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Yeren 22-06-12 06:01 PM

Hey all,my friend was over early messing with my pc and has completly ballsed up my computer. he has formatted my HDD and no i cant install windows, says there is no disc to put it on, not even letting me see a disc to put it on

Im currently on wifes computer. please help

seumasbeathan 22-06-12 06:44 PM

Put in a disc or usb drive with windows on it then boot up and go into the bios and change the boot drive to the disc or usb drive

Yeren 22-06-12 07:27 PM


Originally Posted by seumasbeathan (Post 1340387095)

Put in a disc or usb drive with windows on it then boot up and go into the bios and change the boot drive to the disc or usb drive

Done this no joy at all

seumasbeathan 22-06-12 07:32 PM

What happens when you do that?

Yeren 22-06-12 07:38 PM

goes to install window, i choose upgrade or custom, choose custom as obviously no operating system to update, then on next screen i dont get to choose a disc like i used to when i installed it, }~


Plugged my external HDD in as experiment and its picking that up but cannot in stall to that disc

Grizzly 22-06-12 07:46 PM

Are you certain he formatted your HDD?

Did you see him do it?

It's not something easily done by accident.

Yeren 22-06-12 07:49 PM

yes, he said its the best thin to do when installing a new OS otherwise it just creates an old folder named windows.old as i had before, and this was the only way to do a complete fresh install.

i'll try take pics with phone and upload them as to where he done it.

Basically i used to have a recovery sectionm system section and VISTA section, he clicked on format on 3 options and OK'd everytime a box came up

merrymustu 22-06-12 07:54 PM

You got a nasty friend there dude, anyways here's what you should do.

1. Relax and take a deep breath.

2. Start you computer and enter the bios by pressing del at startup.

3. In boot settings, change boot device to cdrom if you have a windows installation disc or removable device if you have the windows setup on a pendrive.

4. Also check that your hard drive is detected in the bios. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. If not, check whether the sata and power cables are connected properly. Remove and reconnect them if required.

4. Boot from the cdrom or pendrive.

5. Select the correct partition onto which you want to install windows 7, if there is no partition, create a bootable partition from windows cd itself.

6. Install windows.

7. Stay merry. http://forum.overclock3d.net/images/...doublekiss.gif

merrymustu 22-06-12 07:58 PM

If the above doesn't work, maybe you have a corrupt installation disc.

Yeren 22-06-12 08:17 PM

how do i check on the BIOS thats its detecting my HDD trying to get images up atm of whats happened

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