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harddisk crashed,no backup or windows7 cd. How do i re-install w/out?

Q: harddisk crashed,no backup or windows7 cd. How do i re-install w/out?

I have a HP pavillion dv6, the hard disk crashed and unfortunately i wasn't prepared so have no back up, nor the cd.
I've tried downloading windows 7 home premium ISO copy from mydigitallife.info to no avail!

Without paying for the real copy again what are my options?


Preferred Solution: harddisk crashed,no backup or windows7 cd. How do i re-install w/out?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: harddisk crashed,no backup or windows7 cd. How do i re-install w/out?

If the laptop was bought from a store, it would already have the serail on the information kind of thing, so you would need to get the install media some how, and use the code on your laptop/pc.

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My laptop has two particitions, C and D. C seems to have quite some bad sectors. Ran chkdsk yesterday for whole day and it marked out some bad sectors.

Now when I do fresh install to drive C, installation cannot complete. Once copying from DVD is over, I can pass the "starting windows" screen but then it loads the blue desktop and an error pop up saying windows was not installed successfully and try to restart. But this just keeps going in circles and never finishes.

I also tried to install OS on D, without formatting D, but ended up with the same situation.

What I am trying now is to back up everything on D and redo the disk partitioning and try again.

But because 1) i do not have an OS now and 2) i cannot install windows on C, the only option I have for backing up is using the command line window during the installation to copy files from D to an external usb disk.

I am using "xcopy /S" and that is extremely slow, driver D has 180G of data...

All the other threads about using robocopy etc tools does not apply here because i do not even have an OS.

So my question is if there is any way I can do the copying/backup faster?


A:Win7 install - fast copy/backup during install (harddisk failure)

Get Macrium reflect free on the pc your typing this from and have it make a usb recovery disk when it asks you too then boot to it on the laptop with your external drive also plugged in and then have it make an image of the d partition to your external. You can then erase both partitions in the windows installer and make a fresh one. When it is done you can install Reflect on the laptop and then you can mount that image with it for file transfer back. But if your install is failing it might be your disk is just to far gone at this point in which case you should image your data so you have it anyways.

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Toshiba L750, core i5 - win-7 64bit installed. 4gb ram, 600gb HDD,
50gb os, 250gb, 250gb partitions. 8gb Virtual memory on 3rd partition.
Used sparingly and working fine until a few days ago. I heard some faint whirling sound (probably the HDD) and in some time the OS crashed.
It went into an infinite loop of shutting down and rebooting trying to recover the system.
At some time, I chose command prompt and ran chkdsk on all the partitions chkdsk /f /r
It seemed to work, although the computer was only half as fast.
After a couple of boots, I only get a blank screen and a cursor at left hand top, post the bios screen.
Has my harddisk crashed? If so, how do I get it working back, either with the same HDD or another one
The data is not really important to me ( I have a back up on my desktop)
Thanks in advance for your help

A:Has my harddisk crashed ?

Yes it sounds like it.  Here is a video showing you how to replace it.


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Halo.I have replaced my harddisk after a crashed. Never made a recovey disk. How to get the notebook working again.What to do? Must I buy a new OS for the machine and where to buy?

A:Harddisk crashed

Hello, Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. If your computer originally came with Windows preinstalled, your computer is eligable to original Windows. You can purchase and use HP Recovery media to restore your PC to factory default condition. HP Recovery media might not work if your new HDD is smaller (with smaller capacity) than the original one >> e.g. original one is 500 GB , new one is 128 GB. Please, post this information:>> your full computer model and PN  >> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108>> country where you are and where you bought the PC from  Looking forward to your reply.

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my laptop, Compaq presario, crashed 2 days ago.
I took of the harddisk and i put another one.
I installed the windows home premium again , everything is working perfectly, only the sound.
The icon is there down in the toolbare and when i play music or something with sound, i see that there is  little bit of movement , but i hear nothing.
No sound comes out, i tried almost everything and still nothing.
who can help me please?? you are my last resource.

A:harddisk crashed

When you say 'everything' what did you try?
Did you try updating the drivers?
Did you make sure the volume is full from the speaker icon in the taskbar?
Did you make sure no sounds are muted when you click on mixer?
Are you using external speakers/headphones?

