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Windows 7: Cannot install Windows on IDE HDD

03 Jun 2012   #21
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Before you go to some expense you should give diagnostics a shot for your brand drive. 7 Free Hard Drive Testing Software Tools
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yp89CCp View Post
320 gb @ $95 sounds good to me
A year or so ago that same drive was about $40 or less.


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04 Jun 2012   #22
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It might be a bit late now but did you create the partition using Windows 7 setup?
Is there an active partition on the drive?

If you havn't already try making the drive the first bootable device in BIOS and use the one time boot key to boot Windows setup and create the partitions using Windows 7 setup so it creates the 100mb system reserve partition.
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04 Jun 2012   #23
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yes, I have created partitions using Windows 7 setup wizard. ATM there are no active partitions(I think).

I have tryed.
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04 Jun 2012   #24
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Maybe setting the partition as active using Diskpart may help although using Setup to create the partitions including the System Reserve should eliminate the need to do this manually.

It does sound like your tried just about everything and without getting it front of me and having a play I too am unsure what else to try.

I would test the drive using the Manafacturers diagnostic tools from the link Britton provided or the Manafacturers website.
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04 Jun 2012   #25
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Were you able to try the HDD diagnostics?

I have a w7 install humming along on a IDE drive as well.
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05 Jun 2012   #26
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I was not able to run that diagnostics tool. The HDD was not recognised. Tryed with other hdd, and Windows has installed there.
I know that the hdd is screwed up, we'll see if can find some other to buy.
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05 Jun 2012   #27
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Ahh well, sorry Boshko, it was beginning to look like the drive was bad.

Of course you could get a new board with SATA and a CPU and.... Well you know how that goes.
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05 Jun 2012   #28
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Well, that was old hdd and we can't do nothing...

Yes, I know that things.

Thanks for helping again.

StalkeR
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05 Jun 2012   #29
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You're very welcome my friend.
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