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Keeps reinstalling windows after each reboot

Q: Keeps reinstalling windows after each reboot

I just got a new motherboard, the p5n-e sli motherboard with the e6400 coreduo processor. Im trying to reinstall windows but everytime i try, it keeps asking me to setup windows again threw the blue screens. everytime it reboots, it goes back to the same screen no matter what i do.

currently, i have setup two 250 western digital harddrives as raid-0 (stripped) and enabled raid through bios. I also install the raid controllers (not sure if the correct one since it came with 5 different raid controllers, jmb36X controllers.

any help with this would be appreciated.

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Preferred Solution: Keeps reinstalling windows after each reboot

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.

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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.)

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I'm trying to Reinstall Windows XP on a hard drive that has been completely wiped clean. I have a 5 yr old CD from Dell called "Reinstallation CD MS Windows XP home ed." I also have a CD called "Digital Life Tools." Neither will boot up the computer and the error message is: "load needed DLLS for Kernal." What are some things I sould do to relaod windows?

Suggestions and comments appreciated. Thanks, Robt
 

A:Solved: Reinstalling Windows XP. How can I Reboot?

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Hi all, using:
W7x64
Logitech G930
Asus G73JW-A1

Every time I reboot the computer with the headset transmitter plugged in Windows installs a new copy of the Logitech G930 Wireless Headset. Sometimes I have 20 copies of the headset in Control Panel / Devices, with each device decremented numerically. Also, this seems to mean that Windows resets the default sound device to the internal speakers, as the previously selected headset device has changed. I then have to reselect the headset as default otherwise Windows does not use the headset even though it's turned on.

Can someone please advise how to stop the OS reinstalling, apart from rebooting without the dongle plugged in?

Thanks

A:W7 reinstalling headset on each reboot

Hi winaje,

Can you check you Device Manager for the headset
Right click on 'My Computer' and select 'Manage'. In the Computer Management window, select 'Device Manager' on the left and look for the headset in question. Right click on it and select properties. Under the Driver tab, check to see who the Digital Signer is. It could be that it's an unsigned driver.

Also, you could try to remove the headset and reboot. When the system has rebooted, go in to Device Manager and uninstall the driver for the headset then reboot again. Then when rebooted, plug the headset in and re-install the driver. Reboot and see if that helps.

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I work for a college and we have a number of network printers shared, when we connect to a network printer it installs the driver and everything is fine but after we reboot and try to print again to the same printer it asks to install the drivers again, this happend repeatedly.  This is only happening on vista and windows 7 machines.I have heard that this is a known problem for vista machines and that there is a fix available but i can't find it anywhere.Any help would be appreciated

A:Printer drivers need reinstalling after every reboot

Hi Chris,
if it works on 75 percent of the clients I would do the following thing. Your clients are probably in a domain environment. I would copy the security descriptor (SID) from a properly working client with subinacl.exe (A command line tool which you can download
from MS download) and push it to a not working client and test if it solves the problem.
I thing this is the easiest method.
Subinacl is a the most powerfull tool ever !
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=e8ba3e56-d8fe-4a91-93cf-ed6985e3927b&displaylang=en
With kind regards,
Cengiz Kuskaya

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Got an old computer the other day that the owner requested the hard drive reformatted before giving it to me. I did reformat the drive using the OEM Operating System cd. Says that the os was installed successfully and begins reboot but only pulls up the Gateway logo and loops over and over. Tried to boot into safe mode and last good configuration with no success. Will not boot from the OS disk and have no way to create the floppy disks for startup.

Does have two hard drives and for some reason loaded the os on both drives separately, one with NTFS and the other FAT32. Tried going to repair and formatted each again and installed the os only on the C drive. Didn't work either. Was running slow before this process started.

Any ideas on what to do? This has been the computer from hell as I have never had this problem before. Oh, the disc is in good condition with very light and minimal scratches. Does not give any error messages.

Thanks.
 

A:Endless Reboot after formating and reinstalling XP from OEM Disk

Sounds like the CD is damaged, no matter what the light scratches....Try cleaning it with a glass cleaner and paper towel carefully and then see if it will work..
 

