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PC freezing even after Windows 10 reinstall - please help!

Q: PC freezing even after Windows 10 reinstall - please help!

ASUS Z170 MAXIMUS VIII RANGER
i7 6700k (factory clock)
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SanDisk SDSSDA240G 240gb hard drive (OS)
Seagate ST2000DM001 2TB SATA III hard drive
Western Digital WD5000BEVT 500GB SATA 2.5
G.Skill 16gb DDR4 2400 RAM
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Corsair CX 600
Windows 10 Pro Version 1703 OS Build 15063.540

I really need help guys.. my PC is freezing all the time and its stopping me from finding work. I'm hoping one of you guys has a bright idea of what to try.

The story is.. I get back to my flat after a week away, so I can work on my portfolio. I use AutoCAD and InDesign. Whilst working, my machine started freezing/BSOD occasionally (i.e. once or twice a day). The problem got worse over the next few days, freezing usually whilst multitasking/under load.

I was having to restart so many times a day I decided to reinstall Windows. Even after a clean install, deleting my old files, I've found the problem has in fact got worse. The machine is frequently struggling to manage to load to Windows now. I have already disabled everything I can under Task Manager > Startup. Sometimes it freezes at the Welcome screen, a few seconds after the desktop loading, sometimes after a few minutes. It always coincides with noise from the PC case which simultaneously coincides with the mouse cursor slowing down to a flickering stutter before freezing to a crash. Occasionally it'll struggle past this then the PC will run fine for a good while, as it has been doing so as I type. But if I were to start a process that is resource intensive (i.e. launching a game in CEMU emulator) than its now guaranteed to crash.

The noise from the PC case sounds like hard drive access? Although my OS is installed on a SSD and no additional programs should be loading at startup. Worryingly, it sometimes even freezes at the Republic of Gamers mobo welcome splash at the very start. I don't think it is hardware though as my components are barely 8 months old and the diagnostics I've run surely would've indicated this by now?

I've tried the following:

HW Monitor - GPU + CPU temps all normal
Windows Memory Diagnostic tool - RAM Ok
Windows Disk Check - No problems found
SFC /SCANNOW - All Ok
Reinstalling Windows - clean, removing all files

The pattern currently is..

1. Boot pc from power on button.
2. Freeze at Windows welcome screen/desktop at startup
3. Cold boot using power button (held in for 10 seconds to repower)
4. Repeat 2-3 until..
5. PC manages to struggle past the initial stuttering at outset and will run fine until placed under load
I really need to sort this out so I can finish my portfolio and get a job and pay my rent!

Will

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A: PC freezing even after Windows 10 reinstall - please help!

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The title says it all really, I did a fresh windows reinstall a few days ago and now every so often my computer freezes. I'm assuming it's a driver issue but I don't know.

Thanks,

Matt

A:Fresh windows reinstall, computer keeps freezing

Compare the install you did to the perfect install compiled in Clean Reinstall Windows 7
which has been used by over 1.3 million consumers without a single problem. If it doesn't measure up, then I'd redo it. The driver steps are so important they are printed in red.

If the install is good then work through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 starting with a Clean Boot, infection tests, SFC, hardware tests, cull logs for repeat problems to resolve, etc. This should uncover the problem with patient persistence. Report back as you go for possible added steps.

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A:Windows Live mail freezing up after uninstall and reinstall

Hiyya John mate run this first for starters SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I ran Spybot Seek and Destroy on my Gateway laptop running Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium. My startup time had gone to a crawl as had the time to load pages in explorer. After Spybot was done it reccomended to "quarentine" certain files which I did and saved the registry of those files. When I rebooted to finish the process Windows would not retart.

I tried several restore points including one I created before running Spybot, but Windows still wouldn't start.

When nothing else in the recovery options worked I opted to reinstall Windows from factory default settings. Part way through the installation process I got the error "Windows cannot complete installation on this hard drive. Windows will restart installation after restarting."

Since that point, it is freezing at the Setup is starting service screen (or it is moving at such a slow pace I can't tell. It's been about 2hrs).

Any ideas?

A:windows 7 reinstall freezing at "Setup is starting services"

Spybot lost favor about ten years ago when it bloated up and got buggy and has never been recommended here where we favor newer tools like Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware.

What should have been a simple restore operation might have been complicated by having a Factory install which is the worst possible install of Win7 one can have, larded with bloatware and duplicate utilties which interfere with better versions built into Win7. Most tech enthusiasts will not run such an install but instead Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Everything needed is in the blue link to get and keep a perfect install, including the tools and methods which work best with Win7.

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Hi there, I'm hoping for some suggestions about what my next steps should be to try and fix my bricked PC!

The problem is that my comp is booting up just fine, but basically freezes up as soon as I try to load any program or basically when I do just about anything. Sometimes it freezes even when I just click on the start menu. I can still move my mouse curser around the screen but literally cannot get any other program or menu to work. All I can do is hit the reset button, reboot, but then the same thing again and again...

The background to this is that I just reinstalled Windows XP SP2 from the CD because it's been running several years (2-3) and the performance had pretty much slowed to a crawl (it was taking 3-5 mins just to boot up). This was a fresh install but without reformatting HDD.

The re-installation ran without a hitch.

I then installed drivers for my motherboard, video card and monitor. Also installed Chrome, Adobe Reader, ZoneAlarm and Avast anti-virus.

This all went perfectly, without any problems. I was able to connect to the internet and register windows. Computer was running beautifully, like a new machine again.

However, once I was connected to the internet and had registered Windows, the computer started downloading automatic updates for Windows. I also installed some software and drivers for my Canon Pixma MP280.

