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Windows 7: Cannot install Windows on IDE HDD

01 Jun 2012   #11
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
What does the BIOS look like?
Does it list the drive, and where? I'm thinking you will have SATA and IDE together in some order, and how it is listed may provide a clue.

I'm wondering if you disconnected the optical drive and only had the IDE drive connected and tried USB install, would that bypass the problem?
Hello TVeblen, the HDD is not mine, but I'll see if I can post pictures later.
I have disconnected the optical drive and tryed with usb but the same error comes.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yp89CCp View Post
Maybe the drive is shot
They're super cheap these days, get a new one
Yes, I think it's the hdd. But they are not cheap this last 3-4 months. :)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Try the drive on another PC and do a full format with Disk Management and re-try the install.

Where are super cheap ones?
Hello Britton, thanks for answering, I'll try that later and will post.


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01 Jun 2012   #12
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Where are super cheap ones?
Underwater in Thailand?
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01 Jun 2012   #13
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Boshko how are you attaching this drive to the PC? It should be with a IDE cable direct to the motherboard, USB HDDs attached don't support booting an OS.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Where are super cheap ones?
Underwater in Thailand?
Ah ha!
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01 Jun 2012   #14
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Britton, yes it's directly connected with IDE cable.
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01 Jun 2012   #15
yp89CCp

win 7 x64
 
 

320 gb @ $95 sounds good to me
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01 Jun 2012   #16
dwarfer66

 

I paid $140AU (about same as $US) for a 2TB drive 1 month ago. Slowly getting better are the prices.
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01 Jun 2012   #17
rvbfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

IDE? How do you have the jumpers set? Master or Slave? Pretty sure you have to it have set as master to insall Windows.
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02 Jun 2012   #18
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvbfan View Post
IDE? How do you have the jumpers set? Master or Slave? Pretty sure you have to it have set as master to insall Windows.
Jumper is set on master. I also tryed to set on cable select but no sucsess. I have tryed on another motherboard with same hdd, but I can't see the partitions there.
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02 Jun 2012   #19
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

That does not sound good.

Check the connectors on the drive. Look for bent or missing pins on the IDE interface, use a different ribbon cable, be sure the cable is orientated correctly.
Listen to the drive as it starts up to make sure it spins and listen for the sound of the heads searching.

But if everything above is good and the drive does not show up on two different systems then the answer to the problem becomes obvious.
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02 Jun 2012   #20
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I have also tryed with different IDE cables, I have some new cables at home, but nothing.
It seems that the HDD is almoust over. At Monday I'll send it to service to see if they can fix it.

Anyway, thanks to everyone for answering/helping me.

StalkeR.
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