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I have Genuine Win 7 Ultimate
from some time it is causing me great many problems
shut down takes forever still doesn't shut down, have to unplug the system
although when i start it it doesn't show windows didn't shut down properly.
Explorer keeps on crashing, instantly when i start a program
like starting a game or whatever.

so i was thinking about making a clean install W of40 GB
as you can see in the Screen shot.
although page file and other stuff is on C

I don't have another HDD to transfer stuff to and format then do a clean install etc.
i already troubleshooted a lot Last known Good config and what not.
I want to install Win7 ultimate separately on W(40GB)
and uninstall Win7 from C without formatting losing my 400+ GB of data.

I can easily install ultimate on W
tell me how can i uninstall it from C
and if page file boot etc being on C will cause some trouble.
    
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Sounds like you have more issues than just corrupt windows, but..

Have you looked into doing a repair install? Basically, in windows, using a RETAIL Windows 7 disc(of same tier), do an "upgrade" make sure you let it find updates. This basically re-installs all the system files w/o nuking anything else. If that doesn't work, even if you put win7 on another partition, programs still won't run correctly off C:

If the repair doesn't work, I'd recc backing up your data and doing a proper clean install.
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Sounds like you have more issues than just corrupt windows, but..

Have you looked into doing a repair install? Basically, in windows, using a RETAIL Windows 7 disc(of same tier), do an "upgrade" make sure you let it find updates. This basically re-installs all the system files w/o nuking anything else. If that doesn't work, even if you put win7 on another partition, programs still won't run correctly off C:

If the repair doesn't work, I'd recc backing up your data and doing a proper clean install.


Yeah i will do that try to recover it
thanks for the reply and what else can it be there except for corrupt windows.
why won't prog's won't run correctly even if i install it on another partition.
    
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Sounds like you have more issues than just corrupt windows, but..

Have you looked into doing a repair install? Basically, in windows, using a RETAIL Windows 7 disc(of same tier), do an "upgrade" make sure you let it find updates. This basically re-installs all the system files w/o nuking anything else. If that doesn't work, even if you put win7 on another partition, programs still won't run correctly off C:

If the repair doesn't work, I'd recc backing up your data and doing a proper clean install.


So start up repair didn't help with anything
looking forward to back up and format and install windows tomorrow morning.
    
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So start up repair didn't help with anything
looking forward to back up and format and install windows tomorrow morning.

I believe what you had to do was a repair installation and NOT a startup repair.

Repair Installation: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html
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How big is your hdd? Partition it first move data onto second partition then format and reinstall onto first partition.

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