This is the point where it all went wrong. The computer froze during the windows update process (I think it said it had 75 upd... Read more

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Hi everyone,
 
I recently (yesterday) re-installed Windows and I have a bit of a strange issue.
 
Sometimes my system will freeze for approximately 1-4 seconds (without any error or blue screen) then go back to its old merry ways.
 
This system is absolutely clean of viruses at the moment, but the reason why I did a reinstall was because I did have a boot virus which was solved on this site, and thus I just wanted to wipe the slate clean and install less programs and enjoy a better pc again.
 
So far my system is fully up and running with all the drivers installed (as far as I know) correctly.
 
The problem usually happens moments after starting Windows, sometimes in Windows Media Player, a song will cut off and the mouse will freeze up, then the song continues. Same issue happened with WMP uninstalled and just browsing event viewer.
 
This is what I have done so far ;
 
Removed klite codecs - problem still occurred
Reinstalled Audio Drivers - problem still occurred (although issue still happened BEFORE audio drivers installed)
Reinstalled mouse drivers
Checked for Microsoft fixes for these issues - ran codec and windows media player fixes with no luck.
Uninstalled Windows Media Player (as this started with sound cutting off in WMP) - issue still happened quite randomly. So I guess the issue is not related to sound.
Sometimes opening up eventviewer caused the system to freeze momentarily.
After installing Windows Media Player again, I still ... Read more

A:Strange Intermittent Freezing after reinstall

Update : I finally realised that the "Marvel Driver/Utility" had silently installed some sort of Apache software, even though I couldn't find anything on it.
 
Since I was using Intel drivers for my SSD, I decided to uninstall all the Marvel stuff.
 
This seems to have stopped the Apache errors. I am now waiting to see if I still get issues with freezing.

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Back again.
I have just formated and reinstalled XP Pro, updated and loaded my programs.(Have installed only the drivers for the Creative Audigy 2).
The system randomly freezes or justs shuts down. Mostly when I am working with images but by no means exclusively so.

Sometimes instead of freezing/rebooting the graphics processor stops responding and will restart itself, often after only a few minutes. Again I don't know why this is happening or how to solve the problem.

I had the same problem last month and followed advice given by crjdriver (in another thread on these forums) but the problems have reappeared.

I've downloaded and run CCleaner and run the issues function which seems to have helped but hasn't fixed the problem.
AVG Virus scan comes up clean as well.

Can any kind person point me in the right direction of what to do next in trying to figure out and repair/rectify whatever it is that is causing the problems.

I don't know if it is relevant but prior to reformatting/reinstalling I fitted a Thermalright chipset cooler to the northbridge. Seems to be working- ie computer may run for a couple of hours before freezing or computer may freeze after 5 mins.

I have included a Hijackthis log and can post SIW log of system info if neccessary.
Any help or suggestion gratefully recieved. Thankyou.

MSI K8N Neo4 nForce4 Platinum Mother Board
AMD64 3700+ CPU 2211Hz
OCZ Modstream 520w PSU
Corsair 2x1gb ddr3200 RAM
(from memtest
2048mb @ 1838 MB/s
Ram 201 ... Read more

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Hi, I have been given a system to check out, as it was freezing upon startup. one out of ten times, it would manage to get into windows, but the eggtimer would be on constantly, and all you could do was move the mouse pointer! I have managed to connect the laptops hard drive to my desktop machine via usb. The hard drive works fine, and is virus free. The only thing I have noted is that upon startup, the date was wrong in the BIOS menu, although I do not know if thats always been the case. After backing up all important user documents, I formatted the drive and then tried a reinstall of xp on the laptop. It finishes loading up all the files from the xp cd, so it gets past the 100% mark, but on the next screen it shows "your computer will reboot in 15 seconds" and completely freezes up. No buttons work, and so it cant even get to the next screen where it should start installing what its taken off the disc.

I am wondering whether all this freezing in windows, nothing loading up, or whilst installing xp, could be down to the CMOS battery needing a replacement? The date in the bios being wrong and not saving suggests so, but im not sure if this can cause freezing problems or not? Its quite an old system with an 80gig hard drive, from the early 00s. thanks for any help!
 

A:xp laptop freezing... and wont reinstall !!!!!!!

Don't quote me on this, but it could be a motherboard/power supply issue.
 

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Title says it all. My computer is very sick and I've received an error message today saying windows must be reinstalled, insert the reinstallation dvd. I don't have that disk anymore though I do still have the product key.

What should I do?
 

A:How do I reinstall windows 7 if I've lost the reinstall disk?

You may need to buy a new one. Do you have a recovery partition on your hard drive?

That is a very strange message, though. Are you sure you're not infected? Where and when did you see such a message?
 

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I recently built my first PC three days ago...
Specs:
i7 bloomfield 960 processor
4x4 vengeance ram
crosair hx850 PSU
evga x58 ftw3 mobo
hd 6870 radeon graphics xfx

When I first installed windows it started to work just fine but I soon noticed that it would randomly freeze every 15-30 minutes of use, but not on a particular program or anything. I assumed it was drivers so I installed the latest drivers for my GPU and MOBO and keyboard. It seemed fine again until it started crashing again. I ran a GPU burn test and a CPU burn test it passed both... (I tried runing memtest86+ but it froze at like 12%) Then I tried fixing the registry so I downloaded ccleaner and fixed the registry problems. Freezes continued. I finally decided to re install windows so I did and the problems still continued. I am at a loss of what to do and can't think of anything else.

any advice would be appreciated if not I will bring to a repair shop and have them sort it out.

A:Newly built computer random freezing and freezing on starting windows

Hello Skytri and welcome to Seven Forums. My usual disclaimer: I'm not at expert at anything.

