Solved installing windows 7 32 bit

December 20, 2012 at 07:59:40
Specs: Windows 7, core i3
I have Asus A55A Series laptop. It has core i3, 4 GB ram, windows 7 64 bit. Windows is not working properly. So I want to re-install windows 7 32 bit. when I install it displays error "windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style." Please help.

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#1
December 20, 2012 at 08:21:17
Why would you want the 32-bit version? If that's the only disk you have, you will have to completely wipe the drive, reformat, & install the 32-bit version from scratch. You can NOT install 32 over 64.

Why not just fix whatever is wrong with the 64-bit version? If you'll explain the problem, maybe one of us will know what to do.


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#2
December 20, 2012 at 09:30:06
Sure please help me out with this 64 bit version. I have DSL connection. Every driver of every device is properly installed. when I connect LAN cable or connect laptop via WiFi. It detects the network and connects after WiFi password but It does not detect the default gateway address and detects ONLY IP address 169.254.96.114 and subnet mask 255.255.0.0 while it should detect IP address like 192.168.1.x. I have another laptop which is working fine. Please help.

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#3
December 20, 2012 at 10:32:14
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I will advice you fix the windows by running a RUN command SFC /SCANNOW and a command prompt chkdsk /f/r and restart PC after all processes. Before issuing above mentioned command I would advice you to manually configure the PC Wi-Fi in order to be able to update the windows from Windows update option of control pannel.

More so, remove free Anti-virus installed if there is one and get a licensed type installed and updated then do a complete virus scan.

Send us an update and mark solved if solved.


Thanks


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#4
December 20, 2012 at 10:43:00
I would not go back to 32 bit either but for your own knowledge, next time delete the old partitions, create a new partition and carry on with the install. On your current install, in the network & sharing centre is "network discovery" turned on? click on Change adapter setting, and make sure on tcp/ip v4 and v6, they are both set to obtain an IP addy automatically and dns automatically. Make sure the router does not have mac filtering turned on. You can try uninstalling the driver for the network, restart and let windows reload the driver. Check windows updates to see if their are optional updates for your network adapters.

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#5
December 20, 2012 at 10:48:00
I have configured IP address manually but It did not work. neither with WiFi nor with LAN.

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#6
December 20, 2012 at 10:58:31
I have checked this laptop in two different locations and tried two different DSL connections and modems/routers as well.

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#7
December 20, 2012 at 11:16:49
I have turned on network discovery but still does not work..........
UNIDENTIFIED NETWORK

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#8
December 20, 2012 at 11:20:24
Stick to using a cable for now. Try changing the channel on the router. Can you ping the routers address?

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#9
December 20, 2012 at 11:25:41
What was going on before that made you wish to reinstall? I would still reinstall 64bit, if I couldn't fix it. It must have been working before?

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#10
December 20, 2012 at 11:30:56
You could try repairing the winsock. Is it possible it caught a virus?

This is a winsock repair utility, you will have to reboot, and I have had no issues using it.
http://www.softpedia.com/dyn-postdo...


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#11
December 20, 2012 at 11:31:22
connect via LAN
tried to ping 192.168.1.1

PING: transmit failed. General failure.


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#12
December 20, 2012 at 11:34:51
I don't know that is it working fine because I don't own it. and they don't know about anything. they only said "internet is not working". they bought a new one 2 weeks ago.

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#13
December 20, 2012 at 11:51:44
I tried winsock. when I Fix it, it says "Registry Import Information not found". after that completed. and then "Run time error 53"

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#14
December 20, 2012 at 14:05:04
can you ping 127.0.0.1

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#15
December 20, 2012 at 18:20:50
Have you tried to find out about when the problem started? Try System Restore to a date well before the issue started, but launch it from Safe Mode.
After System restore rolls back the system files, drivers, and registry to the older date, restart back into Safe Mode with Networking and install, update, and run Malwarebytes, just in case the problem originated with an infection. Then check internet and network availability in Safe Mode. If it works there, restart normally and test it again.

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


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#16
December 20, 2012 at 22:07:38
I get it, not your laptop. Well if Fingers suggestions fail to yield results, you may have to save the data and re do the computer which was your original idea. Many computers have a recovery partition you can access on boot to get it back to factory settings, but that also wipes the data.

PS: you did make sure when you put in the manual ip that you were in the "range" set in the router and that you had the subnet right? Have you tried letting them obtain their own addy?


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#17
December 21, 2012 at 02:13:51
Have you issued those commands I suggested and removed free Anti-Virus if installed and get licensed one in place then scanned for virus?
Because trying to install lower version of windows OS might have damaged the PC system files.

Thanks.


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#18
December 21, 2012 at 10:05:44
Azedas101:
Have you wondered why you received negative scores from other posters?

Whether someone pays for an antivirus product does not have any bearing (unless you sell them) since Avast Free version is rated MUCH better than MOST of the BIG name pay-too-much for antivirus programs. Malwarebytes is a free anti-malware program that is considered among the best alternate/back up scanner for malware that will run properly with nearly any antivirus program already installed.
There is no indication that the antivirus program is a free one or a poor quality one (not the same thing) so your assumption makes no sense.
Further, there is very little that could tie the OP's problem to their antivirus program, except possibly an infection that is already there. If there is an infection, the LAST thing you want to do is uninstall any antivirus program until the threat is removed.
There is no indication that there is any hard drive problems or errors, so your other suggestion is also off base.

As indicated, if a System Restore does not set things right, a Factory Restore from a Recovery Partition or a Recovery Disk Set back to the original Windows 7 64bit with the original drivers, followed by a full and careful update of Windows and Drivers, is indicated and the best solution.

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


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#19
December 22, 2012 at 06:45:56
The issue resolved by user azedas101.

"I will advice you fix the windows by running a RUN command SFC /SCANNOW and a command prompt chkdsk /f/r and restart PC after all processes."
Uninstall any free antivirus.


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#20
December 24, 2012 at 00:04:43
Thanks @ xaphar for your update on the problem solved. @ Fingers, I will advise you to learn more of best approach whenever on a tech forum because the ways you address people really matter. After all, in Comptia A+ guides and exams there is a portion on how to attend, treat and respond to clients queries because some would ask you question(s) that would sound silly but you still need to control situation.

Thanks.


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