Win 7 other than Linux Distro won't load no matter what I do

January 9, 2015 at 14:57:20
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium, Celeron
I can load any Linux Distro I have

But Windows 7 won't load no matter what I do

I wiped HDD from scratch after several problems with computer.

Now Windows doesn't want to load


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#1
January 9, 2015 at 15:57:56
What are you reinstalling from? If you have a retail, OEM, or recovery DVD, then when you boot to the disk, you should use the Custom install option, then Partition/format options. Delete any remaining partition and create a new partition and format it to NTSF (Quick Format should do, Full format can take hours longer but will overwrite all on the drive), then proceed with the install.

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


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#2
January 9, 2015 at 16:19:35
Here is how to delete all partitions.

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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#3
January 9, 2015 at 19:04:13
Boot off the Win7 DVD, select Advanced, delete ALL partitions until all you have is unallocated space, then create a new partition. Windows will then install.

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#4
January 10, 2015 at 00:00:00
Was windows 7 on it prior to your wiping the drive?

You just say that windows 7 'doesn't want to load'. What exactly happens when you try? Do you get error messages?


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#5
January 10, 2015 at 13:44:16
Are you running Live versions of Linux? They don't need to install to the hard drive. If that is the case then you may have an issue with your hard drive. Post back.

If you actually installed Linux then the format my not be compatible with Windows. In that case follow the above suggestions on deleting the partitions. Several ways suggested above.

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#6
January 11, 2015 at 11:20:16
Computer was overheating. I installed it on a cold machine and it went, but I had to do what you suggested. I was loading off of a Windows 7 ISO DVD and Linux had been loaded previously when Win 7 started flaking out (no longer supported by Microsoft). I still can't get SP1 to load now from CD-ROM.

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#7
January 11, 2015 at 15:59:47
If the computer is/was overheating then you need to find out why it was overheating and solve that.

Windows 7 is still supported by MS.
SP1 can be still downloaded via Windows Update, just run it manually (Start>All Programs>Windows Update) and get all important and security updates as long as you have a good working installation.

You have been giving out small bits of information, nothing complete and nothing in logical order so we are still guessing what you have tried yet and what you have not tried yet. If you still do not have a good installation, go back and delete all partitions as previously mentioned, create a new partition, format and install. If you do not have a Microsoft made DVD but you do have a legal product key, then download it again and remake the DVD because the one you made might just be corrupted.

It is important to carefully explain what you have done and respond to all questions in order for us to be able to help you. If there is a reason you have not tried a suggestion, an explanation would be helpful so we can see if your logic is sound on that.

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


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#8
January 26, 2015 at 17:56:07
My best guess is that I am dealing with an obsolete computer. I still can not update or install SP1 on this machine (Toshiba Satellite L455).

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#9
January 26, 2015 at 21:20:51
That model, at least this variation in particular:

http://www.engadget.com/products/to...

comes with windows 7. We can only assume there's some hardware problem preventing the install or you're just not doing it right.

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#10
January 26, 2015 at 21:29:28
The cooling vents on laptops tend to get plugged up with dust and dirt. Buy a can of compressed air at an office supply. Blow out those vents.

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#11
January 28, 2015 at 10:51:47
Answering the questions and filling us in on what happened for each suggestion when/if it was tried would actually help a lot more than what you have been saying. If you assume it is not fixable without letting us help you properly, then I guess it is not fixable for you so just buy a new one.
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