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Windows 7: Win 7 re-installation: Win cannot be installed to this disk.

28 Mar 2015   #1
dancue31

Win 7 ultimate - 64 bit
 
 
Win 7 re-installation: Win cannot be installed to this disk.

Hello guys, I'm trying to re-install win 7 ultimate on my HP Pavilion m9510f. The set-up is the same except that I changed the HDD to a Seagate Barracuda 1Tb. I also change to the default BIOS, I'm not sure if my old Win installation was using them or not. When I try to install Win 7 with the default RAID controller mode, I was able to see the partitions one time after turning it on and off a few times and delete them and when I try to create a new one, the installation cannot find the SSD driver and since then it always gives me that error. When I tried to install with AHCI controller mode since I will be using only one HDD I can see the unallocated space but when I try to create a new partition It says Windows cannot be installed to this disc.

Any help is appreciated, thank you in advance.


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28 Mar 2015   #2
georgeks

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Hello dancue31 and Welcome to our Forum

Have you tried with only the SSD connected?
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28 Mar 2015   #3
dancue31

Win 7 ultimate - 64 bit
 
 

I only have one HDD connected and the DVD Writer that I need to install windows. Nothing except the keyboard and monitor is connected to the computer.

Update: I try to install the SATA driver using the RAID controller mode but it only recognize my USB once and the .exe driver was not found.
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28 Mar 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
See if this helps,
Sounds like the hdd is no longer active
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
I believe a 1tb disk needs to be a different format too.
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28 Mar 2015   #5
georgeks

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Sorry, was out shopping...
An .exe will not be recognized during that step.

According to the information about the mainboard available at HP, you have the Intel ICH9R chipset.
Try this driver on the top of the list here
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/20768

Extract the content on a USB (not inside a folder) and use the "Install additional drivers" option to point there.
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28 Mar 2015   #6
dancue31

Win 7 ultimate - 64 bit
 
 

I just tried to install the driver and It looked like it tried to load for a second and then it says that its not the correct driver.

I did try last night to create a partition using commands but when I try to reformat or skip formatting and just create the partition. I got an error saying something like I|0 device error. I suspected my HDD was going bad but I was hoping that I could fix this problem at least until I can buy a new one.
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28 Mar 2015   #7
gregrocker

 

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

Do you have a UEFI BIOS? Look in BIOS setup for settings choices for UEFI, EFI, CSM, Legacy BIOS, Secure Boot and BIOS Boot Priority order, report back.
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28 Mar 2015   #8
dancue31

Win 7 ultimate - 64 bit
 
 

I don't think there is a possible way to tell or change because I cannot find anywhere in the BIOS setup any of the terms you pointed out in the last post. I found out that both DVD writer and HDD use the UDMA 5 transfer mode I'm not sure if that's related to UEFI or not, but I cannot change the transfer mode. I found an SMART short-test option when I enter the HDD options so I decided to see what it does and it came with something like completed with the read element of the test failed, this happened after 7 secs of the test.
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28 Mar 2015   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Disable uefi boot enable legacy boot, make sure the drive is setup as a MBR partition.

You don`t need an ssd driver, you have a bad install dvd/usb.
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28 Mar 2015   #10
gregrocker

 

It sounds like you don't have a UEFI BIOS.

If you ran the SMART test on hard drive and it failed, I'd confirm this with the maker's HD Diagnostic
extended CD scan, followed by a full Disk Check. It sounds like the disk may be failing.
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