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My computer hard drive crashed a week ago and most of my back-ups went with the system. So, I got a new 500 GB drive and have been re-installing everything from scratch. I started with a clean install of Windows XP (service pack 2), which took forever to get all the up-dates done. Then I upgraded to Windows 7 and did the up-dates for that. I didn't make a recovery disk at this point because I wanted to get everything installed first.

Unfortunately, the last time I went to reboot it failed. When I power-up the computer it stalls out on the Dell BIOS screen. I can't get into Safe Mode, Setup, or the Boot Menu because my keyboard and mouses are not working. They are both USB and none of my USB ports are working. (Also, I have not PS/2 ports on my machine.).

Finally, I cannot get the machine to boot off the DVD drive; so, even if I wanted to, I could not start over with a fresh installation.

My machine is a Dell Inspiron 530.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows 7 won't reboot and cannot reboot from DVD

There's not a whole lot you can do for this as it sounds like your mobo might be going out. First, I would check all your usb ports and make sure there is no damage to them (metal bent, touching other contacts). If that doesn't work you can try resetting the cmos via the jumpers, or by disconnecting the power and removing the flat silver battery on the motherboard for about 15m.

Let us know if that does anything.

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Hi all,

I just reinstalled windows. After going thru a-lot of problems (tried to install windows on SATA drive without having a floppy) i succeed. I thought that was the end for my problems (for now at-least) and started installing my drivers. also formatted all the other partitions and restarted the computer. Before restarting everything worked properly.
When the computer booted and the windows loading screen went on I thought it'll take it a few seconds, but it went for like 10 minutes and didn't stop loading. I decided to grab something to eat and went for about 10 more minutes. when I came back it was still loading so i decided to restart.
When windows got to the safe mode screen i decided to choose try the last best setting and it helped. windows loaded properly but didn't have the drivers i installed before, so I installed them. restart again and windows not working again.
back to take the last best setting and back to windows working. I did it step by step (installing a driver and rebooting...) but didn't installed RAID controller and USB driver.
Since i don't need them i decided to not installed them. but my problem occurs when i try to update windows. Internet Explorer stops working as soon as i go inside "windows update" or "microsoft update", but i know it worked before i did the first restart.
Also going to the Automatic Update tab in System Settings gives me an error.

What should i do?
Thanks a-lot
Chaim

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A:Windows update not loading and more problems occuring after reinstalling windows

I have found that installing drivers it is best to do one at a time and make sure the system boots before installing another. That way you can figure out which one is giving you a problem.
 

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After several system restores, my Windows Media Center now has a "scratching"sound at audio when opening the program. WMC is not on the (programs & features) list to uninstall the program, to reinstall at (add features to Windows 8.1). I have
a screenshot of the (error) message with (search everywhere) on the PC. Since this is a audio problem, I figure its time to update the driver. But I also figure after (3) system restores, some files are "missing" from the WMC program. 
Question: Is there a way to uninstall/reinstall the WMC program to reset (add features to Windows 8.1), to reuse the product key?
I can't refresh the WMC, it will stay on since its from the Windows Store of APP's. That just leaves a total OS reset to rebuild "all" programs for time consuming tasks. I guess its just my day.

Lee Payne

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The problem is during the middle of the installation, at the expanding windows processes it says there's multiple corrupt files on my C: harddrive, which is where I'm attempting to install the OS on. It says to run chkdsk utility utility, but anything beyond the screen with bios always says there's a disk load error to start, or another error which I can't remember but would only allow me to restart to remove the error. Is there anyway to access the corrupt files or to let me run chkdsk utility?

A:Reinstalling windows after windows recovery options failing to help

You should be able to run the DOS version of the drive manufacturer's own analysis tool. It will attempt to fix any errors. Maybe with success, maybe not. If it fails, you may have a warranty claim.

How confident are you that you have error-free and legitimate installation media? Was it burned from an ISO? Borrowed? Bought in DVD form?

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Hello Guys. I have a dual boot system of Windows XP installed on drive C: and Windows 7 installed on drive D: of my machine... the problem started when i re installed my windows xp on drive C: I lost the dual boot screen, now i can only boot on windows xp. How can I restore my dual boot screen so that i can also boot on windows 7. Thank you for any feedback and help.
 

