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Removing failed windows 7 install - HELP!

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Hey guys,

It has been a while since I have posted here but here goes nothing.

About a month ago I was installing windows 7 and after the first initial reboot it hung up at the "starting windows" screen. I left it on for hours and it still just hung there. So I eventually had to restart it and it allowed me to boot into my previous version of windows XP with the option to boot into the windows 7 setup (Keep in mind the windows 7 setup NEVER works)

So this is all dandy until eventually it doesnt want to even allow me to boot properly into my previous version, almost like it is degrading? Whenever I try to boot it just does a looping restart, bringing me right back to the OS selection screen. I turn it off and on, I mess with bios settings, I even mess with SATA positioning for the HDD just to see if it is maybe a short or something. It doesnt even let me into safe mode.

The weird part is it isn't permanent. Sometimes it works! The problem is that it is different every time and I don't know what exactly allows it to work! I actually just leave my computer on permanently to prevent the issue, and I am so sick of doing that. Is there anything I can do to remove the windows 7 install and get my system back to boot or is it too gone and I will inevitably have to reformat?

I have looked up the issue to no avail!


Edited by Yellowleader, 14 January 2011 - 12:14 AM.

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