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Clean XP install giving me many problems.

Q: Clean XP install giving me many problems.

Hi, I have a Desktop running XP, a desktop running 98se, and a laptop running 98se. I am having problems with all but I'll start with the XP. It had a virus I couldn't get rid of, so I decided to re-format. It has a 40 GB drive with the main system files, and a 120 GB drive for everything else. I formatted both of them using the winXP CD. I then installed a fresh install of winXP on the 40 GB drive. Everything went smoothly, and I have a nice clean install. Now, about an hour later, I can see by the lights on my router that there is very heavy Internet traffic even when the computer is idle at the desktop. I turned off windows auto-update so that's not it. I haven't installed anything yet. the only thing I've done since the install is change some windows settings, check my hotmail, and come to this forum. The traffic is bad enough to take about 10 seconds to load this forum on my high-speed connection Very noticeable. What could be causing this? Also, when I check the properties of the internet connection, I see services for programs like Azureus (a bit torrent program) I had installed before the format. Could it be getting this settings from my router? Is a re-format from the winXP CD enough to remove any virus? Is there a better way to wipe my hard-drives? Thanks guys, I hope you can help me out here. Should I post the problems with the other computers in the 98se board? The problems are all kind of inter-related...

Thanks in advance guys!

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A: Clean XP install giving me many problems.

on doing a fresh install off xp the internet connection is better left out as it only takes seconds for your machine to get infected.
you should install sp1 before connecting to internet then go straight to windows update for critical update.
I always install sp2 before connection to internet.
have done this on about 50 computers so far and yet to have a problem with sp2.(must be lucky)

you could run hijack this from here
hijack
extract to its own directory
run
post logfile here

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in the first windows was working perfectly ?.. then I got some kind of green screen of death saying some sort of unknown error ? then it got into automatic repair loop I tried every single fix out there on the internet but all failed ?.I tried1- bootrec /fixmbr2- bootrec /fixbootbut I got access denied3- bootrec /rebuildbcd4- copy the registry files and replace them5- windows restore point but it failed while trying6- windows reset but failed after it took long time7- dism but it failed too .8- sfc /scannow failed then asked me to try fix the files with dismhttps://justpaste.it/6hx449- dism from the windows source disk10- chkdsk /r /f c: it failed toohttps://justpaste.it/60hdl11- I tried replacing the corrupted filebut it did nothingthe windows the version that I had while this was the spring creators update 1709... the only fix I had was clean install windowsI got the rs4 1803 tried installing it but I got windows cannot be installed on this disk the only fix was converting the disk from mbr to gptbut I had no backup disk so I launched hiren's live cd then partition wizard tool then I clicked convert mbr to gpt to avoid formatting the diskthen I tried installing the windows again ant I worked just fine but after 4 days I got through the same problem that I tried the 10 fixes on it and didn't work ?.. then I clean installed it again after some couple of days I got the automatic repair loop but I tried system restore point and it worked for the very very first time I w... Read more

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I picked up this lenovo laptop and shortly after I got it the HDD went out. I replaced the HDD and Installed a full version of Windows XP SP2 then used the Win 7 upgrade disc I bought. I did a clean install of the Win 7 then I activated it at that time without any issues. Some time after that I started getting the message it wasn't a genuine copy. I rearmed the time period but I'm not able to activate the copy again with the PID. I get the message this product is for upgrade and not a clean install. I need to find out if I will be able to register this copy or if I will need to start over from scratch. I did try putting in another PID but it didn't activate with it. I haven't been able to change the PID back due to the message I am getting about the upgrade not clean install.

I appreciate any help I can get with this issue.

Code:

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-GJY49-VJBQ7-HYRR2
Windows Product Key Hash: W5/6nm6F2UPXrCkY5xUhXb/+21g=
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00006
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {B7CDA3F9-04BA-4675-9B81-E8C61611D67C}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000009
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Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00006
Thats an Acer OEM. You cannot install it on a Lenova.

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Hi, I'm CrazyKilla

I opened my pc to move some fans and give it a clean. But it feels like it can see everything im doing, as soon as i touch any hardware it gives me a middle finger and doesn't turn on, i blame entirely the board. i have a ASUS rampage IV and i really despise the board or the person who sold it to me.
I gave my pc a clean, i took our the processor and cleaned off the thermal paste and put a fresh one on (no reason other than i put a bit too much on last time)
And without laying a finger on the board or ram i cleaned the fans and moved them about, now when i turn on my pc i get either the error code 64 (when i have ram in one of 2 slots) and error code 63 (when i have ram in any slot other than the 2 that give me 64 or when i have no ram in at all! The booklet says that 63-67 is 'CPU DXE initialization started' although it's not doing anything because my pc would do it fast or atleast not take an hour to do it. I don't see what this board has against me
Can i get a new one? As soon as it arrived none. Of the black ram slots worked, and since i've been having problems with the board, anything i do just causes it to not turn on.
Where can i contact asus and get a refund or a new board?
Or just how to fix this problem?
It was sold to me by ALB computer germany on amazon, i have had it for just under a year.

A:After opening PC and giving a clean it's not working (RAM)

Obtain a manual for your MOBO and make sure that you placed your memory in the correct slots. Also make sure that all connections are in place. Run a test on your ram as well.

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I am trying to install windows xp on my old laptop, but while installing the devices during setup my computer just turns off. No error message or any info. I have tried to install it 3 times and it turns off at the same place each time. Any solutions or thoughts would be appreciated. Thank you.

Jimmy
 

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I have major XP problems & I'm trying my best no to have to wipe the HD clean, but here are most of my more serious errors. My memory got to 99 percent full & that's when a lot of these issues started happening.

System Restore says:" System restore is not able to protect your computer. Please restart your computer and then run System Restore again."
Of course I get the same message all over again after I reboot & try to run System Restore again.