A:Solved: Windows 7 dont boot after Reinstalling Windows XP

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Dear Team,

I need your help with the following issue.

After reinstalling a new coly of windows 7 i cannot find my pictures in folders windows.old.
The strange think is that i cannot find the pictures and the files that where in a sub folder inside a directory.
The capacity of my hard disk shows that files are not deleted but i still cannot find them.
Can you please help me???

Thank you!!!

A:Recovering files from windows.old folder after reinstalling windows

try some 3rd party software to get your lost files back. MiniTool power data recovery tool is a nice one and you can get free licenses when they give licenses away.

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My friend asked me to help him dual boot Linux on his computer, so I used the device manager to shrink his Windows partition and installed Ubuntu in the free space. He has a Lenovo Y580, which features RapidDrive technology. As I understood it, this technology was like ReadyBoost, but with an mSATA Solid State Drive. I was wrong. RapidDrive operates at a filesystem level, effectively spanning the data across the solid state drive and the hard disk drive. This configuration isn't readable by anything but the host installation of Windows and Lenovo's One Key Recovery (OKR) factory-defaults restoration software.

For some reason probably related to RapidDrive, the Ubuntu install failed. After the installation completed, GRUB2 (the GRand Unified Bootloader, version 2) didn't appear. After some troubleshooting, I decided that I wanted to boot into Windows, and found that I couldn't. The (broken) copy of GRUB had overwritten Microsoft's bootloader.

I tried to use Super Grub Disk to boot the Windows partition manually, but it wouldn't work. So I decided to use the Windows Recovery Disc to repair the startup process. It worked, but it made things worse. Instead of repairing the boot for my Windows installation, it "repaired" it for Lenovo's hidden OKR partitions. As I understand it, the bootsector points to one of the recovery partitions which has the Boot Manager installed in it. Unfortunately, there isn't a BCD store on that partition, so the boot fails, and I can't boot... Read more

A:Reinstalling Windows 7 Bootloader Without Access to Windows Partition

To Remove Linux take look at this post:
Error 0xc0000225 on boot

Remove Grub - Restore Windows 7

Lenovo's One Key Recovery may not after doing the above.



   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

Lenovo Recovery
Lenovo Support - Home (US)

You can Order Lenovo Recovery Disks from here:
Lenovo Support - Home (US)

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So a friend and i where downloading some files and we both got a virus that causes the BSOD. So whenever i start my computer and it reaches the desktop i crash and burn in a fire of blue screen death. So i tried to do what he did which is reinstalling windows but for some reason my computer wont boot from the disk. I went on my laptop and copied the files from the disk onto a usb and then went into bios on my broken computer and changed the boot priority to 1. cd rom 2. floppy and i took out my harddrive in the thought that it would have to boot from the cd or usb since the hardrive wasnt active (dissabled it in boot device priority). So when i tried to boot it up again it says "Please insert bootable device into device." Both my USB and my windows 7 OEM disk are in the computer. So i guess my question is how can i get my computer to start from the disk or usb?
I have tried tapping f12 and that didnt work. Dissabled Quick Boot in bios menu and now im lost and confused.

Thanks in advance.

A:Blue Screen = Reinstalling Windows 7 [moved from Windows 7]

How about telling us brand and model of laptop. You would be literally amazed at how much easier it is to help you.

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Due to some issues with my pc i need reinstall windows 7 to factory default I only have a upgrade CD and thats it is their any way to restore my pc back to factory default?

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My Fujitsu-Seimens laptop was very slow and had no space left on the hard drive. It was suggested that i reinstall XP. This I have done but some programs remain on the hard drive and there is only just over 3gb of 30gb left on the hard drive. Wat can i do? rienzavan
 

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So after having problems on boot up, I have decided to reinstall Windows.
Now I have been poking around the net to find out a solution to my problem, and it seems to be installing a second Windows.
Now Im not really sure how to do this. I am looking for a step by step guide to installing a second Windows, taking over my first Windows, then editing the boot.ini to completely solve my problem.
I am also worried I do not have enough space on my HD to fit another windows, and was wondering how big it is.
I have tried entering in safe mode, and all the other ways to bypass the error that is not allowing me access to Windows.
Thanks for your help.