I'm wondering if there isn't a RAM problem. Perhaps one of the sticks wasn't seated properly, etc. You could open Resource Monitor > Memory tab and make sure all RAM is being recognized. Make sure Installed = 16384MB and the Available + Cached + Hardware Reserved is the same amount. (You are using 16GB total, correct?)

Resource Monitor

If Memtest freezes you could try a quick check for a bad RAM module. Install one stick in Slot # 1 (or whichever slot the mobo manual says to use.) Run the computer to test for freezes. Test each of the remaining sticks one at a time. If all 4 sticks work you might want to go through these troubleshooting guides. They are time consuming but many people have been able to isolate their computer problems.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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I have 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium on an HP Compaq CQ5210f. More system details at the bottom. This problem happened twice in mid April, and now twice again in early May, both within days of each other.

The only thing that remains consistent is that I'm playing a 3D game with audio on, the winamp program. Completely different games each and every time, though, some far more gentle on the video card than others. The screen would freeze up and so would the audio, and my keyboard/mouse don't respond at all. I resort to doing a hard reset with the computer power button.

Each time, when I log in again, explorer.exe is frozen. the taskbar appears, but nothing on the desktop, and after a couple seconds it all freezes up, with the busy mouse symbol when I highlight taskbar. I can still move mouse around though.

I can do ctrl+alt+delete at this point at least. Restarting explorer.exe doesn't work, so I try logging out in that menu, which does work, although slowly.

I've tried scanning for virus and also a system restore to earlier point, no difference.

The only solution so far has been to simply log in safe mode - which DOES work by the way - and create a new account from scratch.

Last time I cut/paste almost everything between old account and new, this time I will only do basics like save games and documents/music/video.

Can anyone please explain or help me understand why this is happening? I'd hate to have to keep restarting a new account... Read more

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About 3 weeks ago, everything was working fine. Then all of a sudden IE 11 started to freeze and would not function properly. I reset IE 11, thinking that might clear the problem but it did not. I had not installed any new hardware or software, but ran virus scans using Bitdefender Total Security 2015 as well as Malware Bytes Anti-Malware. I would appreciate help on getting my IE 11 and Windows 7 to function without issues. Thanks.

A:Windows 7 freezing, problems powering on/off; IE 11 freezing

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 
Louis

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So I was uninstalling some bloatware from my computer, and decided to also do a disc cleanup. After I ran said cleanup, I restarted my computer so that all the uninstalled products would run there course, and the cleanup would take full effect.

Doing this, I ended up having multiple freezes at the "Configuring Windows Updates" I had to keep turning off the computer, and trying all sorts of stuff. In safe mode, it kept trying to configure there as well, and it eventually went through to the "Cleaning up do not turn off menu" it hung, so I restarted into safe mode again, and I finally booted to safe mode.

Thinking everything was probably good, I tried restarting again normally, and now am continuing to get a frozen computer at the "Windows is starting" logo. I have tried system restore and start up repair and keep getting a variety of errors.

If anyone could help I would greatly appreciate it. I plan on soon copy and pasting all my files to another computer and then moving them all back if I have to do a fresh install of Windows 7. Would like to avoid that however.
 

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So I've recently bought a gaming package which had pre picked pc products to be built for me, as I do not know much about computers. This came with windows 8.1 pre installed.

After having the pc for about a week it asked me if i wanted to upgrade to windows 10 for free, which i proceeded to do with no issues and it ran fine.

However, I went to shut my pc down and it only gave me the option to shut down and update, which was fine by me. It updated and the next two days my pc froze while i was on it, forcing me to turn it off via the power. But after it did that it would just turn on normally.

Now it has gotten to the stage where it freezes whenever it tries to start up windows and won't even boot up properly. It gets past the asus screen and begins loading windows and freezes. The longer i leave my computer the longer it gives me before it freezes once i turn it on. Every second boot failure it attempts to repair itself but even freezes when doing that. I know its the issue with windows as i can enter the bios settings when the asus logo comes up and I can edit the computer settings from there, just not the operating system. I've tried to boot via the installation disk but it even freezes then, which i think it may be because I have windows 10 and its a windows 8.1 disk, not sure. I've gotten to the stage in the repair where it has given me troubleshoot options but i need to be fast to click the right options. I think i saw an option to revert to an older version but ins... Read more

A:Windows 10 Freezing and now even freezing on boot up.

Ok try going to your command prompt (Admin) and type this command in and see what it reports to you.
dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
Press enter after putting this command in....

Also Welcome to Windows 10 Forum!!

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My son's laptop 'died' earlier this week. Screen just went blank. In the end, I decided to rebuild the drive.
After much difficulty, I managed to reinstall the OS (Windows 10) and all seemed well.
Oh, except the reinstall does not provide even WiFi drivers at a minumum - so after figuring that out I had to dig that up too on another computer and transfer/install. Problems over... I thought.
As the XPS went on its way to update drivers - the screen suddenly went blank (hello! haven't we met before?)... made some melodious beeps and chirps as though trying to communicate (it wasn't morse code) and now the computer continues to hum away (the fans?) with that.... black screen.
Before I wipe everything and re-install, again, and perhaps let the machine run with old drivers at the risk of malicious attacks etc (small price to pay for a 'working' computer I suppose), might anyone know of solutions to this problem?
With thanks in advance.
Signed,
Frustrated but Hopeful

