As the HDD is fairly new and the Windows 7 install is fairly new also, perhaps if you clean the HDD using the clean
and not the clean all command and then create a 100GB partition to do the clean install
to it may help.
Have a look at this to boot to diskaprt.
DISKPART : At PC Startup
Then use Step One
of this one to run the clean
and not the clean all as listed, the clean
only over-writes the format configuration data and only takes seconds and the clean all over-writes the entire HDD and takes hours, and should not be necessary on a 'new' HDD.
Then use Step Two
, either #2
to create and mark "Active" the partition(s) and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Additional Secure Erase / Wipe Information