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Windows 7: Error code 0x8007045D during Windows 7 Professional x64 Installation

09 May 2013   #11
gregrocker

 

Hi Colin -

Have only seen Diskpart fail with I/O error before when the HD was faulting. Thought that might warrant testing the HD.

The most common fix for install failures of all types is Diskpart Clean Command. If it won't run there is usually a reason, and that so far as I've seen has been the HD.

There could be an anomaly with the installer which is why that was a good first step for you to give.

OP said he did low-level format with PW CD so if that wasn't Wipe Disk from Disk tab he can do that in place of Clean command, then create an NTFS Primary Active partition which again passes Surface and File check - about everything known to prepare the disk on failed install.


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10 May 2013   #12
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

You say you've changed motherboards - correct. Are your attempting a clean install with a retail version of Windows? or
1) doing a System reimage from your old ASRock motherboard or
2) attempting a clean install from an OEM OS that was activated on the ASRock.

1) or 2) won't work.

If a retail clean install I would suggest you run the WD Lifeguard diagnostics. If you have another HDD then obviously try it.
I know it sounds an obvious thing but did you reset your ASUS BIOS to defaults and download the latest or recent drivers?

Can you get your ASRock motherboard up and running again? If yes and the above fails I'd return your ASUS motherboard. Since you have flashed your BIOS they may balk.

A final point I'd try a straight MBR boot install since you are using only a 1TB HDD.
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10 May 2013   #13
Gyrger

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

@gregrocker
1. I maybe should further mention that the I/O error from diskpart only occurs when i use the "clean all" command, the "clean" command works fine for me. (I don't know if this draws a distinction)

2. I have problems setting up the WD diagnostics tool because i have neither a floppy drive nor a floppy disk. I'm trying to put it on a FAT16 formatted USB-Stick right now but I don't know if I'm destinated to fail with that.

@mjf
I'm trying to do a clean retail install and unfortunately I can't get my old Asrock mainboard to work, because it isn't able to start the power supply. (I bridged the power button and the 24-pin ATX Connector with a paperclip and the power supply started normally without the mainboard).

Last but not least I have no opportunity to switch the HDD, since it is the only one I have right now. So doing that would require me to buy a new one.

Before I do that, I'm trying to wipe format and partitionate the HDD with PW again and maybe I can get the WD diagnostic tool to run in the meantime.

Update:
I rebuilded MBR, wiped, repartitionated and formatted the HDD, sector checked it with PW and chkdsk again as recommended (0 Sector Erros from both), tried to install again and got Error 0x8007045D as always.

Even though I didn't ran the Wd diagnostics yet (still not working with the stick), I really think there is something wrong with the mainboard now.

diskpart is now throwing I/O Errors with both, the "clean" and "clean all" command while every single other partitioning tool
including gparted from Xubuntu's live distro, as well as fdisk, dd, PW and DBAN has no problem at all. I don't know why, but this seems to be some strange "windows-only" problem.
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10 May 2013   #14
gregrocker

 

Western Digital seems to have taken down their Data Lifeguard CD ISO's and only left floppy support (Hello? ).

I found this download of the CD ISO, which needs extracting before burning the ISO to CD using Windows Image Burner: Western Digital Data Lifeguard CD ISO (extract first)
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10 May 2013   #15
Gyrger

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

This is interesting. The tool doesn't even find my HDD. With Ide Sata Contoller it recognizes the disk, but when i run quick or extended test it says "Command Error Error/Status Code: 0132".
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10 May 2013   #16
gregrocker

 

Normally the HD Diagnostics are definitive but if PW Surface Scan and File System Check are okay then it may be an anomaly with WD Diagnostics - possibly the reason they've taken them down from their site. I'm inquiring about that now.

Unless you really want to keep the mobo the consensus seems to be to return it. Have you asked their tech support about the issue, in preparation for RMA'ing it?
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10 May 2013   #17
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Have you checked your sata cable (try replacing it).
I wouldn't use a Marvell port
Make sure your sata utilities are compatible with the current BIOS version.

I think the basic sata drivers are stock standard Windows - others is this correct?
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10 May 2013   #18
gregrocker

 

As far as I know, Michael. Have yet to see a SATA driver not in the Win7 installer. Older IDE drivers, maybe.

There also isn't any reason to install mobo drivers as Win7 will decide which ones it wants, which I would stick with unless performance dictates importing OEM.
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10 May 2013   #19
Gyrger

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I have put in a jumper on my HDD scaling down the data transfer rate from 6.0GB/s to 3GB/s. Windows expansion is now at 40% and maybe it'll work .
I think the error was caused because I used only SATAII cables, while both, Mainboard and HDD had SATAIII 6GBps Connectors.

Windows is now installed and works perfectly.

Thanks for the support to all of you
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10 May 2013   #20
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gyrger View Post
I have put in a jumper on my HDD scaling down the data transfer rate from 6.0GBps to 3GBps.
So referring to this
How to physically install, set jumper settings, and set up a Serial ATA, EIDE, or SSD drive in Windows 7, Vista, XP, and 2000
are you saying the default the no jumper default didn't work. Connecting the jumper to pins 5 and 6 worked? It's 3Gb/s not bytes. I know WD say "3Gb/s data transfer speed activated" but you won't get anything like 3Gb/s out of a standard 7200RPM 3.5" HDD. So I'm not sure what the jumper actually does.

I'm a Seagate user for internals so maybe a WD user could explain.

It's good that you seem to have things going.
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