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23 Dec 2011  
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

You must have two licenses, but the installer is the same.

Try resetting the BIOS to defaults: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Reset BIOS

While in BIOS setup, set DVD drive to boot first, followed by HD. Then set SATA controller to AHCI mode to try install.

Next try wiping the HD first with Clean command: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation Then Test your HD using maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan, which can also clean the HD.

If this fails try removing all but 2gb of RAM to try install. Test your RAM: RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Next try Step 2.2 in Optimize tutorial above to create and mark Active a partition. IF install still fails, run Disk Check on HD from DVD System Recovery Options Command Line.
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