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Windows 7: Boot up error 0xc00000e9 after formatting a usb drive (disk drive)

20 Apr 2013   #11
betodc

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

I have been using the Win7 install disc to access CMD.exe

I have set BIOS boot order to DVD first then HD second, set SATA controller to AHCI

I have been able to clean the disk successfully

I have also done these steps:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SEL DISK 0
CLEAN
CONVERT MBR
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=5000
ACTIVE
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"

At this point it either begins the process and freezes at 0%

Or it gets to 3% stops and displays:

Diskpart has encountered an error: the parameter is incorrect see the system event log for more info.

I am thinking, now if I am able to install windows 7 onto an external drive (USB) and use that to boot up my laptop then go through disk management to create and convert the partitions? would that work?


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21 Apr 2013   #12
gregrocker

 

I asked you if you have a UEFI BIOS. If so you need to install in UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums or you need to use the steps given earlier to fully Bypass UEFI which are to enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module (CSM). Do you have either of those settings in BIOS Setup?

If not then boot the Win7 installer and try creating and formatting your partition in Steps 7/8 of Clean Install Windows 7
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21 Apr 2013   #13
betodc

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

So after trying to convert RAW to NTFS using CMD.exe through DISKPART and getting errors it would screw up my partition table.

After cleaning the HD I used GParted to check my partition table

Since cleaning my HD there is no written partition I created one for windows install using GParted and converted to NTFS which seems to be successful.



After this I inserted the windows 7 install cd

entered into CMD.exe

Went into DISKPART to check if the partition were written correctly:



Everything looks ok so I begin the clean install. and choose my partition to install on:



this process then begins. It copies windows files and begins to expand the windows files at which point it stops after a certain % and displays this error message:

Windows cannot install required files. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart installation
Error code: 0x8007045D

I have also tried creating a new partition through the drive options (advanced):
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21 Apr 2013   #14
gregrocker

 

Why are you trying to install to 9.9gb partitions?

Delete all of those partitions and click Next.

If that fails run the HD maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan.
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22 Apr 2013   #15
betodc

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

I have been trying 9.9gb partition in order to just install windows on its own minimal sized partition.

I deleted all of the partitions created and tried installing on the unallocated space and i received this error:

Windows could not format a partition on disk 0
The error occurred while preparing the partition selected for installation. error code: 0x80070057

I have an internal momentus Seagate 500gb HD so i ran the manufactures HD diagnostic and it did not detect a HD or SATA controller


I have also burned a new WIN7 install DVD in case that was the problem but I still get the same error messages

Is there another way to check the HDs status? apart from connecting it to another computer.
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24 Apr 2013   #16
gregrocker

 

The test to determine this with certainty is Seagate Seatools Bootable DOS Long CD test.

It will tell you the HD's condition.
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26 Apr 2013   #17
betodc

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

OK I believe i finally just crapped out my internal hard drive because it doesnt read at all anymore

so im planning on switching internal drives from a

Seagate momentus 500gb 7200rpm

to a

Toshiba MK1637GSX: 2.5" HDD 160GB

to see if it works im just wondering if this "new" drive will work with my laptop ( lenovo thinkpad T520 4239 )
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26 Apr 2013   #18
gregrocker

 

Test the Seagate with Seagate Seatools bootable CD Long Scan.
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27 Apr 2013   #19
betodc

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

I already tried that

I posted that the HD diagnostics does not detect a hard drive which then leaves me with no program options but to exit out.
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