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Windows 7: Unable to install Windows on new SSD, error 0x80070057

21 Jun 2014   #1
Maesen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Unable to install Windows on new SSD, error 0x80070057

Hi,

I bought a new SSD (PNY 120gb) and planned a full complete clean install of Windows.

Since I planned on installing Windows 7 64 bits on it and start over from there, I unplugged all other drives as well as useless USB peripherals. I even removed 8gb outta my 16gb setup.

Went in BIOS and set the SSD as AHCI (or something like that). Rebooted on Windows 7 DVD. Pressed SHIFT+F10.

In the Command Prompt, I did the following command:
Quote:
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0
DETAIL DISK (to make sure you got the hard disk)
CLEAN
EXIT
EXIT (this one gets you back into the install program.
Then went on and clicked INSTALL.
Chose my disk, then selected NEXT.

Then boom. Windows Cannot be installed on this disk (Error 0x80070057).

The Disk 0 is really the SSD, not the DVD drive.

I tried doing, in the Command Prompt,
Quote:
select disk 0
create partition primary
format fs=ntfs
It failed at 100% complete with this message: "Diskpart has encountered an error: The parameter is incorrect. See the System Event Log for more information."

So I rebooted, pressed SHIFT-F10 at the "Install" part and tried this command;
Quote:
diskpart
list disk
select disk 0
clean all
create partition primary
select partition
active
list volume
select volume 1
format fs=ntfs
But it still gives me the same error





And before going to bed, I tried this command:
Quote:
diskpart
list disk
select disk 0
clean all
create partition primary
select partition
active
exit
exit
Then tried to Format the drive in the installation Wizard but it still wont do it.



What do I do from there? Thanks to Golden for his help last night.
Thanks in advance!


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21 Jun 2014   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

All you need to do to install Windows 7 to an SSD is to boot with the Windows 7 DVD and install.

Why did you use diskpart and then format?
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21 Jun 2014   #3
Maesen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
All you need to do to install Windows 7 to an SSD is to boot with the Windows 7 DVD and install.

Why did you use diskpart and then format?
Because it did not work in the first place.
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21 Jun 2014   #4
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi

It looks like your install DVD is booted in UEFI mode but having some issues in installing "Windows" in UEFI mode. It might be due to some incorrect configuration in BIOS. Please try the below steps.

1. Enter BIOS setup and load default configuration.

2. Make sure SATA is set to AHCI mode.

3. Save and exit the BIOS and press F8 to open boot selection menu. You may see your DVD drive listed wise - one with a regular name and other with a UEFI prefix. Make sure to not select the one with UEFI for an MBR based install.

An example :



In the above example, DVD Drive with the P1 prefix should be selected for boot.


4. Open DISKPART at boot and issue the CLEAN command ( not CLEAN ALL). Then try to install Windows.
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21 Jun 2014   #5
Maesen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anshad Edavana View Post
Hi

It looks like your install DVD is booted in UEFI mode but having some issues in installing "Windows" in UEFI mode. It might be due to some incorrect configuration in BIOS. Please try the below steps.

1. Enter BIOS setup and load default configuration.

2. Make sure SATA is set to AHCI mode.

3. Save and exit the BIOS and press F8 to open boot selection menu. You may see your DVD drive listed wise - one with a regular name and other with a UEFI prefix. Make sure to not select the one with UEFI for an MBR based install.

An example :



In the above example, DVD Drive with the P1 prefix should be selected for boot.


4. Open DISKPART at boot and issue the CLEAN command ( not CLEAN ALL). Then try to install Windows.
You got it.
It was indeed booting on the UEFI version.

Made it go into NON-UEFI, did the CLEAN command and so far it is installing correctly.

I will update this thread when its done!

Thank you sir for that FAST fix! Haha
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21 Jun 2014   #6
Maesen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maesen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anshad Edavana View Post
Hi

It looks like your install DVD is booted in UEFI mode but having some issues in installing "Windows" in UEFI mode. It might be due to some incorrect configuration in BIOS. Please try the below steps.

1. Enter BIOS setup and load default configuration.

2. Make sure SATA is set to AHCI mode.

3. Save and exit the BIOS and press F8 to open boot selection menu. You may see your DVD drive listed wise - one with a regular name and other with a UEFI prefix. Make sure to not select the one with UEFI for an MBR based install.

An example :



In the above example, DVD Drive with the P1 prefix should be selected for boot.


4. Open DISKPART at boot and issue the CLEAN command ( not CLEAN ALL). Then try to install Windows.
You got it.
It was indeed booting on the UEFI version.

Made it go into NON-UEFI, did the CLEAN command and so far it is installing correctly.

I will update this thread when its done!

Thank you sir for that FAST fix! Haha
I knew I shouldnt have claimed Victory so fast. I let everything install and when I came back to the computer it had this screen. Unable to install Windows on new SSD, error 0x80070057-imageuploadedbytapatalk1403371631.276029.jpg


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21 Jun 2014   #7
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What happens when you press F8 and select the hard drive for boot ?.

Do you still have the old hard drive ?. If yes, disconnect SSD and connect it to the same SATA port. Without changing anything in the BIOS, try booting from the HDD and let me know the result.
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21 Jun 2014   #8
Maesen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anshad Edavana View Post
What happens when you press F8 and select the hard drive for boot ?.

Do you still have the old hard drive ?. If yes, disconnect SSD and connect it to the same SATA port. Without changing anything in the BIOS, try booting from the HDD and let me know the result.
When pressing F8 and choosing the SSD, I get the screen I posted above.

I do have the old HDD but the disk itself failed and I am in the process of sending it back to WD for warranty claim.
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21 Jun 2014   #9
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

A "Disk Read Error" is usually not considered as a good sign. Please try the below steps one by one.

1. Change SATA cable. A faulty cable can cause weird issues. Also reset the power connector.

2. If that is not helpful, switch the SATA port and re-install OS. You will see two types of SATA ports - brown and black colored. If the SSD is currently connected to a brown colored port, reconnect it to a white port or vice versa. Then re-install OS from scratch.

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21 Jun 2014   #10
Maesen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anshad Edavana View Post
A "Disk Read Error" is usually not considered as a good sign. Please try the below steps one by one.

1. Change SATA cable. A faulty cable can cause weird issues. Also reset the power connector.

2. If that is not helpful, switch the SATA port and re-install OS. You will see two types of SATA ports - brown and black colored. If the SSD is currently connected to a brown colored port, reconnect it to a white port or vice versa. Then re-install OS from scratch.

I changed my SATA cable for the motherboard ones. Now my SSD is not showing up in the BIOS when in AHCI mode. It does show up in IDE mode though.
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