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Unable to boot a fresh install of Windows 7 on a New Hard-drive - HP Pavillion DM1

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Hi there,

I have been given an old HP Pavillion DM1 which was fully functioning prior to the attemted re-install of Windows 7.

I bagged-up the old HDD and stored it safely, and replaced it with a 60Gb Corsair SSD.



I then attempted to re-install windows 7, everything appeared to be going great until the instilation finished.
Now the OS wont boot. 

I've ensured the SSD is using the NTFS file system, and I've attempted to install Windows 7 twice.

Any pointers? Any help at this point would be greatly appreciated.

Warm regards,
Ross.

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RossJarrett

 

Hello;

Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!

 

What MIGHT work is repairing the Windows boot loader files -- and for that, you will need repair media, in the form of a CD

 

You will need access to a working PC and a blank CD (I presume the HP laptop can boot from CD, right?)

 

Your choices are these:

1) Purchase a file that can be used to burn a Win7 Repair CD,

2) Install Macrium Reflect free edition, and use it to create a WinPE CD -- which can be used to repair Windows.

 

In terms of the first ...

 

The Image file can be obtained (for a fee) from this link: http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windows-7-system-repair-discs/

When you download this file, it will be an ISO file.

To make a bootable CD from it, you will need to download and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/

Once you have that installed, run it, select the option "Write image file to disc" and select the ISO file you downloaded, and point it to a blank CD.

 

Boot your PC from this CD and use it to repair Windows.

 

In terms of the second ...

 

Macrium Reflect (MR) provides a FREE version that can be used to image and restore partitions or entire drives: http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx -- but it can also be used to create a Repair CD.

What I recommend is the following:
1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR)
2) Use the option to create a boot CD

 

Once you have that CD, boot from it and select the option to repair the boot files.

 

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Good Luck

 

 

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