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It didn't boot first time but did second. I had an idea what if I install a linux distro on the machine then reinstall windows would this over write and make all new again?

 

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What do you want to make it new?

If you want to clean install Windows OS then all you need to do is boot your computer with Windows Setup DVD and delete all or just Windows installed partition and install Windows OS.


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I just wondered if installing linux then back to windows would make the boot sector new again and fix the issue?

I don't no much about this area of computers 

Thank you Freebooter :)


Edited by HolyCowZ, 13 January 2017 - 05:55 AM.

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If the Windows booting normally now then you don't need to reinstall Windows OS. You don't need to install any other operating system to correct issue with boot sector installing Windows OS will repair the boot sector.

 

You are very welcome!


Edited by FreeBooter, 13 January 2017 - 06:15 AM.

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I wonder why my old hdd failed to boot so I put this one in a brand new one and installed windows and it then began to not boot.

It should have made the boot sector new again like you say. I have once tried a reinstall just putting win 10 back on but it was only stable for 2 days. maybe some hardware is failing then. Burnin test shows all as OK and mem test86 shows all as ok. I hope now it will boot OK and stay ok haha.

Thank you ever so much for your help FreeBooter you have taught me a lot :)


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Power supply unit could be issue or your installation media is causing the issue.

Forcefully shutting your computer can sometime can cause issues with hard disk drive.

If this problem happens again then we will have a look at hardware errors.

You are very welcome @HolyCowZ!


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Thank you :)


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