(dear mod who closed my last spinoff thread, this is a different question than my original thread, and will get more attention than simply bumping my old thread, I am only trying to solve my problem, please understand.)
 

A:Reinstalling Windows XP

A clean install is alwasy a good thing! Ive become extraordinary good at it over time.

If your drive is FAT32 you can use a boot disk to rename the windows directory to winold, then iinstall using the windows disk. With NTFS i have suceeded with just putting hte disk in, and selecting the c: partition and specifying leave filesystem as is. This just seems to overwrite the old install. May leave a bit of junk, but shouldnt hurt.

Failing that you could try the systemresue cd to rename the old windows folder, always a tad risky with ntfs.

Another alternative would be to put the drive into another PC to rename ( or delete the orig windows folder).

For future reference this is how i solve this problem permanently

1. create at least one other partition like so:
c: system
d: data (backed up)
e: bulk data

Using tweakui you can put both your my docs and desktop on the d drive. Then you can reinstall windows in a snap, leaving your data in tact.

HTH
 

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Hello,
I have bought a Lenovo Ideapad about 6 month ago with Windows 7 Home Premium.

I now want to Re-Install Windows and delete my whole data. In Short, I want it to be Completely Clean.

I Dont have My Windows CD to do That, But I have a Key Below My laptop and its Genuine.

How Can I Re-install My Windows Without CD Now?
 

A:Reinstalling Windows 7 Without CD

What model do you have? I assume you didn't make recovery disks when you first got your machine. Your recovery is probably on a partlition on your hard drive.

http://consumerdl.lenovo.com.cn/UserFiles/UserGuide/en/User's%20guides%20and%20manuals/Y310/Onekey%20Recovery%20User's%20Guide.pdf
 

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If you were having problems in Windows 98 you could reinstall over the top without losing your installed programs, drivers, and settings, etc.

Can the same be done with Windows XP?
If so what options do i select during setup?

Thanks,
Timone
 

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I need to reinstall my Windows XP Pro. I know that my Windows Installer is not working properly, and I have a Display Driver problem. The search program also is non-functional. When I try to do this, nothing happens. I click on the appropriate selection in the window but nothing happens.
 

A:Reinstalling Windows XP Pro

kindchin said:

I need to reinstall my Windows XP Pro. I know that my Windows Installer is not working properly, and I have a Display Driver problem. The search program also is non-functional. When I try to run setup, nothing happens. I click on the appropriate selection in the window but nothing happens.Click to expand...
 

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I think I'm going to reinstall my windows,due viruses and some problems.
I'm also thinking in deleting one of the partition.E drive.
Where all the space will be going to C?
Will it run faster with 2 partition only c and d?
Thanks.

A:Reinstalling windows

x64 will run slow with 2gb, upgrade the ram or use x86.

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I just recently wiped my hard drive and i went to reinstall Win Xp...everything seemed to go alright... until it tried to finish the set up process...an error stating:

sys.dll:symtax error in manifest or policy file
D:\1386\asms\1000MSFT\WINDOWS\GDlPLUS.MAN
on line 4

Error Installation Failed
D:\1386\asms.

Error message..incorrect function

I dont know what that means..???? I have wiped hard drives b4 and installed Win98 but I am at a standstill with XP ...I always thought that installing windows was the easy part...can someone help me and tell me what to do to fix this. Thanks
 

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i just reinstalled windows xp( not updated i did a clean install) on my dell laptop using the windows reinstallation disc. i deleted the fat and fat32 partitions and installed windows on the ntfs(not sureabout abbrev.) partition.
when i was finished the desktop looked brand new and i thought i was successfull, but when i opened my computer i discovered that i had only 7gb of free space. all my files that were on there before are still there but are unaccesable and nowhere to be found. i tried doing the reinstallation process again and produced the same results. any suggestions? i appreciate the help. thanks in advance!!!
 