I can't get to the Internet thru IE7, but I can access the internet thru Limewire. I don't think my internet explorer files downloaded correctly.
I can't copy and paste or drag and drop from any folders anywhere. Windows Media player says not installed & prompts me to download the player from the Windows website, but since my Internet isn't working, I can't download it, and now after the clean install, I can't even get limewire to open, so no internet connection at all!!
I tried Chkdsk /r, then I tried a Clean install to fix this, (The install before having to wipeout the Hard Drive), and now it's worse. Before The clean install, I could get into Windows thru my normal boot up, and access the internet thru Limewire, but since the clean install, I have to be in Safe mode to get into windows, because it tries to have me register my copy of windows, but regisering windows can't happen without internet connection, so it just logs me out & back into the Windows Log in screen. While running ... Read more

A:Win XP Clean Install problems

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I can't get to the Internet thru IE7, but I can access the internet thru Limewire.




LimeWire is a file sharing application (p2p) and from your description of issues, I'd suspect that as the primary cause of your current situation.
Click here for information regarding the risks of using File Sharing software.

If your system boots up, don't worry about connecting to the web just yet, uninstall all of the file sharing software that you know you have, as well, uninstall every program or file that you ever downloaded from the web using the software (unless you know the person from whom you downloaded a particular file and can confirm with absolute certainty that it is malware free).

File sharing software should only be trusted really on an intranet setup...not on the internet. Even then, not all p2p applications are themselves trustworthy. Some of them are but only under certain circumstances.

If for example you worked for abc company, who is affiliated with xyz company who are both housed within the same high rise downtown office building, and for convenience their IT shop set up the ability for both companies to share files they both use then you could expect those files to be malware free.

After you've uninstalled all the p2p apps, as well as the files YOU KNOW OF that were installed, post back and let us know if you've noticed any difference. Thanks!

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HI, I'm trying to do a clean install of windows 7 Pro x64 on a new SSD I bought but I'm having a persistent problem no matter what I try or what steps I use to try and fix the problem. I'm using a disk copy for the install (if it matters) and I get to the screen where it asks where I want to install the OS, I pick my SSD, then I click ADVANCED, then NEW, I select the partition size and format. But I get the same error message every time which is "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate and existing system partition. See the Setup log files for more information".

If anyone can help me I would greatly appreciate it, I've been stuck on this problem for about a week now and it's drastically increasing my stress levels.

A:Trying to do a clean install of OS on new SSD, but having problems

Sounds like the ssd was setup up as gpt, convert it to mbr.

Convert GPT Disk to MBR Disk

If you have a UEFI bios and want to install using the GPT partition style, you`ll have to setup the installer that way.

I don`t use that, I always set the bios to legacy boot and disable UEFI if it has it, and install to a MBR partition.

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I recently built a new computer and test a test run with a small hard drive and was able to install windows and it worked fine but when i went to actually do it for real on a 200gb drive it detects the drive and everything looks good during the blue screen install part. Then when it reboots it keeps booting from cd no matter what i do in the bios i tried jumper settings no luck. PLease someone help! i have a legal oem copy of windows xp pro sp2, i know thats not the problem. I'm out of ideas.

A:Problems with clean install of XP Pro

Hi sean81 and welcome to TSF

It sounds like the 200gb harddrive is not being seen in the BIOS. Check that and if not, make sure the drive is set up as a master if using an ide cable.

Also, set all boot devices to harddrive just to see if it hangs on the harddrive boot. If it hangs, put the small drive back along with the large one. Boot to the small drive and run some tests on the large one.

Hope it's a simple thing.
Mack1

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Hi,

I'm hoping someone here has an answer for me. I've probed through the forums but I can't locate a similar problem.

Here is my problem. I'm trying to install the latest Windows 7 RC 64-bit downloaded from MS but keep getting a BSOD. This is a clean install. All drives have been partitioned, wiped clean, formatted etc.. several times now, LOL.
I have tried in RAID, not in RAID, and with only 1 HDD installed.

I boot to the DVD, Windows installs the 100mb temporary files and starts. Just when it switches to the light blue screen with the dove on it I get a BSOD with the following message:

A problem has been detected....

Disable or remove any newly installed hardware and drivers. Disable or remove any newly installed software. If you need to use Safe mode to remove or disable compnents, restart your computer- Press F8 to select advanced startup options, and then select safe mode.

Technical information:

*** STOP: 0x0000007F (0x0000000000000008, 0x0000000080050031, 0x00000000000006F8, 0xFFFFF8000CEL265B)


Current system:
eVGA 790i Ultra SLI mobo
Intel E6300
Patriot Viper PC3-12800 (2x 2GB)
XFX 8500GT
2x WD800 74 GB Raptor SATA HDD
2x Seagate 500GB HDD
LG DVDRW

A:Clean Install Problems

Welcome to the Se7enforums! MaDDN3ss

The MS information for that particular type of error is quite specific when pointing to a hardware possible and likely or software problem of some type. The "STOP: 0x0000007F" part is seen as far back as Windows 2000 due to having an NT core.

"This error message can occur if either of the following conditions exists: Your computer has hardware or software problems (hardware failure is the most common cause).
You try to over clock the speed of your computer's processor (for example, you set a 150 MhZ processor to run at 187 MhZ).
The above STOP error means a trap occurred in kernel mode and the trap is either one the kernel is not allowed to have or is always fatal. The most common causes of a STOP 0x7F are: Low-level hardware corruption, such as corrupt memory (RAM)
Mismatched memory modules
A malfunctioning motherboard
To determine an approximate cause, examine the parameters at the top of the STOP screen:
**STOP 0x0000007F (0x000000XX, 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP
The most important parameter is the first one (0x0000000X) which may have several different values. The cause of this trap can vary, depending on the value of this parameter. All traps that cause a STOP 0x7F can be found in any Intel x86 microprocessor reference manual as they are specific to the x86 platform. Here are some of the most common ones:"
General causes of "STOP 0x0000007F" errors

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i have a gateway 702GE and i have the windows xp proffesional service pack 2 disk
but i cant get it to boot up the cd. i dont know what to do to get it to boot the disk.
 

