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Windows 7: Trying to clean install windows [Error 0X80070057]

22 Feb 2016   #1
mparkex

Windows 7 X64
 
 
Trying to clean install windows [Error 0X80070057]

Seen a couple of posts on here regarding this Error. I've tried SO MUCH to try and resolve it over the past few days.

Basically, I bought a new drive a few days ago for a new PC build - bought two actually. SSD + HDD.

Installed windows onto the SSD as my main boot drive obviously, but when I try to install it onto the secondary HDD drive it doesnt allow me to format the drive to do it, or doesnt allow to install the OS on the system. It was working for a day or two, then stopped. So I tried to clean and reinstall.

It does register the drive on the system, I've also tried replacing both the SATA cable & the SATA Power Cable with no luck.



I've also tried most of the steps listed from the other threads. Such as deleting the partition and remaking it using the Disk Management Tool, tried accessing diskpart through CMD. It registers there, but doesnt allow me to clean it and reformat it to ntfs to install it. Just continues to stay as RAW format, and I'm completely unsure about how to change this.



I've also tried it in another SATA port, tried checking the RAM etc, all that works fine with no problems as I can boot from the SSD fine. Plus I've tried formatting the drive manually through CMD, which completed, but said it did it with some errors, but didnt make any change to the situation.

not really sure what to do now in regard to fixing the issue, and starting to have some doubts the drive might be on the road to failing on me, which seems kinda odd considering it's brand new and it did work for a few days. Any help would be much appreciated.


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22 Feb 2016   #2
mparkex

Windows 7 X64
 
 

Noone? 😔
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22 Feb 2016   #3
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

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22 Feb 2016   #4
mparkex

Windows 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
I already tried deleting it and reinstalling with zero luck. However, as I mentioned I have two drives. SSD & HDD.. It boots fine from the SSD - so would you say I should disconnect the SSD & then try it? So I dont damage any of the SSD's files?
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22 Feb 2016   #5
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

So you have two different copies of Windows 7 that you are trying to install - the d: drive shows as RAW on your image, and needs formatting before it can be used - the error you get is stating that the drive is corrupt, as long as you are not trying to load the same copy of windows onto both drives, you could try formatting the D: drive and then trying an install - disconnection of the SSD when you are installing to D: may help, but will need to be manually booted every time
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22 Feb 2016   #6
mparkex

Windows 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
So you have two different copies of Windows 7 that you are trying to install - the d: drive shows as RAW on your image, and needs formatting before it can be used - the error you get is stating that the drive is corrupt, as long as you are not trying to load the same copy of windows onto both drives, you could try formatting the D: drive and then trying an install - disconnection of the SSD when you are installing to D: may help, but will need to be manually booted every time
Okay so, I tried to do as it states - also disconnected my ssd - when I got the installation screen.. There is no system reserved partition and I tried making a new one to install from there.. Just to get the same message again, well. Same error code rather. Perhaps its looking as if the HD is failing on me
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22 Feb 2016   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Another option I personally use. If I understand what you are trying to do.

Clone the "C" partition to the "D" partition. In the process it should get rid of the RAW and format to NTSF and make a clone.
I use Macrium Reflect to do my backup and clones.
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22 Feb 2016   #8
mparkex

Windows 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Another option I personally use. If I understand what you are trying to do.

Clone the "C" partition to the "D" partition. In the process it should get rid of the RAW and format to NTSF and make a clone.
I use Macrium Reflect to do my backup and clones.

Tried this and it worked a charm! Thanks alot man!
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22 Feb 2016   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Your very welcome mparkex.
Happy computing.
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