Quote: Originally Posted by djjamieg
I know this I've tried everything. Could it be because it's not a C pathname on the drive?
But will give it a go 2moz and post back my findings.
YES, YES YES,
If the system reserve partition is being seen as the C:, Windows 7 will try to install there. Thats what Barefoot was getting at. The system reserved suppose to not impede this but because you tried to name things???????????? maybe. With my install all I did was allocate 80GB of the 90GB available. No format, and let it go.
I recently used my Windows 7 disk to align a SSD for an XP install. The Windows 7 disk created the system reserve partition here as well. The XP install disk listed the reserve partition as C:, OS would not install. So, I just deleted the reserve partition with the XP disk. Reboot and the larger partition I had created became the C:. Boom OS install complete.
Now Windows 7 needs the reserve partition so you cannot just delete it for a Windows 7 install.
So secure erase the disk, with Windows 7 disk, start process. When the partition part comes up select new, create a 60GB partition, thats it no format see if install occurs.