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Resolved Windows 10 fail

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by jennmay, 2015/07/30.

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    Whenever there are driver problems use your service tag. I worked on a lot of dells this process usually works. My apologies I didn't know you could not get on line. But I'm glad you're back on.
     
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    I do not think there is enough room to install these updates? I dunno.
     

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    Yeah ,but for some reason I can not install anything and that seems to be my issue. It keeps saying low disk space because C recovery is full. When I go to programs nothing is there.
     
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    When you Right click Local disc (C:) > click Properties > how much free space is shown? Neil.
     
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    It shows 28 KB out of 19.5 GB available on C. D has tons of space 429 gb out of 446 gb I signed off last night and when I turned it on this morning now I can connect to wifi. 2 of my drivers are still not there though but C being full is Odd.
     
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    Click Start< Run and type diskmgmt.msc and hit enter. When the Disk Management window opens, post a screenshot of the Disk Management window in your next reply.
     
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    You installed Windows 7 incorrectly. The Operating System partition should be the letter C and you shouldn't have a recovery partition.

    You should install Windows 7 again and this time during setup, make sure to remove all partitions and have Windows 7 install on the unallocated space area so Windows 7 can create the partitions that it needs. Your Windows 7 install setup should look like this, Where do you want to install Windows?
     
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    All I did was put in a recovery disk and it loaded it since windows 10 had me at black window of death. I am not sure how to reinstall it just put the disk back in?
     
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    Is there a step by step tutorial somewhere on installing it from a recovery disk?
     
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    If you are using manufacturer recovery disks your primary C:\ should be your Operating System and your D:\ should be your recovery partition.
     
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    Sorry Evan Omo I accidently posted the Dell instructions but I'll leave them posted just in case jennmay feels more comfortable us the Dell procedure.
     
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    I get this message when it says where do you want to install it shows 3 things Disk 0 partition 1 dell utility partition 2 recovery and Partition 3 is the largest but no matter which one I choose its says setup was unable to use the existing system partition because it does not contain required free space?
     
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    Everything is working great now. How do I mark this as resolved? I want to thank you all so much for being patient with me and answering my questions. On a whim, I did this since it was not working the other way..

    Once Windows 7 Setup is loaded, press Shirt + F10 keys at the first setup screen (which allows selection of language, keyboard and locale). A Command Prompt window will be opened.
    Run Diskpart, the built-in disk partitioning tool of Windows 7 with the following command:
    diskpart

    Type in the following command one by one, follow by Enter key to create a partition (text in brackets are comments only):
    list disk (to show the ID number of the hard disk to partition, normally is Disk 0)
    select disk 0 (change 0 to another number if applicable)
    clean
    create partition primary size=80000 (create a partition with 80 GB space; to use entire disk as one partition, omit the “size=value” parameter switch; use similar command to create more partition if needed or create in Windows 7 after installation)
    select partition 1
    active
    format fs=ntfs quick
    exit

    Type exit at command prompt to close Command Prompt window.
    Continue Windows 7 installation as usual. Remember to just highlight and select the partition just created when come to partition screen.
     
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    That's great that everything is working but can you post a new disk management screenshot so I can verify that the partitions are correct?
     
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