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Windows 7: Cannot Format Hard Disk

18 Jan 2010   #51

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Looks pretty good.

Are you having any problems?

You should be able to add that 5.03 GB partition to C if you want to.

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18 Jan 2010   #52

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Yes, it looks fine.

I've lost track of the question - are you saying 7 won't install on Disk 0?
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18 Jan 2010   #53

windows 7/windows xp/windows vista

Yea it wouldn't install on Disk 0 so I put in my old hard drive and it installed on that. Disk 0 is SATA, Disk 1 is IDE. Could I install 7 to Disk 0 while running 7 on Disk 1?
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18 Jan 2010   #54

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Yes, put the dvd in the drive and run setup - point it at Disk 0.

You will end up with the drive letter that is currently on Disk 0 - if that bothers you.

After you have installed - if you want to use that instead of your current installation - you need to make it the boot drive.

Easiest is to let Easybcd 2.0 do it for you. EasyBCD 2.0 Beta Builds - The NeoSmart Forums

Then make sure Disk 0 is the first HD in bios boot order.
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21 Jan 2010   #55

windows 7/windows xp/windows vista

"Windows cannot copy files required for installation. The files may be corrupt or missing. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code: 0x80070241"

When I try to install to Disk 0.

I'm using the same disc as before so I don't think that's the problem.

I need to get this figured out, I'm probably past return policy with newegg on my hard drive.
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24 Mar 2010   #56

windows 7/windows xp/windows vista

This is a slight gravedig but I figure I should post the solution

I came to the conclusion (after trying every single thing you guys suggested and realizing there was nothing wrong with my motherboard) that my hard drove was broken. I was 3 months past the warranty with newegg and didn't want to exchange with western digital. Newegg said they would make an exception this one time and allowed me to return my 500gb caviar blue. I replace that with a 750gb caviar black and windows 7 installed perfectly.

Currently in the process of transferring 400gb of data, boy is it awful.
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