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Windows 7: Windows 7 64bit Clean Install FAIL

22 Dec 2010   #41
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You shouldn't still have hard drive issues with a new hard drive unless there's a problem with the motherboard, or possibly the RAM. Check your RAM as suggested, but also you might have an issue with the SATA ports. In this case an RMA maybe in order.


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22 Dec 2010   #42
CJMore

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CJMore View Post
OKAY....

SO while in the install menu I hit shift / F10 to diskpart

When I hit clean all I get an error
Diskpart has encountered an error: the request could not be preformed because of a I/O device error


Was this on the new HD or your first 1TB HD ?
This was the new. Prior to install the new 500GB HD I updated the bios to M4A79XTD EVO BIOS 2102 ie latest - Loaded defaults and proceeded the install process to the new drive. At the OS drive selection the Hard drive was there, I selected advanced ->New->whole drive size partition and install.

10 seconds into "copying files" I get what I dubbed "my error" Windows could not format a partition on disk 0. The error occurred while preparing the partition selection of installation Error 0X80070057
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22 Dec 2010   #43
CJMore

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Okay I followed these steps here
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Thanks Doc and BFK - USB was made insert and boot devices were changed to Removable device and then CDrom. BIOS saved.

On reboot I get missing operating system
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22 Dec 2010   #44
CJMore

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Download and burn to CD Seatools diagnostics/repair scan. Boot it to run an extended repair scan on the HD with all others unplugged. Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

Next open a Command Line on DVD to run Disk Check.

Try cleaning the HD again, create an NTFS Primary partition and mark Active to try install again.

You can also use free Partition Wizard bootable CD. First on Disk tab run HD Surface Scan, then Wipe the HD. Next partition the entire HD NTFS Primary with Win7 target partition marked Active, then rightclick each partition to Check File System. Free Download Magic Partition Manager Software - Partition Wizard Online
No need to DLL Greg and make bootable cds - I have 2 new drives here that came with all that software already on them.....LOL

Running it now.
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22 Dec 2010   #45
CJMore

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CJMore View Post
Okay I followed these steps here
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Thanks Doc and BFK - USB was made insert and boot devices were changed to Removable device and then CDrom. BIOS saved.

On reboot I get missing operating system
Hold the fort....on the eleventeenth reboot I got Memtest running
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22 Dec 2010   #46
DocBrown

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

Take your time with Memtest. There are several of us watching this thread to help you.
We don't give up on helping, until a solution is found
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22 Dec 2010   #47
CJMore

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Take your time with Memtest. There are several of us watching this thread to help you.
We don't give up on helping, until a solution is found
Dig it. I can feel the support. I'll keep plugging away and Thank You ALL!!

So Memtest86...

First pass complete with NO errors running on Both Sticks of 2GB....

How many passes do we need to confidently rule out RAM?
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22 Dec 2010   #48
DocBrown

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

Let it run until at least 7 passes are completed, or errors are found (whichever comes first). The longer you run it, the better.
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22 Dec 2010   #49
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

In addition to marking Active, I would create a smaller Primary partition than 500gb to try install.
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23 Dec 2010   #50
CJMore

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Here's the status for the evening.

Starting on Memtest pass # 7 with no errors to speak of yet.

I plan to start early in the AM and attempt another HD install with the 1TB drive wiped, partitioned to 300gb and active.
I will try to insert Asus' latest AMD SATA RAID/AHCI drivers found here
ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support-

I have an 80GB IDE drive that is a last ditch effort if the 1TB install fails.

This PC is a Christmas gift for my sister from the family....I have to be on the road early afternoon so I have to pull this one together quick

Thanks again for the help...
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