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Windows 7: PLEASE HELP!!! I have spent over 10 hours trying

06 Dec 2009   #51

Windows 7

X:\sources> comes up

and i type chkdsk/f

but it says,

The type of the file system is NTFS.
Cannot lock current drive.
Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected

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06 Dec 2009   #52

Windows 7

i tried again without the /f and this time a long list of things is spit out with "Windows has checked the file system and found no problems" at the end
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06 Dec 2009   #53


OK the hard drive is clean.

Suggest you focus on getting that AHCI to work, inserting AHCI driver you found on CD into installer at Custom screen, whether that is sufficient for SATA controller.

Maybe someone can answer why your board had defaulted to IDE. Was that because AHCI driver needed to be installed first? Does it replace SATA drivers which are not found so far for that board, or on its downloads page? Would installer have had IDE emulation drivers or was that a bogus setting since you have SATA drives?

I asked SIW2 to look at this as it needs higher expertise, or deeper Googling.
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06 Dec 2009   #54

Windows 7

The drive setting is AHCI already. I tried installing with the AHCI drivers installed, but the same thing happened, except for one time when the expanding reached 93% and adifferent error occurred:

0xc0000005 Windows installation encountered an unexpected error. Verify that the installation sources are accessible, and restart the installation
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06 Dec 2009   #55


If Vista install is experiencing the same fail (or similar), and it's not BIOS settings, how about Memory.

Try install with one then the other gigstick.

Have you tested it with memtest bootable CD? I'd run it overnight tonight.
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06 Dec 2009   #56

Windows 7

i will try that tonight. thank you for your suggestions. I have school during the week so I probably won't be able to work on it again until next weekend.

Once again. Thanks.

Do you think that it's the BIOS???? Perhaps a BIOS Update?
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06 Dec 2009   #57


I was just thinking about that. Those additional BIOS Updates listed on Downloads page came fast and furious since August, so they might well have to do with these install issues

You need to find out first if they are cumulative, as some BIOS updates are, or if you have to install them all sequentially. I would also want a way to recover from failure.

Can you question your mobo tech support about this? I always use phone tech support (to call back until I get answer), but you might want to chat or send them an e-mail with the relevant questions since you need to spread this out during school week.
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06 Dec 2009   #58

Windows 7

will do.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Dec 2009   #59


Keep the thread active and check back in as you go along so others can chime in.

Since SIW2 was in here awhile and didn't post it is a real tough one, indeed.

But there is an answer out there.

Also, please fill in your System Specs as the smart guys wanna see em or they will often go away

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07 Dec 2009   #60

Windows 7 x64

yea skylinepigeon, looks like our problems are very similar.
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