A:reinstalling windows xp

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Hi,

I've got an old IBM Netvista Pentium 4 that came with a legit copy of WIndows XP, complete with the COA sticker on the side. After 3 years of usage, I want to replace the hard drive as its beginning to make funny noise. To reinstall windows, I don't have the origninal restore CDs that came with the machine. To replace the windows, i considered just taking a ghose/Acronis image of the hard drive and mounting it on the new hard disk... however, after 3 year and plenty of crap intalled/removed etc, I want to get a fresh windows copy installed.

So I borrowed a friends XP CD, (this CD apparently already has the SP1 slipstreamed into it).... took a copy of wpa.dbl from the old hard disk.

Step 1, Start Installation, when it asked for the license, I copied the number that was on the Netvista case.. wouldn't accept it. I checked and re-chekcked... no joy... so... I used my friend's key to reinstall windows.... thinking I'll replace the wpa.dbl file and it would be OK. got into Windows.. replaced the file.... now... what happened is... if I do the check to see if windows is activated by running msoobe /a , I'm told my copy of windows is activated, however, the Windows Update website kicks me out saying I've got a pirated copy.

The only thing changed in the machne is the hard drive... the video card, sound card, network adaptor are all on the motherboard and hance nothing has changed.

Is there a way to

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A:Reinstalling Windows

your key only works with exact the same version of windows that was shipped with the computer. OEM keys don't work on retail copies and vice versa. get a OEM disk matching your original OS (xp home? pro?) including the same service pack that was originally installed on your system.
 

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sorry i dont know much about computers
why is that i only have 588GB free but i have 698GB total?

A:after reinstalling windows 7

You have a 750GB HD.

Whats the problem?

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Hello , i am trying to reinstall windows 7 on my table pc , using bootable flash drive, my problem is that when i get into window where i can format , delete , make new or extend partitions , i cant get to next step because it tells me : setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See the Setup log files for more information.
just in addition , this guide on the first page didnt help me as well http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/260850-setup-unable-create-new-system-partition-5.html if can anybody help me i would really apreciate it , im trying to fix it for alredy 8 hours :/
 

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I am planning to wipe my drive and install a clean copy of Windows XP on my Gateway computer. My thought is whether or not my Gateway recovery disk containing the pre-installed OS will be able to successfully install Windows from a "clean" hard drive. Any idea? Thanks.
 

A:reinstalling windows xp

Slip that recovery CD into your CD drive and see what options it offers. Options will probably include format the disk and do a clean install. (You can simply exit without doing anything; i.e., looking at the disk does not commit you to taking any action.)
 

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I lost all my drivers....I downloaded the graphic's one and enthernal one and i need the network controller....
Please help my computer is gateway and i have wireless internet....I really want to get back on internet today..im not good with pcs
 

A:After reinstalling windows xp...HELP

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When i bought my pc it came with something called RAID TOOL i have no idea what this is but, if i was to reinstall windows would it be crucial that this was reinstalled with it? or could i just reinstall windows xp from the disc and not worry about it?
 

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(Lenovo U410 - 32 GB SSD, 750 GB HDD)

-A little bit of background information: I pretty much screwed around with my laptop trying to solve a problem. This eventually lead me to breaking a "RAID" setup in the laptop which uses a 32 GB SSD as cache with Intel Rapid Start/Storage Technology and reinstalling Windows 7 on just the HDD. I'm trying to figure out if I should just try to re-setup what I "broke" - not too sure how lol - or use the 32 GB SSD as a boot drive - which I'm also not sure on how to do.

I have read some guides on installing the OS on a small SSD and then moving things to the HDD manually/junction points/symbolic links.

I'm not sure exactly on how to do these things or if they're worth doing. I've also stumbled upon other people having problems with these methods as the OS just writes things back onto the boot drive; SSD.

I'd appreciate it if someone could give significant insight on this and share their knowledge.

A:Reinstalling Windows 7 on 32 GB SSD

A Windows 7 installation with updates is typically under 20 GB, probably over 15 GB.

I have an 80 GB SSD with 55 applications and have never used more than 30 GB of that 80.

You can save space by turning off hibernation, reducing the space devoted to System Restore, and either reducing the page file or putting it on another drive.