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[not sure if this is teh right section of forum for this post, hope so]
hi, my friend with windows 8.1 64bit has done a system restore with 2 external usb2 harddisks attached. all programs have been deleted and one of the external hdd's has 'crashed' - the other is fine. the crashed one has its driveletter turned into a small partition names 'restore' and the most part of the hdd as a no-driveletter raw partition. the second ext hdd was okay and retained readable data and driveletter.

I have already tried restoring the crashed hdd with third party recovery software, but only a collection of flac audio's are readble after restoring tot the (spacey) internal c harddrive. the majority of mkv's avi's and dvd videos on the hdd are unreadble.

My question is, as the original driveletter of the crashed external usb hdd is now one named 'recovery' , can this hdd (where i manually assigned a new driveletter to the data part of this crashed hdd, which is not readble, save by recovery sw)
be more effectively restored somehow by windows recovery system itself?
If so, how do i go about that task?
(Windows 8.1 itself from inetrnal c drive runs okay, although i had to reinstall all the user installed software)
I am an advanced windows 7 user but have not had much expierience with win8(.1) recovery useage.

help would be nice.

regards, RR

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New to this forum. I am using Win7 Backup and Restore, along with a Seagate external drive for my backup needs. I backup every week, and have been using it for about 1 year. I see the backups happening each week, but I've never had the need to restore anything. For the first time, I've needed to find an old version of a file. I have read the many articles about how to use the Win7 Restore utility, but when I 'search for files' using this utility for the file I'm looking for, I don't see it in any of the backups (various dates over the past 3 months). Now I'm wondering what it's backing up. The backup drive has lots of data, so it's putting something in there ;-)

So, in summary, I go through all the restore steps, but can't find the file I'm looking for. Is there some secret to using this tool? Seems straight forward...

Any help is appreciated, thanks.

A:Windows7 Backup and Restore utility: I can't find the file to backup

I find this program invaluable - it will find everything on your comp in seconds.

Download Everything

Type in the name of the file or any part of it and if it's on your comp, it will tell you.

When the file come up, right click and "open path."

Hope this helps.

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I have an HP Compaq dx2000mt desktop that has windows7 32bit enterprise installed on it. I tried to install windows7 home 32bit to replace the enterprise OS. As I was installing it stated the old OS would be marked, XXX.old and it went forward, then came to a point where there were booting errors. and it stopped installing. Now I am left with a half install, and a full OS the boot section now in its own drive named disk 0 system reserved.
I partioned the C drive and allocated 20gb and tried to install there. I received the same errors seems that my boot.ini is stuck in the system reserved and I cant figure out how to incorporate disk 0 over to disk C, so that my boot is in the same disk drive.
I have really messed this one up. I have installed an operating system before and never had so much trouble.
Any advice would be helpful.
And please if you have an answer, something for me to do, it needs to be A.B.C.'d out step by step as Im not an expert. But I guess I already proved that...
Thank you in advance.

A:Failed install windows7 home to windows7 enterprise

Clean Install Windows 7

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Dear all
I install the Nvidia Quadro NVS 140M in windows7 x64, but my system crash when I load 3d images, before I install it , 3d images can be loaded easily but OpenGL can not be used.
I download the driver from dell site, it is for Windows vista x64 but it install on Windows7 without any error.
please help me how can I fix this problem?
thanks in advance

A:Nvidia Quadro NVS 140M on windows7 x64 crashed

Quote: Originally Posted by mbere

Dear all
I install the Nvidia Quadro NVS 140M in windows7 x64, but my system crash when I load 3d images, before I install it , 3d images can be loaded easily but OpenGL can not be used.
I download the driver from dell site, it is for Windows vista x64 but it install on Windows7 without any error.
please help me how can I fix this problem?
thanks in advance

Use the Quadro driver from Nvidia

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Control Panel > Backup > then I chose a folder in C: to back it up to an external hard disk. Now I want to change to schedule from every Sunday to everyday, can I do that? How?

My second question every time the backup happens does it replace the old file for the back up in my external hard disk? because I did many backups and it seems that there is only one file in my hard disk!


A:Backup to an external harddisk

Refer to this:
Backup User and System Files

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I have to harddisk, one is 4G, one is 5G. The 4G is primary and has win2k installed. I make img file of that harddisk, format the second harddish, and extract the img file into 5G one. Then change the 5G into primary. My system can detect the new HD and load the win2k correctly untill the login screen appears, then the system just hangs.
Can someone kindly give me some hints where the problem could be?

