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Windows 7: Toshiba Qosmio and Win 7

02 Sep 2009   #1

Toshiba Qosmio and Win 7

I have had no luck installing 7 on my Qosmio G35-AV600.

Tried several versions (beta, RC, RTM) all crash on the same spot during install.

I know the OS's are good as I am using the RTM to type this post on my desktop.

When I install - clean on a formatted drive - about halfway through the computer reboots, blue screen error flashes (too fast to read) and the start windows normally screens comes up. The notebook has onboard raid and I have to manually install the drivers as requested by windows since the install cannot see my (2) sata drives. Tried the Vista Toshiba Raid driver and XP driver which I believe are actually the same.

Any ideas?

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02 Sep 2009   #2

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

looks like the raid chipset is causing this bsod. however, to eliminate any issues from hard drive, try this method. it'll turn your hdd into a blank sheet. then install Windows 7.
(just replace vista with 7.)
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03 Sep 2009   #3


Thanks for the tip! It led me to a solution.

I ended up using 'Darik's Boot and Nuke' Darik's Boot And Nuke | Hard Drive Disk Wipe and Data Clearing

I wiped the harddrive clean using your suggestion then reinstalled 7 and all went smooth. The software is very thorough and runs for a couple of hours but did the job. I had previously formatted this drive using the windows 7 install disc - Quick and Standard. Neither worked properly for some reason.

Now I have 2 computers on a network running 7 and the whole process couldn't be any easier using HomeGroup.

I am very comfortable setting up networks but 7 does just about everything for you. It handles all the permissions and security settings automatically.

Thanks again!!
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03 Sep 2009   #4

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

you are welcome >
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11 Dec 2009   #5

Windows XP

I have a Toshiba Qosmio G36AV600. I bought this laptop in 2006. I visited Toshiba´s website and they said that in this laptop Windows 7 can not be installed. I tried to install windows 7 Ultimate and when the laptop reboots the blue screen appears. I used the Disk Wipe software to format and clean my hdd, but the blue screen appears after the first reboot. Can you help me with my problem?
Thank you, Sergio.
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11 Dec 2009   #6


I am using the same laptop with Win 7. Same issue you have until I used Darik's DOD Short.

I assume you used Darik's Boot and Nuke as mentioned above?

Did you try removing drive #2, Nuking drive #1 and installing Win 7?

I installed 32 bit - have not tried 64 bit 7 yet.
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11 Dec 2009   #7

Windows XP

Thank you for your answer. I do not how to use the Darik's DOD software. I used the disk wipe software. I remove the second hdd this morning but when the laptop reboots, the bsod appears. I want to intall windows 7 ultimate 32 bits, can you explain me how to use the Darik's DOD software please.
Thank you very much for your help.
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11 Dec 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP


You can also boot into the Windows 7 DVD, select "Repair My Computer" on the second screen, then from the Recovery Tools list open a Command Line and type:

SELECT DISK # (for Windows 7 target HD)
CLEAN ALL (the "all" will zero the HD which is the deepest clean possible)

Now boot back into Windows 7 DVD, plug ethernet, select "Connect to Internet during Install" to get latest drivers/updates, select Custom, Advanced drive tools, apply quick Format again, then install.
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11 Dec 2009   #9

Windows XP

Thank you very much for your help. I did what you said but after the LIST DISK command i have the following message: "the are no fixed disk to show".
Thank you for your help.
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11 Dec 2009   #10
Microsoft MVP


Have you tried the fixes listed in posts #2 and #3. For some reason Diskpart cannot see the HD.
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