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Windows 7: Cannot Install Windows 7 on new hard drive.

12 Jan 2012   #1
stevew84

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Cannot Install Windows 7 on new hard drive.

My problem is a strange one, which I'm sure has come up in the past, so here it goes:

I've been having the Windows Home Security 2012 virus for the past couple of days, been using Malwarebytes with no results. As of now, I have a master (140gb C and D) and a slave (250gb E).

My C drive is the system drive, D drive was where i had Windows Vista (this was a dual boot machine originally). I noticed one day that my D partition was completely empty for some reason, I tried to format that drive and i got the bad sectors error.

Now here i am trying to run windows 7 ultimate installation from the desktop, I choose the customize option to wipe out everything on the drive. Now the only drive that is visible is the master, showing C and D (Disk 0 and Disk 1). For some reason my large E drive isnt visible.

I continue with Drive C and I get the error stating that Windows 7 cannot be installed on this drive, there is no reasoning behind this.

I unplugged my master drive from the mother board and reset my jumpers on the slave drive to Cable Select, even tried the default master arrangement regardless of which SATA cable is being used. I put the windows disk in the DVD drive and change my boot order to reflect the DVD rom....I don't get a prompt to boot from disk for whatever reason so I am stuck.

I would either like to install from the desktop to my E drive (i'm thinking of shrinking and creating a new partition for this before i try again)...or just overwrite my system drive and start fresh.

Thanks for the help.


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12 Jan 2012   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Unplug all HD's except the target HD, boot the Win7 DVD to Custom install, use Drive options to delete all partitions and create new as you wish, format then install. Or just click Next after deleting and Win7 will create a boot and install partition and proceed on its own.

If this fails at any point please post back any error message verbatim and exactly what happened and where: Clean Install Windows 7

Where did you get Win7? Did you burn the DVD yourself?
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12 Jan 2012   #3
stevew84

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Thanks. I'll report back.
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12 Jan 2012   #4
stevew84

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Error code 0x8007045d
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12 Jan 2012   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Please answer all the questions.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post

If this fails at any point please post back any error message verbatim and exactly what happened and where: Clean Install Windows 7

Where did you get Win7? Did you burn the DVD yourself?
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12 Jan 2012   #6
stevew84

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

regardless of my bios stating the DVD is first to boot, I cannot get the win7 disk to start. I downloaded the windows ISO tool and used it to create the ISO.

I think I finally just got rid of the virus with webroot...not sure yet but a rootkit was found and removed.
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12 Jan 2012   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

The error normally means the installer is bad. This may also be why the DVD won't boot. How are you running the install now?

Where did you get Win7? Confirm the ISO and burn another using ImgBurn at 4x speed.

Or write to flash stick using Universal USB Installer with Win7 in dropdown menu, boot under USB, Removable, or HD's using one-time BIOS Boot Menu key. Set HD first to boot in BIOS.
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12 Jan 2012   #8
stevew84

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I burned this copy of ultimate a few days ago. I am running setup from the desktop and going to try and fresh install.
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12 Jan 2012   #9
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Where did you get the Ultimate ISO?

How do you plan to activate it?

If you have a COA sticker on the machine what is the licensed version?
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12 Jan 2012   #10
stevew84

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

It was a back up DVD I had from about a year ago.
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