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Windows 7: cannot get a "clean" retail copy of Windows 7 on this system

09 Nov 2012   #1

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
cannot get a "clean" retail copy of Windows 7 on this system

Hello all. I have a Samsung Ultrabook with a 128GB SDD. I put my Win 7 64 bit on a thumb drive, and ran the installer. I deleted the existing partitions (including the OEM hidden for recovery). I ended up with on 119GB unallocated drive, and clicked next. It progressed to the "copying 0%" window, followed by a "cannot format partition 0 - error 0x80070057".

After searching for a few hours and landing here, I tried the clean all routine. When I get to the clean all command, I get "DiskPart has encountered an error: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error".

I gave up, booted to Acronis, and restored the original drive image - which worked.

But, the fact remains, I cannot get a "clean" retail copy of Windows 7 on this system.

Any ideas?

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09 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by erkme73 View Post
Hello all. I have a Samsung Ultrabook with a 128GB SDD. I put my Win 7 64 bit on a thumb drive, and ran the installer. I deleted the existing partitions (including the OEM hidden for recovery). I ended up with on 119GB unallocated drive, and clicked next. It progressed to the "copying 0%" window, followed by a "cannot format partition 0 - error 0x80070057".

After searching for a few hours and landing here, I tried the clean all routine. When I get to the clean all command, I get "DiskPart has encountered an error: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error".

I gave up, booted to Acronis, and restored the original drive image - which worked.

But, the fact remains, I cannot get a "clean" retail copy of Windows 7 on this system.

Any ideas?
Here is what the error means. 0x80070057 - Download Error 0x80070057 Diagnostic Software It sounds to me as if the information on the thumb drive is bad. You should get a second copy of the thumb or try burning on a DVD at no more than 4x. Get your ISO from here. http://www.mydigitallife.info/offici...digital-river/
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10 Nov 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

Everything you need is here including the latest official installer ISO and tool to write to flash stick: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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