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Windows 7: Windows 7 Ultimate x64

03 Sep 2010   #11
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again.





My apologies but I've been tied up on another project for a couple days.



If you have a look at the link eldinv is giving you it will solve your issues.


As long as there is no data on the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) that you want to save; use this tutorial to completely wipe, write zeroes to the entire HDD, it over-writes everything and you can use it to create a partition to the size you need.

my suggestion of 40GB is just an example, that's not enough, you need at least a 100GB for Windows 7 to have the room it needs.

1024MB = 1GB --> 1024x100 = 102400MB


SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation


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03 Sep 2010   #12
digg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I booted Windows 7 from the DVD, pressed install and got into the partitioning step, I opened a command window and wrote zero's like in the tutorial, two hours later it finished and still didn't let install..
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03 Sep 2010   #13
Keiichi25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

Can you show us what the setup logs show, or do the logs say exactly the same message you gave us?
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03 Sep 2010   #14
OldMX

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional / Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Weird the first disk shows a "logical" partition instead of a primary one. Make sure all non essential disks are unplugged and perform the disk clean option from diskpart, then proceed to run the setup.
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03 Sep 2010   #15
gregrocker

 

Unplug all but the target HD to try install. Clean it using tutorial and then format using WIn7 Installer before install. Unplug all USB devices.

Next set HD first to boot in BIOS setup, then use one-time BIOS boot menu key to boot DVD/USB installer.

Make sure you have the latest BIOS version update. if so clear your CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS Set your SATA controller to AHCI in BIOS setup.

Test RAM with memtest86 for 5-6 passes, swap stick, try install with 2gb only. Test HD with maker's full HD diag/repair CD scan: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

Where did you get Win7? If you burned it yourself, try again with ImgBurn, making sure ISO says "Bootable" in text when loaded, then burn at 4x speed.

You can also try install from flash stick. I use UltraISO trial version: after loading ISO, select Write Image on Bootable tab, format stick first.
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04 Sep 2010   #16
digg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Before I try to do any of those just let me ask this:

I have two HD's, a 500GB Maxtor and a 150GB Seagate, it wasn't me who set the computer's components all together. I suppose I've got a RAID system if I have two HD's or may I have two HD's working even without RAID system? If I have, I lose the configuration if I unplug any of the HD?
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04 Sep 2010   #17
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

They aren't in a RAID as for RAID the HDDs have to be exactly identical.
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04 Sep 2010   #18
gregrocker

 

The screenshot shows DISKS are separate HD's not in a RAID.

DISK0 is Logical which cannot have an OS installed to it since a Logical disk.

The solution should be to unplug all but one HD, clean and format to install. Set it as first to boot in BIOS setup.
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05 Sep 2010   #19
digg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, that was it guys. Thanks for all the help/explanations..

Unplug all HDD but the target one, unplug all USB devices, write zero's to the target HDD trough command line, create a partition, restart and install..

Thanks again.
Topic closed.
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05 Sep 2010   #20
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again.





Glad to see you have it sorted and thanks for the update.
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