I've recently bought a new PC custom-build from the web 2 weeks ago and I can't get to install any operating system on it.
the specs are:
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (2x 3.00GHz) 1333, 6mb
Power Supply - 450w PowerCool 80+
Motherboard Asus P5QL - P43 Chipset
Memory - 4gb Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800mhz CL5.0 (2x2gb)
Hard Drive 1 - 160gb SATA2 Hard Drive (WD 16000AAAJS)
20x Dual Layer DVDRW Drive (Lightscribe)
Graphics - 512mb Nvidia GeForce 9800GTX
Whenever I try to install Windows 7 the loading is very slow takes like 10-20 minutes to jump from the first screen to the 2nd until the formatting area where it just says "Failed to format selected partition Error Code: 0x80070057" and when I tried to press next it said "Windows could not format a partition on disk 0. The error occurred while preparing the partition selected for installation Error Code: 0x80070057"
The same thing happens to XP
"Setup was unable to format the partition. The disk may be damaged.
Make sure the drive is switched on and properly connected to your computer. If the disk is a SCSI disk, make sure your SCSI devices are properly terminated. Consult your computer manual or SCSI adapter documentation for more information..
You must select a different partition for Windows XP.
To continue, press ENTER"
Now I've send the PC back to the company as I still have a years warranty and they told me that their Windows Vista CD worked fine, so after I got the PC I tried installing Vista which gave me the same problems (slow loading) and cannot format, I've tried deleting the entire hard disk so I have 1 big Unallocated space and then installing but nothing works it all ends up with the same errors.
Then I send the PC back again to them this time with my XP and Windows 7 64 bit DVD, they told me today the winXP cd is too old but the win 7 cd is perfectly fine and they managed to install it in 20 minutes.
I'm completely confused now, why doesn't the installation work for me and it does for them with the same CD? The only difference here and there is probably the psu connector, wireless keyboard/mouse that I have and I'm using a DVI-HDMI converter as my monitor doens't have a HDMI port.
I've also tried using ICH sata drivers
but Windows 7 doesn't detect any as compatible.
Unfortunately they said they have to format the hard disk due to some legal issues before sending back.
Thanks in advance.