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So, just recently installed XP, I'm currently about 80% of the way through putting all my basic applications on, and I've now got a problem. Whenever I enter a link into the address bar of IE, I get a message saying C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Desktop is unavailable. I have no idea whatsoever what this has to do with IE, but this is M$ afterall, so it probably doesn't have to have anything to do with it to go horribly horribly wrong. Anyone have any ideas as to what could be causing this, and how I could go about fixing it?
 

A:Problems with a clean install of XP's IE...

It also gives me that message twice when I try to use Leechget to download anything.
 

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I got a nasty virus and did a new install of Windows XP from disc with product key. All went according to plan, OS is there, working properly and here is where the problems start. First off my monitor, A Dell ST2410 is stuck on 640x480 resolution and when I go to display properties,settings tab,advanced,click monitor, the monitor that is selected for comp. is displayed,(not my monitor) and the slider does not slide and the properties button is there but grayed out(not active)Now the icing on the cake is I also can't go online. Go to device mgmr and there is a yellow question mark when I open other devices and next to ethernet controller,mass storage controller(my terabyte HD I think)multimedia controller and video controller is a yellow question mark. Luckily I have and old tower that still works but it is really getting to be a bummer disconnecting from one comp. and hooking up to the other and back and forth and so on. I just want my comp. back and working. I do know about the driver issues, but what I dont know is what I have to download to get my comp. back up and working. I somewhat know my way around computers but I'm not a guru or a wizard. That's my life story and I hope nobody fell asleep and if anyone could help I would be indebted to you for life Thanks for looking and reading and have a Happy Fathers Day
 

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Can't get serial number to take, windows7 is activated. When I try windows 10 it says serial number wrong?, product id is bottom of labtop. If I use a serial number program it comes up with different serial?. This is a legal copy of windows 7 home,did I download wrong iso?,DID THE ONE FOR SINGLE LANGUAGE,not sure what n version is?. any ideas on what I need to do?

A:clean install problems

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Can't get serial number to take, windows7 is activated. When I try windows 10 it says serial number wrong?, product id is bottom of labtop. If I use a serial number program it comes up with different serial?. This is a legal copy of windows 7 home,did I download wrong iso?,DID THE ONE FOR SINGLE LANGUAGE,not sure what n version is?. any ideas on what I need to do?



Due to various lawsuits the N version is aimed more at European markets but shouldn't be a problem.

I've done more that a couple dozen Win10 Upgrades over Win7 w/SP1 and Win8.1 and never had to enter the Product Key, it gets picked up from the installed OS. I've only needed to do the online install from Windows Updates.

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Hi techs out there,

Could someone please help me.
I assembled my own desktop with the following components.

1. Toshiba SATA motherboard 160GB
2.1Gb ram
3.2.3GHz intel pentium duo processor
4. the casing came with the power supply.

I keep receiving the error messages as attached both with xp and windows 7. I have not managed to install any os and am going crazy.
 

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Ok i have this problem that has me stumped..i'm trying to install an new OS using a bootable cd (Windows XP Pro)..now i've gotten the BIOS to boot from cd n when it does boot it goes to a message sying " Starting PC DOS"..aftwerwhich it goes to another screen and says.."Preparing to Start Computer. This may take a few minutes..."

There are some other messages on the screen but i don kno of their importance n it has an area where i guess u type in a command to the bottom of all the info.

A:\>

what am i suppose to type there?...i've tried setup.exe....startup.exe...but all of them give a message saying Bad Commmand...Invalid Directory..or sumthin of the sort...What should I do??

I wud REALLLLYYY appreciate your assistance
 

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Mobo -abit AN832x
Ram- 2gig OZC platinum
PSU- Power and Cooling 750
CPU-FX 55
Video card- XFX Nvidia 9500 gt 1012mb ddr 2
Drive- Sata WD 36 gig raptor

Everything is at stock speeds.

Windows XP First edition OEM no SP1

Been having trouble installing my Video Card driver last few weeks on an older 7900 gs-BSOD Machine _Checksum on restart after vid drivers installed

Card reported errors on burnIN v4.0
Also memtest was negative and WD life guard was negative

Trying barbones clean install with ONE Raptor (not raid) and new Vid card ( XFX Nvidia 9500 gt 1012mb ddr 2) but ran into problems.
Windows XP First edition OEM no SP1

1. Boot from CD - No problems
2. deleted partition - no problems
3.Create Partition- no problems
4.Format, long, NTSF-no problems
5. Installs necessary files - No Problem

Reboot shows XP logo then quick blue flash and restarts. Then restarts again and again.

Any advice? Trying real barebones install.
 

A:Clean install of XP problems.

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I have a HP zd7000 laptop with Windows XP Professional on it. Over the past few months I have been having problems with my computer occasionally blue screening and restarting itself. I never bothered to record the error because it only happened occasionally. However, yesterday I turned my computer on and it immediately blue screened and restarted. I turned it back on and it did the same thing. Another try yielded the same results. So I decided that something like a virus must be really messing up with my computer and I was going to format my computer and do a clean install of XP Pro.

I found the XP CD that came with my computer and I popped it in and restarted. I chose the clean install. I formatted my hd. Everything seemed to be going along just fine. Then it started copying the windows files from the CD onto my computer. At about 40% an error popped up saying that ______ file cannot be found. Options were to retry, skip the file, or abort the installation. I tried retrying it but it didn't work so I skipped the file. On the very next file the same thing happened. Then the next file. Then the next. Every file beyond that 40% mark would not copy onto my computer. After I skipped the rest of the files a stop error came up saying that it is restarting my computer because something was not properly installed (I was like duh XP didn't install properly).

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A:Problems with XP Clean Install

Try putting the CD in and just do the Repair option and see what happens.

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After many problems with Vista, I got Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit version for free from the college.

My PC is only 3 years old and with 4 GB RAM and AMD quad processer, so I feel confident with installing Win 7 64 bit version even though the Win 7 upgrade advisor couldn't run in Vista, again Vista problems.

SO I decided to do a clean install 7.

