cannot re-install windows7 after upgrade intel chip i5 to i7

November 19, 2014 at 17:34:51
Specs: Windows 7
Can't re-install windows 7 after upgrade to i7, display message on screen :x=\$windows."BT\windows\systems32>

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#1
November 19, 2014 at 17:55:38
Which i5? Which i7? What motherboard? Is the i7 you purchased on the CPU support list for your motherboard? Why would you need to reinstall after changing only the CPU? Were you having any problems with your installation before the upgrade?
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You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
November 19, 2014 at 19:04:05
You are correct, I had clicked F8 too many times when CPU was intel i5 and problem started when windows installation failed and continued to "ROLLBACK". Re-installation can't progress any further. I thought problem could be solved by purchase & installing intel i7 with compatible ASROCK B85M PRO4 (recommended by my repairer);problem had started on my original Gygabyte motherboard therefore why must my repairerman sell an ASROCK motherboard ? Anyway, same problem remained on both motherbard. I ran diagnostic test "advanced" last night and the computer screen showed the usual blue background. WHAT MUST I DO TO CONTINUE THE RE-INSTALLAION PROCES.What command prompt must I "enter"

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#3
November 19, 2014 at 20:21:03
Wipe the HDD & install Windows from scratch. And find a different "repairer", the current guy is either clueless, ripping you off, or both.

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#4
November 20, 2014 at 20:14:58
Agreed. Boot to the Widows install DVD, choose Custom and then Format/Partition. Delete all partitions (Assuming you have backed up anything that can be saved from the drive). Create one new partition and format it to NTFS (Quick Format) and proceed with the install. If you plan on making more partitions, leave the rest of the drive raw until after Windows is installed, you can them use Disk Manager within Windows to create and format the remaining partition(s).

If you fail at any point, you need to test some of your hardware. First boot to a CD with Memtest86 on it to test your RAM, let it run through all tests. No errors are acceptable. If that tests Ok then proceed to test your hard drive with your hard drive mfg's test utility (Seatools from Seagate will work on most drives if needed) via a bootable CD (DOS version) which you create.
Report back with results.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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