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Deleted partitions, cannot boot windows 7 installation.

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June 9, 2014 8:36:22 AM

I had been using the PS1 emulator "ePSXe" and playing happily for about three days when I seemed to have got a virus (probably from the files I had gotten believing they were ps1 games.) The virus quickly advanced and basically shut down my laptop to the point where Windows just stopped loading when I started up the laptop.

I was not too worried because I didn't have anything too important on the laptop and so reinstalling Windows was not the end of the world for me.
But when I wanted to reinstall windows it would not accept any partitions, saying that Windows could not be installed on selected allocated space.

So, and here's where my big mistake occurs, I deleted partitions (not quite knowing what effect that would have,) and it seems that Windows now has nothing to load on (I may be incorrect, that's just the reason I'm presuming why the laptop doesn't load my Windows installation disc.)

I have tried to clean partitions and create partitions using the Command window but to no avail.

I really don't know what to do, and feel as though my hasty decisions and mistakes have gotten me out of my depth.

When I start up the laptop I now just get a message saying "No bootable device. Hit any key"

Laptop spec:
Acer: Aspire E1-570
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3217U CPU @ 1.80GHz
HDD Model: ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
HDD Serial No.: S2XRJ9HD800940
System BIOS Version: V2.06
G0P Version: Intel(R) G0P Driver [3.0.1020]

Any help would be much appreciated.

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a b D Laptop
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June 9, 2014 8:41:29 AM

Boot from the Windows DVD. when it get to the point where it asks where do you want to install windows select Advanced. delete all partitions. repartition and format. continue the install.
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June 9, 2014 11:04:09 AM

anonymous1 said:
Boot from the Windows DVD. when it get to the point where it asks where do you want to install windows select Advanced. delete all partitions. repartition and format. continue the install.


Thank you very much for the help,

I have started to do as you said but have been stuck on "Setup is starting" for over two hours,
is this to be expected or could there be more to the problem than I thought?

Thanks again.
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June 10, 2014 9:08:03 AM

It could be a bad HDD.
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