A:Backup and restore win2k in two different harddisk

It would really help if we knew how you made the image.

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Hello Mates,

My G75VW was offline for 2 weeks and when it came back on there were couple of Windows updates to be done. Picked some of them>restart. There was this typical ~configuring~please wait~ message that went for 20 min or so. I thought it's frozen so I rebooted it manually...

And than... nothing. Black screen. I can't access BIOS, Windows wont start either. The laptop works for 10s and turns off itself.

I tried generic reset with holding the power button but it failed.
I tried to boot from Windows repair disk- nothing.

Any ideas?

A:Laptop Won't boot and Acces BIOS after crashed Windows7 Update

Did you unplug the laptop and remove the battery before holding the start button of 30 seconds? I suspect you have some other problem. A windows update cannot change bios, and the computer should post and give access to bios, even if there is no hard drive installed.

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Is there any freeware than can used to boot,
then can backup the entire harddisk content and burn into CD or DVD?

When there is the need for recover, these CDs or DVDs can perform a harddisk format and restore the files?

Just like Ghost Recovery Disk.

A:Looking for freeware than can boot, backup and restore harddisk

danserv said:

Is there any freeware than can used to boot,
then can backup the entire harddisk content and burn into CD or DVD?

When there is the need for recover, these CDs or DVDs can perform a harddisk format and restore the files?

Just like Ghost Recovery Disk.Click to expand...

Well yes there is one that's can do all of that and it's free but complex to use.

Some you can use (freeware)

GFI Backup


http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp (this one is complex but does it all)

CloneZilla (opensource) (more like Norton ghost)

Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Editon

I use Arconis True Enterprise Edition but I haven't tried the Home Version with Windows 7 yet though since ATEE won't working with Windows 7?

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Hello, I just backed up the entire harddisk using Acronis True Image. The file is about 10 GB and I am not sure how to burn it onto a DVD that has a capacity of only 4 GB. Do I need any special software to do that? I am using Windows Vista.


A:Created a Backup image of the Harddisk (10GB+) how do you burn it?

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When I attempt to use Win7 Backup, I get the message: Cannot turn on Acronis console integration.
I normally use Acronis, but wanted to try Win7 for a new external hard drive.

A:Windows7 Backup and Restore

Looks like Acronis took over. But the Windows imaging is a dog anyhow. Not worth mucking around with it.

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I have 2010 Sony PC windows 7; I am trying to do my backup for the first time using Windows backup and restore system, but it keeps telling me "insert removable media"; I insert a DVD-R in my PC, but the backup system doesn't seem to see it.

Could you please tell me how can I make my PC do the backup?


A:Solved: Backup in Windows7

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Good news everyone!
True Image by Acronis is now compatible with Windows 7!
Not sure if I need true image or not... Have anyone already tried to use it or any other backup software with win7?

A:Backup tool for Windows7

There's one report I know of .. Where ATI H2010 will not install in W7 32.

I've been able to get ATI 11 to work with W7 64 .. but I had to install W7 without the reserved partition.
Haven't tried ATI H2020 yet.

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I am looking for a new backup utility for my desktop machine running W7 64-bit. Upgraded from XP-sp3 last spring with virtually no negative experience -- except that 7 seems not to like Acronis True Image-2013 or -2014. Would appreciate anyone's experiences with backup programs running under W7-64it.

Environment: My input to bu is typically 200-300 Gb. Dell Inspiron 530n w/ 4Gb RAM, Intel Quad Core processor, 1Tb internal HD. Ample storage in connected external HDs. Use my own wireless network for TiVo and old IBM Think Pad. But I do NOT connect with wireless androids, tablets, etc. Might be interested in Cloud storage near future.

Any ideas for file backup and restore program appreciated!
thanks, Dean Jones

A:Solved: Need recommendations for backup pkg for windows7 64-bit.

