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Old 09-19-2010, 07:24 PM   #1
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I was installing windows 7 onto my old desktop because apperantly it can run it, so I'll likely receive a performance bonus over XP and the Printer I'm using doesn't work properly with windows XP (there are drivers but the printer was made for vista/7).

So after the 3rd attempt at installing, I finally got the "completing installation..." stage. I realized that the progress bar wasn't doing anything for a good half an hour so I turned the computer off. After finally getting it to power on, I tried booting windows 7 from the boot menu but I got the error saying that an unexpected shutdown had occurred and a restart must take place. And now it just keeps doing that.

I tried to boot first windows xp listed as "old/other windows operating system" which just brought me to the recovery console which I can't do anything with because I don't have an administrative password on this machine and I need one to access the install log for 7.

Basically the computer is useless unless I can get the administrative password or somehow get past the restart loop to finish the 7 install. Otherwise, I'm going to have to somehow wipe the drive, slipstream a windows XP disc, and install 7 fresh which I really don't have time for.
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Old 09-20-2010, 03:37 AM   #2
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Hi -

I suggest you wipe the drive with KillDisk and reinstall Windows 7.

KillDisk - https://jcgriff2.com/0x1/killdisk_imgburn.html

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Old 09-20-2010, 05:13 AM   #3
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Ya that's what I was trying to do this morning. My friend suggested formatting after booting from the disc but I can't find that option.
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Here are screenshots for KillDisk -

https://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ml#post2789807

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