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Windows 7: MY HDD won't let me install Windows on it!

01 Jan 2013   #1
Zerolicious

Windows 64-bit Ultimate
 
 
MY HDD won't let me install Windows on it!

Hey guys. I have a weird problem here.

My old HDD got slower, so I bought a new one. Thing is, whenevr I'm trying to install WIndows in it, it just won't work.

it shows me the Error code: 0x80300024. I found some solutions to this error, I did all of them. nothing happened. I unplugged all other SATA devices, and I still get this error.

Also, Format, Extend, and other options except "New" cannot be clicked..

Sometimes it says that my HDD isn't recognised by BIOS or something like that, but when i get to BIOS, its there.

Please help me. Im desperate.


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01 Jan 2013   #2
Zerolicious

Windows 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

buimp!
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01 Jan 2013   #3
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Has this new drive ever functioned at all?
What brand is it?
Most manufacturers provide testing software on their website under support for testing the drive.
If it's giving issues with the bios it may be a dud.
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02 Jan 2013   #4
Zerolicious

Windows 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Its a brand new HDD. I bought it 3 days ago. Never used.

WD is the brand.

On Windows installation wizard, it sees the driver so i assume its not broken
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02 Jan 2013   #5
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

tech parts arrive doa all the time man, it's at least worth checking out.
The odds here are actually in the windows installer favor.
As it installs on millions of drives every year without problem.


WD Support / Downloads / SATA & SAS
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02 Jan 2013   #6
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

It is nearly impossible to help you without some system specs (how old is this system?) and the model number (or a least the size) of the hard drive.

To test to see if the drive is DOA, install it in your computer along with the old hard drive (and OS) and then go to disk management and see if it is recognized and if you can create a small partition on it and format it NTFS. (Delete the partition after the test).
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02 Jan 2013   #7
Zerolicious

Windows 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Thing is...When I connect both of the drivers...the screen won't pass BIOS.

And for some reason its VERY slow when i have both of them on, but this is the fault of the new driver.

Maybe i should just take it back...it causes enough probs already..
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03 Jan 2013   #8
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

If it's causing bios issues I would go ahead and just return it.
IF the bios has issues with it, odds are you're going to have a ridiculous amount of trouble trying to get windows on it, if you ever can at all.
BIOS represents hardware identification, it's built into the motherboard. If this simple machine code check can't figure out what to do with it. I would consider that
1 - a bios update may be in order
2 - the drive has issues.
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03 Jan 2013   #9
Zerolicious

Windows 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Well i heard something abouyt Disk controller activation..

I don't know how to do that in my BIOS, looked everywhere...

I have Phoenix - AwardBios

Anybody can help?
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03 Jan 2013   #10
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

If the PC was fine before trying to introduce this HDD it's the drive...
Return it for a replacement.
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