I use the set up and it does an update then asks which partition or HD to use. It did find the SP1 during the update process.Then it goes through about 5 minutes of gathering files and then, it comes back to the Install screen as if to do it all over.

I then did a restart, and the Windows 7 flash screen appeared followed by an error message "installation could not be started"
This is strange.

What is happening?
 

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I have been trying to do a new install on an IBM Intellistation M Pro 6225-245U computer that I picked up. It has a code for the license on it. However I did not have the original XP pro disc. I talked to a local computer service group that gave me a copy of an XP Pro VLK disc to use. Theyh thought that would work.

I did a complete format of the drive and went thru the install. While loading Windows during the installing of devices I got to messages that "Software installation has not passed Windows Logo Testing to verify it compatibility with Windows XP. Is it a problem with the copy of the VLK disc that I got.

I would like to be able to use the license and valildation code that I have on this machine.

Druing the first try I clicked proceed with install anyway and then completed the install. Entered the code and Windows started. I then went to connect to the internet and could not connect. I checked the network connection in control panel and it showed OK.

I then went to run command line and tried to Ping the computer and that would not run.

So I went a did a new install and when I got the software testing message again I clicked no and went thu the intall and this time I could not start Windows. Tried booting in Safe mode and could not do that

What is going on? What am I missing?

A:Clean install XP Pro problems

The XP Pro disk thing might have nothing to do with it. You might have a hardware probelm.

Are you formating the HD before install ?

Boot to XP disk; Recovery Console and run chkdsk /f. Your HD may be going bad. Report if it finds any errors.

The VLK thing, I dunno.

What does the text on the label say ? I would think an OEM disk would be more likely, but then, if it takes the Product Key, I guess it's good. You might try an OEM disk. One just worked for an old Toshiba laptop just this morning. I also had a Product Key and no disk.

Here's a list of known XP labels.

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=226

Here's a must-read:

http://wiki.lunarsoft.net/wiki/Product_IDs

Find out what the Product ID is for the XP label that came with your computer. Then find an XP disk that has the same Product ID.

Note: There is a big difference between "Product ID" (or PID) and "Product Key".

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I upgraded from Win 7 pro about a month ago hoping that would cure some problems I had with Win 7. It did not and Win 10 is working poorly too. I would like to do a clean install of Win 10 but not sure if I can get the correct Win 10 install file just from my Win 7 pro product key. Is there a download source for that since I have already upgraded to Win 10?

A:How to do a clean install after upgrade from 7 to 10 problems

Welcome to TenForums, CharlieH.

Your question is much like another poster's over here: How can I do a full reinstall of Windows on my laptop?

My post was -






Originally Posted by Word Man


Simply follow this Tutorial by Brink: Windows 10 - Clean Install

You can download Win10 install media direct from MS (nothing to do with Toshiba) and use the "Custom Install" option described in the tutorial, deleting all partitions.

You'll want to either burn a DVD or dedicate a 4-8 GB flash drive to making the bootable install media.

There are links in that tutorial to other tutorials for things you may not already know how to do.

Post back here if you have questions.



You can, of course, ask your own follow up questions in this thread of your own.

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Hello everyone. I'm new here and am having difficulties with an XP clean install.
What happened was that one of my desktops had a pretty nasty virus for a few days. I tried running as many anti-virus, malware, spyware, trojan programs in Safe Mode to no avail. I came to the conclusion that I should do a fresh XP install (SP2). Everything was fine after re-formatting and installing until I got to the "Installing Network" segment with "32 minutes approx remaining". The first time I waited well over 40 minutes and nothing happened. I restarted and started over with a re-format and the same thing happened.
I've tried everything I can think of:disconnecting the ethernet, removing all my expansion cards, making sure all of the on-board devices were enabled in the BIOS. I've even installed Ubuntu and set up a partition and then tried to repair the Windows installation with the setup disk and this, obviously didn't work.
What am I doing wrong? I contacted Microsoft via live chat only to be directed to the $59 chat. I'm not paying $59 to chat with Tech (just yet.)
Any help or insight would be great.
 

A:Solved: Clean install problems- XP Pro SP2

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I upgraded from Win 7 pro about a month ago hoping that would cure some problems I had with Win 7. It did not and Win 10 is working poorly too. I would like to do a clean install of Win 10 but not sure if I can get the correct Win 10 install file just from my Win 7 pro product key. Is there a download source for that since I have already upgraded to Win 10?

A:How to do a clean install after upgrade from 7 to 10 problems

Welcome to TenForums, CharlieH.

Your question is much like another poster's over here: How can I do a full reinstall of Windows on my laptop?

My post was -






Originally Posted by Word Man


Simply follow this Tutorial by Brink: Windows 10 - Clean Install

You can download Win10 install media direct from MS (nothing to do with Toshiba) and use the "Custom Install" option described in the tutorial, deleting all partitions.

You'll want to either burn a DVD or dedicate a 4-8 GB flash drive to making the bootable install media.

There are links in that tutorial to other tutorials for things you may not already know how to do.

Post back here if you have questions.



You can, of course, ask your own follow up questions in this thread of your own.

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Windows 7 crashed after security essentials found this virus PWS: Win32/Zbot.gen !AP. I decided to do a clean install of windows 7. I formatted the hard drive and installed windows 7 pro. It was stable for 20 mins while I was updating windows 7, windows explorer etc.. then I got the dreaded blue screen and it crashed. I did reboot and I got the same result shortly after booting up. Any ideas? is there something I need to do to the hard drive and then re-install windows 7? thanks for the help

A:Problems after Windows 7 clean install

Whenever you want to really get rid of a virus infection run Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN).  This will completely wipe the drive.  Then reinstall Windows.
 
It could be one of the Windows updates causing the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) and you might be fine just continuing the updates until they have all been applied.

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I did a clean install of windows 7 to a new western digital HDD and I when I start up my desktop without the win 7 CD in the disk drive, I get a BOOTMGR missing error. But i can load windows 7 with the bootable cd in the disk drive. So i reformatted the HDD and tried a second clean install and same thing happened, "BOOTMGR missing press ctrl + alt + del to restart" Any ideas as to why this is happening?