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Yeah... So I'm trying to install W8 dual boot with W7, and when in the setup file (following this guide; step 6D, the installation: Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista ) - after entering the serial and agreeing with the terms - When it's time to select a drive to install W8 on; It says I can't install on the hard disk "Windows8" because it is... Well, I don't remember exactly what it said but something like "Can't install on hard disk Windows8 because it is a GPT hard disk". Windows8 is a hard drive partition I created yesterday; before downloading W8.
Now... How do I change that? The hard disk has 49,9 GB of space avilable. So... Yeah.. How am I supposed to do? I really want to install Windows 8!
Hope you can help! Thanks!

A:Can't install W8 - Something about GPT harddisk....

I'd use gParted by booting to it. Use that to make it a basic drive with a primary partition. Set it active.

Reinstall Windows.

Many, many ways to do. I gave ya mine. Good luck.

---- Edit:

Ohh, I re-read and this is not a drive but rather a partition you're trying to install to? You'd probably have to convert the drive to basic first, non-destructively. I think gParted does that too.
This thread seems to have other good info:

Unable to install Win8 x 64Pro Retail on 3TB GPT drive on ASUS UEFI

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I'm trying to install a second hard disk into my 5 year old
Pentium 3 550 MHz. My original disk is 30 Gigs, and I'm trying to add a Maxtor 120 Gig harddisk as the secondary one. I dont have the full details right now because my friend tried the installtion for me. However the gist of the problem is this: Both hard disks are appearing on the bootup screen (the screen that first shows up when one restarts), the Maxtor 120 Gig as the slave, and the original 30 Gig as the master. However its not appearing under My Computer. To my knowledge the jumper settings are fine.

FYI I'm using Windows XP so the hard disk should be plug n play.

Can anyone advise?


A:cant install harddisk

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A co-worker installed a non-genuine version of Windows7. I created a backup on an external hard-drive and re-installed Windows Vista with the OS disc that came with the computer. Now it seems that I can't restore the files in Windows Vista. Can anyone help me PLEASE??? Thank you

A:Restore Windows7 backup in Windows Vista??

Why can't you restore them? -- is it not letting you have access to the folders?
If that's the case, you need to "take ownership" of those folders by altering the permissions. Follow this tutorial:
How to Take Ownership and Full Control Permissions of Files and Folders in Vista ? Tip and Trick

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hi all,

my win 7 pc crapped out. its not the disk. i have an image made on acronis. i bought a new win 10 pc. whats the easiest way to get that win 7 image with all my applications onto the new win 10 desktop? i want to get rid of windows 10. i would like my image working on new pc (new hardware) as i will not have to reinstall and configure everything again.

i tried swapping the old pc disk into the new pc, but the new pc would not boot: says invalid disk. could it have something to do with the MBR or that UEFI thing?

A:System crashed, how to restore Windows7 system image into new desktop

you're going to be in a world of pain if you want to do this but have no access to the old computer. In this situation, a SYSPREP with the generalize function is run in Windows 7 to prepare it for migration to new hardware.

You can try cold turkey like you did, you may have to switch to AHCI drivers from IDE or IDE to AHCI depending on what you had before to get it to boot. The boot sector may be a problem too. If you used standard MBR in the past then check your BIOS on the new PC to see what adjustment you can make.

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Hi, A friend has asked me to upgrade their HP Notebook. It only has 2gb ram, and 30gb storage. When I dowloaded the manual  (his is the celeron version) it says its 2gb onboard ram, and it has a eMMC 32Gb driver kit. Hence the job not as easy as I thought. Two questions: 1) Can I still put an internal harddisk in place, and  do I need to purchase the hard drive bracket and cable (p/n 813510-001)? 2) Can I increase the ram, or am I stuck with 2gb? All help seriously appreciated..  Thanks Matt 

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A:install harddisk in netbook

We will need the exact model, but generally if the Manual says "onboard" memory it is soldered to the motherboard and cannot be upgraded. Same with eMMC....that usually means a soldered on hard drive module. Some allow a standard hard drive in addition  but the devil is in the details. Which exact model? Never mind. Is it this? Service Manual Supports up to 2 GB max on-board system memory (Celeron processors only) Also see p. 37-40. You can have either an eMMC, installed with an adapter or a SATA hard drive installed in a bracket.  I would get say a 120 gig regular SATA SSD and the hard drive bracket and install that as an upgrade.  Hard Drive Hardware Kit (includes bracket and cable) 813510-001 I could not find the hard drive kit on amazon or ebay which leaves HP Partsurfer: http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?SearchText=813510-001 Not sure this laptop is worth any upgrade investment, to be honest.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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how i install board and hd?

only installing and the cd?

what are the symptoms of bad memory?
bad harddisk or board?

or diagnostic ?

