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Windows 7: Install and restore image problems

19 Jan 2015   #11
KGraves

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Failure once more. Formated with gparted to ntfs, ran diskpart + clean. Failed at same point. Even tried another win 7 disk - same source.


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19 Jan 2015   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Check the disk with chkdsk /F
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19 Jan 2015   #13
KGraves

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Failure at same point. After using gparted to format to ntfs, then running clean that you recommended.
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19 Jan 2015   #14
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Very odd the hdd stops functioning during windows install, but you can install Linux fine.

This is an odd one

First you run clean, then create partition and format NTFS, not the other way around, and use diskpart to do all of it, not gparted.

Diskpart
List disk
Select disk n (where n is the number that was given for your SSD\HDD in List disk)
Clean
Create partition primary align=1024
Format fs=ntfs quick
Active (assuming you want to install an OS)
Exit

And you have unplugged all other drives, correct ?
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19 Jan 2015   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Very odd the hdd stops functioning during windows install, but you can install Linux fine.

This is an odd one
This is possible. Linux is much smaller than Windows and may never go to areas of the disk where windows goes. I suspect some HDD problem.
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19 Jan 2015   #16
KGraves

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thank you so far for your time. I'll have to get back to this. My wife requires dinner and socializing for the evening. Oh,, and the disk shows healthy with linux utility... Also when I was trying to remember how to find out what drive to switch to (windows command line, been awhile) for chkdsk it shutdown also...
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19 Jan 2015   #17
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Very odd the hdd stops functioning during windows install, but you can install Linux fine.

This is an odd one
This is possible. Linux is much smaller than Windows and may never go to areas of the disk where windows goes. I suspect some HDD problem.
Very possible
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19 Jan 2015   #18
gregrocker

 

Work through the steps to Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

I'd try new media for your licensed version. If DVD attempts fail then try flash stick to compare.
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20 Jan 2015   #19
KGraves

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

After becoming frustrated and angry, just about left linux on it and was going to just have my daughter teach the misses how to use it. (Was a work machine I brought home). But ended up taking the drive to an alternative computer and installed the image. Everything works fine now, just finishing catching up on updates. Still dont know what the problem was??? But it is fixed.
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