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Hi ASHAROM,
What is the exact system model?
Is there any damage / liquid spillage on the system?
For the beeps, first we need to check if the HW is functional:
Restart the system and press f12 key on startup - choose diagnostics. Let it run the diags and if you encounter any errors - make a note of the complete error and report the same to us. These are onboard diagnostics and they might possible pick some error if the hardware is not functional. Also, run an extended / thorough tests on the HDD and memory to check for any possible errors. 
Drivers: If you are using a retail image of Win 10 OS, it will contain only the OS installation files, since the OS is generic. The hardware on each system would differ and hence, the drivers need to be reinstalled. If you are using a recovery image for your system, then it would contain the required drivers with the OS image.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private message with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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Found an ISO for Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, burnt it to a DVD and reinstalling windows 7 onto laptop.
I enter my product key but get the error in the headline above. I have my product ID and product key, what can I do to install windows 7 on my laptop

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I have a Dell Inspiron laptop (c. 2009) that had Windows 7 Home Premium on it. A couple months ago, I did the free upgrade to Windows 10 after continually getting prompted by Windows. Big surprise, my computer is not compatible, and therefore I can't see
anything on the monitor without plugging it into the TV via a HDMI cable, the "Start" button at the bottom left corner doesn't work, etc. It would also not let me go back to Windows 7 within the 30 days period. The laptop works perfectly fine minus
Windows 10 have screwed it up.

After talking to Dell support, they said Windows 7 needed to be reinstalled via a DVD. My friend had an original, unopened Dell reinstallation DVD with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. When I try to do the reinstall, I choose "look for updates,"
and when it is in the "Setup is copying temporary files" first part of the install, the Unexpected error message with error code 0X6 telling to restart install pops up. I have tried multiple times, and I continually get the same error message.

Please help!

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the xp MC is corrupt and i cannot even get in it. i dont have the MC disk but i have a home edition disk. it is possible to install home edition with the media center product key?

A:reinstall windows media center with windows home edition disk

if those were vista version then it would be. in xp, that is not that easy.
if you just do a repair and restore the system files you might just be able to pull that off but i would not count on it.
if you are planning to do a reinstall and just use the MCE prod key, that won't work

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I have struggled for 5 days trying to repair my Windows XP and have finally given up and am now trying to do a clean install. I deleted the partition and did a full reformat. It started the installation but I get to the point in setup with 23 minutes left and then this error shows up....
Distributed Transaction Coordinator Setup Error

Sub-componet Distributed Transaction Coordinator raised an exception while processing the OC_COMPLETE_INSTALLATION setup message.

d:\nt\com\com1x\dtc\ntdtcsetup\src\csetuputil.cpp(line2725)
error code = 0x800703e7

Error performing inpage operation.
Failed to load the library 'C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdtctm.dll'.

"Click OK" (at bottom)

Do I just throw the whole thing out and buy a new computer? I am just so frustrated at this point.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

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This is what I found at this link: make sure your cd doesn't have any smudge's, ie fingerprints, on it, This is not to say this is the problem, someone with more experience will have to work on this if the below does not help

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914232

Error code 0x800703e7

This specific error occurs when there is a problem performing an inpage operation. This error typically occurs because of corruption of the disk.
 

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... without affecting anything else in the OS?

I'd appreciate simple instructions for someone not too apt with tech issues.

Thank you kindly
 

A:Simple way to reinstall just the Windows Media Center in Windows 7 Home 64-bit . . .

Windows Media Center is part of Windows 7 Home Premium and should already be installed.

If your computer doesn't have it, it may have been uninstalled.

Go to Control Panel - Programs And Features

Select Turn Windows features on or off

When the Windows Features window appears, click the + in Media Features

Make sure Windows Media Center is selected, then click OK.

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I reinstalled my operating system. All my other performance scores are the same except performance for Aero dropped from 6.7 to 5.7.

I downloaded the drivers for my computer model from Dell and installed them in the order Dell said to. Some of the drivers didn't install, so I moved on until I got to internet and from there I updated automatically. I'm guessing the ones that got skipped might have messed something up?

When I try to update automatically from Dell, these Intel drivers never work. It says they installed successfully but when I scan for updates again they always show up again:

Intel 8 Series Chipset Device Software Driver
Intel(R) Management Engine 9.0 Components Installer

(Intel 8 Series Chipset Device Software Driver also repeatedly shows up as an update on my other computer of the same model, so I don't think this is anything to worry about.)

When I tried to automatically update with an Intel update program, it could not automatically update; I believe it said it was because custom drivers were installed.

This is a new computer, so everything should be working. I'm just trying to get that score up to where it should be. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Hi Welcome to Sven Forums ... You are correct the Series 8 Chipset is a custom Driver ...
What is the Model Number of your Computer ? ...
Have you checked the Chipset Version that you have Installed ? ...
Does the Date correspond with the Version on the Dell Website ? ...

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Ok, so a few days ago I was on my computer and it started running a little slow so I decided to restart. This is when all the trouble began... Following the reboot at the welcome screen i was greeted by several registry errors, and a message saying a backup copy of my registry had to be loaded. So I thought ok, why did this happen? So, I rebooted again to make sure every thing was still in check. After the second reboot(not sure if I can call it that) i didn't even get the welcome screen. Instead i got a quick flash of a BSOD stop error and that was it. So after overall reboots, I figured my computer had crashed and decided to do a clean install. I got my original cd free of scratches and formatted the hard drive completely. Then, when setup began to copy the files about 5 different files could not be copied. I tried to install windows AT-LEAST 10 times. I only got past the welcome screen twice and windows was completely crippled, even though it did manage to load. I tried reformatting, repairing the install, created a new partition and tried to install, and all have failed. The thing i find strange is that almost each time it would copy files some of the files would change. So, I am at a loss and don't know what to do or try next any help. I have a 40gb hd, 256 ram, pentium 4,Msi computer with an Aopen motherboard.

A:Windows xp had BSOD. tried to reinstall windows, but it wont install correctly!?

