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Windows 7: Windows cannot be installed to disk 0 partition 1

20 Aug 2010   #1
balla123

win7
 
 
Windows cannot be installed to disk 0 partition 1

i have a sony PCVRS220. i replaced the original HD with a 1tb WD caviar black. i am installing win7 and i am up to the "where do you want to install win7" screen. but i get a message "Windows cannot be installed to disk 0 partition 1."

any help? thanks

edit: i am using a sata to pata adapter

edit2:
Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC. Model KIRIN-V Version REV 1.xx

BIOS Vendor Award Software, Inc. Serial Number 28000230-3016793 BIOS Version ACPI BIOS Revision 1001 Firmware Version 97.114 BIOS Date 01/08/2003


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20 Aug 2010   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by balla123 View Post
i have a sony PCVRS220. i replaced the original HD with a 1tb WD caviar black. i am installing win7 and i am up to the "where do you want to install win7" screen. but i get a message "Windows cannot be installed to disk 0 partition 1."

any help? thanks
Does it give you an option to format the new HD ?
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20 Aug 2010   #3
balla123

win7
 
 

no

and i forgot to add that i'm using a pata to sata adapter.

the win7 setup shows my 1 tb drive.

i am unable to format it..the "format" button is unclickable
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20 Aug 2010   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by balla123 View Post
no

and i forgot to add that i'm using a pata to sata adapter.

the win7 setup shows my 1 tb drive.

i am unable to format it..the "format" button is unclickable
Can you connect the pata to sata adapter to another computer that has an operating system on it ? & the new HD is a secondary HD & then pre-format it there first ?
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20 Aug 2010   #5
balla123

win7
 
 

the only other pc i have is my laptop...this a brand new drive from bestbuy
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20 Aug 2010   #6
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Do you have any options in the BIOS setup as to what type of HD's to select ?
Probably should be set to IDE for a pata to sata adapter.
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21 Aug 2010   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

If you are letting the installer partition and format the HD, then it will create a 100mb boot partition as PARTITION 1. If you want the 100mb boot partition (for dual booting, to place the Repair Console on F8 Advanced Boot Tools, etc) then create and format a second partition to install Win7 upon.

If you don't want the 100mb Sys Rserved partition, then change it's size to the size partition you want Win7 to be installed upon, format and install there.
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21 Aug 2010   #8
balla123

win7
 
 

@DocBrown,
the BIOS says the HD is disabled and the other setting for the harddrive is either disabled or NONe

@
gregrocker,
i did create a partition but still cant install on that partition
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21 Aug 2010   #9
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by balla123 View Post
@DocBrown,
the BIOS says the HD is disabled and the other setting for the harddrive is either disabled or NONe

@gregrocker,
i did create a partition but still cant install on that partition

So maybe your MB is not compatible with the pata to sata adapter.

What is the make & model of your MB ?
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21 Aug 2010   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello balla123, welcome to Seven Forums!





Is the new HDD PATA and the mobo connector SATA, if so how is the HDD jumpered, as master or slave?
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