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Windows 7: Windows 7 64bit Clean Install FAIL


22 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Windows 7 64bit Clean Install FAIL

First - I've been searching the internet for the past couple days on the topic and have found some great infomation here....thought I would join and take this issue thru to resolution.

This issue can be found in a number of places - however there is no final resolution...here's the issue.

Issue - New system/hardware fails to load Windows 7

Hardware - All NEW
Motherboard - Asus M4A79XTD EVO 790X AM3
CPU - AMD PHENOM II x4 945 3.0G AM3
Graphic Card - ASUS GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB
Memory - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600
Hard Drive - 1TB SATA Seagate Barracuda
OS - Windows 7 64-bit OEM
Power - Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W
ODD - ASUS SATA 24X DVD Burner
Case - Rosewill CHALLENGER

Specifics -
All new hardware installed humming along ....
MB Sata 1 port - Hard drive
MB Sata 3 port - ODD/DVD
MB Sata 4 port - Front case SATA port/unused

When I attempt to install windows with fairly generic bios setting ERROR
Fail to format partition [error 0X80070057]

or

Hang at starting windows - IE prior to window install screen

or

No Hard drive found to Install OS - However drive shows in Bios


Tweaks to Bios version 02.61 Attempted with and without
Disable Marvell ESata
Disable Marvell Esata ROM on Boot

Storage Configuration - Sata Port1-port4 [AHCI] or [IDE]
Sata Port5-port6 [AHCI] or [IDE]
Note **when IDE selected both DVD and HD are seen in bios and OS installing**

Boot Priority - CDROM
HD



Troubleshooting:
Checked Cables - Passed on another system
Checked Memory
Checked Hardware Compatability and OS
Pulled new hard drive and formatted in another system, replaced and attempted to install OS - FAIL
Move cables on MB SATA ports


So, what have I missed?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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22 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Continued TS - attempted to add silicon image sata drivers during OS install - with box checked hide all drivers not for this hardware.

Attempted silicon image sata drivers - 3114 and 3124 both AMD64 drivers
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Dec 2010   #3

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Have you read our Questions List ?

Questions to use for help with Installation Issues

What make & model of monitor ? How is it connected ? VGA, DVI, HDMI ? Second monitor ?


Can you pre-format the HD with NTFS ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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22 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for the quick reply...

Monitor - ViewsonicVA1912wb attached via DVI

The hard drive when moved to another system was formatted with NTFS
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22 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Have you read our Questions List ?

Questions to use for help with Installation Issues
Great read - yes thank you and let me further clarify

After other system format and hd replace I have made to to step 9 once - when the system hung for over an hour on Expanding Windows files.

However - most often I get error Fail to format partition [error 0X80070057]
at Copying Windows files after about 5- 10 seconds
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Dec 2010   #6

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Are you using DVD to install ? If you pre-formatted HD, you should not have to format again during install. You probably have a hardware conflict somewhere, that we will have to discover
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22 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

**Thanks for relocating to the correct forum**

I am using the DVD to install. It seems that I have a write / reference problem to the HD.

This is fairly barebones. 1 HD, 1 DVD. On the intial install I have an IDE drive / Slave that I was going to recover files from after OS install on new SATA drive - failed install and I reset bios, cmos and pulled battery over night to start fresh yesterday
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Dec 2010   #8

MSDN Home Premium
 
 

My first OEM build did exactly the same. I even tried installing XP to see if that would get any further, nope, still failed to extract all the files.

In the end I had the box swapped out by the OEM and the second one was OK.

They reckoned it was likely an incompatible 'cheapo' DVD drive that they fitted that was having problems extracting all the files from the DVD.

Worth a punt?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Dec 2010   #9

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Have you tried installing with only the New Sata HD connected & pre-formatted ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Dec 2010   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Good idea - I just switched in a "known good" Lite-On DVD.

Same Error -
Windows could not format the partition on drive 0. The error occurred while preparing the partition selected for install. Error code 0X80070057
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