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#1 RazerBlade

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 11:01 AM

Hello there!

I have a problem with my Windows 7 computer.

It was laggy so i decided i would re-install windows.

It was running perfectly fine.

But now when I'm reinstalling windows it is stuck on 0% on the Expanding Windows Files.

Im at war with this computer now.

Please i need help as quickly as possible.



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 11:10 AM

Hello, and Welcome What is the make and model of the computer? This problem could be due to a failing hard drive. Did you try to reinstall from an Install disk or the Recovery Partition on the hard drive?

 

Download Seatools for DOS and create a bootable iso disk from the iso file. On another Win7 computer you can right click the iso and select Burn Image. Do the diagnostic tests.

 

You may have to change AHCI to IDE mode in BIOS for Seatools to detect the drive.

 

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 11:12 AM

John,

Its a HP ProBook4540s.

Uhh i don't have any DVDs Left...

Can i use a Bootable USB?

And I'm running a Macbook right now.

Im too lazy to get my other computer. 

Does it work with mac?



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Posted 17 October 2014 - 11:16 AM

You can use the Seatools DOS iso to make a bootable USB. There is a program called Unetbootin that has a MAC version. Use that and the Seatools iso file to see if you can get the USB to boot. Instead of selecting distribution, select iso image near the bottom of the window.



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Posted 17 October 2014 - 11:18 AM

Okay thanks,

But when i select F9 for choosing the USB dosent come up...



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Posted 17 October 2014 - 11:20 AM

Hello there!

I have a problem with my Windows 7 computer.

It was laggy so i decided i would re-install windows.

It was running perfectly fine.

But now when I'm reinstalling windows it is stuck on 0% on the Expanding Windows Files.

Im at war with this computer now.

Please i need help as quickly as possible.

Here are a couple links that may assist.  Found just Googling for creation of a bootable USB for Win 7.  How to on a MAC

 

https://kb.iu.edu/d/bciz

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kz0QGH_40w4


Edited by jjones312, 17 October 2014 - 11:21 AM.


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Posted 17 October 2014 - 11:23 AM

John, i didnt find it the option of USB. But what i do found is a Windows MemoryScan.

Im running it right now



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Posted 17 October 2014 - 11:28 AM

Are you talking about access the boot menu on the HP using F9? You may have to change the boot order in BIOS on the the Windows computer and make USB the first boot device. If the BIOS is UEFI, change the setting in BIOS to Legacy or CSM. It could work better if you could find somebody with a Windows 7 computer and used Rufus with the iso as that is UEFI compatible.

 

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These options are usually enabled and moved to first in the boot order only when the operating system has failed, and you want to make sure that you can boot from an operating system disc or recovery disc.
These options may not appear in the Boot Device menu at all, unless such an optical disc reader or USB drive is enabled, plugged in, and holds a bootable media source.

 

 

Edit: I missed your reply. This is a scan of only Memory, correct?


Edited by JohnC_21, 17 October 2014 - 11:29 AM.


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Posted 17 October 2014 - 11:30 AM

Thanks John the scan is finishing right now with no problems. Im gonna try this you said.


John, The BIOS is locked with a password.



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Posted 17 October 2014 - 11:38 AM

Did you ever apply a password to the BIOS?  How were you able to start the Windows 7 install if the computer has a BIOS password? I still am not that familiar with UEFI. This may just be a password that you need to access BIOS only. You might want to call HP support on this. I will continue to see if I can find something on this.



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Posted 17 October 2014 - 11:40 AM

This is my friends computer.

Im gonna ask him if he has a password in his computer.



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Posted 17 October 2014 - 11:46 AM

Okay, Post back when you get an update. Good Luck.



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Posted 17 October 2014 - 12:11 PM

John, I have found a Harddrive scan in the tools.

Since i can't go into the bios it is worth a try.

1 hour 2 minutes left.

Oh man i hope this goes well.



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Posted 17 October 2014 - 12:16 PM

That tool would be even better than Seatools as it's from HP itself.

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 01:23 PM

John I ran it a full scan. Still it is on 0% expanding windows files.






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