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Windows 7: Install error OXE0000100


08 Dec 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Install error OXE0000100

I installed Win 7 Ultimate 64 onto a new hard drive. The install was fully functional. I realized after the fact that I should have first formatted the drive before OS install, so I went ahead and formatted. Now when trying to install the OS I get error OXE0000100 at the begining of the Install process which seems to be something to do with the partition. When I go into the Win 7-recovery console it doesn't even show that there is a C drive partition. But I have also loaded my Win XP pro Disk and gone into recovery and it does show c: Partition1 NTFS. I'm going through another reformat now (slow) but I have my doubts this will fix it. Any thoughts?

Worst case, would it be OK to format with Win XP, load that system (assuming I don't get the same error) and then load Win 7 on top of XP?

Thanks in advance


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08 Dec 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello DAC21, welcome to Seven Forums!



If there's nothing on the entire Hard Disk Drive (HDD) you need to save, it would be best use Step One of this tutorial at the link below to do a complete wipe (secure erase) of the HDD so you will get the best possible space to do a clean install to, then use Step Two #2 to create a single 100GB partition to install Windows 7 to and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


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08 Dec 2010   #3

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

[QUOTE=Bare Foot Kid;1118955]Hello DAC21, welcome to Seven Forums!



If there's nothing on the entire Hard Disk Drive (HDD) you need to save, it would be best use Step One of this tutorial at the link below to do a complete wipe (secure erase) of the HDD so you will get the best possible space to do a clean install to, then use Step Two #2 to create a single 100GB partition to install Windows 7 to and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.



Thanks for the help, my HD is cleaning now. Now if I understand this correctly, cleaning is not formatting. Do I need to use the 'format fs=ntsf label = windows 7" command as well then exit for OS install?

Thanks
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09 Dec 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again.



Yes, use the outline in the snip at Step Two #2 to create and format the 100GB partition.
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