I don't think you'll get much encouragement about fiddling with junction points or symbolic links.

And probably not much encouragement for using RAID with a Windows 7/SSD laptop.

I'd install apps to the SSD up to the level of maybe 27 or 28 GB and then go to the 750 GB HDD.

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Hi guys, I just bought a new laptop (Asus G53JW-A1) and it is already screwed up. The video card driver became corrupted after installing a new driver off of the asus support website. After a few attempts at reinstalling the driver from the website and the cd the laptop came with nothing seemed to work. The computer continuously blue-screened and after a while I used the recovery tool to try and restore my computer. That failed about 18% in and the computer would no longer boot. A few more tries and it seemed to get worse. It would have a variety of error messages and after trying some things I gave in and bought a new Windows 7 Home Premium disc. But even this is not able to install. It gets to 16% and then the error:

Windows cannot install required files. The file may be corrupt or missing.Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code: 0x80070570.

After browsing the web I formatted the hard drive and think I may have completely done it now. The same error message comes up, the disc is brand new and has no scratches or anything. I'm seriously bummed about this especially because the computer is brand new. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

A:Reinstalling Windows 7

Did your computer come with a Factory Restore DVD? Have you looked in the manual for instructions on restoring the computer back to the way it came when you bought it? If it's a brand new computer, you should have a warranty. Maybe the manufacturer can walk you through the steps to restore your computer back to its original state.

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Okay So I want to get a P50 workstation and I wanted to get a m.2 or "NVMe" drive. I build computers regularly and I have one in my current system. but come on Lenovo, $500 for a 512gb ssd!!! Apacer makes a 480 gb model for less than half that. Well I've used Lenovo laptops in the past and always recommended them. So when I needed a more powerful one I looked to the P series. so my thought is that I could just get the base model and upgrade the SSD, but do the laptops come with the Windows product codes so I can reinstall it on the new SSD? honestly some of the recent pricing doesn't make any sense lenovo... come on.

A:reinstalling windows

The P50/P70 comes with UEFI BIOS that includes the OEM license key for the machine imbedded in the BIOS.  So if you want to save yourself money (knowing that Lenovo warranty covers what they sell you, not what you might modify or add afterwards), and you want to have your own choice of 2.5" or M.2 drives (either SATA3 or NVMe), just order your machine with minimal memory, minimal HDD spinner, Win7 pre-installed through Win10 downgrade rights.
 
You will have rights to Win10 install media, and the BIOS-resident OEM license key is usable for the pre-installed Win7 on HDD spinner as well as for a new from-scratch Win10 you install in some available space somewhere.
 
When you get the machine you can upgrade memory to whatever you want, buying your own retail memory sticks and doing the install yourself.
 
You can install your own retail Samsung drives, either 2.5" SATA3 SSD (to replace 2.5" HDD spinner) if you want to.  You can install your own one or two M.2 retail Samsung NVMe drives, and install the Samsung NVMe 950 Controller driver into your pre-installed Win7 on the HDD spinner, so that you can now see the NVMe hardware while running Win7.  Then you can use Macrium Reflect Free (installed in your Win7) to "clone" the Win7 from HDD spinner over to NVMe0.  You can leave available unallocated space on NVMe0 to also install Win10 later (again, the Win10 installer will read the OEM license key from the UEFI BIOS and you won't even have to manu... Read more

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I am having issues with my G575 Lenovo.  It seems that the Window files have been corrupted.  How do I go about downloading the recovery files to an USB using a different computer and then download the files onto my corrupted computer?  Thanks in advance

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I'd like to format my computer for many reasons but I have a question but before that I'd like to say that I got this computer through an event, here in my country, that costed me 150€ but it didn't come with the Windows 7 Home Premium installation/backup CD and I really want to format it. So, please let me know if I download a Windows 7 Home Premium copy and use the product key, below my computer, will it work?

A:Reinstalling Windows 7

Note: This is an early draft of what became Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which is more current and complete.

A clean reinstall is often better than getting a new computer since most PC's come larded with sponsor's bloatware and useless factory utilities that have much better versions built into Win7. For this reason many tech enthusiasts clean reinstall using the Product Key on the COA sticker affixed to the machine.