A:how to install motherboard or harddisk

Voltec: look HEREIt will answer all your questions on the motherboard.

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My old 80GB crapped out on me, or so lengthy revival attempts showed, after a "Disk Read Error" message and reboot cycle on startup. So my friend gave me his old 40GB drive that may or may not have been formatted, he doesn't recall. I plug the Master ribbon cable and power connector to the drive, put my XP disk into my CD drive (to install XP when the time comes) and power on. The drive spins up. I get "Detecting Primary Master..............." or some such and then it goes to a black screen with a little flashing underscore. Oddly enough the light in my optical mouse flashes in time with it.

Am I just missing something in the reformat process or do I have something more to be concerned about?

Update: Okay, I changed my boot order so now I can get the XP CD to start starting. But part way through it stops and gives me "SESSION3_INITIALIZATION_FAILED" and then tells me to make sure any new hardware is properly installed. It adds the Technical Information of "STOP: 0x0000006F (0x00000020, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)" I'm using the ribbon-cable designated Master... does it matter if I use P4 or P5 for power?

It doesn't appear that Jumper position is the issue since I've tried it on Master and Cable Select with the same result...

Edit 2: XP disk was only an Upgrade so I'm up the creek at the moment. I'll try again later. Bah!

A:Harddisk install problem

First, try to format the drive with delpart to be sure, that all partitions which may have been created are delete Can you put the jumper on slave mode ? Or was your other drive master?

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Ok - so I've just installed a new harddrive. Its to replace the current drive.

I used drive image to clone the system partition.

Booting with the new disk results in the following error on screen & wont go further :

"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information."

Now I realise that XP has probably cant handle the new disk with the old configuration & needs to be reinstalled. However, I have done the same operation on quite a few systems before & windows has always coped with the change - never got this message before.

Any Ideas to save me reinstalling XP & all the additional programs on this system ?

Thanks - abbyk

A:XP will not boot after new harddisk install

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Is it possible to get Win 7 installed instead? I really don't think my PC can handle win 10 since it crashes with just IE. Not that I use IE, this is a shared pc.I even made a reddit thread about it https://www.reddit.com/r/windows/comments/4dw856/_/ but that was a day before my pc crashed.

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I made a System Image backup (438 GB) from the Control Panel Backup program, and that was made OK. I then went on to make a backup. I went to bed last night thinking it was gonna spend all night making a backup. I woke up and found only 2.36 GB written and Windows rebooted by itself to the login screen. When I logged in, it said Windows had an unexpected shutdown.

So around 12 hours ago, I thought I'd start again. It says data file backup size is 313 GB, but Windows rebooted while I wasn't looking with an unexpected Windows shutdown error message. So I've waited 12 hours for this moment, and I don't know if it completed! I can hope it completed, or I can find out why it keeps crashing Windows, or I can just make an "Acronis True Image Home 11 with Plus Pack" backup on a different HDD because I'm wasting time with Win 7 backup.

A:Windows crashed making a backup, twice.

Hi BrokeIC,
Usually backing up should be a breeze.

'Windows rebooted by itself to the login screen. Windows had an unexpected shutdown. Datafile backup size is 313 GB, but Windows rebooted while I wasn't looking with an unexpected Windows shutdown error message'.

Sorry to break the bad news to you .
You might have got hit by a rootkit or virus. Zeroaccess is the new hot stuff around that download more viruses for the infected system making backing up hell for the user(s).
Before backing up, run your AV to check for nasty stuff.
How do I know? I got hit when I was doing a routine inspection, Windows shutdown and rebooted.

'Acronis True Image Home 11 with Plus Pack" backup on a different HDD because I'm wasting time with Win 7 backup'. Backing up on another HDD is good idea but do run a scan after a successful back up just in case the nasty stuff got copied too.

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I'm building a new pc for the first time and am stuck on installing Windows 7 with the 0x80070570 and 0xC000007b (rollback.exe) errors during the "Expanding Windows files" stage. I'm aware that it is similar to Tonsoffun49's thread, but have no previous OS installed and am using a retail version of Windows Home Premium. The motherboard is a GA-770TA-UD3 and the hard disk is a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Sata2.

