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Windows 7: Can't reinstall Win 7 from partition or disc?

16 Mar 2011   #21
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
You may have a failing Motherboard, Sata cable, or HD.
Will the HD show in BIOS?
First there is a bluescreen during install due to Intel Storage Manager.

Now the Hitachi fitness test fails due to lack of SCSI controller found.

What I would do at this point is find the needed HD SATA or SCSI controller for your mobo and add it to the installer at the Load Drivers link on "Where do you want to install Windows" screen.

If this fails, try install with another HD to see if it is the HD which is generating these errors and not failing controller or driver.


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16 Mar 2011   #22
theog

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Sata Controller drivers not need in PC DOS.
Hitachi fitness test, run's from PC DOS.
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16 Mar 2011   #23
gregrocker

 

What do you make of the SCSI error thrown up by the Fitness test, Ray?
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17 Mar 2011   #24
theog

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Hi Greg
You can find that Windows will sometimes call Sata Controller, SCSI Controller.

Hi njmac
I would recommend a full work shop System Diagnostics, be done, to pin down the hardware problem.
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17 Mar 2011   #25
njmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks guys. so how would I find the needed HD SATA or SCSI controller for my motherboard ("mobo"?)?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Hi njmac
I would recommend a full work shop System Diagnostics, be done, to pin down the hardware problem.
You mean by a professional? It's sounding quite likely now.
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17 Mar 2011   #26
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by njmac View Post
Thanks guys. so how would I find the needed HD SATA or SCSI controller for my motherboard ("mobo"?)?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Hi njmac
I would recommend a full work shop System Diagnostics, be done, to pin down the hardware problem.
You mean by a professional? It's sounding quite likely now.
I would say, yes.
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17 Mar 2011   #27
gregrocker

 

There's a possibility of boot sector corruption. If it isn't under warranty (or even if it is - you don't have to tell them) I would try the wipe and clean reinstall using the Installation DVD you said you have attained.

Here are tips for getting a purrfect clean reinstall of factory OEM: re-install windows 7

If the install fails we can run through the standard fixes to see if it will install. If not, then you may need to check the hardware deeper.
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01 Apr 2011   #28
njmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Acer picked up my laptop at the start of the week, whicked off to Helsinki and returned it this morning with the news that the hard drive had failed so they put in a new one and cleaned the fa. thank god for the 2 year euro warranty. I'm a bit concerned that it failed after 14 months, even if it was used pretty heavily. But anyway... 2Tb NAS is on the way for media storage, my existing 500 gig usb drive will be used purely for backing up documents and photos and I'll try to remember not to trust any one location for storage of anything I value in the future.
A huge thanks once again for all your help. I'll definitely be hanging around severnforums from now in an attempt to get the best out of my machines.
(I thought about trying an outlandish april fool's claim but in the end went for the truth)
cheers
Nj
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01 Apr 2011   #29
Bare Foot Kid
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Hello again.


Good to see you got it sorted and thanks for the update.
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01 Apr 2011   #30
gregrocker

 

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