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Windows 7: Installing win 7 on formatted in old laptop

30 Apr 2012   #51
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

format fs=ntfs

will suffice.
however now, since you've got some of the steps behind you, I'll give a quick list:

DiskPart
Select Disk 0
Select Disk 1
Format fs=ntfs
exit
exit


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30 Apr 2012   #52
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
format fs=ntfs

will suffice.
however now, since you've got some of the steps behind you, I'll give a quick list:

DiskPart
Select Disk 0
Select Disk 1
Format fs=ntfs
exit
exit
Karl, if you do not add the 'quick', it will take forever because it does a full format.
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30 Apr 2012   #53
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

precisely. And it formats the entire drive. Quick cuts some corners which one should not do when preparing a disk for an operating system.

You might get away with a quick instead of a full, but I do not take chances.
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30 Apr 2012   #54
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

So I entered Format fs=nfts without quick and it just Just came up the same thing! Error: parameter is incorrect.
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30 Apr 2012   #55
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

What do I need to do. How can I get an O/S onto this HDD n laptop? Tried so much
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30 Apr 2012   #56
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Can you reboot and go into the BIOS? See if there is a there is a test you can run on the hard drive to check its health.

If you don't want to take that route, you could download Seatools and burn it to another CD, boot from it and run a full test on the drive.:

SeaTools | Seagate

It may even be advisable to check your memory via another iso download at: http://www.memtest.org/download/4.20...+-4.20.iso.zip
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30 Apr 2012   #57
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Sdatos for dos or sea tools for disc? Disc?
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30 Apr 2012   #58
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

For DOS:

SeaTools | Seagate

It will download an iso file that you can burn to disc, boot from it and test.
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30 Apr 2012   #59
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Did a scan on HDD with seatools. Didn't say there was any errors?
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30 Apr 2012   #60
gregrocker

 

Boot the DVD again, open a Command line as before, wipe the disk with Diskpart Clean Command.

Then when you get to the drive selection screen during install, just press Next to let installer create and format the partition for you.

If it errors again, post back the exact error text verbatim.
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