Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Hard drive Corrupt- Cant install windows 7 Professional

12 Aug 2013   #1
mowshi

Nothing at the moment!!
 
 
Hard drive Corrupt- Cant install windows 7 Professional

I have no Operating System on my HP Pavillion G6. When I try to install Windows 7 via the install disk, it cannot pick up my hard drive (C) or any drives for that matter. I booted to ‘Mini’ XP from a rescue DVD (Hiren’s Boot CD), the disk management in XP says that my MBR is corrupt.

My hard drive is showing up as having less space in Mini Xp.

What am I to do?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Aug 2013   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Hello and welcome mowshi mate if you are happy with doing it get yourself a new drive and format it and do a clean install. Clean Install Windows 7 If you do it this way you will have a clean copy with no HP bloatware.
Just make sure you pick the right ISO and have the activation code ready that is on the sticker on the machine

The old drive you can hook up later if you want to retrieve data via a USB adaptor
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Aug 2013   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Try loading the Sata Controller drivers.
SATA Driver - Load in Windows 7 or Vista Setup
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Aug 2013   #4
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

A "MBR is corrupt" does not mean the hhd is corrupt. Do you have a bootable hard drive partition program? I would format the hhd and see what i get before replacing it. GParted or Partition Wizard are good partitioning programs.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Aug 2013   #5
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi mowshi,

Good morning.

1.Your HDD details? Manufacturer/ Model / capacity

You can then check the manufacturer's website for the relevant HDD Diagnostic/repair tool most of which can wipe your HDD clean and restore it to factory condition. For example Seagate's SeaTools for DOS, Western Digital"s Lifeguard Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for DOS.

2. If you have more than one partition on the drive and have data on it and would like to reinstall the OS only on the System Partition, then you can run Partition Wizard Home Edition 8 from the bootable CD/pendrive, try MBR rewrite and then format only the System partition and check whether your problem is resolved.

Note: Even Partition Wizard can wipe your drive.

With no specific details on the above two aspects, I can only give the above general guide lines..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Aug 2013   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

That's a top idea Jumanji forgot the Partition Wizard bootable even the secure erase on a Parted magic would do too eh?

downloads - Parted Magic problem is I see they are charging for it now
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Hard drive Corrupt- Cant install windows 7 Professional




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Cannot get rid of corrupt files from hard drive
Hello, I recently upgraded my laptop's hard drive from the stock HDD to a SSD. On the HDD I had some corrupted files that I couldn't get rid of. I cloned my old hard drive to the new SSD, hoping that the files wouldn't transfer but they did. So I still have about 7 directories on my new SSD that...
General Discussion
Reinstall Windows on Corrupt Hard Drive
Hi, Apologies if I have posted this in the wrong section. A few weeks ago my Lenovo G570 froze and refused to start, I have tried a number of solutions, and I think I am getting somewhere, but I could do with some pointers. I will outline what I have done so far: - I have tried the system...
Installation & Setup
BSOD [Corrupt hard drive?]
I have a laptop, HDD is formatted into two partitions. On my non windows partition, when i do file copying over to it, or renaming a certain one file it will hang and I will get a BSOD. I can only assume that the hard drive, has some bad sectors or whatever on it, where that partition is...
BSOD Help and Support
Unmountuble corrupt hard drive
Hy everybody, I have received a huge problem. One day i had left my windows 7 running and later when i came back i saw black screen with ctr+alt+delete. After rebooting a disccheck went trough and i saw an error message "Recovering orphaned file xxxx. Insufficient disk space to recover lost...
Hardware & Devices
Corrupt Hard Drive With Window 7
d no problems with Vista in another partition nor with XP. I scanned the (two year old) hard drive with tool downloaded from Seagate and found no problem. I have just installed the newly released Windows 7 on a different partition and the same problem is happening. Any clues as to why this is...
General Discussion
Hard Drive MBR Corrupt
I have Windows 7 RC installed on my computer. It's been running fine since I installed it soon after it was released. Now, it won't boot up anymore. I've done some testing and it seems that the MBR is corrupt. Windows Startup Repair can't fix it, and when I use the command prompt to restore...
Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:50.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App