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Windows 7: Windows 7 64bit Clean Install FAIL

22 Dec 2010   #11
CJMore

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Have you tried installing with only the New Sata HD connected & pre-formatted ?
I'm game...as in eliminate the DVD ? How or from where will that install take place?


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22 Dec 2010   #12
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hi CJMore,

What is your IDE/SATA controller in the BIOS set to? Set it to IDE and see what happens.

Also, have you looked into any problems the motherboard might be having? Have you looked into a BIOS update?
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22 Dec 2010   #13
CJMore

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Hi CJMore,

What is your IDE/SATA controller in the BIOS set to? Set it to IDE and see what happens.

Also, have you looked into any problems the motherboard might be having? Have you looked into a BIOS update?
Currently the Storage Configuration Bios settings are
Onchip Sata Channel Enabled
Sata Port1-port4 [AHCI]
Sata Port5-port6 [AHCI]

I have toggled between the following variations
Sata Port1-port4 [AHCI]
Sata Port5-port6 [IDE]

or
Sata Port1-port4 [IDE]
Sata Port5-port6 [IDE]

Results vary between NO hd options in OS installer

and

When attemtping to copy files -
Windows could not format the partition on drive 0. The error occurred while preparing the partition selected for install. Error code 0X80070057
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22 Dec 2010   #14
CJMore

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Hi CJMore,

What is your IDE/SATA controller in the BIOS set to? Set it to IDE and see what happens.

Also, have you looked into any problems the motherboard might be having? Have you looked into a BIOS update?
Can you elaborate on problems theMB might be having???

When I attempt to update the bios via USB drive to 2102 I get "Boot Block in file is not valid"
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22 Dec 2010   #15
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Have you tried installing with only the New Sata HD connected & pre-formatted ?
Unplug the IDE drive as Doc suggested.

You can plug it back in after Win7 is installed and updated.
This may not fix the problem but it won't be part of the problem that way.
There is no conflict between HD's. It has to install to the new HD there is no other place to install it.
Then we search for other problems if it still doesn't install.

Mike
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22 Dec 2010   #16
CJMore

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Have you tried installing with only the New Sata HD connected & pre-formatted ?
Unplug the IDE drive as Doc suggested.

You can plug it back in after Win7 is installed and updated.

Mike
Let me clarify as there is no longer an IDE drive even in the room
2 Sata devices plugged into the MB
MB Sata 1 port - Hard drive
MB Sata 3 port - ODD/DVD
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22 Dec 2010   #17
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello CJMore, welcome to Seven Forums!



Have a look at this tutorial at the link below to see if a complete wipe (secure erase) of the HDD will help, after the wipe use the info in Step Two #2 to create and format a single 100GB partition to install Windows 7 to and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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22 Dec 2010   #18
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Out of curiosity have you tried another hard drive?

And you've not answered the question about a BIOS update.

Also, where did you get your Windows 7 disk from?
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22 Dec 2010   #19
CJMore

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello CJMore, welcome to Seven Forums!



Have a look at this tutorial at the link below to see if a complete wipe (secure erase) of the HDD will help, after the wipe use the info in Step Two #2 to create and format a single 100GB partition to install Windows 7 to and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Last night I performed a low level format on the HD disk - The partition size is seen as 931gb or the entire drive.
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22 Dec 2010   #20
CJMore

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Out of curiosity have you tried another hard drive?

And you've not answered the question about a BIOS update.

Also, where did you get your Windows 7 disk from?

I have not tried another HD as I wasn't in the market for one...however I might see a trip to the store in my future -

As for the bios update - When I attempt to update the bios 2001 via USB drive to 2102 I get "Boot Block in file is not valid"

The Windows 7 DVD is from Newegg
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