Today I built my new rig (specs below) and I kept the hard drive off my old gateway to save some coin. After I installed all the new hardware I turned it on and the ASrock screen popped up and prompted me to choose instant flash, select boot order, enter BIOS, and switch screen. When windows 7 attempts to load it stops while the dots are floating towards the center. The windows repair tool didn't help what-so-ever (go figure >.>) and the PC won't/can't run in safe mode. I updated the BIOS from the ASrock website but that didn't help. I've tried all of the options provided and none worked. I don't want to format my drive and lose my data but I will if I must because I may have access to a new copy of Windows 7. Can anyone help me not lose all of my data?
WD green 1TB
Sapphire 7950 3gb
Cooler master elite 430 mid case
ASrock 770iCafe ATX motherboard
AMD FX 6100
Basic RAM (6GB) (x2 2GB, x2 1GB)
Hyper 212 evo
if windows is corrupted and repair tool wont help,
u can still install a new system without format! the old windows goes in an "old folder"
just put in the dvd and dont choose to format!!
u can do this:
boot a small OS from usb, that lets u start your pc and save your data. http://pcsupport.about.com/od/tipstricks/ht/bootusbflas...
Okay so who knows how to erase a OEM?(if that's possible) also, say I got a free download of windows 7 from school, if I downloaded the OS to a 64GB flashdrive how would I go about installing that OS over my current setup.