Tried using only 1x2 gb RAM and switching it around. Have only USB mouses. Cannot get rid of the 100mb unallocated space (in fact there are 2 with the same name - one with 0mb)

Hope somebody can help me!

Thanks in advance

A:Install failure on blank harddisk

It sounds like you need to clean the drive if it has extra unallocated space. Was this a new drive when you started?

You could download and burn a partition management program to partition the drive, or use diskpart to clean it and then partition.

If you want to not have the 100mb system partition, you need to partition ahead of time, or use diskpart just prior to setting the partitions.

If you need help on diskpart, post back.

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We had to wipe my friends hardrive, due to some problems. Because it kept restarting and would not recover. So we hooked his harddrive into mine and i wiped it clean.

Now, we put the windows xp disc SP2 in and we put boot from disk and it gives us this message "BOOTMGR Is Missing" Then it says restart and it gives us the same error.

Does anyone know what this means, or what we can do to get xp back on his computer??

A:Xp Wont Install On Blank Harddisk?

Did you format the drive after you wiped it clean?

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Hello all,

I need some advice.

I recently replaced my old harddisk to a new harddisk. The old harddisk has windows xp home and other programs installed.

I did not format the old harddisk, I only took out the old harddisk and replaced it with a new harddisk. I then installed windows xp home to the new harddisk.

While I am installing programs on the new harddisk, I discovered that one of the programs do not allow me to activate the program license because I have previously activated the program on my old windows. I need to do a proper uninstallation to release the license, then I can activate the license of the program in the new harddisk.

My question is, can I take out my current new harddisk, replace it with the old harddisk, boot up as normal into the old harddisk windows, uninstall the program inside the old harddisk, then replace the old hardisk with my new harddisk again.

Will I be able to access the old windows on the old harddisk?
Will it mess up my current windows/programs settings?
Will my current new harddisk windows be able to work as normal after accessing the old harddisk windows?
I thought of accessing the old harddisk as a slave, but I do not know if it is possible to access the old harddisk and do a proper uninstall of the program?
Is there any better way of uninstalling the program on my old harddisk?

Thanks in advance.

A:Accessing Win XP on old harddisk to uninstall programs after installing new harddisk

you have to swap out the drive completely. at no time should you have both hdd plugged in.

repeat, do not run them as master and slave. run each hdd individually at each time only.........

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I have 40GB harddisk and now I am moving to 120GB SATA hardisk. But i want all the data with softwares, plugins and all the windows settings to be transferred in the 120 GB harddisk.

There is any way so that all files and setttings will transferred and I dont have to install everything again.

In my system Windows XP Pro SP1 is installed.

A:Transfer data/settings from small harddisk to big harddisk

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I recently have posted aboutan issue with recovering from a partition whichwent fine.

So I went through to do a clean re-install of windows 7 with a boot USB to get rid of factory bloatware and when I do. it gets to the option to write to a partition it sayscan't write to a GPT partition. Which is not really a big issue as plenty of tuts to.change to MBR which I have read.

But also if it dont make it to the option to write to a partition I get an error where windows says cannot find the device drivers installation. I have spent a day trying to find a way to get drivers on there.And I dont want to convert to MBR and still get the same driver error.

I have wrote the bo0t USB using different programs and still get either of those errors.

Windows 7 DVD - USB does not work either so pretty stuck atm

Computer Specs:
Asus X401A
As X401A - 1AWX/USB3.0
Intel Celeron B820 dual core processor 1.7ghz
HDD 320GB 5400R SATA
4gb ddr3 1333 of ram
No optical drive...

A:Windows7 cant install on GTP partition & Device Driver install missing

Do you have a uEFI/BIOS firmware?

How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
For Windows 7 take note of STEP 11.

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i had everything backed up on my external usb western Digital 500G hard drive my hard drive will not work on my laptop anymore but when i plug it into any other computer it works find but when i plug it back into my computer laptop it will not show or become recognized i have reinstalled my windows 7 operating system on my laptop after the  crash. as said the hard drive will not show up on the laptop anymore but any other computer the hard drive shows up find. can any one find out how to make this hard drive show up on my laptop again? all answers will be very helpful asap. thank you in advance. Eyesonly9

A:I opened a email and it crashed my laptop but i had everything backup!

