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Windows 7: Windows 7 Installation Problem

30 Jan 2011   #21
luffypotter

Windows 7
 
 

i'm doing a full scan now to the disk to check for problems with Partition Wizard Home.
But before, i try to create partitions with the same program but i couldnt the program doesnt allow or its because it says "bad disk"?


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30 Jan 2011   #22
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

It may also be a good idea to use the HDD makers utility that can be found at this link below to scan and if possible repair the HDD to be sure.


Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities
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30 Jan 2011   #23
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello uffypotter.



I would suggest that after you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media you use Step One of this tutorial at the link below to do a wipe (secure erase) to the entire Hard Disk Drive, running this then using the outline in Step Two #2 to create and format a single 100GB partition using diskpart will get you a clean all and a chkdsk /r for the best possible space to install Windows 7 to.

Be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
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After you have made backups of everything you care to save and you want to do a real wipe "clean all" to the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) have a look at this tutorial at the link below, it over-writes everything, all the old Windows code including all the old Windows drivers, giving you the best possible space to install Windows 7 to; it goes hand-in-hand with a clean install.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7

Use the clean all command in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

& stay away from third party partitioning tools.
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30 Jan 2011   #24
luffypotter

Windows 7
 
 

i can't use diskpart because i got the error when i type "diskpart" : the disk management servces coul not complete the operation
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30 Jan 2011   #25
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Yes we read that earlier in the thread.

This is starting to add up to HD failure of some sort. Run the System File Checker and Surface scan with both boxes ticked using Partition Wizard.

Then try to wipe the HD again from Disk tab.

Run one of the System Information tools or look inside to see what brand HD you have, then download and burn to CD the DOS HD repair scan for your brand HD. Run the extended test which can diagnose and repair HD.

Next boot the Win7 DVD, at first screen press Shift + F10 to open a Command Line, then run Disk Check

Now try to wipe the HD again from PW CD or using Diskpart to see if it works now.
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30 Jan 2011   #26
luffypotter

Windows 7
 
 

i'm running active kill disk now
where is the System File Checker? in hirens boot? or in the partition wizard home program?
in the partition wizard home i cant do nothing basically at the moment :S
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30 Jan 2011   #27
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello mate, have a look at this one but it's probably too late to help you in your situation.


SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot
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30 Jan 2011   #28
luffypotter

Windows 7
 
 

i can try run the sfc throught the hirens boot command prompt or it wont work?

and i dont think the disk has a letter since its all unallocated space
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30 Jan 2011   #29
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by luffypotter View Post
i can try run the sfc throught the hirens boot command prompt or it wont work?

Using Method Two of the tutorial ...

If you know first, the volume/drive letter of the volume the boot files are stored on and second, you know the volume drive letter the Windows OS is stored on, then give it a go, it can't hurt to try.
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30 Jan 2011   #30
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by luffypotter View Post
i'm running active kill disk now
where is the System File Checker? in hirens boot? or in the partition wizard home program?
in the partition wizard home i cant do nothing basically at the moment :S
It's a good sign if Kill Disk will wipe the HD.

Next from the Disk tab of Partition Wizard bootable CD, run Surface Scan with both boxes ticked to test HD. If it indicates bad sectors you'll need to determine the HD make so you can run the maker's diag/repair full CD scan: http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html

Now rightclick on the HD to Create a New partition of the entire HD, format NTFS Primary, assign letter, OK. Then rightclick again to Modify>Set to Active, OK, Apply all steps.

Then rightclick on new partition to Check File System.

Try install again to new Active partition.
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