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Windows 7: Problem with system reserved partition.

21 Dec 2012   #21

Windows 7 Professional x64

It worked, thanks everyone, topic can be closed

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21 Dec 2012   #22
Microsoft MVP


Do you know what solved your problem, to help others?

You can mark it Solved at top of thread.
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21 Dec 2012   #23

Windows 7 Professional x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup to enable Legacy BIOS if present. Next check BIOS Boot order for an EFI Boot Disk and if present remove it, set DVD drive first to boot, HD second. Then set SATA controller to AHCI. Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.
I made this, I had no error after :)
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21 Dec 2012   #24

Win 7 Ult 64-bit

Get some live CD partitioning program , like Partition Wizard , run it and format the HD from there.
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21 Dec 2012   #25
Microsoft MVP


What most likely solve the problem Bogdan had was wiping the HD with Diskpart Clean command which solves half of all install failures we see here. It wipes code from the boot sector which may be interfering.

However the steps I gave him have several other of the most common install fixes rolled in.
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