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Hi I have formated my pcv-9913 hard drives and now dont have a system disk or back up. I have a windows 7 disk but when installing it says it is looking for the drivers or trys to find an earlier system image to recover which I also don't have. any ideas please

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Hi :) You will have to re-install windows fresh from the beginning. Make sure the windows CD is a full install copy and not a upgrade copy and put it in the CD player then reboot the computer and go into the Bios and have the computer boot from CD ROM reboot and the computer.It will start to load the program. when it ask to install new copy of windows say yes and fallow the questions and answer them.Make sure you have the install KEY for Windows ussaly on a sticker on the computer tower

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Why did u format the disk ?
if you are not clear of how to do it never venture into the area...
guess your system was with preloaded Win7,
the Win7 disk that you have(came along with the PC hope so...) is ment only as a system restore disk. it will only work if you have created a system image or a system restore point from the control panel when you bought the system new...
the only option now for you is to buy a new Win7 disk (bootable disk) full version from a PC shop and use that to boot the PC from BIOS (set the CD Rom to boot as 1st device in BIOS)
only upon that your system will fully get restored.....

the second option is little complicated....(but cheaper if you have a WinXP boot disk)
i wont recomend for that as i will have to go step by step for that wth you.
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I have a single installation of Ubuntu 11.10. How do I remove it and install Windows 7? Have tried from the Windows boot disk but I dont know what my drive letter is as Ubuntu does not name it????


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You can use the windows disk to over-write the ubuntu installation. Just boot from the windows disk, and when it asks where to install, tell it to format the disk and create a partition from the unpartitioned space. Windows will format the disk and you should be good to go. Keep in mind, everything on the disk will be lost.

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Install Windows 7 or Windows Vista on a Pc Without DVD Media


For user who doesn’t want to waste a DVD disc to burn the ISO to physical media, and does not have WinPE (Windows PE) startup disc, here’s a workaround method to install Windows Vista and Windows 7 into physical computer’s hard disk drive or partition (volume) directly with ISO without writing or burning to disc. The without-disc installation method is useful especially during beta and RC period of new operating system in the making, where the new build and new versionis launching and publishing every now and then. This tutorial guide assumes that the new Windows 7 or Windows Vista will be installed and replaced the original existing operating system currently installed. The instructions can be modified slightly (mainly on hard disk partition used) to fit into need of readers who want to have a dual-boot, multi-boot, or simply just to upgrade install to new OS.

1. Install a virtual CD/DVD drive on existing Windows operating system.
2. Mount the Windows Vista or Windows 7 installation DVD ISO image using the virtual drive.
3. Copy all files inside the virtual CD/DVD drive mounted with the ISO into any folder on any partition or hard disk drive not going to be used to install the Windows OS. For example, copy into E:\Windows7.
4. Copy the bootmgr and boot folders nested inside the copied folder (i.e. \Windows7) to root directory of system boot drive, typically C:\.

Note: For Windows Vista, users may need to use this step: Copy the bootmgr folder from E:\Windows7 to C:\ root directory, copy E:\Windows7\boot\boot.sdi file to same folder in C:\boot folder, and then copy bootsect.exe from the E:\Windows7\boot\ folder to C:\ drive.

Note: boot folder in system boot drive is hidden system folder.
5. Create a new folder named sources under the C:\ root folder.
6. Copy the boot.win file inside \Windows7\sources folder to the source folder created in the system boot drive, normally C:\.
7. Open a command prompt as administrator.
8. Run the following command (change the C to your drive path letter if applicable):

C:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt60 C:

For Windows Vista users who copied bootsect.exe to C:\ root folder, use the following command instead:

C:\bootsect.exe /nt60 C:

A successful message is the command completes successfully.
9. Change the name or label of the boot system partition local disk to BDCP or any name you prefer that easier to remember and type (in DOS command promot, use label command).
10. Restart the computer.
11. After booting up, the system will start the corresponding Windows installation process. Select the applicable language to install, time and currency format (regional settings locale) and keyboard or input method in the installation wizard dialog.
12. On the next screen, user will be presented with option to Install Windows. DO NOT press on Install Windows button, instead, click on Repair My Computer link on the bottom left corner.
13. In the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) System Recovery Options dialog window, click on Command Prompt to open a DOS Prompt window.
14. Run the format command to format the primary hard disk or partition to clean state:

format c: /q

Note: /q switch, which perform quick format can be omitted to full format. And if existing hard disk partition is of FAT32 filesystem format, use format c: /q /fs:ntfs to convert the file system to NTFS while formatting. Before formatting begins, the command may prompt for hard disk drive or partition label name, if so, enter accordingly (i.e. BDCP).
15. After format completed, start the Windows Vista or Windows 7 installation process again by manually running the setup.exe located in the copied. Note that the setup.exe is not the one located on boot system drive which copied at later step, as the boot drive has been formatted. For example:

E:\Windows7\sources\setup.exe
16. Continue with installation procedures by following on-screen instructions as per normal practice.