A:Clean install problems with Windows 7

Welcome to the forums, Download [email protected] Kill Disk Hard Drive Eraser. Low Level Format., make a bootable DVD/CD format the HDD with a low level format and it should fix the problem, I had a similar problem trying to enable AHCI every time i did it the install would blue screen hope this fixes your problem.

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It's clearly not right that 'Paint' should try to connect to the pop3 server of my website (not my ISP) when I open a picture...

This is on a machine that had a clean install a couple of hours ago and full virus and spyware scans, etc. This is the first place its been on the internet, so whatever's doing it is already on the system.

Microsoft components are doing this... what is going on????

Back to the shop???
Tell me that another Vista machine wont do the same thing, I'm feeling slightly peculiar after two weeks of this...

Ian

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Originally Posted by IanS


It's clearly not right that 'Paint' should try to connect to the pop3 server of my website (not my ISP) when I open a picture...

This is on a machine that had a clean install a couple of hours ago and full virus and spyware scans, etc. This is the first place its been on the internet, so whatever's doing it is already on the system.

Microsoft components are doing this... what is going on????

Back to the shop???
Tell me that another Vista machine wont do the same thing, I'm feeling slightly peculiar after two weeks of this...

Ian







Hi Ian. . .

Welcome back to TSF.

How do you know that Paint is trying to connect to the server? Also, is the picture in question on your computer or on the web site?

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi

I've been trying to upgrade my parents computer from vista x86 home premium to windows 7 x64 with a clean install. Everytime i go to boot the computer with my 7 installation disk, it begins to load files, then windows boot manager starts saying their is a problem with driver \system32\drivers\wdf01000.sys and error code 0x0000096. I have asked MS and they said to get another copy of that driver.. since my computer did not come with a disc, i recovered the whole computer back to factory condition hoping that would help, i also ran windows repair and that did not do anything. Vista works fine on this computer

I have the HP m8125x. Specs here: Product Specifications HP Pavilion Media Center TV m8125x Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English) Just upgraded the RAM to 4GB (works fine in vista) and replaced the optical drive (it had burnt out and i needed it to burn the installation disc.. bad omen? haha) could either of these be causing it? I noticed a little blurb about RAM in the FAQ, is this what RAM on old motherboard issues typically look like (i don't want to take it out if unnessary as it took me forever to finally fit it in cuz of the positioning)

I have also tried unplugging my wireless keyboard, printer, IR receiver etc..

the BIOS is uptodate according to HP,

any other suggestions? Should i just give up and reinstall all my stuff on Vista, the upgrade only cost $40 (student promotion) and i'm wondering if this is just the beginning of an i... Read more

A:problems with vista x86 to 7 x64 clean install

  
Quote: Originally Posted by tdiddy


Hi

I've been trying to upgrade my parents computer from vista x86 home premium to windows 7 x64 with a clean install. Everytime i go to boot the computer with my 7 installation disk, it begins to load files, then windows boot manager starts saying their is a problem with driver \system32\drivers\wdf01000.sys and error code 0x0000096. I have asked MS and they said to get another copy of that driver.. since my computer did not come with a disc, i recovered the whole computer back to factory condition hoping that would help, i also ran windows repair and that did not do anything. Vista works fine on this computer

I have the HP m8125x. Specs here: Product Specifications HP Pavilion Media Center TV m8125x Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English) Just upgraded the RAM to 4GB (works fine in vista) and replaced the optical drive (it had burnt out and i needed it to burn the installation disc.. bad omen? haha) could either of these be causing it? I noticed a little blurb about RAM in the FAQ, is this what RAM on old motherboard issues typically look like (i don't want to take it out if unnessary as it took me forever to finally fit it in cuz of the positioning)

I have also tried unplugging my wireless keyboard, printer, IR receiver etc..

the BIOS is uptodate according to HP,

any other suggestions? Should i just give up and reinstall all my stuff on Vista, the upgrade only cost $40 (st... Read more

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i had to format my PC and reinstall windows about 2 or 3 weeks ago, because my comp kept freezing up and eventually it wouldnt load up at all. the only way i could get it to load anything was by booting up from disk - so i formatted and reinstalled windows by doing that...

get it up and running and it lasted about a week then the same fault came back.. again i formatted and reinstalled windows. this time it only lasted a few days.. and again.. and again..

i have all windows updates installed, i am running kaspersky internet security - which doesnt find any faults..

it's been like this ever since i changed to Virgin Broadband instead of BT.. surely this has nothing to do with it?

is there ANYTHING i can do to fix this fault?
 

A:Recurring Problems after clean install

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hey
few days ago me and a friend was trying clean install W8.1 64bit (the system was 7 ulti 32bit)
i'm asking to know what was the problems
this way:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hjoIeOXl2g
when i tried it and faced "u have 32bit..." because we were using 32 bit tried changing from setup with a win8 32bit and didn't work (the main folder setup not sources folder) did any one tried changing the sources setup.exe with and 32bit one and did it work?
why microsoft "lock" the setup only for 64bit systems what if i had and 32bit and wanted to upgrade without booting

the second way was making an active partition with windows files in it
when we tried it with the external HDD (resized, made a partition...) it didn't boot and didn't even appear in boot
with the main HDD i used the same way and it worked
what's the difference ?

then after installing from the internal HDD (it appeared windows 8 and the installation on the boot menu)
i made system partition active and after restart it didn't boot, why?

tried easy recovery disk from 1 GB flash and it didn't work, once again why ?

we booted the installation from USB using WinSetupFromUSB (we hadn't an +4 GB usb flash before, just external HDDs)

A:clean install ways and problems

You can get Windows 8.1 install media here, Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help that will let you clean install Windows 8.1 from thumb drive. If that helps?

