely new computer.

I tried to run the computer with the video card, but quickly found out that the mobo wasnt set up for it yet. I started off only using 1 stick of ram as well. The bios and post run exactly as they should, I made ... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 fresh installation on new hardware

My suggestion is with Win 7 dvd start the install, go to the point where it shows the hdd to install too, you will see at the bottom right of that screen you'll see drive options click that and do delete volumn then do the same to the second partition and leave the whole drive unallocated and x your way all the way out of the install. Shut down with the dvd in the drive and start back up and it should start the install. Have any other hdd's unplugged and sound card removed, also make sure in bios the other hdd's are turned off and if you have onboard sound it's turned off

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I had Windows 7 installed for years and then, opposite of my intention, it was upgraded to 10 somehow. This was about a year ago.

I've been dealing with 10 just because I've been too lazy to wipe and downgrade. Suddenly yesterday, my PC refused to boot 10. It gave me the black and white screen saying that Windows failed to boot and told me to insert my disc to attempt a repair. Obviously my Windows 7 disc did not do anything to repair the somehow botched Windows 10 installation.

I figured this was a perfect opportunity to wipe my OS drive clean and reinstall Windows 7.

My issue is that my computer powers up and POSTs fine, but I am stuck with a black screen with a blinking underscore for several minutes before Windows 7 begins to boot. I tried resetting my BIOS to optimized defaults, but this did nothing to remedy the issue. I also tried disconnecting my non-OS drives to see if they were causing it...nothing changed.

I'm running a RAID0 of two Samsung 840 PROs. Never had an issue booting Win7 or 10 prior to this...

Once booted, Windows runs completely fast, smooth, and normal.

Answer:Fresh Windows 7 install takes forever to start booting after POST

Which post: UEFI or BIOS? Fast Boot: on? off? Two internal hard-drives? The windows 7 install/repair came with this computer, correct?

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I am having a strange problem here:
Installed Win10 a few weeks ago, everything was fine. A few days ago I wanted to try the store, so I tried to install apps (free).
Everytime I clicked on installation, nothing happened. It just didn't work.

So I did some research and tested lots of stuff.
It ended up with me completely reinstalling Windows (no repair), for several times.
And everytime I have the fresh installation (no other software, everything default) the store doesn't even work at all.
I just get a blank white screen with nothing loading.

This happens regardless if I use my MS-account or if only create a local offline account during installation. No difference.

I used several tips, such as wsreset or the Add-AppxPackage thing. Doing the latter, ends up with the message
Cannot find path 'C:\WINDOWS\WinStore\AppxManifest.XML' because it does not exist.

Any ideas?

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I have also faced this problem many times...cant find any solution plz help.. only way out is to reinstall xp using pata dvd-rw .. or let the sata one be connected :(

Answer:XP restarts on removing sata dvd-rw after fresh installation

XP doesn't natively support SATA drives. How are you getting it to install? Do you have the SATA setting in the BIOS set to IDE mode? Please post your system specs.

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I'm upgrading my dying mobo (Biostar m7ncd) with a better one (Gigabyte GA-7n400 Pro2) so that I can use the same components I have in this one, utilizing all of my Athlon XP 3000 and with 3GB memory (adding 1GB to what I have here already). I know this has all advance massively, but I've had this current setup for years and have been able to run some pretty graphically demanding applications, like Football Manager 2011 and The Sims 3. Upgrading what I have, considering I have all the new components I need already, is cheaper than buying a new, modern setup.I don't have a driver CD, I've downloaded them from the Gigabyte website. I assume putting these drivers into folders and on a CD will behave the same way as a genuine driver CD (when searching locations for drivers)? What order will I have to do things in to get up and running? Am I right in thinking:1. Place the Vista disc into the drive of this current XP machine before shutting down2. Insert motherboard, RAM, CPU etc, and the formatted 160GB HDD3. The computer will detect that there are no OS installations and begin to install Vista from the CDROM4. Install RAID, nForce2, SATA RAID etc after the Vista installation is finishedOr is that not possible, and I'll have to install the mobo drivers first? If so, how?Also, is there a way I can tell which revision the motherboard is? I've downloaded all drivers for the Rev.1 & Rev.2 models of my mobo, but can't seem to find a difference online.

Answer:Upgrading my motherboard, with a fresh Vista installation

The computer wouldn't necessarily begin to install Vista on it's own, you might have to go into the BIOS and set it to boot from the DVD drive first.

Also, on my Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H motherboard, it says my revision directly on the motherboard itself, up in one of the corners. It's kind of hard to see at first, but it's there.

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I lost over a day to installing a fresh copy of Windows 7 on the X121e. The main issue was a wireless driver failure. Therefore, I want to help you all avoid the problems I faced. There is one simple, fundamental tip to making this work:** Set the "UEFI/Legacy Boot" & "Priority" to "Both" and "Legacy First" on the "Startup" Tab of the the BIOS. (See Screenshot in 1st Link below)After doing this everything installed without issue, particularly the Wireless. My BIOS was set to "UEFI First" by default and it was this that was preventing me from getting it to work. Indeed, after the installs, I was able to set it back to this setting and everything continued to work!I just wish Lenovo had updated their documents to include the X121e at the same time as releasing the product as I have spent far too much time googling to find a solution.Reference Links: Hope this saves time and frustration for you all! 

