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Windows 7: Windows 7 HoPr Install Problems on x64 machine.

06 Sep 2012   #31


Hang on. You are trying to reinstall Win7, correct? Running the Clean command on the target HD is a destructive process which wipes everything from the disk to prepare it best for reinstall.

If you have another Win7 you don't want wiped then that HD should be unplugged first.

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06 Sep 2012   #32

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tegewaldt View Post
The windows (x is either a drive or a drive partition, containing the windows installation files. That is, as far as i'm aware.

the ONLY reason i have'nt finished the cleaning procedure, is because i am a little bit spooked by the possibility of deleting my Windows, and being unable to reinstall it.
Listdisk command in diskpart should then show X drive and some other drive.

The other drive is presumably the one you want to receive Windows. All other hard drives should be disconnected.

That other drive will have a number. Suppose it is 1.

The you would enter "select disk 1" in diskpart.

The next command would then apply to ONLY the selected disk.

Post the pic.
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06 Sep 2012   #33

Windows Home Premium 64bit

I Just ran the LIST DISK command a few times, but every time i hit enter, it shows me a message for a few seconds, before giving me a BSOD.

EDIT: i meant the Windows INSTALLATION Drive :/ ( sorry for that )

EDIT: EDIT: Diskpart and LIST DISK Working again*
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06 Sep 2012   #34


Is this the first time you've seen this BSOD? Could it be related to the network card you added? You may want to reinstall that and the HD to make sure it is not causing problems.

Try closing the Command Box and choosing Install Now, post back exactly what happens including any verbatim error text.
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06 Sep 2012   #35

Windows Home Premium 64bit

First: yes, it is the first time the BSOD has happened.
( it is now working apparently )

Secondly, here are the information about the LIST DISK:

DISK ###....STATUS.............SIZE........AVAILABLE.........DYN..........GPT
DISK 0.........ONLINE.............931GB.......0B..............
DISK 1.........ONLINE.............465GB.......1024KB........
DISK 3..........No media..........0B............0B
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06 Sep 2012   #36

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To which of those do you want to install Windows?
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06 Sep 2012   #37

Windows Home Premium 64bit

as far as i'm aware, the WINDOWS was installed to the C:drive ( which is the 1 half of the DISK 1 )
and since i was doing a reinstall, that would be C: too, but D: is also part of Disk 1, so i am a bit confused atm.

Before this, i had 3 drives. C: D: and :E.

i know that the DISK 1 is the Previous E: drive.
However, i am going to remove the new disk, momentarily, and see what changes are made
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06 Sep 2012   #38

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

If you want to install to disc 1, why is disk 0 connected?

I can't read the disk management picture in your post #6, so I have no idea if C and D are on Disc 1, Disk 0, or elsewhere.
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06 Sep 2012   #39


Have you backed up everything you need off of the disk you're about to wipe? That would be C and D partitions, correct?

List Disk will show the size of the disk, so confirm it is the correct HD. But you should have unplugged any other HD first.

Try first clicking Install Now, selecting C partition, then Drive Options link to Delete the partition, create a new one there, format, install.

Report back exactly what happens including the exact wording of any error message.
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06 Sep 2012   #40

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

When you boot from the Win 7 DVD (of USB stick),
then a portion of your ram is used to simulate a drive.

In other words, a RAM drive is created.

The Win 7 install program, which created that ram drive, assigns that drive the letter X:

I will not give any advice to you, since very evidently you are not reading and following the step-by-step instructions given in the tutorial.
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