This does not sound like a malware issue. When you "reinstalled" Windows 7 did you first reformat the hard drive?

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I have first been getting these problems when I downloaded Comodo IS Pro. Apparently when I approached them for help,the technician did not reply to me after telling me to install.

Thus I did a system restore and the computer could load in normal mode(however the screen,etc loaded slow like hell.)

Yesterday, I downloaded comodo firewall and something familiar appeared

From Problem Reports and solution, these are the service that crashed:

4X svchost.exe
1X lsm.exe
1X sandboxie.exe
1X wininit.exe

But guard32.dll from comodo is the module causing it according to Problem Reports and Solution, but anyone knows why and how to solve it?

A:Svchost crashed, windows start up crashed, local session manager crashed

Have you tried uninstalling Commodo to see if it is causing the problem?

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I got severral BSOD after buying new harddisk (SATA3)

The first time, BSOD just pop and I am not sitting in front of the PC. I didn't do anything at that time.
And second time, I remembered I was watching videos.
Third time, I am playing game! (path of exile)

I am not sure if win 7 system install error or driver error?

I'll appreciate your help.

A:BSOD after changing the harddisk (and fresh install win 7)

We need additional information:

Follow this:
System Info - See Your System Specs

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Hi guys... I am trying to do a clean install of Windows7 and after install began a window came up saying : Windows cannot install required files. Make sure all files required for installation are available and restart the installation.
My PC is a COMPAQ Presario 5700F, prebuilt, Windows7 .
How/where do I find the required files and such?
Thanx for your help.

A:Clean Install of Windows7 - cannot install required files

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

How are you going about installing Windows? Vis USB, CD, or a recovery partition?

Where did you get the copy of Windows?

How far into the installation does it get?

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I have a Dell Inspiron model D06S desk top computer.  The hard drive crashed and unfortunately I do not have a recovery disk for it.  It originally came with windows 8.  Typically I could install windows 8.1 and activate it with the code that is on the tag that is usually on the computer.  However, I have looked all over the computer and cannot find the tag with the license on it.

How do i get the windows license number?


A:Hard Drive crashed, no backup, and no windows license tag

Hi wardsd,
Thank you for writing to us.
The product key is embedded into the motherboard and cannot be  retrieved.
If the Hard drive is replaced you will need to install the operating system from a Dell OEM disc, which will automatically retrieve the key from the motherboard.
If you have any more query please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id (Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).

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Hi all,

I am using a Fuijitsu Siemens Scaleo P 2540 PC.
This was the out of the box system configuration:
G31M MS-7379 version 4.0
2x2048mb DDR2 667 mhz
QuadCore intel 6600 2,4 GHz
Low end 128 mb Geforce graphics card
2x 500GB WD7500AAKS 7200rpm
Vista Home Edition

I bought this nearly 2 years ago and downgraded immediately to windows XP.
And I connected two extra Sound cards (1x M-Audio PCI and 1 x Digidesign Mbox 2 mini USB powered) and some external hard drives.
In the 2 years after my purchase I never did a reformat/reinstall (exept the downgrade) until about 2,5 months ago, the reinstall completed just fine on the windows partition.
About a week or so my problems started:
-One of my internal drives (a disk with 1 partition) suddenly wasnt showing in This Computer. So it was panic. I used some partition table tools (they might have fd up everything on there.)
-The system froze for no reason (it seemed) and became unusable.
So I thought I did something wrong with the installation of drivers and stuff and tried to get it working again with a fresh installation to back up all my data. That did help a bit and I could only back up my files to USB with a average speed of 300 kb/s. After 2 days of copying it froze again. I noticed that when I disconnected my Wacom tablet (USB powered), the system booted significantly faster.
So with this in mind I got a new PSU (+100Watt upgrade to 450) and a new Hitachi SATA HD.
I cleaned up the fans and such so I could get a fresh start... Read more

A:Solved: Cannot install Windows XP, Vista or 7 on SATA Harddisk

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my harddisk went dead (click-click) so i took one from another laptop and formatted. got a boxed win 8 but i can't install. Secure boot is off - I can access the bios but when i boot up all i get is a blinking cursor and black screen. the PC came originally  with an oem install. I think the gpt table is missing (or something).