Answer:X121e - Fresh Windows 7 Installation Tips

I've lost a half of the day for it and discovered, that drivers software provided in was not fully listed. The correct drivers for me was Broadcom BCM43XX Wireless Lan Driver for Windows 7/Vista/Xp. I've used this link for download:

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So I recently did a fresh OS installation on an old machine I use for pretty mundane computer stuff...

That went well, but after doing so, my machine is unable to identify a USB External Hard drive I use to keep music, video and important saved data on.

Before the fresh OS installation, it did identify it.

The EXT HD is a 160gb in a ACOM DATA Enclosure.

All my drivers appear to be good and up to date, but for some reason, no luck identifying this drive.

I am running Windows XP Home on a Compaq Presario 6016us computer. All windows updates have been done to date.

Any suggestions?

Baffled in the Mountains,

Buffalo Bill

Answer:PC wont identify USB storage after fresh OS Installation...

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Hi Support, I purchased laptop with Window 8.1 OS. in August free upgraded to Windows 10. Now i Formated laptop and tried to install windows 10 but am not able to active. Please help me how to Install windows 10.
Thank you

Answer:Fresh Windows 10 Installation on a Formated laptop ?

Are you getting a notification that Windows 10 is available for installation on your laptop? If so, what's the error that you're getting when you try to do the installation?
If you're not getting the notification, hang tight another day or so and see if it pops up. Make sure there aren't any other updates that you haven't installed yet.

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Edit: Forgot to change subject line before submitting... sorry everyone.
Recently I started building a computer for a friend and upon installing windows 7 I came across a new error. During the "Completing installation..." phase after the system restarts I get a popup that says, "Windows Setup could not configure Windows to run on this computer's hardware."
After the computer restarts I get this...
System is setting up...
"Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation." 
I opened up the cmd prompt in the repair option and located the setuperr.txt in the panther folder only to find 3 entries.
TOOL    Sysprep_Specialize_Bcd: There was an error opening the system store. Status=[0xC0000098] [gle=0x000003e5]
SYSPRP LaunchDll: Failure occurred while executing 'C:\windows\System32\spbcd.dll,Sysprep_Specialize_Bcd', returned error code 1006[gle=0x000003e5]
IBS Callback_Specialize: An error occurred while either deciding if we need to specialize or while specializing; dwRet = 0x3ee
After searching high and low nothing I found seemed to help very much.
Things I've tried so far
-Different Hard Drive (this time an 80 gig remembering windows sometimes hate 3tb+ drives)
-Less than 12 gigs ram (it was a forum suggestion not sure it has weight to it)
-Reimaging a CD with win 7 iso, Reimaging a USB with win 7 iso (never know worth a shot right?)
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Answer:Windows 7 fresh install cannot complete the installation

I fixed the topic title for you. If you want it to something different please let me know and I will change it.

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Windows 7.0 was preinstalled on my Gateway desktop and did not come with any backup disks. I purchased and successfully downloaded/activated Windows 7.0 Ultimate. A year later my system became unstable and was advised to reinstall the Windows. In so doing, Windows was over-written and wiped out the desktop and other installed programs.

At this point I have re-installed all of these programs and was then alerted by Microsoft that I needed to activate Windows. The activation failed - "The Software Licensing Service determined that this specified product key can only be used for upgrading, not a clean installation".

I have checked the tower, as well the original shipping box for a label containing the product key for the initial Windows 7.0 without success.

Is there any way around now purchasing Windows 7.0 OS?
Assuming that this is what I must do . . . is there any way to download & install the 7.0 OS without having to rebuild/reinstall all of my additional programs?

Microsoft has informed me that I must successfully activate the OS within the next 8 days . . . HELP.

Answer:Activation of Windows 7 Ultimate following a fresh installation

See the workarounds here...
Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media | Windows 7 content from Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows
- or simply try Operator activation.....

telephone activation (operator calls)
Click on the Start button
in the Search box, type
and hit the Enter key
follow the instructions, but when asked which service you require by the telephone ansafone, do NOT reply - this should force an operator to respond, who can deal with you

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I just installed windows 7 on my old PC (CPU 2.8 Ghz) and windows work great (very fast).
But the internet and sound don't work. I tried to search for the drivers everywhere, but I cannot find anything. And I also cannot search with this PC, because I don't have internet connection on it.
Motherboard is MSI MS-7005.
Please, can anybody help me?

Thank you very much in advance!

Answer:On fresh win 7 installation no network and sound drivers

Hi sezana, Welcome to the forums, try here for the drivers MSI Global ? Mainboard - 651M-L there are no win 7 drivers ,Use the Vista drivers in compatibility mode, If this fails use the MSI live updater to scan your PC and find the appropriate drivers MSI Global ? Download Center

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Answer:some infection were found in my fresh windows installation

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SFC and DISM were failing after I installed Windows 10, so I formatted my hard drive and reinstalled Windows 10. SFC and DISM are still failing. With DISM, I keep getting source errors. Please help, as these errors are making Windows act quirky.
Thank you!

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Hi all, I have just installed windows 8.1 on my tower PC.

The previous set up has 2 software RAID mirrors set up using the Win 7 functionality. Upon loading Win 8.1 the 4 drives (2x mirrors) are recognized by Computer Management correctly, but show up as failed. Trying to "Reactivate" these does nothing other than have Win 8.1 show me the "thinking" circle for a few seconds then back to square 1.

Below is a screen shot of Computer Management.

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Nothing else to add: So far so good.

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