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I recently built my own computer, got everything setup and plugged it in and it displayed the motherboard page right away and no problems. When I go to start to install windows 7 (home premium 64 bit) the computer randomly freezes and i'm not able to install windows 7, I have some people helping me out and trying to figure out what is going on but I wanted to see if anyone else knew or had any ideas of how to tackle this problem, thanks!!

intel core i5 3.3 GHz
asus p8z68-m pro motherboard
asus gtx 560 card
8 gb ram

A:Windows 7 Clean Install Problems

have you checked your voltage settings on your cpu and ram ?
sometimes just bumping up your cpu voltage (just a bit) will help you get your system more stable.


scrooge

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Yesterday I performed a clean windows 7 install on my fathers HP pavillion desktop PC. It had originally vista.
During installing the screen became black, but when I unplugged the HDMI cabel which is for the LCD TV, the black screen dissapeared and the install could be completed. If I plug in the HDMI cabel again now, the screen becomes black in some seconds and then the screen shows the clean windows 7 bacground without any program icons or taskbar. How can this be fixed?

The second problem:

If one of the original screensavers included in the windows 7 is used, it works. But if I try to use the gphotoshow screensaver, which I have used many years on other PCs, a popup appears on a black screen where it stands "please insert a disc into K drive". If I then press ENTER, the gphotoshow screensaver works. As long as I dont press ENTER, the popup continues to appear on the black screen without the gphotoshow

The popup as it looks:
Norwegian language, but its just to show how it looks

Info:

32-bits
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 dual core processor 6000+ 3.00Ghz
Installed memory: 4.00GB(3,50 GB can be used)
The windows.old, windows.old.001 and windows.old.002 have been removed via disc cleanup

A:Problems after a clean windows 7 install

Where did you get the Win7 installation media? I would start over with the latest official installer for your licensed version in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 then follow those steps closely to get and keep a perfect install.

If you had two windows.old folders then you've not had a real clean install on the PC which is done by booting the Win7 installer, deleting all partitions to get it cleanest.

Scan your backup data and program installers with Malwarebytes and your AV before reimporting to make sure they are not infected.

Install with a VGA monitor, later plug in the TV you wish to use as a monitor and observe it's driver loading the bottom right System tray. It may wish to go online to Windows Update to get the driver. But if you're following the best practices in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 it will already have enabled to Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3)

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i installed xp on my daughters thinkpad t41. downloaded all the drivers at the lenova website for the t41.

unable to find driver for data interface, sm bus controller and usb controller

i was able to find and manually install all the other missing drivers.

i am unable to use the wifi to connect to our home wireless network.

anyone willing to help a father become a hero?

any help appreciated. thanks in advance

lance

A:[SOLVED] clean install problems

You'd need to provide more information about which Lenovo model you have.
The T41 has types 2373 to 2379 (assuming they all differ), and each has a bunch of different models (like WMR or WQ3 etc.)

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Ok so i had Bit Defender installed and it went crazy and started recognizing EVERYTHING i did as a virus and started putting all kinds of files in quarantine. i uninstalled bitdefender so maybe the files would be put bac but everything was malfunctioning. i ended up formating te drive and then my computer didnt want to load the files necessary for a clean install on windows. but then all of a sudden some file caled BOOTMGR is missing and press control alt delete to restart over and ove and it never boots. What is im supposed to do??

A:Clean Install Windows problems

Check this out:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/303968/bitdefender-update-cripples-64-bit-versions-of-windows/But since you've already nuked your system (formatted your hard drive), there is no need for a patch.Do you have a Windows 7 installation disk?

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I've reformatted my C: drive on a Dell Inspiron 7500 laptop. The hard drive is clean and has only one file on it, COMMAND.COM.

On boot-up the system goes straight to the C:\ prompt. DOS does not recognize my Optical D:\ drive.

I downloaded a boot disk that allows the system to recognize my optical drive as R:\ drive. I inserted the XP system disk and switched to the I386 folder. I then ran WINNT to load XP. The computer examines the system, downloads a large number of files, and then stops. When I reboot, I get the option to continue with the XP install which I do.

The install continues unitl it comes time to start windows (the setup must read the optical drive to do this I think), and comes up with the message that it can't locate the EULA (end user licensing agreement).

From there I'm stuck. Can anyone help???

Thanks in advance,

Charlie Sheets
 

A:Solved: Problems With Clean Install of XP

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I've got the Aspire V5-571 running Windows 10 on a clean install 1TB SSD. I know this OS is not officially supported on this laptop, but I previously ran Windows 10 on this laptop perfectly fine after updating Windows 8/8.1 to Windows 10 in March on my old hard disk drive. Just to clarify, I never had any issues with sleep (or anything else) when I had WIndows 10 before. But now I am having no end of problems with sleep. It's totally random too, an intermittent problem - sometimes my laptop will wake instantly to the lock screen after being asleep, sometimes it will just sit at a blank screen and nothing happens. This is also the case when resuming from hibernate mode - it will sometimes wake perfectly fine, but other times after the Windows/Acer boot logo, it just does nothing on a blank screen and the only option is to turn it off. I am trying to eliminate certain things and one thing I've read a lot about is potential keyboard drivers causing issues with sleep and power management. And I notice in device manager under Keyboards, I have listed a "Standard PS/2 keyboard"  I can't fully remember what my previous Windows 10 installation said in Device Manager for the keyboard, but I am pretty sure it used to be a HID Keyboard Device, not a PS/2 keyboard. Can anybody else with this laptop, running either Windows 8 or Windows 10, please look in their Device Manager and tell me what the keyboard entry is/should be? Because I would be surprised if it was P... Read more

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I recently cleaned off a Compaq Presario laptop of a badly corrupted install, etc. I am now trying to install a clean version after everything was backed up, cleaned off and then this error message when I start to do the install:

"Setup did not find any hard drives installed on your computer. Make sure any hard disc drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer......................etc." I understand this has something to do with the BIOS settings not being properly configured. Any help on how I can correct this and get the computer up and running again? I did a clean install of another recently and never experienced this. Same laptop, same program. Much thanks in advanced........

A:Attempting Clean Install of XP Pro w/Problems

You are probably running into a Hard Drive Controller Driver problem.

