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Windows 7: Clean Install Windows 7

08 Jun 2011   #330
plim

windows pro 7 x32
 
 
error message

When i get to the screen where it asks me to select the partition i run into a problem. I've tried using unallocated space, ive tried creating a partition for the full amount of the disk, i've tried only partitioning half of the disk, clicking format after creating the partitions... you get the point. No matter which way i go, it keeps giving me the same alert message at the bottom: "setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition."

In one of the other posts i saw that creating the partition somehow resulted in a "system reserved partition" designation, but i cannot get that to come up. All i get when i click on "new" is disk 1 partition 1 Primary.

Any help would be awesome!


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08 Jun 2011   #331
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by plim View Post
When i get to the screen where it asks me to select the partition i run into a problem. I've tried using unallocated space, ive tried creating a partition for the full amount of the disk, i've tried only partitioning half of the disk, clicking format after creating the partitions... you get the point. No matter which way i go, it keeps giving me the same alert message at the bottom: "setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition."

In one of the other posts i saw that creating the partition somehow resulted in a "system reserved partition" designation, but i cannot get that to come up. All i get when i click on "new" is disk 1 partition 1 Primary.

Any help would be awesome!
What OS done you on Disk0?
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08 Jun 2011   #332
plim

windows pro 7 x32
 
 

Disk 0 is another hdd (1tb) that is just used for media storage... do i need to switch the cables so that they are in the reverse order?

I put the system together on my own, just bought parts off newegg... it's been working great for almost 2 years now, but i'm having trouble playing newer games (sc2, civ5) and i was hoping that upgrading to w7 and getting directx11 would help!
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08 Jun 2011   #333
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Put the HDD you are putting the OS on in port 0.

Unplug the other HDD until after Win7 is installed.
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08 Jun 2011   #334
plim

windows pro 7 x32
 
 

it's working... wow i'm a retard. i guess it was too late last night for me to think clearly... thanks guys
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08 Jun 2011   #335
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Glad you got it installed.
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11 Jun 2011   #336
DaZapper

windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 
windows 7 install screen does not show up

I try to do a clean install but after windows 7 "load files" with the gray bar at the bottom and then the windows logo pops up and then after that black I get a black screen with cursor and no windows 7 install screen please help I think I might have a virus.
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11 Jun 2011   #337
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello DaZapper, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What type of Windows 7 installion media are you using, and where did you get your copy of Windows 7 from?
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11 Jun 2011   #338
DaZapper

windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 
Thanks for the help

I use windows 7 professional 64bit and its a burned disc that I got from a relative. I have used it before to do a clean install on the same computer but now it just goes to a black screen with cursor instead of the windows 7 install window, please help.
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11 Jun 2011   #339
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It may be corrupted, and need a new copy.
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