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Reinstalling Windows on Problematic Laptop

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#1 JuicyDeuce


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Posted 08 May 2016 - 01:04 PM

So I'm trying to clean up my buddy's sisters laptop. He said it was getting blue screen within minutes. I never played around on it, I just put in my windows 7 disc and began trying to wipe it and install a new windows 7.

I tried wiping and formatting the hard drive and throwing windows on there but I think I messed up somewhere. Whether I formated it wrong it was something else, I'm not sure but it wouldn't install windows. When I try to install windows it says it cannot install required files. Make sure all files are available etc. Error code 0x8007045D

When I boot the laptop it says bootmgr is missing. So I think the hard drive needs to be formatted properly and windows 7 installed. How do I go about doing this? I'm guessing I need to open cmd prompt in the I'm windows installation screen and format it through commands.

Can somebody help me out with this?
If you need more info please let me know

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#2 dc3


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Posted 08 May 2016 - 01:22 PM

Is this disc the same version of Windows 7 that was installed on the laptop?  Ex.  Windows Home (64-bit)

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#3 JuicyDeuce

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 07:10 AM

It my have had windows 8, I'm not too sure. I'll check when I get home from work

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