Pity you reformatted, sometimes that BSOD stop code gives a little insight to a problem. Could have referenced to a hardware fault and somewhat ruled out a few possibilities.
I've also had this problem with files not transfering and I just bought another CD and it worked. It happens with Server 2003 too. The CD just suddenly stops working and thats it.
You could try cleaning your CD\DVD drives laser, but thats a bit of long shot really. (didn't help in my case)

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Hi I recently purchased a new Alienware m14x r2 which came with windows 8 single language, English pre installed. However I want to replace the hdd with a newer hybrid drive, can I create a recovery disk and reinstall the os on the new hdd? I have created 5 recovery DVDs. Please help

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Need to rebuild os on the new hybrid

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hello, this is going to look very familiar because it almost the same problem everyone else is having, cept that i'm on a laptop.
well i have a problem on my 2 year old laptop. today i've been using my laptop all day and night, writing a psych paper. i was working downstairs and grew tired of it. so i turned off my computer and headed upstairs. once i got it plugged up again and turned on, a problem occurred. windows crashed and my computer restarted. this happened just as windows finished booting up. this is a constant loop. sometimes i catch a glimpse of a blue screen but it dissipates in a blink of an eye. so i decide i got a virus or something so i try to do a fresh reinstall with my xp install disk. my computer boots off the disk to windows setup. it tells me...
TO SET UP WINDOWS XP NOW, PRESS ENTER
TO REPAIR A WINDOWS XP INSTALLATION USING RECOVERY CONSOLE, PRESS R
TO QUIT SETUP WITHOUT INSTALLING WINDOWS XP, PRESS F3
so i press enter and it gets me to the point where it gives me the terms of agreement for installing a new windows. i press f8 to agree and it says loading dosnet.inf and that i need to insert a windows install disk. even though i have one in my drive. so i press f3 and restart. nothing..... so i go to windows recovery program. i mess around in there doing chkdsk getting the message
chkdsk found one or more errors on the volume
2092340kilobytes total disk space
515100 kilobytes total disk space
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A:ends windows loop + unable to reinstall windows

hard drive is a toshiba hdd2d38

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So here's the story:
I was just getting some work done last night on my PC, when suddenly the power went out. After a while when the power came back on, my computer would not boot. It was stuck on the Windows loading screen. So I restarted and did diagnostic (pressed F9 before booting), turns out that everything is okay including CPU, memory and Hard Drive connection test.

So I restarted again and let the Windows load, it took 20 minutes. After which it started some disk checking (It looked like the Windows XP disk checking except it had a black background and it took 1.5 hours).

It showed that 8 files or indexes or something were unreadable. Then it restarted, and opened startup repair. Startup repair is apparently checking or disk errors which might take over an hour, but it has been over 5 hours now.

So I know that my Hard Drive is okay since it has been doing all that, but maybe the Windows files are corrupted.

I decided to re-install Windows but I want to keep my files. So I had to move all the files from the system drive to another one so I don't lose my files in the C drive. But I don't have another partition, I just have a 1.35 TB C Drive and I don't have any means of backing the files up on an external HDD.

So I was thinking if I could install Linux from a Disc, creating a partition with Linux, move all the files to that partition and then reinstall Windows from a CD.

Is it possible to do such a thing? If so what are the steps I should take to do i... Read more

A:How to make partitions to reinstall Windows when windows does not boot

Work through these steps to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Best to back up your User folders externally to a HD, DVD, flash, or 7gb free in the cloud with each Windows LiVE ID on Skydrive.

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The other day when my Win7 Home Premium desktop failed to boot into Windows, but only to the Repair Options screen, I had to decide between using my two-year old Windows System Image backup file or reinstall Win7 from my original retail DVD. I also decided that this was a good time to install a new, larger drive to use as C:, and let the original drive become D:. Although using the system image was recommended to me by a couple of people, I felt that a two-year old image on the new drive was too out of date, and so I opted to do a fresh install of Win7.

In fact, I found this reinstall to be a fairly painless operation... lengthy, with numerous updates (including SP1) and the subsequent machine restarts, but mostly just a case of clicking OK buttons. Other than an initial network driver to gain access to the Internet, all other drivers were downloaded and installed by Windows Update.

I had previously made a list of my two Program Files folders, so I knew what applications to install, as well as my Start Menu entries. With the exception of the operating system, all my applications are Open Source or freeware (such as Visual Studio Express) and readily available online. It was a good opportunity to "refresh" the entire system. ALthough I had recent backups, all my personal data files were still available on the old drive, and easily copied over to the new drive.

Since both options basically wipe whatever is on the drive, it got me wondering about the advantages, if ... Read more

A:Windows System Image Backup vs. Windows Reinstall.

Most people that use Backup Imaging create an image periodically.
How often is a personal choice.
For me a monthly "OS" backup is usually enough, for the Patch Tuesday cycle.
If I want to try out a new program I usually create a Backup Image so I can quickly back it out if it causes problems.

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Hallo,

I have two Acers computer. Just bought them one laptop one desktop...
Never got any windows 7 disks or accessoires with it. In the shop they told me this is normal acer. installation files are put on the harddrive. NICE ONE
BUT HOW CAN I FIND THEM?
WHAT IF I NEED TO REINSTALL OR REPAIR MY WINDOWS 7 COMPUTERS ?
HOW DO I TRIGGER THIS MENU?
Should i run the acer revory backup application to trigger these files from there?
Your help is greatly appreciated
Thank you very much

A:Reinstall windows or do repair without windows 7 cd with ACER computer

  
Quote: Originally Posted by broeckie27


Hallo,

I have two Acers computer. Just bought them one laptop one desktop...
Never got any windows 7 disks or accessoires with it. In the shop they told me this is normal acer. installation files are put on the harddrive. NICE ONE
BUT HOW CAN I FIND THEM?
WHAT IF I NEED TO REINSTALL OR REPAIR MY WINDOWS 7 COMPUTERS ?
HOW DO I TRIGGER THIS MENU?
Should i run the acer revory backup application to trigger these files from there?
Your help is greatly appreciated
Thank you very much



They are both right and wrong. Acer does not give out win 7 dvd's any more as part of their software reduction program. Instead they give a "restore" dvd which can be used to restore the factory settings if the restore partition is there.

