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Windows 7: Windows cannot be installed to this disk

26 Feb 2014   #11
BrightonBob

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Is your SSD SATA2 or SATA3, as your motherboard has SATA2 ports, no SATA3.
Still should work even though MB is SATA2.


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26 Feb 2014   #12
BrightonBob

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

Here are the screenshots.Windows cannot be installed to this disk-dskmgmt1.png

Windows cannot be installed to this disk-dskmgmt2.png


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26 Feb 2014   #13
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You only need one ACTIVE Partition on disk 0, you have four all over the place.
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26 Feb 2014   #14
BrightonBob

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
You only need one ACTIVE Partition on disk 0, you have four all over the place.
Actually, there are no active partitions on disk 0.

I don't think that that speaks to my problem as I only have the 240 GB SSD connected when I try to install Windows on it.
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26 Feb 2014   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I think your problem might be one of the other disks onto which the installer is trying to put the new bootmgr. Disconnect ALL disks except the SSD and try to install then.

Note: the installer always tries to install the bootmgr to the first active disk it finds. But you do not want that.
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26 Feb 2014   #16
BrightonBob

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I think your problem might be one of the other disks onto which the installer is trying to put the new bootmgr. Disconnect ALL disks except the SSD and try to install then.

Note: the installer always tries to install the bootmgr to the first active disk it finds. But you do not want that.
I have NO other disks connected when trying to install Windows on the SSD.
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26 Feb 2014   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hmm, you are doing the right thing. But then I have no clue why you get this trouble. I have installed 7 on a dozen different SSDs and never seen that.
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26 Feb 2014   #18
BrightonBob

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

Well, the problem is definitely in the BIOS. When I set to ATI or RAID, the error message goes away. I was able to load Windows with the MB configured as RAID, but Windows wouldn't run. Said installation could not be completed on this computer. I'm tired of messing with it now. I'll try again tomorrow with MB config as ATI and see if it will install.
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26 Feb 2014   #19
BrightonBob

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

Does anyone know whether or not I will immediately lose my 32 bit installation? I'm installing both on the same serial number. I on,y want one installation, but I'd like a little time to get programs loaded and configured before I lose the 32 bit installation.
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26 Feb 2014   #20
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You will loose your 32 bit install if you format it. Unplug all other drives ( as already suggested )

What are you talking about, " I`m installing both on the same serial number " ???
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