Download the latest official Win7 installer ISO with SP1 for your licensed version, burn to DVD or write to flash stick using Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool.

Back up your files externally, make your Recovery Disks so you have a path back to factory condition, or save a Backup Image of the entire HD first. Run an audit of hardware and software including Product Keys using Belarc Advisor. Gather your program installers.

Boot the Windows 7 installer, choose Custom Install, then Drive Options (Advanced) to Delete all partitions not needed, repartition as desired following illustrated steps given here: Clean Install Windows 7. If you don't have a partition scheme in mind, just click Next after deleting to let the installer create and format your installation partition for you.

The installer is mostly driver-complete, with newer arriving quickly via optional Windows Updates. Just in case, have your Wireless or Ethernet LAN driver on flash stick or CD so you can install it to get online quickly. Then enable hardware driver auto-updating and... Read more

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Hi,

I'm currently running Windows XP Home and I've had a few problems with viruses and stuff like that and I wanted to reformat the hard drive and reinstall XP fresh. Now I know I can boot from the XP CD and it will give me the option to reformat. However, my system is not configured to boot from the cd rom and i need to go into my configuration to do this. I know on the old windows like windows 95 and 98, upon startup..you can hit delete and it would get you into that screen to change the configuration. BUt with running XP..i don't get this option. How do i configure my system so that i can set it up so the cd rom drive boots up so i can reintall XP? Thanks
 

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If your computer comes with XP Pro pre-installed on it and no disk came with it, How would you go about reformatting it when the time came to do so? I assume it is an OEM edition. Isn't there a copy of the OS stored somewhere on the HD? If so, where is it stored and what are the steps to copy it to disk that will boot?
 

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Hi,

I have a Windows laptop that came with originally windows 8, but then I had a friend put a copy of Windows 7 on. It worked pretty well but now I'd like to switch back to Windows 8. Am I able to do that?

Thanks
Brad

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Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

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We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD. (Windows 8 only)
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)




I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
or
You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.

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My wifes laptop has gone down in flames. I have not been able to open in safe mode to save the pics that she wants saved. I have used a boot disk and been to the recovery console but it wont repair because i have this error MiniNT\system32\config\system. I have search for endless hours for 2 days untill I found this site. Some guy has the same problem but he wants to make his hard drive a slave and such forth. That seems like alot of work. so my question is when i get to the point in the recovery console it asks if i would like to install windows xp. If I do this will all documents be lost such as pic. Any suggestions would well recieved


THANK YOU

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If the photo's and such are inportant i would look at making a BartsPE disk and booting to that and seeing if you can retrieve the photo's and stuff and save them to a flash drive or something

http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

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my computer froze up, i shut it down, it turned back on, and almost immediately a blue screen that said fatal exception error- kernel virus appeared, I restarted it and the same thing happened. What do i do? I am scared if I reinstall the windows 98 backup I am going to lose all the info in my documents. Will I?
 

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You won't lose your files unless you format the harddrive.

do you have an Anti virus program? If a virus exists re-installing will not fix the problem. look in the security section of this forum for help with viruses.

Ziggy
 

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Four weeks ago I wiped my hard drive clean and reinstalled Windows XP, and managed apparently to create a second? partition. At that time I had 625 of my drive space free after the reinstallation. By yesterday my free space was down to a little less than 10%. A friend suggested that I try reinstalling Windows again. I did and am currently showing 32% of my hard drive is free. I know virtually nothing about partitions, and never knew I had one before going through this a month ago. Is there an easy way to delete the partition(s) and regain more of my drive's space back?
 

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Well, I'm doing this. I chose not to keep any files and so Windows proceeded to install but gave me no option to format C Dive. After installing, there were a bunch of left over program folders on C Drive plus the Windows.old folder. Have I missed something. I thought a clean install was exactly that. But it appears not. So I'm doing it all again. So far, same result. Any comments? Thanks.

A:Reinstalling Windows from a USB

Originally Posted by lostindigital


Well, I'm doing this. I chose not to keep any files and so Windows proceeded to install but gave me no option to format C Dive. After installing, there were a bunch of left over program folders on C Drive plus the Windows.old folder. Have I missed something. I thought a clean install was exactly that. But it appears not. So I'm doing it all again. So far, same result. Any comments? Thanks.



