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Windows 7: Error during clean install

26 Jun 2009   #1
zod799

XP
 
 
Error during clean install

hello all,

I have an old Dell XPS Gen2 desktop that is running WinXP. I wipped my Raid0 hard drives to perform the install of Windows7. After helping the setup see my raided hard drives, I started the install.

After the second step in the installation process I keep getting an error message that says something like:
"Windows could not configure your computer's boot sequence. The installation could not continue"

Does anyone know what I'm missing? Could my bios be too out of date for this setup? or is it something else?

Any insight would be awesome.

-Gerard


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26 Jun 2009   #2
zod799

XP
 
 

Anyone???? The actual message is as follows:

"windows could not update the computer's boot configuration. Installation cannot proceed"

Again I erased my hard drive before starting the install, and I needed to load the Raid drivers during the setup process for windows 7 to recognize my hard drive.

Any suggestion?
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26 Jun 2009   #3
digitalrurouni

Windows 7 x64 Pro
 
 

Honestly no idea. But I think I have a sneaky suspicion that because Dell has the system quite closed down, you are facing that problem...it could also be that you need some chipset drivers possibly installed before plonking the OS in there? Dunno really. Guessing right now.
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26 Jun 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
clean install prob

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zod799 View Post
Anyone???? The actual message is as follows:

"windows could not update the computer's boot configuration. Installation cannot proceed"

Again I erased my hard drive before starting the install, and I needed to load the Raid drivers during the setup process for windows 7 to recognize my hard drive.

Any suggestion?
could you re-boot and check what bios says abt your hard drives?

Ken
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26 Jun 2009   #5
zod799

XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
could you re-boot and check what bios says abt your hard drives?

Ken

Hi Ken,

under "Drive Configuration" it says:
-Sata Raid: on
-Primary Master Drive: off
-Primary Slave Drive: off
-Secondary Master Drive: CD-ROM device
-Secondary Slave Drive: CD-ROM device
-IDE Drive UDMA: on

Under "Hard-Disk Drive Configuration" is says:
-System Bios Boot Devices
2. Intel RAID_Volume1
3. USB Device (not installed)
4. Unknown Device (not installed)

and "IDE Hard Drive Acoustics Mode" is set to Bypass

I have a feeling that the old RAID drivers on my computer may be part of the problem.

thanks, Gerard
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27 Jun 2009   #6
zod799

XP
 
 

I still don't know where the error is, but I de-Raided my hard drives, and the set-up worked just fine. So it had something to do with an incompatible raid controller or something like that.

Thanks for the responses.
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27 Jun 2009   #7
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
raid

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zod799 View Post
I still don't know where the error is, but I de-Raided my hard drives, and the set-up worked just fine. So it had something to do with an incompatible raid controller or something like that.

Thanks for the responses.
either the controller or drivers

Ken
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