Your copy of Windows XP does not have the drivers to initialize your SATA controller in your Presario.

There are 2 things you can try. One, find a Windows XP CD that is at least Service Pack 2. Two, You can contact Compaq ( HP ) for a recovery CD set that has all of the necessary drivers already integrated into the disk.

Hope this helps,

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Hi, I'm doing a clean install of Windows 7 64bit to replace the RC version and the installation hangs during reboots. (Step 10 of the tutorial; Clean Install Windows 7[2]=General%20Tips) I reformatted the drive, booted from a Windows OEM DVD, and it loaded perfectly through 100%. After rebooting, I get a black screen with a working mouse cursor. After a while, the PC times out and suspends itself.
When I try a hard reboot, I get a "Windows Was Not Shutdown Properly" message, and the option to boot in Safe Mode, or Normal Mode. Normal Mode booting results in the same black screen with mouse cursor. In safe mode, I get the proper 'Setup is preparing your computer..." message before the install process stops due to being in safe mode.

Kinda weird! Thanks for any help!

I have 4 sticks of RAM on board, I'll try installing with a few of them removed.

A:Clean Install Reboot Problems

Test the RAM fully as well with Windows Memory Diagnostic Test in Win7 DVD Repair console Recovery Tools.

Do you have onboard graphics you can default to during install? If so, unplug graphics card.

Is there a tv tuner or graphics card which is outputted to another source like a t.v. or projector. This happens sometimes when the card driver loads and it is no longer outputted to monitor.

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Sorry for the vague title but pretty close to everything is not working properly...

Ok, I got a new CPU and motherboard, and did a clean install of windows 7 ultimate onto a formatted hard drive. Installing drivers afterwards has proven very difficult (it frequently says the program is corrupt even when it's from the manufacturer's disk) - sometimes I can brute force through by repeated attempts (particularly in safe mode) but I'm not convinced anything works afterwards, and almost no web sites display properly - frames won't show, graphics are distorted, frequent 400 errors, walls of gibberish text, links don't do anything, the works. It happened with IE 8 (which installed from the disk), it happened wiht IE 11 after I upgraded, and I installed google chrome to see if it was an IE problem, and it doesn't appear to be. Sometimes refreshing helps a bit, but not usually (and it rarely fixes everything). I haven't even gotten to install any applications to see if they work. I installed 200 or so updates through windows update, but that's about it - I can't even manage to get into mcafee to install my virus program.

I'm not sure if this is a hardware or software problem. If it's software its either the drivers for the hardware or windows itself. Windows doesn't show anything being wrong or not working, either. Are there any tests I can do to see if I need to just go back to the store and replace my hardware?

A:Did a clean install of Windows 7 64 bit - problems with everything

Hello and welcome Mahavira mate first up what pack is the Ultimate coming in - retail or OEM?. Now because if it is an OEM then that activation code will be tied to the old board, and without permission from Microsoft you will not be able to use it on the new motherboard. (That is you can contact Microsoft by phone explain you had to have a new motherboard and can you use the old OEM to load the new board they are usually quite obliging) The retail version you can use more than once so which is it before we go delving into deeper water.

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So, I ran into a severe issue that apparently rooted in my registry that forced me ta have ta do a complete clean install of my Windows 7(64) SP2. And lo and behold, i ran into some issues.

Lots of issues.

This is on an HP Pavilion dv6-6c35dx btw.
For starters, it was missing most of it's drivers.
So I went and downloaded the drivers that go with the specific model of laptop i have from my manufacturer's website
I then attempted ta install my "chipset" driver first, from various comments around the web saying it is a smart thing ta do first.
Well, the chipset driver told me when i tried ta install it, that "This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software".

Then i installed my audio drivers, as the audio i was getting was quiet and not noticeable, but afterwords, now the audio doesn't work at all! After i had installed the manufacturer-approved drivers.

Then i went t'the USB drivers, and it installed.... but only working the ones on the right side of the laptop!
The other side doean't have any connectivity.

My second monitor isnt't being acknowledged.

My battery saver options only show "turn off the display" and not "dim display" & "put computer to sleep".

My networks are non-exiatent, despite having downloaded all the "apparently right" one.

Help any?

A:Clean Install Problems - Surprising, I know.

Hi,
Can you give some more details ?

Did you clean the disk... and prepare it for a clean install ?
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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I upgraded to windows 10 from windows 7 and then performed a clean install of windows 10. I have being having problems with my USB 3.0 ports which were not present in windows 7.

Every time I turn on my computer running windows 10 I get an error telling me the last USB device I connected to the computer has malfunctioned and windows doesn't recognize it. Strangely this error also pops up when there is nothing connected to the USB 3.0 ports. Upon viewing device manager there is a device listed as unknown device(link in compliance mode). The error in the details section states that the super speed link to the device keeps returning an error. USB 2.0 ports work fine.

I have tried various things to fix the issue such as uninstalling all the USB devices in device manager, updating drivers unplugging the PC.
One of the ideas I have as to what may be causing the issue is that Intel don't provide drivers for their USB 3.0 ports after windows 7. As far as I know Microsoft provides the driver. This is the only thing that comes to mind when trying to figure out the problem.

Any help appreciated

Motherboard:Asus p8z77vlx

A:Windows 10 Clean install usb 3.0 Problems

The computers I've worked with, including my own, did not get USB 3.0 support from the BIOS like the USB 2.0 ports do, require drivers usually provided by the maker of the motherboard. Does ASUS have USB 3.0 drivers available for downloading? I have not done the Upgrade to Win10 of my Win7 computer with its USB 3.0 ports yet and since my Win10 Pro didn't have USB 3.0 built-in I got an add-in PCIe X1 card to provide them, works fine on Win10. Next time I order accessories I'll get another card for the Win10 Home computer.

