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Windows 7: Fresh installation of Win7 onto new SATA drive

24 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Fresh installation of Win7 onto new SATA drive

Hi! Hope somebody here can help...

I recently bought a mobo and gfx card from a friend therefore decided to treat myself and bought a 1TB Hitachi SATA HDD.

As i had a dodgy DVD RW before i installed Windows 7 from my current PATA HD as a custom Installation onto the new Drive after assigning it in Disk manager, formatted and began installation.

All installed fine booted up and asked me which windows to use. selected the new OS and all good, but then, I removed the old PATA drive assuming there would be a Boot block on the new drive allowing boot up with the fresh windows installation and all i got was No boot disc found, please.. bla de bla... so i checked all BIOS settings to make sure all boot sequences were in the right order.. which they were..

I then resorted to put the old PATA HD back in and as soon as i hit the power button there was a spark from the PATA HD i'd just wired back up... Nothing for it to short on as it was laying flat on top of my case. now this wont boot either and im just getting the same message as before whatever i do.

I thought maybe this had blown the IDE slots on the motherboard, so i put my old mobo in and all components, i now get the selection for Windows 7 / Windows 7 (PATA) or Older version of windows. but now when i try and boot the fresh installation of Windows 7 on the SATA drive, it gets to the logo startup screen and restarts.

I ideally want a boot block on the SATA drive so that can boot individually on the my new Mobo as the IDE slots would not be needed. Any help or comments would be appreciated.

Thanks!! J

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24 Jun 2010   #2

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If you have no Data on the new Sata HD, do a clean install with one HD pluged in to Sata 1.

Clean Install Windows 7
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24 Jun 2010   #3
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And make sure DVD drive is set to boot first in BIOS setup, then partition and format the new HD using install DVD's Custom>Drive Tools. There are screenshots in tutorial linked above.

Boot from CD - How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD - Boot to CD

If this fails, clear the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS
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24 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

ahh thanks for the help guys, I was thinking earlier - got a bootable DVD off a friend, fresh installation - copied all my files from the old HD while the old Mobo was in and swapped mobos back over... and here we are... back up and running!! Thanks!!
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24 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
If you have no Data on the new Sata HD, do a clean install with one HD pluged in to Sata 1.

Clean Install Windows 7
oh and there was windows installed but was not booting up... as i installed from a seperate HD so when BIOS was looking for the boot instructions there was none as i took the other HD out. Cheers anyway
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24 Jun 2010   #6

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You are welcome.
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