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Good day. I bought this Netbook with Windows 7 installed. I need to format and reload Windows XP as I have software that I need to use that only works with XP, I have an external "USB CD Drive"...


Hi neil720...

Installing the external CD Player...
You will go and start up and install Windows XP by doing he following:
Plug in your external CD drive, and let windows install it into the system...
Once the CD is ready to go, shut down the computer.
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You will first need to format your hard drive, I will give you instructions on how to do that.

1...To format your hard drive and install XP:
To set you computer back to factory fresh settings you will need to format the hard drive and install the XP operating system and the drivers.

1.Format the hard drive:
You do this by double left clicking on "My Computer",then double left click the main drive (normally C drive).
When the window pops open, you will choose "Format"
Keep in mind that once you format your hard drive you will loose all your files,programs,pictures,etc that you installed since the computer was new.
So make your back up on a portable hard drive,thumb drive,etc.
2. Once the formatting of the hard drive is complete you will need to install the XP operating system along with the drivers.
You will now insert the CD's into your external CD player starting with #1 first and continuing until all has been installed.
After all has been installed, shut your computer off and restart.
That will bring your computer back to Windows XP factory new condition as far as operating is concerned.
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I have a lenovo g540..why not supported window 7 ? if i installing window 7 always blue screen when completing installation


All computers with minimum requirements are able to install Windows 7.
The installation CD you are using must be faulty,
use a new Windows 7 CD, and it should work.

You can also try to format your Hard Disk during the installation process to remove the old damaged Operating system files, if you are not performing a disk format, please make sure you back up all your data to a separate partition or an external drive before formatting as all your data will be deleted.

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Is there any software for boot manager?, because i dont have a hard drive for re-installing my HP compaq nc6220?


Hi, You need a Windows operating system CD or system restore CD that come with the computer. You need to format the hard drive and install windows. After that is complete you need to install all the drivers in order the lan controller, audio, and display will work properly. Get back to us if this information helps you solve the problem.

Jul 13, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How do i format a system using window 7 as operating system


Hi.

To format the hard drive and reinstall the system you need either a Window 7 install disk or a HP Windows recovery disk for your laptop model.

See links below:

Installing and reinstalling Windows 7

Windows 7 Installation

If you instead need to format an external hard drive, such as an USB disk, click right mouse button on top of the drive icon and choose 'format' from the dropdown menu.

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How do i reboot my sony vaio computer model number pcv 9913 i dont have operating disk


You reboot it by simply unplugging it from the mains and restarting it.
You reinstall Windows using a generic Windows disk and the key on the label on the case. You will have to add the drivers yourself later.

May 27, 2011 | Sony VAIO PCV-W20 PC Desktop

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It is not formatting., please help me


hi

follow these instructions

Instructions Things You'll Need:
  • Windows installation media (and product key)
  • Manufacturer software
  1. Ensure that the hard disk is installed properly in the laptop. The drive cannot be formatted before it is installed, or if it's not installed correctly.

  2. Gather the required software. The type of media will depend on the hardware in your laptop. Older computers without a CD-ROM drive, will require the use of the operating system floppy disks. Laptops that can run Windows XP require the installation CD and product key. Older versions of Windows also have disk-formatting capability in the installation process, and the installation media is either a CD or floppy disk.

  3. Place the installation disk or manufacturer software in the drive and then boot the computer. Early in the installation process, the Windows installer has a step that will detect any installed hard disks and allow for them to be formatted. The software from the disk manufacturer will also detect the hard disk and give you the option to format the drive.

  4. Determine which file system is to be used. Windows XP will either work on a NTFS file system or an older VFAT file system. Choose the desired file system when prompted.

  5. Decide whether the whole disk should be formatted or if the disk will be partitioned and each partition to be formatted separately. The Windows installer includes a menu-driven utility that will create hard disk partitions before formatting. If the hard disk is being formatted to replace an existing Windows installation, delete the existing partitions and re-create them.

  6. Format the hard disk with the Windows installer when prompted. The Windows installer will let you know when it is time to format the disk and ask for confirmation.

this should help you.


Nov 28, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Hard drive


You need to use a Windows install disk, or the computer recovery disk.

At startup of new windows installation, chose new installation and then chose the option Format hard drive.

Note: the windows install disk must be bootable, Upgrade install disk (non bootable) does not have the format option.

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