They are usually in a separate partition (sometime D:\)
If you have the factory image on D:| you can use the dvd to trigger a "restore"

You first step should be to look/explore to see if the acer image and partition is there.
Ken

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Hello.
I have an Acer Aspire 6920G, which has recently developed a KSOD. It could be related to AVG, since it was prompting me to restart for a while before I shut down the computer. However, after attempting several fixes, (including renaming all of AVGs folders and the driver) I decided to just reinstall windows. After backing up my files with a Linux live CD, I noticed a problem. On this laptop, you can only reinstall windows through D2D (Disc to Disc). In my carelessness, I failed to notice one of the attempted KSOD fixes had reverted the Acer MBR to the Windows MBR, stopping me from booting into the hidden D2D partition (and the windows recovery tools). I have no other way of reinstalling windows, so I thought I'd ask what I should do here. From what I see, I either have to restore the Acer MBR (which seems impossible without windows) fix the KSOD, then fix the MBR in windows, or figure out how to boot into the hidden D2D partition Any thoughts? Thanks.
Sol

A:Windows vista (32bit) KSOD/Can't reinstall windows

seeing as you are running a factory made machine, im guessing you don't have an actual vista installation disc. in that case, i would try and either bring it to a tech and see if they can do something or bring it back to acer. try installing a different AV once you get it back.

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It started out as a small problem with malware then after running an malware program i could not log in into windows, id log in and then get instantly logged out, so I googled the problem and all solutions to the problem was to repair reinstall windows with the cd, which work but then i got another dang error which was error code: 0X80004005. Which means basically there is problem preventing Windows from accurately checking the license for this computer. So i googled that and got the solution to that (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306081 [method 2]). I proceeded with the instructions till i got to the point where it instructs me to "Press 1 to access your primary drive installation with Recovery Console." which i attempt with no luck

Any help or suggestions WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!!!

A:WINDOWS CANNOT CHECK THE LICENSE AFTER WINDOWS REPAIR REINSTALL

That error message, and most other errror messages, can have many possible causes and interpretations.FWIW: http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/g...6-d3dedb727db1/Do you have XP installed, as I see that Vista frequently can generate an error with these numbers?KB referenced by you: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306081<<...instructs me to "Press 1 to access your primary drive installation with Recovery Console." which i attempt with no luck>>Can you provide more detail as to exactly what happens after you entered the Recovery Console? Did you make the selection? If not, what happened to prevent such? Did you get to the password prompt line?Louis

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Windows 10 upgrade began installing on my Windows 7 computer before I could stop the process. I had planned to have a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Windows 10, but I now have just Windows 10 installed.

If I downgrade back to Windows 7, can I reinstall the Windows 10 update (after preparing a new partition for it)?

Also since I've already activated Windows 10, do I still need to install it before July 29?

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Windows 10 upgrade began installing on my Windows 7 computer before I could stop the process. I had planned to have a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Windows 10, but I now have just Windows 10 installed.

If I downgrade back to Windows 7, can I reinstall the Windows 10 update (after preparing a new partition for it)?

Also since I've already activated Windows 10, do I still need to install it before July 29?

A:Can I reinstall Windows 10 for free if I roll back to Windows 7?

If you have previously installed Windows 10, and received a digital entitlement, then you can rollback to Windows 7, and reinstall Windows 10 later, even after the July free upgrade offer is over.

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Hey,

So I had a problem today in which Windows decided that it wouldn't boot, Instead it would just reboot constantly

This happened after I heard a ticking noise from my computer, things started to freeze, and so i had to restart. When I tried to turn it back on I had the above problem.

NOW, I tried to use Windows Repair option that is there by default. It loads up the blue windows background, gives me a pointer but then doesnt do anything.

I have a W7 repair disc, I booted to it. That too done the exact same thing, it lets me choose the language/keyboard style to use and then sits on the blue windows background and gives me no options.

Finally, I have a full W7 installation disc that I booted to. I tried the repair option and got the same problem as before.

I also clicked the "Install Now" button and it has been stuck on "setup is starting" for over 10 minutes now, with no hope of it doing anything.

So currently I cannot repair or install Windows. I assumed it was a harddrive failure, but why wont my disc based solutiions even work?

Any help would be great, thanks

A:Issues with Windows booting, Windows repair and trying to reinstall

Brumski some system specs mate please that ticking sound sounds like a hard drive to me but without any specs mate it is hard to tell you what to do.

System Info - See Your System Specs

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Bloatware Banished: Windows 10 Eliminates the Need to Ever Reinstall Windows on New PCs


Quote:




Geeks often immediately reinstall Windows on their new PCs to get a completely clean system. Thanks to a change in Windows 10, you can get a fresh copy of Windows on any PC without downloading an ISO file and reinstalling Windows.
Microsoft is changing the way Refresh and Reset works in Windows 10. Computer manufacturers won?t be able to pollute the recovery image with their own software and modifications. Manufacturer-provided software is stored separately.




