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Windows 7: Windows 7 64bit Clean Install FAIL

22 Dec 2010   #21
DocBrown

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

I taking a guess that the pre-format on the 1TB HD is slightly corrupted. I think a new format as per BFK's Tutorial is in order.


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22 Dec 2010   #22
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

One other thing....

What are your RAM settings vs what's set in the BIOS? ie what does your RAM specs say, and what does the BIOS have them set to?

Also I find it odd that you get this error code....
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CJMore View Post
When I attempt to install windows with fairly generic bios setting ERROR
Fail to format partition [error 0X80070057]
Are you installing any SATA/RAID drivers during the install process? - Windows 7 clean install error 0x80070057
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22 Dec 2010   #23
CJMore

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I stumped the board huh -

Okay here are my thoughts - I am off to get a USB flash drive to install the Windows OS DVD on and pick up a second hard drive
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22 Dec 2010   #24
DocBrown

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

Get at least a 4gb USB Flash Drive.
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22 Dec 2010   #25
CJMore

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
One other thing....

What are your RAM settings vs what's set in the BIOS? ie what does your RAM specs say, and what does the BIOS have them set to?

Also I find it odd that you get this error code....
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CJMore View Post
When I attempt to install windows with fairly generic bios setting ERROR
Fail to format partition [error 0X80070057]
Are you installing any SATA/RAID drivers during the install process? - Windows 7 clean install error 0x80070057
Ram -
Bios System Memory = 4096MB

Advanced - DRAM Timing/Driving Configuration
DRAM Command Rate = AUTO
DRAM First Information : 9-9-9-24-5-33-10-4
Dram Second Information: 8-2-5-4-2-0-110

Please let me know if you need more specifics.

Sata Drivers
I attempted without success to install Silicon Image 3124 and 3114 drivers
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22 Dec 2010   #26
CJMore

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Oh before I leave I'm starting a low level format of the original HD
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22 Dec 2010   #27
CJMore

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CJMore View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
One other thing....

What are your RAM settings vs what's set in the BIOS? ie what does your RAM specs say, and what does the BIOS have them set to?

Also I find it odd that you get this error code....
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CJMore View Post
When I attempt to install windows with fairly generic bios setting ERROR
Fail to format partition [error 0X80070057]
Are you installing any SATA/RAID drivers during the install process? - Windows 7 clean install error 0x80070057
Ram -
Bios System Memory = 4096MB

Advanced - DRAM Timing/Driving Configuration
DRAM Command Rate = AUTO
DRAM First Information : 9-9-9-24-5-33-10-4
Dram Second Information: 8-2-5-4-2-0-110

Please let me know if you need more specifics.

Sata Drivers
I attempted without success to install Silicon Image 3124 and 3114 drivers
Any jumping ouy sygnus21 or others?
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22 Dec 2010   #28
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You haven't stumped me, a format and the wipe, "clean all" from my tutorial are not at all the same thing, a format does not remove any data at all and a wipe over-writes every sector on the entire HDD with zeroes and marks it as unallocated space; if you haven't tried the wipe a format is a complete waste of time.
Note   Note

Contrary to popular belief, formatting does not remove any data at all, it just checks for sector errors and marks the space to be over-written as needed, all the data is still there including all the code from previous/failed installation attempts.

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22 Dec 2010   #29
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CJMore View Post
Any jumping ouy sygnus21 or others?
We only get stumped when we don't get feedback on suggestions. With that said, have you tried what Bare Foot Kid suggested???

Also, have you tried to manually set your memory settings to those posted on the memory modules?
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22 Dec 2010   #30
gregrocker

 

This is a new HD so should not need cleaning unless formatting corrupted the boot sector.

I would create a new NTFS Primary partition marked Active as shown in the partitioning section of the tutorial.

Make sure you have the latest BIOS update, or reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS
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