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Windows 7: Windows install : device drivers needed

23 Oct 2013   #11
Lukas123

Windows 7 Pro - 64bit
 
 

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From what device did you BOOT????
Should be DVD, but possible he's still trying from any of both ex-RAID disks. There's no other disks, so it can't be a big mistery. I've seen that error before, Windows was "fixed" by my computer shop already.
must be one of the harddisks. Can you temporary detach them form system and boot from DVD to prove I'm right?
Starting now with only DVD player ... gives same error: Windows failed to start.


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23 Oct 2013   #12
Kaktussoft

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Should be DVD, but possible he's still trying from any of both ex-RAID disks. There's no other disks, so it can't be a big mistery. I've seen that error before, Windows was "fixed" by my computer shop already.
must be one of the harddisks. Can you temporary detach them form system and boot from DVD to prove I'm right?
Starting now with only DVD player ... gives same error: Windows failed to start.
Remove DVD from DVD drive and boot. What happens then?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Oct 2013   #13
Lukas123

Windows 7 Pro - 64bit
 
 

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must be one of the harddisks. Can you temporary detach them form system and boot from DVD to prove I'm right?
Starting now with only DVD player ... gives same error: Windows failed to start.
Remove DVD from DVD drive and boot. What happens then?
Says:

Reboot and Select proper boot device
or Insert Boot Media in select Boot device and press a key
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23 Oct 2013   #14
Lukas123

Windows 7 Pro - 64bit
 
 

I also have a Windows restore disk, which does show the System Recovery Options

I had to use this menu earlier, when I had Windows issues.

The funny thing is, EVERY single option fails:
startup repair: startup repair cannot repair this computer
system restore: must select operating system
recpvery: cannot find a system image
memory diag: an error is preventing

The command prompt works though. Nice.
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23 Oct 2013   #15
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
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Starting now with only DVD player ... gives same error: Windows failed to start.
Remove DVD from DVD drive and boot. What happens then?
Says:

Reboot and Select proper boot device
or Insert Boot Media in select Boot device and press a key
that acts differently. So we're sure it was booting from DVD.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Oct 2013   #16
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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I also have a Windows restore disk, which does show the System Recovery Options

I had to use this menu earlier, when I had Windows issues.

The funny thing is, EVERY single option fails:
startup repair: startup repair cannot repair this computer
system restore: must select operating system
recpvery: cannot find a system image
memory diag: an error is preventing

The command prompt works though. Nice.
attach both internal disks again. Boot again from that DVD disk. select "command prompt".
Code:
diskpart
list disks
----you see both disks? assume it's disk 8 and 9 in this example
select disk 8
clean
select disk 9
clean
exit
Post results
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23 Oct 2013   #17
Kaktussoft

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From the Intel Raid tool I can only choose Striping or Mirroring

In the BIOS I can choose RAID, AHCI and IDE
As a test change BIOS to AHCI instead of RAID. Can you do the diskpart "clean" commands afterwards successfully?
If so, reboot again from win7 install DVD. Can you install win7 now?
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23 Oct 2013   #18
gregrocker

 

I would start over using the latest official installer ISO for your licensed version, burned to DVD or written to flash stick using the tool provided in Steps 1 and 2 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps in the tutorial assure a perfect install.

I would not use RAID since we see nothing but problems with RAID here. Set SATA controller to AHCI. Disable any RAID popup at boot.
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23 Oct 2013   #19
Lukas123

Windows 7 Pro - 64bit
 
 

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From the Intel Raid tool I can only choose Striping or Mirroring

In the BIOS I can choose RAID, AHCI and IDE
As a test change BIOS to AHCI instead of RAID. Can you do the diskpart "clean" commands afterwards successfully?
If so, reboot again from win7 install DVD. Can you install win7 now?
That seemed to have worked better; after switching the option in BIOS to AHCI, I managed to install Windows.

BUT, I only saw one disk (instead of 2). Windows did not state anything wrong with either disk, he just displayed one only. It seems like on that level, he is in RAID mode (that is, Mirroring mode, which I just selected to see what happens, at some point during switching RAID modes).
On boot, I didn't have RAID menu, but that is OK, but more important; when I HAD that menu, I last option I chose was to remove the RAID volume (before that, I had mirroring).

Then I enabled RAID again, first in BIOS, then in RAID menu. If I then start Windows installer, he states something is wrong with the ATAPI driver, and cannot install. He DOES read the DVD to get to that point, but then suddenly states he misses some driver.
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23 Oct 2013   #20
Lukas123

Windows 7 Pro - 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I would start over using the latest official installer ISO for your licensed version, burned to DVD or written to flash stick using the tool provided in Steps 1 and 2 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps in the tutorial assure a perfect install.
I'm using a legal pressed DVD ... I keep the option open that something may be wrong here, but I have only 1 copy, so copying that to another DVD or USB will not make it better.

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I would not use RAID since we see nothing but problems with RAID here. Set SATA controller to AHCI. Disable any RAID popup at boot.
I'm getting the same idea. In fact, in my above update, it says that at this point I CAN install Windows only, by disabling RAID. I get the impression that either 1 disk is failing (which is not a RAID problems, but it shows the fragility of RAID), or ... it is hard to remove RAID configs.

The RAID menu that removes my RAID volume, says he does the trick in 1 to 2 seconds ... which is, fast. Isn't there some format I can do, to make sure RAID is really gone ? I don't need the content of the disks anyway.
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