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#1 Troon

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 12:57 PM

Hey all, been having quite a bit of problems with this monster computer of mine. So it started about 2 days ago, programs would just go unresponsive and I'd have to force shut down. I ran CC cleaner and AntiMalwareBytes and Avira and everything was clean. But it was still happening.

Then it wanted me to repair it when I booted the pc up, so I would and it would come up with no errors then restart and do the same thing. If I try to start windows normally it stops at the windows logo. I eventually reinstalled windows and yet the problem still persists. I called microsoft and was told it was for sure a virus/malware/whatever, but I'd rather not pay 100$. 

I've never reached out to a forum so I'm quite desperate! I'm not very tech savvy so bear with me.



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Posted 24 November 2014 - 01:03 PM

How did you reinstall Windows?

 

Can you boot into Safe Mode?


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 01:05 PM

How did you reinstall Windows?

 

Can you boot into Safe Mode?

I got lucky one time it let me past the windows logo (irdk) and took my chance to reinstall windows. 

I have tried safemode but it just sits at a black screen with my cursor shown and nothing else.



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Posted 24 November 2014 - 01:15 PM

This does not tell me how you reinstalled Windows.

 

Did you use the System Recovery partition or a installation disc?

 

You don't need to quote my posts.  Just click in the response box and type the test your want posted.


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 01:16 PM

Sorry! Yes I used the installation disc. 



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Posted 24 November 2014 - 01:27 PM

If you did a clean installation with the installation disc it would have formatted the hdd and everything on it would be gone.  So I'm wondering if you did a repair installation.


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 01:30 PM

That's what I was trying to do is wipe it. After it was reinstalled I ran disk cleanup and got rid of Windows old. After that there was practically nothing on it, never been cleaner. I suppose I screwed up somewhere though? 



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Posted 24 November 2014 - 01:41 PM

Look at the instructions here to see if this is what you did.


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 01:48 PM

Hmm, no I don't believe that's what I did. Some of those steps are unfamiliar. #2 for example, don't remember seeing that screen. As well as step 7 and 8. What I did was I was on my desktop, put the disc in, shut down the computer and then started up the computer and went from there. 



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Posted 24 November 2014 - 01:54 PM

That disc sounds like a recovery disc.

 

What does the disc have written on it?

 

Is there a product key on the disc or the sleeve it came in?


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 01:56 PM

Let's make a disc which we will know will work to make the installation.

 

In order to get the correct version I need to know if this is a 32-bit or a 64-bit operating system.  I will also need to know if this is Home Preium, Pro, Premium.


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 02:01 PM

It's Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. And yes there is a product key on the case.



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Posted 24 November 2014 - 02:23 PM

If this is a OEM computer (Dell, Gateway, Toshiba, etc.) there should be a system recovery partition on the hdd to reinstall Windows.  If this is the case I would suggest doing that.

 

If this is a custom build do the following.

 

Open the BIOS and change the boot order so that the DVD/CD drive is the first item in the boot order, and the hdd is the second.

 

Place the disc in the tray of the drive and restart the computer.

 

Use the instructions in the tutorial to make the installation.


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 02:54 PM

I went to my boot order and the DVD/CD drive was already first, also I've never used the BIOS but it said whatever is enclosed in parenthesis is disabled and the HDD and DVD/CD was in parenthesis. I'm at the driver advanced options, like I said I'm not that great technically. Do I want to format my main HDD, the one that you DL things onto?


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 03:09 PM

Let us know how it goes.


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