Bloatware Banished: Windows 10 Eliminates the Need to Ever Reinstall Windows on New PCs

A:Bloatware Banished: Windows 10 Eliminates the Need to Ever Reinstall Windows

Like the article says, what if you want to retain a particular piece of that "bloatware" it currently doesn't give that option.
It also retains all Windows updates so that you don't have to download all over again after a refresh, but if an update is the issue, it will remain for the average user.

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I did a full install of Windows 10 yesterday and I did not keep any files or documents as I have them backed up on my external drive.  The problem I ran into was that my NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 has no updates for win 10 and does not display properly. My computer came with Windows 7 home premium installed  and I have the product key.  As I have installed the full verion on Windows 10, I cannot recover the computer to win 7.  I did not get a Windows 7 disc when I bought the computer so I need to know if I can download a copy of the Windows 7 Home Premium somewhere and use my current product key? When the computer was new I made a set of recovery discs and I still have those ... I don't know if they can help. Any help and/or advice would be very helpful.  A link to the download would help as well. Thanks in advace for your help.  Jim.











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A:Remove Windows 10 and Reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium

Yes those discs you made will reinstall W7, disc 1 is bootable, put it in the drive and restart the PC, when you see the Dell logo press ESC key a few times, then select your boot device (cd-dvd rom), it should now boot from disc 1 and start the recovery process, it is a lengthy process, so be patient and dont do anything unless instructed to, it will reboot on its own many many times, do not interrupt the process. When it is done with recovery there will be a screen to start setting up your user name and so forth.

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Hello everyone,

First of all sorry if i write in the wrong topic i'm new on this forum. I have a problem with my Western DIgital Caviar green HDD. My problem is:

I had 2 partitions on my HDD, one for windows 7 and one for backup. I wanted to reinstall windows but keep the backup partition so i put in my install dvd and booted up from it. At the manage partitions point i think i saw 5 partitions:

The 100mb for windows files
The windows Partition
The Backup Partition
A 1megabyte partition
And a zero megabyte partition.

I deleted all the partitions except the backup. I made a new one for windows. I procceed with the installation and everything went good,until when the installer rebooted the system. And thats where's my problem. The bios detects the HDD and stops there.

Here's a pic of it:

It happend with me before with my 500gb hdd and thats why i bought this 1tb one but now i dont want to spend money again for that if i dont have to. Maybe i deleted a partition that was for the hdd to work propely? And if so is there anyway to reset that? If someone can help me please do it. I realy don't know what to do:S

A:My HDD stops at windows boot screen after trying to reinstall Windows

1) Try resetting your BIOS back to default.
Clear CMOS - 3 Ways To Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

2) Remove HD, boot up, boot down, refit HD boot up.

3) Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

4) As you have had problems before, it may be a bad HD Controller or PSU.

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i've decided to go ahead and reinstall w8pro given my extensive messing around with it has finally caused some quirky, unexpected results - it's a relatively new installation, so it shouldn't be too much of a hassle, didn't get a chance to install a lot of third party programs and such. the thing is, i did purchase and install the w8 media center pack - how do i go about getting this back? do i have to contact ms? i'm fairly certain that i don't have an activation number for the pack, if i recall i just paid for it online and then was allowed to download it and install it.

also, i thought i would go ahead and do a clean install all over again as opposed to a reset or refresh given i want to make certain that i'm starting from scratch again... or do you think a reset or refresh might be the better option (i'm not concerned about keeping any personal settings or files intact). any advice would be appreciated.

A:W8 Media Center Pack - Reinstall After W8 Reinstall?

They will have given you a Product Key for it - Just reinstall Windows 8 and then get Media Center again using the same Product Key, it's yours now. After you install it, the Media Center Key will be your new OS key.

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I wanted to convert my Sony Vaio back to Windows 7 after updating to Windows 8 last year. I tried using the recovery disks that I created when I got the laptop. It told me that I couldn't reinstall. So after trying multiple things, I finally decided to wipe out the entire hard drive thinking that it would automatically reinstall Windows 7 64 bit. Now when I try to reinstall, it can't find a drive to install it to and all I have is a black screen now telling me Operating System Not Found....please help so that I can reinstall Windows 7 64 bit on my Sony Vaio VPCCW21FX with a 500 GB SATA Hard drive and 6 GBs of RAM.

I'm thinking I may need to create a partition so that when I put the recovery DVD in to reinstall Windows, it has a drive to install the software onto. I don't know how to create a partition or if that will solve my issue. My laptop is now worthless. Also, I can't access BIOS. I completely erased the entire hard disk.

A:Erased hard drive to reinstall Win 7 but now won't reinstall

Jim depends on how you set the wipe up and how you formated it mate look at this and if you have access to another machine do it.
If the drive is wiped clean then follow this it says for SSD's but will also work on spinners
SSD Alignment

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I bought Office 2016 months ago, but due to windows update failure I had to reinstall win10 thereby losing Office 2016.
Can someone point me to a contact? I bought Office 2010 online from MS. TIA

A:how to reinstall Office 2016 after win10 reinstall?

If you bought online there should be a record of this and you will be able to download Office again. Try this link http://www.office.com/myaccount

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ok, this is strange.. I reinstall Windows XP Home because My computer was messed up. It deleted all my files.. so on my desktop screen I don't have any Program Files Icons BUT it still save my Files!!! I have my orginial files in my Documents folders and In my Program Files It has all the Programs and files that go with that program???
How do I zap everything back on my desktop screen so I don't have to go Download each files as new again??? And I how do i get my Internet Favorite Links and my Notepad with my saved information in it??

Thank you!!

ps. Yes I did try the "Start" and then program files and none of the programs are there.. BUT yet it is in my Program Hard drive C: Program files... with the Program and all it's content???
 

A:Reinstall XP Home How do I reinstall all my Program Files I Have?

