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Windows 7: Need advice - Problem installing Windows 7 RTM


30 Aug 2009   #1

 
 
Need advice - Problem installing Windows 7 RTM

Need some advice on Windows 7 RTM install.
I've installed many RC with no problems but when I attempt to install Windows 7 RTM it keeps telling it cannot format the disk.

I'm running a Windows XP Pro computer with XP on disk1 and Windows 7 RC on disk2. I first disconnect disk1 and then boot from Windows 7 RTM setup disk (as I've always done for previous copies of RC).

When the setup program gets to Custom setup, I attempt to format disk2 and that's where it fails.

Suggestions greatly appreciated.

Note: I obtained my copy of RTM 7100 directly from Microsoft web site.

Jim

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30 Aug 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jim31 View Post
Need some advice on Windows 7 RTM install.
I've installed many RC with no problems but when I attempt to install Windows 7 RTM it keeps telling it cannot format the disk.

I'm running a Windows XP Pro computer with XP on disk1 and Windows 7 RC on disk2. I first disconnect disk1 and then boot from Windows 7 RTM setup disk (as I've always done for previous copies of RC).

When the setup program gets to Custom setup, I attempt to format disk2 and that's where it fails.

Suggestions greatly appreciated.

Note: I obtained my copy of RTM 7100 directly from Microsoft web site.

Jim
Im confused. You want to keep XP, 7100, and 7600? or do you want to dual boot XP and 7600 and delete 7100?

Is that right?

Kwn
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30 Aug 2009   #3

 
 

Sorry if I was not clear. Want to keep XP on disk1 and install RTM on disk2, erasing any previous RC versions on disk2.

I now suspect a hardware problem with disk2 since I can no longer format it.

Thanks
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30 Aug 2009   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

are you trying to format it from within xp? or win 7?

Ken
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30 Aug 2009   #5

 
 

Tried both, may be a faulty drive
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30 Aug 2009   #6

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jim31 View Post
Need some advice on Windows 7 RTM install.
I've installed many RC with no problems but when I attempt to install Windows 7 RTM it keeps telling it cannot format the disk.

I'm running a Windows XP Pro computer with XP on disk1 and Windows 7 RC on disk2. I first disconnect disk1 and then boot from Windows 7 RTM setup disk (as I've always done for previous copies of RC).

When the setup program gets to Custom setup, I attempt to format disk2 and that's where it fails.

Suggestions greatly appreciated.

Note: I obtained my copy of RTM 7100 directly from Microsoft web site.

Jim

When you remove HD #1 & boot with Windows 7 DVD to format HD#2

Did you change jumper so that HD#2 is now a single master HD ?

" Doc "
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01 Sep 2009   #7

 
 
Updated Need advice - Problem installing Windows 7 RTM

To all who replied to my original post - many thanks.

My problem has been solved - disk2 was operating as a "slave" instead of as a Master. When I moved the drive to the end of the ide cable it became a Master and I could install Windows 7 RTM with no problems.
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01 Sep 2009   #8

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

jim31, Glad your problem is solved, sometimes it's the little things to look for


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