Are you booting to the USB or simply opening it and clicking the setup.exe?

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I have sooo many problems with my computer. I still have the Dr. Watson Postmorgem Debugger virus, I have a lot of problems with my virtual memory, I have too many files on my computer, etc. So I decided to just reinstall windows completely. My question is how do I reinstall Windows XP completely on my system without losing all of my programs/MS Words documents/important documents I have saved on my computer?? (*need detailed outline, please )

Tony
 

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Hey, I've just got a quick question. Is it possible to reinstall windows xp but ONLY wipe my c drive? Or do I have to wipe all of my C drives? I'm pretty sure I have a virus somewhere in my computer but I think it's only in my C drive and I don't want to back up everything I have, (over 1TB of stuff) is there an option to only reformat the hardrive that windows is installed into?

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Opinion drives are very cheap buy a new one load it along with your security suite of choice plus Superantispyware and Malwarebytes then hook up the other drive an start scanning to see if any bad stuff is left. It may still be a bit risky but you don't have much choice wishing to save your files!

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I'm  trying to reinstall windows 7 from a bootable  copy on a USB  stick. I get all the way into set up then I  get a 'load  driver' message 'no device drivers found. Make sue that the installation media contains the correct drivers'.
Not tech savvy... what drivers and where on the boot USB do they need to be?
Thanks in advance for any help on this.

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I have created a Disk Image on an external HD using Windows 7 restore process.
If a need arises, will I be able to boot of the external HD to restore Windows 7.
I did not use DVDs because the size of the image was around 60GB which would take a lot of disks.

A:Reinstalling Windows 7

You should be able to restore the Full System Image from the Repair/Installation disc. If you don't have an installation DVD or repair disc, be sure to create one first: System Repair Disc - Create

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Hey guys, I want to ask something..

If I were to reinstall Windows 7, do I need the original disc? I asked this because, when I bought my PC, my seller didn't give me any recovery discs.

What I can think of now are:
Reset to factory settings.
OR maybe..
I can somehow deactivate my current product key/serial then download Windows Home Premium x64(that's my OS) setup, clean install then reactivate it again.

If both doesn't work maybe I should just get "unofficial" version then do a clean install, but since my PC is still under Acer's warranty, I do not dare to modify anything.

AND if I did reinstall, is there any way to update safely? Because last time I remembered(on my other PC) I downloaded the updates and next thing I get is BSOD. It's frustrating you know, to keep reinstalling Windows again and again, I hope it won't happen in my new PC which I only used for 7 months.

Your replies are greatly appreciated.

A:Reinstalling Windows 7

First let us have some more information on why you want to reinstall Windows.

Is it because

you have encountered some problems with the current installation.

or

you want to keep yourself prepared for such an eventuality?

If you are happy with the factory installation, then the easiest course is the factory reset. You can always remove any antivirus programs with the authors' clean tool and install your choice of antivirus. You may remove any other bloatware by using PC Decrapifier.

From the info I have gathered from this forum, you may do a clean install, provided you have the media and the License key.

If you do not have the media you can always borrow one from a friend and copy it. You can even google search and download. Be sure to stick to the Windows 7 version licensed to you.

Please do note down the License Key from the Certificate of Authenticity sticker on your PC. Even if it is not there or got obliterated, you can run Speccy on your current system and get it. Do note it down and save it in some safe location.

Before doing any such clean install or even otherwise, do take an image of all the partitions in your drive and save it to optical media or external HDD (recommended). Many people here recommend the free Macrium reflect for imaging.

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I have and e-machine that died. I took it to a repair store and they said that the power supply and the motherboard were fired. The hard drive was about to crash. They put a new motherboard, power supply and hard drive in. they copied my hard drive to a folder so I could save my data. They said I had to reinstall the programs. I have had nothing but trouble trying to install programs. I have the restore disk that cam with the machine and I want know if I can restore the computer to original files.
Thanks in advance, Bob
 

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Presumably they re-installed XP using your XP cd yes?
 

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