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Windows 7: please don't laugh...

24 Oct 2010   #221
DocBrown

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

Just a thought, have we determined if the HD in the Ext HD enclosure is an IDE HD ?
If it is a SATA HD, it will not work in the IDE connection bay of the laptop


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24 Oct 2010   #222
mypcbroke

Windows Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I don't think Windows Vista installed, but here is my PW snap


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24 Oct 2010   #223
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Alright. Sorry, I kind of got lost in this thread.
This was your first installation with Vista, from a CD correct?

~Lordbob
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24 Oct 2010   #224
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

mypcbroke, have you done the documentation? I'm really interested on how can you fail Windows installation so many times [that it's not even funny].

zzz2496
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24 Oct 2010   #225
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
mypcbroke, have you done the documentation? I'm really interested on how can you fail Windows installation so many times [that it's not even funny].

zzz2496
I agree. We need to see each step as you go through it.
It is possible you are making a mistake, or if you aren't then there is something we have overlooked.
Either way, it is important.

~Lordbob
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24 Oct 2010   #226
mypcbroke

Windows Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Sorry, after some previous comments, I wasn't sure if I should post anything else. Here is a step by step of what I did on my most recent Windows 7 install.
I followed the same steps for Vista (however in that one I did get the error message when formatting), and I received the error I mentioned earlier when it was at "completing installation":
"Windows could not prepare the computer to boot into the next phase of installation. To install Windows restart the installation."

Where the mouse is hovering is where I'm about to click.


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24 Oct 2010   #227
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Interesting errors.

Instead of creating a new partition, just chose the Unallocated Space and try installing it that way. Probably won't help, but it is possible.

As to the previous comments:
Paying someone to fix this would be faster, yes. Nonetheless, we are all still here to help you as much as we can.

~Lordbob
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24 Oct 2010   #228
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Here's what I think you can do: on the "Where do you want to install Windows" screen, the one that has "Refresh", "Delete", "Format", "New" controls under the disk selection box, if there's a defined partition on the disk, delete it using "Delete" control item. Delete every partition defined in there. Once you cleaned it up, press "New", create a 100GB partition. Once it's done, create another partition that will use the rest of the disk. Once it's done, select the first 100GB you created earlier, press the "Format" control item, post back what's the result, please...

I'll clear up the mess that automatic installation doing to you...

zzz2496
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24 Oct 2010   #229
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

It looks as you are doing an upgrade install, if so this is the method you need to use, at this link below.

Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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24 Oct 2010   #230
mypcbroke

Windows Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Since doing the DoD wipe, I have been getting this error everytime I try to format via installer. I might try formatting via PW instead


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