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Windows 7: clean win 7 x64 install trouble

22 Nov 2011   #11
yp89CCp

win 7 x64
 
 

oh, I didn't put in the disk number
i did now and called it select disk 1
then enter
then clean all

it's working i guess b/c none of the keys work atm
or it froze, not sure


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22 Nov 2011   #12
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Is Disk 1 the HD drive you are installing Windows to?
As your spec's list only one HD drive, which would be Disk 0.
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22 Nov 2011   #13
gregrocker

 

You likely had a Dynamic disk converted when you added one too many partitions and ignored a warning. Clean command will change it back.

Hopefully you selected the correct HD. It would be best to have the others unplugged during install. Clean All takes about an hour per 320gb and sometimes longer. As long as the cursor is flashing it is working.

Then close the Command box, click Install now, use Custom install>Drive options to partition as you wish, or just click Next and installer will do it for you.

If it fails, unplug all other HD's and peripherals, reset BIOS to optimized defaults. Set SATA controller to AHCI.
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22 Nov 2011   #14
yp89CCp

win 7 x64
 
 

yes it's my only drive
i changed the number from 1 to 0 and am re-doing it
the drive is just under 500 gigs
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22 Nov 2011   #15
gregrocker

 

This is the reason you List Disk, to see what the drive number is. Was it Disk0 or 1?
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22 Nov 2011   #16
yp89CCp

win 7 x64
 
 

I don't know, so much information comes up
How would i take a screenshot if my laptop is all messed up and i'm trying to fix it?
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22 Nov 2011   #17
theog

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Screenshot not needed. Just keep going as you are.
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22 Nov 2011   #18
yp89CCp

win 7 x64
 
 

how big should i make the partition?
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22 Nov 2011   #19
gregrocker

 

Boot the Win7 DVD, select Custom Install, use drive options to create a 100gb partition, format it then click Next. What happens?
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22 Nov 2011   #20
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You can use a single partition covering all 500 GB. That partition would include both Windows and your data files.

Or you could make a partition of maybe 80 GB and put Window on that partition.

And then make another partition of the remaining 420 to contain your data.

Either way works. Your choice.
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