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Windows 7: installation error

08 Jun 2009   #1

win7 ultimate 32
 
 
installation error

I am getting an error come up when i do a custom install the code is 0xE0000100 it comes up as soon as it hit custom. I have xp on my computer atm but its on a ide drive and i want to do the install on my sata drive. plus something has gone wrong with my xp so it wont boot up for me to do the upgrade steps in there, so i need to get this working so that i have use of my computer again. I have tried to disconnect the ide drive and see if it will boot that way but it wont go past the initial bios screen. any ideas

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08 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Build 7268.0.090701-1900
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brockssracer View Post
I am getting an error come up when i do a custom install the code is 0xE0000100 it comes up as soon as it hit custom. I have xp on my computer atm but its on a ide drive and i want to do the install on my sata drive. plus something has gone wrong with my xp so it wont boot up for me to do the upgrade steps in there, so i need to get this working so that i have use of my computer again. I have tried to disconnect the ide drive and see if it will boot that way but it wont go past the initial bios screen. any ideas

Here's some info that's been around since the creation of the new partitioning rules:

Error message when you use Windows Vista Setup to try to create a partition: "Error code: 0xE0000100"

Im quite curious to how you partitioned your PC, because this is definitly the cause of your difficulty.

You should actually start out with a clean-slate. Backup your files, and completely wipe the entire hard disk. After its completely wiped, go ahead and set your desired partitions with the Windows 7 installer.

(If your looking to dual-boot xp and Windows 7)
After setting the desired partitions with the Windows 7 installer, restart the PC (dont go through with the installation, just get to the format command, and restart)
At this time, install your XP build FIRST, you'll avoid many problems this way, although you dont really HAVE to...
After XP is installed to it's own partition, Install your Windows 7 build, and it should set up dual booting automatically without a problem. You shouldn't run into this failure again if you start anew with a clean disk, and use the provided partitioning software with Seven.

Let me know if you have trouble

Thanks,
-D
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08 Jun 2009   #3

win7 ultimate 32
 
 

ok on my computer i have 2 hard disks, one ide which was originally my boot disk and a sata disk that was set up as a secondary.

I was planning to so a new install on the sata and set that up as my primary once i got a new motherboard and video card however i cant wait till i get them now as my xp has stuffed up.

The ide drive has 3 partitions on it, once consisting of the os and programs, another has photos and videos and the other has been wiped. 300gb disk

The sata drive has 4 partitions on there. one for the new os, one for my games, one for music and one for my movies. 750gb disk

i have just found a better iso burning prog and am tryin a newly burnt disc to see if that makes a difference. if not im not sure what i can do as its hard to see from dos as to what is where on my drives. might have to find me a lil linux system.

well the new disc didnt work still coming up with the same error. looks like i have to try something different.
i cant wipe the old os disc yet as there are to many things i need to save from there like photos as well.
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08 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Build 7268.0.090701-1900
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brockssracer View Post
ok on my computer i have 2 hard disks, one ide which was originally my boot disk and a sata disk that was set up as a secondary.

I was planning to so a new install on the sata and set that up as my primary once i got a new motherboard and video card however i cant wait till i get them now as my xp has stuffed up.

The ide drive has 3 partitions on it, once consisting of the os and programs, another has photos and videos and the other has been wiped. 300gb disk

The sata drive has 4 partitions on there. one for the new os, one for my games, one for music and one for my movies. 750gb disk

i have just found a better iso burning prog and am tryin a newly burnt disc to see if that makes a difference. if not im not sure what i can do as its hard to see from dos as to what is where on my drives. might have to find me a lil linux system.

well the new disc didnt work still coming up with the same error. looks like i have to try something different.

Wow, your the partition KING!

Im not sure if your aware, but you really shouldn't partition any hard drive more than 5 times, and not perform more than 10 partition editing commands in a drives LIFETIME. Setting up a blank hard disc using partition tools should really be done once, and the drive to be blank when doing it. editing these with data on them can be dangerous, with nasty results.

I know what is going on with your drive, and you've simply setup and edited the discs too many times with data and OS's on them. You should keep one hard disk for frequently accessed data, such as movies, files, photos, torrent downloading, and setup the second disc (preferrable the smaller one, with a faster Cache, and higher RPM rating) for all your OS's. This is the one that you need to wipe COMPLETELY clean. setup your partitions, install each OS, ending with Windows 7. It will automatically setup your dual boot options, so no need to worry. After the 3 are installed, dont re-partition/or resize that disk anymore! Microsoft throws away literally thousands of discs because of the partition editing tests, and what they do to the drives over time.

I know the above sounds like alot of work, but is absolutely necessary, and will pay off with a forever stable system that you won't ever have to partition again; not to mention the absence of these kinds of failures.
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08 Jun 2009   #5

win7 ultimate 32
 
 

ok well i just went and bought another 500gb sata drive to do a fresh start, should i partition that at all.
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08 Jun 2009   #6

win7 ultimate 32
 
 

that didnt work. i am still getting the same error. i have disconnected the ide with the xp on it yet i still cant install it.
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08 Jun 2009   #7

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Build 7268.0.090701-1900
 
 

yeah, for a 500, split it down the middle. i think 250 is an awsome partition to have. just make sure you lay it out how you'd like it perminently.
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08 Jun 2009   #8

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Build 7268.0.090701-1900
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brockssracer View Post
that didnt work. i am still getting the same error. i have disconnected the ide with the xp on it yet i still cant install it.
have you been able to segragate the failure so that you know which component/HardDrive is the cause?
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08 Jun 2009   #9

win7 ultimate 32
 
 

not yet, ill disconnect all the drives other than the new one that i have just put in and see if it will install then
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08 Jun 2009   #10

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Build 7268.0.090701-1900
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brockssracer View Post
not yet, ill disconnect all the drives other than the new one that i have just put in and see if it will install then
that's exactly what I'd do, but just for info purposes. but be sure to wipe it clean and re-install when all drives are plugged in, so that it'd set up the dual boot for ya
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