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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 (can't see HDD) (has ubuntu installed atm)

29 Oct 2010   #11

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Mercury,

Ok. Here's an answer the the What the ... question.

X: is the ram drive where the Windows PreInstallation Environment is installed. This is a mini Win 7 that has been modified for the special purpose at hand.

Now I think you said you have a netbook.

Can I assume that you have an external Cd/DVD drive that you connected via a USB port?

The next step(s) will be greatly influenced by your answer.

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29 Oct 2010   #12

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mercury3 View Post
I tried wipe disk with the that wizard program. Yet whenever I go into command prompt from Windows 7 setup, it brings me to X:\sources again. WTF is X:\

Why does diskpart only see one disk with size of 15gb. No concrete answers here. Please somebody who has experience with this post in here, others wise don't waste my time and yours, ty.
Wow... wrong/rude post there... We are not paid to help you, so at least you can be polite in asking for FREE help.

Anyway,

1. You only mention "netbook" in your thread, you didn't mention make/model numbers, neither specs, you didn't fill any system specs in you profile... Do you think we have 6th sense to know what kind of hardware you have?

2. The "Where to get a SATA driver for this netbook?" question, back to my first point, you didn't give any info about your machine... But I think I know the ultimate answer to this obvious questio... The system manufacturer's website sounds familiar?

zzz2496
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29 Oct 2010   #13
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

If you have a need to be rude, you can go elsewhere for help.
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29 Oct 2010   #14

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

#1 - X: is the drive of the WinPE image that runs Windows setup, and X:\Sources is the location of the .WIM files and tools needed to install Windows.

#2 - diskpart isn't a magical utility - it will only see disks (and disk sizes) reported to it by the driver, just like any other windows application. It can manipulate disks at a low level, yes, but it won't see something that the driver doesn't allow it to see (for any reason).

I would still reiterate what the folks above have said - do a secure wipe of the disk, and then partition it with a 3rd party utility. Make sure the boot.wim and install.wim files in your \Sources folder have had added to them any SATA or RAID drivers needed to see the disks (if it doesn't have that driver already), and you may ultimately have to ask the computer vendor what settings need to be configured for a proper Windows 7 installation on that hardware.

mercury3, I think you'll find that your current approach isn't likely to get you much further assistance. You probably want to remind yourself people assist on this forum, like many others, of their own time and goodwill. If you want either of those afforded to you by someone else here, it would be best to lose the attitude.
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29 Oct 2010   #15

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

You have recieved some good advice, despite your bad attitude.

Fill in your system specs.

Explain the steps you have already taken, someone might see an error or give you another suggestion.

What you are trying to do is not that difficult, from your questions we can see that you need some guidence.
The members here can and will help you, if your attitude continues they will choose not to, your choice.
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30 Oct 2010   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Problem was solved. There is one reply which was helpful in here and did the trick.

The the others thank you for your opinions (unfortunately none worked and I lost valuable time), but I needed concrete answers/solutions.


EDIT: Thread can now be closed.
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30 Oct 2010   #17

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

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31 Oct 2010   #18
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mercury3 View Post
Problem was solved. There is one reply which was helpful in here and did the trick.

The the others thank you for your opinions (unfortunately none worked and I lost valuable time), but I needed concrete answers/solutions.


EDIT: Thread can now be closed.
Any chance of posting the solution so others may learn from it?
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31 Oct 2010   #19

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

@Dom, do we really need him to post anymore than it is?

zzz2496

Edit: for starters, the problem wasn't very clear to begin with...
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31 Oct 2010   #20
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dom View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mercury3 View Post
Problem was solved. There is one reply which was helpful in here and did the trick.

The the others thank you for your opinions (unfortunately none worked and I lost valuable time), but I needed concrete answers/solutions.


EDIT: Thread can now be closed.
Any chance of posting the solution so others may learn from it?
Dom my friend , I think we have more things to learn form this thread than the solution.
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