Now I have no idea what a hard disk regeneration program is but whatever it is, stop using it.
You have a Win 7 DVD.
All you need to do is:
Boot up from the win 7 dvd.
go to a command prompt
prepare the hard disk
Now that was the overview:
Here comes the nitty gritty: GO TO A COMMAND PROMPT USING YOUR WIN 7 DVD Booting from a DVD/CD
On some computers, immediately after pushing the Power ON button, start tapping the F12 key and choose the option to boot from DVD/CD.
On some computers, this capability is assigned to another function key.
This is a one-time boot and doesn’t change your normal boot sequence.
If your computer doesn’t offer this capability, then you will need to boot into the bios and change the boot order there so that Boot from DVD/CD is the first choice.
You will need to consult your computer manufacturer’s documentation. STEPS TO BOOT TO A COMMAND PROMPT USING A WIN 7 DVD Ø
Insert your Win 7 DVD into the optical reader Ø
Power down your computer. Ø
Power up your computer. Ø
Boot from the Win 7 DVD using the procedure applicable to your computer. Ø
When the following is displayed on your screen,
press the key combo of SHIFT + F10
click on Next.
Press the SHIFT + F10
You will have a X:\Sources>
command prompt. X:
is a ram drive created by Windows 7. X:
contains a mini-version of Windows 7 called a PE (pre-execution environment).
If you do not plan on installing windows at this time, you may now remove the DVD.
If you plan on continuing with an install, then do not remove the DVD.
Execute the desired commands.
Use the EXIT command to return to the Win 7 installation procedure.
Here are the desired commands
USE THE DISKPART PROGRAM TO “CLEAN” THE HARD DISK
Type the commands shown, hitting the Enter key after each.
Do not proceed to the next command until the current command is finished.
· DISKPART (the command prompt will change to DISKPART>)
· LIST DISK (this will list the disks present)
· SELECT DISK 0 (assuming disk zero is the desired hard disk)
· DETAIL DISK (this will show you info regarding the disk you selected)
· CLEAN ALL (this is the command to write zeros to entire disk)
This can take half a day for a 2 Terabyte disk.
· EXIT (this will exit you from the DiskPart program)
· EXIT (this will exit you back to the Windows 7 install program)
Now that clean all is going to take some time, however, in your case the clean all is necessary. Any bad spots will be marked as such and not used by the Win 7 install program.
Since you may have bad sectors, then that CLEAN ALL is a necessity.
have fun, karl