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Windows 7: Win 7 Installation wont complete

07 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Win 7 Installation wont complete

I have a sony vaio laptop and i'm trying to reinstall it. I tried the USB key, DVD drive nothing seems to work. i swapped the RAM -> nothing. I put the hard drive in my other computer the install did work! but when i put it back into the laptop win 7 cannot start up and the startup repair wont work.
i put my other hdd in the laptop it works! its so frustrating i cannot seem to install it anymore has been trying it for days now. I tried Win 7 home premium x32 and x64, Win 7 ultimate x32.

The first few times i got this error
Error 0x80070570
but now it goes on and doesnt come up but when it restarts at the installation and trying to set up computer for use then it crashes saying it cannot be optimized for the hardware.

Oh i also tried win xp pro x32 but blue screen at the beggining of the install...
please help

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07 Dec 2012   #2

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07 Dec 2012   #3


Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup to enable Legacy BIOS if present. Next check BIOS Boot order for an EFI Boot Disk and if present remove it, set DVD drive first to boot, HD second. Then set SATA controller to AHCI. Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)

Next click Install Now to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

07 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

i think the hard drive works fine since it was working in my other comp no problem...
but i will test it. now i got hiren's boot cd and testing the memory and other stuff. i will post the results soon

i just dont know why do older installs run fine on the laptop and the new one doesnt... :/
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Dec 2012   #5


Where did you get Win7? Did you burn the disk yourself? Burn another ISO using the link provided.

How do you plan to activate Win7?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

i got a home premium serial key with the laptop i bought. but honestly i would be happy enough even to get the trial working but theres nothing!! :S
win 7 burned it myself but i used like 4-5 different ones so far.
win xp original

for usb versions i used YUMI and it should work because it did work on my other comp. so theres no problem with the usb and the images
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Dec 2012   #7


What trial? There is no trial version of Win7. Use the Product Key for the licensed version you have. If you have Upgrade version then leave the key blank during install and afterwards do the quick registry workaround in Option 3 of Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version to Activate Upgrade version on a wiped HD.

What happens when you run the steps I first gave you? They are quite specfiic and solve Installation problems in more than half of cases.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Dec 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

the mem test is still running when its done ill try your solution.
you can give the serial number later (thats what i meant by trial.)
and im always doing clean install. i format and delete the hard drive. then create the new partition and format again then install windows 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Dec 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Still getting Error 0x80070570
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Dec 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

i got another hard drive formated it and did a clean install. it was working fine in my desktop i even went on the internet to download chrome and all the windows updates but when i put it into the laptop it comes all the way to "Starting Windows..." then quick blue screen and restart
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