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Windows 7: Please help!

01 Aug 2011   #1
Hellvis

32 bit
 
 
Please help!

I just got a new Seagate 500gb hard drive and I'm trying like Hell to install windows 7 onto it and it keeps saying it cannot be installed on disk 0 partition 1 or 2. I'm about ready to throw it out the friggin window. It's a Dell Inspiron 1545. If anyone can help please do, it will be greatly appreciated!!


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01 Aug 2011   #2
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hellvis View Post
I just got a new Seagate 500gb hard drive and I'm trying like Hell to install windows 7 onto it and it keeps saying it cannot be installed on disk 0 partition 1 or 2. I'm about ready to throw it out the friggin window. It's a Dell Inspiron 1545. If anyone can help please do, it will be greatly appreciated!!
Hi Hellvis, Welcome to the forums , You have formatted the drive Have'nt you ?

Format a HDD or USB
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01 Aug 2011   #3
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

STOP! Do not format yet.

1. Is this the only HDD in your system or are you trying to install Windows to a secondary HDD?
A "new" HDD should not have partion 1 & 2.

2. You don't have any System Specs posted.
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01 Aug 2011   #4
Hellvis

32 bit
 
 

The laptop I'm trying to install Windows 7 on w/ the new Seagate hard drive is not the one I'm using now so I have no way to go to My Computer etc...
All I can tell you is that it's a Dell Inspiron 1545 64 bit w/ the brand new 500gb hard drive and that's the only hard drive.


And thank you for welcoming me.
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01 Aug 2011   #5
Hellvis

32 bit
 
 

The laptop I'm trying to install Windows 7 on w/ the new Seagate hard drive is not the one I'm using now so I have no way to go to My Computer etc...
All I can tell you is that it's a Dell Inspiron 1545 64 bit w/ the brand new 500gb hard drive and that's the only hard drive.


And thank you for welcoming me.
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01 Aug 2011   #6
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

On an install, Windows will give you the option to format the drive. Did you select it on your first attempt?
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01 Aug 2011   #7
Hellvis

32 bit
 
 

Yes I did attempt it and it said it cannot be installed on either partition.
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01 Aug 2011   #8
Hellvis

32 bit
 
 

It's asking for a device driver that cannot be found
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01 Aug 2011   #9
Hellvis

32 bit
 
 

Its now saying Windows is unable to install to the selected location. Error:0x80300001.
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01 Aug 2011   #10
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You probably need to install the sata drivers first.

SATA Driver - Load in Windows 7 or Vista Setup
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