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13 Aug 2009   #1

 
Windows 7 Installation Problems

Hi, I've been trying to install Windows 7 for some time now but get problem after problem. First it said "A required CD/DVD Driver Device Is Missing ect...."no avail at fixing that one I then went to the USB route, that worked as I was able to get a bootable copy on USB BUT now I purchased a new drive Seagate Barracuda ATA-300. It will detect the drive in bios and on the bootscreen but not in My Computer or Disk Managment.It will however detect in Windows installation but states "Windows Could not create a partion on disk 1 the error occured while preparing the portion selected for installation ERROR CODE 0x80070017"

Then I also get this "Windows is unable to install to selected location ERROR 0x80300024"

Thanks to anyone who can help.

By the way I'm upgrading from XP if that makes a difference

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13 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1200 View Post
Hi, I've been trying to install Windows 7 for some time now but get problem after problem. First it said "A required CD/DVD Driver Device Is Missing ect...."no avail at fixing that one I then went to the USB route, that worked as I was able to get a bootable copy on USB BUT now I purchased a new drive Seagate Barracuda ATA-300. It will detect the drive in bios and on the bootscreen but not in My Computer or Disk Managment.It will however detect in Windows installation but states "Windows Could not create a partion on disk 1 the error occured while preparing the portion selected for installation ERROR CODE 0x80070017"

Then I also get this "Windows is unable to install to selected location ERROR 0x80300024"

Thanks to anyone who can help.

By the way I'm upgrading from XP if that makes a difference

you can't upgrade from XP, you can only do a custom, clean install. back up all your data and run the disc again choosing "custom"
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13 Aug 2009   #3

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
you can't upgrade from XP, you can only do a custom, clean install. back up all your data and run the disc again choosing "custom"
I tried the custom install the HD I have is fresh out of the box their is nothing on it. And since I can't detect it in Windows I can't format it.
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13 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1200 View Post
I tried the custom install the HD I have is fresh out of the box their is nothing on it. And since I can't detect it in Windows I can't format it.
when you boot up with your seven disc, does it see the drive?
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13 Aug 2009   #5

 

Yes, when it boots up in Windows Installation the drive is detected I beleive it says the drive is unportioned, it wont let me format from installation and when I try to continue I get the above Error messages.
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13 Aug 2009   #6

Window 7 build 7600, Xp pro(VM)
 
 

Your drive is unpartitioned. You have partition your hard drive. You cant Install windows 7 in the the whole hard drive....

Partition the drive using the Windows 7 boot disk and then chose one of the primary partition to Install Windows 7.
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13 Aug 2009   #7

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Some HDDs may come with a manufacturer's CD/DVD, which has to be used for initial 'set-up'.

May or may not be true for 'modern' HDDs.

If there's a mfr CD, read the docs.

May need low-level format, or whatever they do, using the CD...

PS
There's been some 'bad words' regarding some models of "Seagate Barracuda",
freeze-up or something...
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13 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1200 View Post
Yes, when it boots up in Windows Installation the drive is detected I beleive it says the drive is unportioned, it wont let me format from installation and when I try to continue I get the above Error messages.
get yourself a copy of g-parted. burn it to cd and boot from that. you can then partition your drive the way u want then run the 7 disc and install
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