ayevilkas

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Hey all, need some help.
My girlfriend had an oldish laptop. Packard Bell Dot SE R410UK

Wanted to reset it to factory settings, and attempted this by doing the F12 > system restore/factory reset.

All was dandy, table popped up, left it be. Came back 20-30 minutes later to find that it failed to reset.
Restarted - Boot Failed.

Attempted to repair with the Startup Repair.
Error I got there was :

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Boot Configuration is corrupt.

Repair action: Partition table repair
Result: Failed. Error Code = 0x490
Time Taken = 2806177 ms

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After that I tried
BootRec.exe /fixmbr
in the cmd.

Guys, I'm out of tricks, anyone who came across this before please help.
And the lads with ''maybe will work fix''s aren't welcome :D

[Moderator edit: OS = Windows 7]
 

SBMfromLA

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Do you have the Windows install disk? If so, why not just boot from the disk, go to Advanced Options and DELETE the partition then CREATE a new one and reinstall Windows... That should work.
 

ayevilkas

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Laptop has no cd, i have win7 ult boot on usb.

How do i delete it and create a new one?
What commands?
 

ffg7

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bootup off the usb stick & follow the instructions but don't do a repair. it will show the partitions of the hard drive & maybe the usb stick, delete & make new partitions on the hard drive not usb stick then format the hard drive's c:partition. continue installation.
 

ayevilkas

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I've no idea what you're on about, I boot it off the usb and i can run cmd, and system hardware checks.
I need instructions on how to delete/create partitions.

Thanks,
 

ffg7

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I thought you had an installable copy of windows on that stick, sorry. try this as used it last week on a customer's computer.
At first installer screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SEL DIS 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CONVERT MBR
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/264491-cant-install-windows-7-preinstalled-windows-8-laptop.html#post2178898
 

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Question
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  • What happens if i just install new windows 7 ultimate, rather than repairing windows 7 starter boot files which are corrupt.

    Will the laptop still work?

    How to check which partition has the boot files on it?
    diskpart>list volume

    gave me 4
    C - system rese
    D - Acer
    E - Pqservice (hidden)
    F - Aivaras (my usb stick)
    *all are healthy

I don't care about the files on the laptop, I just want fresh windows. Since Reset didn't work from system recovery options.
 

ffg7

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boot off with a windows 7 disk, follow the instructions, delete all partitions, make new partition & windows will make it's own 100meg partition, format the c: partition not the 100meg partition then continue the installation.
 
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