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Windows 7: No HDD has been identified in your system.


25 Jun 2012   #11
Microsoft MVP

 

You have downloaded the latest ISO for your licensed version and written to flash stick using Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool?

The tool should work with those downloads. Try again.

If not use Universal USB Installer.

These are the two easiest and most reliable methods to write ISO to stick. You continually failed using them. This tells me you need a new ISO.

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25 Jun 2012   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You have downloaded the latest ISO for your licensed version and written to flash stick using Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool?

The tool should work with those downloads. Try again.

If not use Universal USB Installer.

These are the two easiest and most reliable methods to write ISO to stick. You continually failed using them. This tells me you need a new ISO.
Okay, i have the universal USB installer, and the correct ISO. But when i try and boot the USB i get a black screen with a white cursor, then when i boot the HDD i get "A disk read error has occurred" I need to fix the HDD and then maybe the USB will work.
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25 Jun 2012   #13
Microsoft MVP

 

Earlier you were asking about how to boot a HD Diagnostics test and wipe the HD using USB stick. Try Hiren’s BootCD 15.1 which can rescue your data with a mini-XP explorer if necessary, has numerous HD tests including Data Lifeguard for WD, and then wipe the HD with DBAN. Wiping the HD may force your installer to start. You'll at least know if a stick is bootable on that Acer.

Here is how to write Hirens to flash stick: Hiren's BootCD From USB Flash Drive (Pen Drive) » www.hiren.info
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26 Jun 2012   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Earlier you were asking about how to boot a HD Diagnostics test and wipe the HD using USB stick. Try Hiren’s BootCD 15.1 which can rescue your data with a mini-XP explorer if necessary, has numerous HD tests including Data Lifeguard for WD, and then wipe the HD with DBAN. Wiping the HD may force your installer to start. You'll at least know if a stick is bootable on that Acer.

Here is how to write Hirens to flash stick: Hiren's BootCD From USB Flash Drive (Pen Drive) » www.hiren.info
http://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/ the webpage wont show up.
EDIT: I googled and found a download link
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26 Jun 2012   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Earlier you were asking about how to boot a HD Diagnostics test and wipe the HD using USB stick. Try Hiren’s BootCD 15.1 which can rescue your data with a mini-XP explorer if necessary, has numerous HD tests including Data Lifeguard for WD, and then wipe the HD with DBAN. Wiping the HD may force your installer to start. You'll at least know if a stick is bootable on that Acer.

Here is how to write Hirens to flash stick: Hiren's BootCD From USB Flash Drive (Pen Drive) » www.hiren.info
Alrighty greg, I got it booted up (The stick) Whats next?
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26 Jun 2012   #16
Microsoft MVP

 

You have the Hiren's stick booted?

Run WD Data Lifeguard on the HD.

Run Disk Check on the HD from bootable XP.

If the HD checks out, wipe it using Data Lifeguard or DBAN programs.
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26 Jun 2012   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You have the Hiren's stick booted?

Run WD Data Lifeguard on the HD.

Run Disk Check on the HD from bootable XP.

If the HD checks out, wipe it using Data Lifeguard or DBAN programs.
Okay, it checks out. And its wiped. What now?
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26 Jun 2012   #18
Microsoft MVP

 

Boot the installer to Clean Install Windows 7
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26 Jun 2012   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Boot the installer to Clean Install Windows 7
Okay, turns out when I fixed the HDD it got formatted and partitioned to be Windows XP, Is there a way I can boot the MiniXP and reformat and partition the HDD so it will boot the Windows 7 installation USB?
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26 Jun 2012   #20
Microsoft MVP

 

The only step given using Hiren's bootable XP is to run Disk Check. What did it find?

Boot the Windows 7 installer, proceed with Custom install, use Drive Options to delete any partitions, create new and format as shown in Step 8 in Clean Install Windows 7
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