Solved Can't reinstall Windows 0x7b

February 19, 2015 at 06:17:59
Specs: Linux
Hi, i switched off my Sony Vaio whilst Windows was installing updates. I now can't reinstall Windows, getting 0x7b blue screen error. If i attempt start-up repair i'm getting Status: 0xc000000f. When i try to chkdsk via command-prompt it just restarts. Also have no Sata option in BIOS.

Any help would be greatly appreciated... thanks


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February 19, 2015 at 16:07:54
Why did you put Linux in your specs? Posting your actual specs would be helpful. IMO, if your system/hardware is capable of running Win7, you shouldn't even consider instaling XP. But regardless of which version you decide to install, you should delete ALL partitions, create a new partition, format it, then reinstall Windows.



#1
February 19, 2015 at 06:32:40
Did you try tapping the F8 key at startup & then selecting 'Last Known Good Configuration'?

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#2
February 19, 2015 at 06:53:23
Yeah, that results in windows loading to a black screen with cursor but nothing else. Think it needs reformatting, but not allowing me to do so or perform chkdsk. Should also mention it was running Vista previously, but I only have 7 & xp discs. Also have Ultimate Boot cd if that helps anyone..

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#3
February 19, 2015 at 08:45:45
Sometimes discharging the motherboard can unstick things, like this:
Turn off computer, disconnect power and remove main battery. Hold Power Off/On button down for about 20 seconds. Re-assemble and see if you've been lucky.

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#4
February 19, 2015 at 10:35:06
Nope, no such luck.

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#5
February 19, 2015 at 11:56:14
See if you can get to Command Prompt and run System Restore:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304...

If so go back to before the updates.

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#6
February 19, 2015 at 16:07:54
✔ Best Answer
Why did you put Linux in your specs? Posting your actual specs would be helpful. IMO, if your system/hardware is capable of running Win7, you shouldn't even consider instaling XP. But regardless of which version you decide to install, you should delete ALL partitions, create a new partition, format it, then reinstall Windows.


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#7
February 19, 2015 at 18:01:14
Hi derek, when i go to Safe Mode w Command Prompt it partially loads then restarts before i can enter any commands. Is there any way i can access command prompt via ultimate boot cd?

thanks for helping.


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#8
February 19, 2015 at 18:05:40
"Is there any way i can access command prompt via ultimate boot cd?"
You can do it using this.

Lazesoft Recovery Suite Home Edition
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.lazesoft.com/lazesoft-re...
Tutorials
http://www.lazesoft.com/guide.html
Screenshot ( SS )
http://i.imgur.com/4HXqQKS.jpg
How to Boot a Computer from a Lazesoft Recovery USB Device
http://www.lazesoft.com/create-a-bo...


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#9
February 19, 2015 at 18:07:44
Excuse me riider, i got here from another post, it must have just appropriated details.

Yeah, preferably i would run 7, was just covering all bases re what i had to-hand.

How would i go about deleting partitions? i'm very much an amateur.

Thanks for reply.


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#10
February 19, 2015 at 18:10:39
"How would i go about deleting partitions?"

XP - D to Delete the selected partition
http://www.blackviper.com/os-instal...

W7 - Click on > Drive options (advanced) Then highlight each partition & hit > Delete.
http://www.blackviper.com/os-instal...
http://www.blackviper.com/os-instal...


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#11
February 22, 2015 at 08:26:46
Can that be done from bios? i can't enter windows at all.

The recovery suite just loaded to a black screen & cursor after running repair.


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#12
February 22, 2015 at 08:58:35
I assume you have a Windows 7 disk and product key.

If so then you boot from the disk (put it in drive then power up). Here are all the steps which include deleting unwanted partitions:
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/opera...

Note that I picked up this description, which just happens to be a different website to that already given but either would do.

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#13
February 22, 2015 at 10:19:57
I've managed to delete partitions via parted magic tool. When formatting new partition i'm asked format to... should i choose NTFS?

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#14
February 22, 2015 at 11:38:27
Yeah, that's worked. Windows 7 now up & running. Thanks to everyone who helped!

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#15
February 22, 2015 at 12:51:27
Good to hear and thanks for feedback.

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