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Windows 7: Cannot make HD booteable when install W7

24 Mar 2011   #1
rbaraldi

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Cannot make HD booteable when install W7

Hi. I tried to install W7 in a wipped HD and drive mad.
I prepare a USB bootealbe with W7 install dvd on it and another USD with rescue disk.
I did all the steps with diskpart, them bootsec /nt60 c: and alway got "disk boot failure, insert system disk..." The partition is active and the bootsect give me the ok message.
The problem is cannot continue to install W7 after the first booting because the system cannot boot from the hd as I wish. PLEASE HELP ME !!


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24 Mar 2011   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

You say you wiped HD with Diskpart then ran bootsect command? Why?

After wiping the HD, close the COmmand Box, click Install Now, select Custom install, then use Drive Options to create New partition(s), format and install.

SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums
DISKPART At PC Startup - Windows 7 Forums
Clean Install Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums
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25 Mar 2011   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

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Hello rbaraldi, welcome to Seven Forums!


There's always these options after the clean all finishes and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation


Note   Note
  • Then if you do not want to create the new Windows 7 "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #2 to create, format and mark Active a single 100GB partition to do the installation to.
  • If you do want to create the "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #3 to create, format and mark Active the System Reserved partition and then create and format the 100GB partition to do the installation to.

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25 Mar 2011   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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It is always worth cleaning Hd first, well worth the time.
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25 Mar 2011   #5
rbaraldi

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Guys. Thanks for the quick answer. I saw the links and I will do all again because I far away from my pc.
In the Clean Install Windows 7 after install for the first time I got the "10. After the final restart, you will see this screen for a moment. (See screenshot below)" screen and the pc try to boot but never happen and keeping show the error "disk boot failure, insert system disk...". Thats why I booted with the rescue USB and try everything with no sucess. No hdd errors !. Any advice instred the links ?
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25 Mar 2011   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

See if you can boot into Safe Mode to uninstall any drivers in Device Manager which are showing in error.

If you can't get into Safe Mode because it tells you installation is not complete, try accessing Device Manager using the steps at the end of this tutorial to uninstall whatever driver is hanging install: Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation - Windows 7 Forums
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28 Mar 2011   #7
rbaraldi

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Guys
I started all over again, the W7 instalation (from USB) created two partition C: (for systems) and Dfor w7). The first time instalation stuck in the same point, after copy all the files the pc cannot boot, keeping asking for boot disk. I review the C: partition and there is no /bootmgr on it and off course no bcd file. After booting from a USB rescue, typed bcdedit and show two part. General with path c:\ and the windows with the correct path of winload.
What is happen ? Both partition C and D are marked "active" as in the tutorials. PLEASE ADVICE ! THX
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28 Mar 2011   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Did you wipe the HD before trying install? SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation The boot sector may be corrupt and need wiping.

Where did you get Win7? Verify the ISO integrity and burn another DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed, or write the ISO to flash using UltraISO trial version: on File Open ISO, on Bootable Write Disk Image, Format, Write.

You should be able to see the two partitions created during install. A 100mb System Reserved boot partition is created to be System Active, then a Win7 partition. After install only Win7 will be lettered C regardless of what WinRe or Diskpart tells you during install; I'd stop mucking in the bcdedit as everything related to that is automated during install, and also now automated in Startup Repair.
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28 Mar 2011   #9
rbaraldi

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Hi
Did you wipe the HD before trying install? yes. I had Wxp before on that this, that´s why I try to installl w7.
Where did you get Windows 7? From intenet and looks like its fine. The DVD drive is broken in my PC, but I will try anyway.
You should be able to see the two partitions created during install. Yes two partition looks like fine. The problem that the C: (A 100mb System Reserved boot partition ) dont show any file or directory.
Maybe the first cilinder is corrupt. how can I fixed ? Normal diskpart dont give me error when partitioned it or format it.
Just remember the first W7 instalation never finish at this point, several files are in d: I used the bcdwrite just to look.
Pls help
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28 Mar 2011   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

What did you use to Wipe the HD?

How do you plan to activate Win7 if you got an installer off the web?

Make sure you have latest BIOS version. If so, reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS.URL

While in BIOS setup set SATA controller to AHCI first to try install.

Remove all but 2gb of RAM to try install. Test your RAM: RAM - Test with Memtest86+ - Windows 7 Forums.url
Follow these steps, use Custom install, Drive Options to partition and format before install: Clean Install Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums.URL
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