A:unable to install windows 8 on lenovo b590 with a new harddisk

Have you tried to format the drive as part of the install? What is the HDD size?
Keep us posted

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hey guys....i really messed up my win7 upgrade

i wanted a fresh install of windows 7 OS so i selected Custom install after backing up all data. besides, i also wanted to create a new partition.

when i selected custom install, it asked me which drive i wanted to install to. i selected the one i had already. and it just went ahead and installed it

when everything was done and the PC restarted, it said that i only had 168 GB of free space left out of a total 288 GB.....this when i had absolutely no files or programs installed. so basically i lost the amount of space on my hard disk.

and yes, i never got to create the new partition that i wanted

now i want to reinstall Win7, but the problem is i only have an upgrade DVD.

the question are:
1. will i be able to re-use this DVD to reinstall the OS?
2. if yes, how do i do it? because when i insert the DVD it says upgradation is complete and the option is no longer active....
thanks guys

A:tried fresh install of win7...lost harddisk space

Quote: Originally Posted by boxieblue

....now i want to reinstall Win7, but the problem is i only have an upgrade DVD.

the question are:
1. will i be able to re-use this DVD to reinstall the OS?
2. if yes, how do i do it? because when i insert the DVD it says upgradation is complete and the option is no longer active....

thanks guys

Welcome to Seven forums, boxieblue.

1. Yes, you can re-install using the upgrade DVD.

2. Look at these tutorials:

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Custom Install Windows 7

Basically, you boot from the DVD and then follow the steps in the above tutorials.

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During the installation process of W7 it is possible to load drivers, e.g. the downloaded SATA, LAN and Graphics drivers for a specific motherboard (MoBo ASUS P7P55D).
However, these files are compressed zip files and Unzipping delivers a set of folders with in each a number of files. Which are the device drivers?
In other words: what is the extension of a device driver? Inf? And how to present it?

A:How to install device drivers during Windows7 install

Quote: Originally Posted by Beekhof

During the installation process of W7 it is possible to load drivers, e.g. the downloaded SATA, LAN and Graphics drivers for a specific motherboard (MoBo ASUS P7P55D).
However, these files are compressed zip files and Unzipping delivers a set of folders with in each a number of files. Which are the device drivers?
In other words: what is the extension of a device driver? Inf? And how to present it?

No, not during installation. The Windows 7 DVD normally has all drivers on it. When you have completed the install, it will search the internet for drivers and DL if needed. You should be OK.

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So I have a new computer that I need to transfer files to. I have a complete file system backup. The old computer had Office 2013 Student edition. Is there anyway I can get a copy of 2013 Student and somehow pull the activation code or files from the old computers file system backup?

A:Computer crashed. Have backup of complete file system. Any way to recover Office

I have a complete file system backup.

Is this a back-up - in that you copied over the fiies and folders you wanted to protect - or is it clone of the drive ?  If it's a clone you should just be able to reinstate it on the new computer. If it is a file copy back-up then it will not contain the keys you are looking for as they are stored in the registry to the best of my knowledge.
Can you not just re-install Office 2013 from whatever media you installed it before, it will have the authentication key on or with it ?  Unlike Windows you can install MS Office on as many computers as you have a licence for. If it is a single use licence you can move it from one computer to another so long as it is uninstalled from the previous one.
Chris Cosgrove

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So I have a new computer that I need to transfer files to. I have a complete file system backup. The old computer had Office 2013 Student edition. Is there anyway I can get a copy of 2013 Student and somehow pull the activation code or files from the old computers file system backup?

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I am in Thailand and my old Dell 1458 needed service. I contacted Dell (Malaysia) for a service location and the final result was a fried motherboard and Dell accepting no responsibility.  So I went and bought a new Dell  Inspiron 5559 (Why?). Computers here come with either no OS or Ubuntu even though Dell advertises Windows 10. I have the original reinstallation Windows 7 disc from the Dell 1458. Can I use that to install Windows 7 on the new computer? 

A:Install Windows7

No. If your 5559 didn't come with Windows, you can't install it without purchasing a license.

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A:how to install IE7 on windows7 ???

Sorry it's not possible to install IE7 on Windows 7

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