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Fresh Win7 install boots on one computer, not another.

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A friend recently handed me his laptop and asked if I could repair it. I told him I'd see what I could do. It was real nasty, slow running, plagued with viruses, etc.

So I decided I'd do a fresh install of windows. But I decided to remake the windows partition first. So I took out the HDD and threw it in my desktop, deleted the partition and remade it.

Threw the laptop HDD BACK into the laptop and proceeded to install Windows 7 x86. But the disc drive was not reading the disc. It gave me an error Status: 0xc0000034, Info: An unexpected error has occured. Odd, but just an inconvenience. So I took the laptop HDD back out and threw it in my desktop again. Proceeded to install Windows 7. Everything went smoothly, even booted up windows on MY desktop (Although none of the network adapters were working...).

Threw his hdd back into the laptop and powered on. No dice. Same error-

Status: 0xc0000034

Info: An unexpected error has occured.

Now that error came up in google with people fixing it by just repairing the install from the disc. Well it won't load my disc, and the HDD loaded just fine in my desktop.

Am I just overlooking something simple? Please help if you can guys! Thanks! biggrin.gif

If you need any more information, let me know. I'll be at work for the next 5 hours but I'll do what I can when I get home

Thanks again!
post #2 of 5
different chipset is the problem... verify that the drive in the laptop is a dvd drive and not a cd drive... alternately you could try making a flashdrive bootable with the windows install disk transfered to it, and install that way on the laptop
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different chipset is the problem... verify that the drive in the laptop is a dvd drive and not a cd drive... alternately you could try making a flashdrive bootable with the windows install disk transfered to it, and install that way on the laptop

^ This.

Do you have a win7 cd thats not SP1? try that if it works.
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I have downloads to SP1 iso's in my guide, download one of them and if you can I'd suggest you install with a USB.

www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-guide-optimization-for-ssds-hdds
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Thanks guys! I'll definitely check on this in the morning. Mucho appreciated biggrin.gif
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