You installed a new version of XP in the same folder as your old one instead of repairing the one that was there already. Your programs are there, but not "installed". You need to reinstall all the programs to create their registry entries and shortcuts.

You probably have 2 "Windows" folders, too, with different names. Go to Start > Run, and type:

%windir%

to see which one you are using now and delete the other one.
 

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So, let me start by saying that Dell has made this forum stupidly hard to find and log in to.  The process is ridiculous.
I am working on an Inspiron 3250.  I am trying to reinstall Windows 7, and it will not complete the install.  Windows setup reboots and goes to the final step, where it says "completing installation" and freezes at that point.  One time, I let it sit for 8 hours and it did nothing.
I have run every diagnostic I can find, and everything checks out okay.
Now, I am going to take a big step back to when the problem started.
The system belongs to my mother-in-law, and she reported a problem and I went over to look at it.  There was nothing wrong, but I noticed and updated BIOS (Inspiron_3650_3250_Vostro_3650_3653_3250_3.3.10.exe) and decided to install it.  During the install, everything seemed to go fine, but when it rebooted after the update, Windows would not finish booting.  It would not boot in safe mode either.
After doing diagnostics and not finding anything, I decided to try reinstalling Windows.  And, that failed as above.
At one point, I noticed that the bios is still on version 3.3.6, but the updated file that I downloaded seems to be 3 3.3.10.  This seems to suggest that the bios update failed, and I am afraid that something went wrong during the upgrade.  I have tried resetting the bios defaults, but that made no difference.
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A:Cannot Reinstall Windows 7

If you haven't begun the install, be sure the BIOS update didn't change the drive mode (RAID to SATA/AHCI, the reverse, etc.).  That could be the problem.

Are you using the Dell recovery media for your system, or another source for Windows 7?  This is a Skylake system, for which a standard Windows 7 install media has no full support.  You CAN install Windows 7 on it, but you'll need to build a custom install media set to do so -- the instructions for doing that are here:
The procedure isn't for the faint of heart
www.dell.com/.../how-to-install-windows-7-on-systems-with-skylake-chipset
The other option is to get a Windows 7 ISO for your system from Dell - that is, the recovery media if you don't have it:
www.dell.com/.../dell-systems-with-the-intel-skylake-or-braswell-chipset-cannot-boot-to-dell-windows-7-media-due-to-no-usb-20
And probably the best option is to skip 7 altogether and install Windows 10 instead.  Windows 7 has less than three years to run before updates for it will cease as they did with XP.

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I bought an alienware computer from Dell in 2012 called an x51 . I had to put it in storage In 2015 due to some changes in life ... WoW = bad .. but anyways I started it up and it's acting funny so I wanted to return it to factory settings so I put the install disc in and go to reinstall Windows 7 .. I wait a few hours for it to install ... while it's installing it freeze about 80% through ... so I wait n wait ...slept on it..and nothing.. so i restart the computer . Now it's giving me an error saying the computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an error . Cannot proceed . To install please restart computer and restart the installation .. but this keeps happening over and over and over .. CAN ANYONE HELP !!
 

A:Help Windows 7 won't reinstall

My top suspects would be a memory or hard drive defect. Run diagnostics on each. May be diagnostics in the BIOS.

Maybe overheating. You checked for ventilation and spider webs and dust?

Suppose it could be defect in motherboard or the installation DVD.
 

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Hey people,

Not sure whether to post this problem in this forum but I'm here now.

I've bought a new HDD for my laptop and want to fit asap but the prob is I have lost the CD's that came with it and dont want to fork out to get new ones for an OS.

Can I clone my old 20GB onto my new 80GB and XP and everything else will be working or will there be problems?

I'd be very grateful if you could outline the steps I need to take.

Thanks
 

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Hey I activated windows 7 home premium on my computer but I want to reformat that same hdd then re install windows on it again, will it let me use the same key or have I already used it once?
Please don't suggest not reformatting my HDD since I need to

A:Can I reinstall windows and use the same Key

yes you can

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I used the PC as normal this morning, then switched it off when I went to work. My mum used it again while I was at work, reported no problems and again switched it off. For the past few days the windows XP set-up disc has been in the CD drive and not done anything (I was trying to repair something and left it in because I forgot about it).

I switched the PC on when I came home from work and for some unknown reason windows is attempting to reinstall itself. I don't know if this is my own fault for leaving the disc in? Why would this happen out of the blue when the disc has been in for a while and not done this?

Anyway, I'm being taken to a setup screen and being told to insert the CD or setup can't continue. There's no way of backing out of it. Re-starting isn't helping. I've tried rebooting with last good configurations, in safe mode (which didn't work) and it's still telling me to insert the disc.

I'm assuming that following through with the install will delete everything I have and all my own configurations. Is there any way of getting out of it? Please help, I'm stuck without my PC (posting from a laptop right now). Thanks
 

A:Windows is trying to reinstall itself (I don't want it to!)

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Installed windows 10 didn't like it. conflicting with my prior windows 7. Audio issues, speakers stop playing.
How can I reinstall 7

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my pc is recently affected by virus.so i want to reinstall windows 8.when i click on recovery option refresh your pc without affecting your files,this windows appear as shown in image.below that option another option exit.reinstall windows to its factory setting.this option also showing the same.what to do next.i installed the windows 8 from bootable pendrive.

A:windows reinstall

Hello kkb,

That's basically telling you that you need to connect your Windows 8 installation media so that it can use it to do the refresh with. It needs to be connected to be able to do a refresh or reset of Windows 8. That's all.
Since you were dealing with a virus, I would recommend to boot from your Windows 8 USB, and do a full clean install instead to start fresh to help make sure the system is clean afterwards.

Clean Install - Windows 8

or

Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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