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    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600] 64bit Edition
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    windows 7 failing install. (no error number)


    i'm going to try to be as not-vague as possible..

    installing a new hard drive for my in-laws.

    i get a "Windows Setup could not configure Windows to run on this computer" error shortly after the first reboot and the setup changes the resolution to my LCD native resolution.

    I KNOW it runs windows 7 because it is still on the hard drive i removed.

    its a HP Compaq dc7600 mini-tower.

    i can confirm that the issue happens with both 32bit and 64bit versions of windows 7

    i have tried every driver i could find for an 82801G / ICH7 IDE controller as well as NM10 / ICH7 sata controller including a few different revisions from the Intel website.

    the boot drive i removed was an IDE drive so i'm convinced my issue is driver related to the SATA controller.

    if you need any further information please do hesitate to ask
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    Windows 7 Home Premium
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    Hi!

    Put the harddrive on the computer where it was running fine and..
    Try to do a sysprep on the other computer (where it was running fine).. in sysprep..select generalize..and then put the
    hard drive back into ur in laws computer and then hopefully it will work.

    PS this won't work with oems
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  3. Posts : 21
    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600] 64bit Edition
    Thread Starter
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    ok.. i think you have what i'm trying to do the wrong way around...

    i've taken out a 20gb drive(ide) with windows on it and put a 500gb(sata) in its place

    its the sata drive i'm having troubles installing widows too.

    thx
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  4. Posts : 205
    Windows 7 Home Premium
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    well you can do this..put the old ide hdd back..image the partition using windows system image backup.. and then.. prepare a windows 7 repair Dvd.. and then..remove the ide hard drive, put the 500gb sata drive and then at put the Windows 7 repair dvd and restart coputer.. and choose restore with System Image option.
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    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600] 64bit Edition
    Thread Starter
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    oooo i didn't think of that...

    if i didnt get an answer from here i was just going to ghost the 20gig ide driver over to hte 500gig sata and hope that worked

    but i'll try your idea first
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    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600] 64bit Edition
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    norundin: or anyone else... is there somewhere inside the old windows install i can extract the 3rd party drivers it uses for the sata controller?
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    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600] 64bit Edition
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    nooruddin76 said:
    well you can do this..put the old ide hdd back..image the partition using windows system image backup.. and then.. prepare a windows 7 repair Dvd.. and then..remove the ide hard drive, put the 500gb sata drive and then at put the Windows 7 repair dvd and restart coputer.. and choose restore with System Image option.
    the only way i could make a system image is over the network (60gb)... and it wont let me re-instate the image... i connect to my share, select the back up, set the volumes, OK... and i just get this error straight away

    The system image restore failed
    Error details: The Parameter is incorrect (0x80070057)
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  8. Posts : 205
    Windows 7 Home Premium
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    well you should image the partition after minimizing its size.. in computer management.
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  9. Posts : 205
    Windows 7 Home Premium
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    btw its just 20gb?
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  10. Posts : 21
    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600] 64bit Edition
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    nooruddin76 said:
    btw its just 20gb?
    it turns out the 80gb sata drive is the boot drive.. :\

    nooruddin76 said:
    well you should image the partition after minimizing its size.. in computer management.
    so shrink the partition for the original drive? do i need to make the partitions of the destination drive the same
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