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i had to format my PC and reinstall windows about 2 or 3 weeks ago, because my comp kept freezing up and eventually it wouldnt load up at all. the only way i could get it to load anything was by booting up from disk - so i formatted and reinstalled windows by doing that...

get it up and running and it lasted about a week then the same fault came back.. again i formatted and reinstalled windows. this time it only lasted a few days.. and again.. and again..

i have all windows updates installed, i am running kaspersky internet security - which doesnt find any faults..

it's been like this ever since i changed to Virgin Broadband instead of BT.. surely this has nothing to do with it?

is there ANYTHING i can do to fix this fault?

A:Recurring Problems after clean install

1)How old is the computer?
2)What error messages are you getting if any?
3)Try running check disk.
4)Try running a third party hard drive diagnostic.

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Hi so about a year ago, I upgraded my windows ME to XP, now I want to just wipe it clean and reinstall. I have a bootable CD, which doesn't boot for whatever reason....so I booted to a floppy (possibly a 98 startup disk?).

So the problem here is I cant run setup in dos, but I also cant switch into the i386 dir (to run winnt.exe) on the CD: "invalid dir", but i can navigate to it windows explorer.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated!
 

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Alright so, I installed ubuntu on my dell latitude e6230, wiping the whole drive. Recently I've been wanting to go back to windows. Since the windows product key on the back of my laptop is for a pre-installed windows, I couldn't download it straight from microsoft website. After contacting their support, they gave me a download link for a win7 iso, so I thought the problem was solved. However, during installation I get 0x80070570 error at 1% of installation.  
Couldn't solve that problem on my own, so I contacted MS support again, this time they told me that the installer they gave me WON'T work because I need OEM iso from dell, and told me to get it from Dell support - apparently it worked for other people. 
So, my questions are: 
- What do you guys think about it?
- Where do I get the win7 oem iso?

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Hi all, so I've been trying to work out a solution to the problem I have been having over the last couple of days. Recently I started getting BSOD's whenever I logged into my computer after it booted, but it was fine in Safemode. I ended up backing up the files and documents I wanted to save and did a clean install of Windows 7.

However, after installing, while the computer itself is no longer BSODing, a multitude of drivers are no longer functioning, I've used the disc with all the driver software on it to try and reinstall the drivers, and while some are installing, the others just outright won't install. Namely the Network Drivers. Even with a ethernet cable connected to the Desktop, it does not connect. I've gone to Dell's support site and used my model number to find the correct drivers but even then, they still will not install. Namely, the main error I receive is "The installer can not run on this platform. Please select package for your Operating System."

Here are the specs.

Operating System:
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

CPU:
Intel Core i7 2600 @ 3.40GHz
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology

RAM:
8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-25)

Motherboard:
Alienware 046MHW (CPU 1)

Graphics:
SMS23A550H ([email protected])
16MB Standard VGA Graphics Adapter (ATI)

Hard Drives:
922GB Seagate ST31000524AS ATA Device (SATA)
298GB Seagate ST3320833AS ATA Device (SATA)

Optical Drives:
PLDS DVD+-RW DH-24ABS ATA Device

Audio:
ATI High Definition Audio Device
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A:Driver Problems after Clean Install of Windows

You have to download and install drivers for your 64bit version of Windows, not for the 32bit version.

This includes all drivers, Chipset, Graphics, Audio, and Network Adapter.

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OK I recently did a clean install of windows, I was running a 32bit windows 7 and have now had a clean install and am running 64bit windows 7.

Im using a wireless LAN PCI card to connect to the internet. I have reinstalled the drivers and all of the other main drivers I think I needed via USB stick.

My system tray shows connected and says "internet Access" but I cannot view any websites and when i try connect I usually get the yesllow exclamation mark.

When I diagnose the problem I get 2 errors. First says the connection between your router, modem... is broken. Second says the default gateway is not available. The second message has a green tick and says fixed, the first does not.

Im confident there is nothing wrong with the router, as Im connected to the internet with my laptop (using this now), any ideas as Im now completely lost.

Thanks in advance

A:Problems after clean install of win7 64bit

It sounds like a driver, problem, actually.

Could you upload your msinfo32 file for us?
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Enter msinfo32.exe into the start menu, and press enter. Go to File>Save, and save a copy on your desktop. Right-click on it, and select Send to>New compressed folder. Then attach the file to your next post.

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Hello,

I recently upgraded to windows 8 on my gaming desktop. As such, started the blue screens. Attached are the dump logs. The blue screens happens randomly either under load or just idle.

A:BSOD Problems after upgrading to clean install of W8

Attached is the zip from sf_diagnostic_tool

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A friend of mine was given a Dell Inspiron 1525 and the hard drive had died. I replaced it with a new one. It had Vista on it. I had a copy of Windows XP Pro, and installed it, along with SP-2 and 3. I did get the drivers for ethernet and wireless installed, and it actually updated to IE8. The problem is that the only cites that  IE will connect to is MSN and Bing. Anything else, I get an error that says IE cannot display the webpage. When diagnose connection is run, I get the message:
 
Windows cannot connect to the internet using HTTP, HTTPS, or FTP. this is probably caused by the firewall settings on this computer. Check the firewall settings for the HTTP port(80), HTTPS port(443), and FTP port(21).
 
This is a clean install, and no other programs, ie antivirus or spyware, have been installed. IE Even Microsoft Update gets the same message. IE works with MSN and Bing, so it is not the internet connection.
 
Can someone please help me get this solved? My friend did not have enough money to buy a better OS,and I had XP just laying around.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A:Dell Inspiron Clean Install XP Pro, IE 8 problems

I would not be giving your friend XP especially if all they plan on doing is browse the internet and check email along with some online purchases. Depending on how much RAM is on the computer I would look at installing a linux distro. 
 
If you select Safe Mode with Networking can you connect to other sites? 
 
If that doesn't solve the problem reset the XP firewall. Open a command prompt and type netsh firewall reset.
 
Use OpenDNS servers. Flush the DNS cache after changing the servers. 
 
Sometimes the Dell drivers are wonky. Right click the Wifi adapter in Device Manager. Select Properties and under the Details tab select Hardware Ids in the dropdown box. Copy and post the first line.

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