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Windows 7: Why can't I do a clean install?

12 Sep 2010   #21
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Steezy View Post
I will fill the specs in asap.

One question, how do i "remove" drives? When i keep only one drive, does it matter which one? This whole time, i have been reinstalling and randomly deleting partirions etc. Wirh all the drives, not focusing on one. That may be the problem. Waiting for this start up repair to finish searching for problems, then i'll remove the drives and see whats up.

By the way, thank YOU so much for all that your doibg for me. I really appreciate it

How many HD's do you have ? Are they SATA or IDE HDs ? Do you know how to disconnect the power & data cables from them. The one drive you are going to use should be the primary connection on the MB.


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12 Sep 2010   #22
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Then it's likely the error you got was about boot sector corruption from bad partitioning, when what you need to do is install with only one HD plugged in, Clean it with Diskpart (Clean All if you can stand it) then either partition using Diskpart as in tutorial or use DVD Drive Options to Create Partition and format before install.

Doc will help you get your HD's sorted. He builds time machines and can tame any beast.
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12 Sep 2010   #23
Steezy

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

How many HD's do you have ? Are they SATA or IDE HDs ? Do you know how to disconnect the power & data cables from them. The one drive you are going to use should be the primary connection on the MB.
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Do I find all this information in the BIOS?
When I openes the case and looked around, i saw SATA. But I'm not sure how to find this info
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12 Sep 2010   #24
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Steezy View Post
How many HD's do you have ? Are they SATA or IDE HDs ? Do you know how to disconnect the power & data cables from them. The one drive you are going to use should be the primary connection on the MB.
---------------------------------------------

Do I find all this information in the BIOS?
When I openes the case and looked around, i saw SATA. But I'm not sure how to find this info

SATA data cables are long thin red, yellow, orange, or blue. IDE data cables are the flat gray ribbon cables with a 40pin connector on each end. Power cables usually have 4 standard wires (Yellow, black, black, red) with a molex connector on the ends.
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12 Sep 2010   #25
Steezy

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Okay, this is my IDE/SATA info-
>primary IDE master: [not detected]
>primary IDE slave: [lite-on dvdrw shm-]
>secondary IDE master: [not detected]
>secondary IDE slave: [not detected]
>first SATA device: [hl-dt-st dvdram gh]
>second SATA device: [wdc wd1600jd-22fyb]
>third SATA device: [st3320620as]
>fourth SATA decice: [st3320620as]

Doea this info help at all?
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12 Sep 2010   #26
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Steezy View Post
Okay, this is my IDE/SATA info-
>primary IDE master: [not detected]
>primary IDE slave: [lite-on dvdrw shm-]
>secondary IDE master: [not detected]
>secondary IDE slave: [not detected]
>first SATA device: [hl-dt-st dvdram gh]
>second SATA device: [wdc wd1600jd-22fyb]
>third SATA device: [st3320620as]
>fourth SATA decice: [st3320620as]

Doea this info help at all?


Which HD would you like to choose for installing your primary Win7 OS on ?
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12 Sep 2010   #27
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Western Digital Genuine WD1600JD 160 GB 7200 RPM SATA 150 Internal ...

ST3320620AS Barracuda 7200.10 SATA 3.0Gb/s 320-GB Hard Drive | Seagate

Are these new HD's or used? If used, run Disk Check from DVD Command Line, and test WD with Lifeguard CD and Seagate with Seatools CD.

Have you tried using the other DVD drive?
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12 Sep 2010   #28
Steezy

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Docbrown, which ever is the best to use. I really don't know which to use >.<


Greg, yeah haha there was a three day period when i switched off using each cd tray. Everything on the computer is new. Before "i" crashed it, it was freshly upgraded with all this new equipment and the everything was cleaned 100% before given to me. :)
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12 Sep 2010   #29
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Try setting SATA controller to AHCI in BIOS setup at some point if wiping the HD fails.

THen try IDE mode.

Good night and good luck.
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12 Sep 2010   #30
Steezy

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks man :)
and i'll do my best >.<
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