Troubleshooting Corruption of Microsoft® Windows® 7 Installation
What are the causes of the issue when Windows 7 installation is corrupt?
When you find that you have ended up with a corrupt windows 7 installation there might be many causes for this issue. The installation process might have stopped just after copying all the files, or it might have stopped in the middle of the process. In most cases all the users reinstall Windows 7 from the beginning. However, there is solution to repair corrupted components of Windows 7 installation.
Following are the causes of the issue when Windows 7 installation is corrupt:
- Corrupted Windows installer
- Fails to boot
- System cannot copy files
Corrupted Windows installer
When you try to install or uninstall a program if you continuously get error messages and you are sure that the program is not faulty, then Windows installer may be the problem. This needs to be fixed before it can be used if your version gets outdated or if it has unregistered itself. To do that, first click on Start and then click on Run. In the box type "cmd" or "command" in and click on OK. At the command prompt type exit to close the Command utility then, restart your computer.
Fails to boot
If any computer running Windows 7 fails to boot, it automatically starts a repair process on detecting any boot failure related problem. The Startup Repair cannot fix issues of unbootable computer if the hard disk is infected with virus or there are some issues with Windows 7 clean installation or its upgrades. In safe mode boot the computer and perform system Restore to rollback the changes, boot the computer using Windows 7 boot DVD and run chkdsk from its command prompt option and perform a clean Windows reinstall to remove all disk related problems and restore data from backup.
The installation might stop if the system cannot copy files whether your Windows installation disc is not in good condition. With a soft cloth clean the disc, insert it in the CD or DVD drive, and then begin the Windows installation again. You might need to replace the disc if your installation disc is damaged.
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