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Windows 7: Windows cannot be installed to this disk

10 Jul 2013   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

jeagers I would highly recommend NOT jumping from website to website.
You will only get confused.
If you are having a problem just post back and greg will be able to help you. If you start do thing from various sites no one will not be able to follow and help you; and I mean no one.

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10 Jul 2013   #12

Windows 7 64 bit

I stopped checking sites once I saw that he was replying to my posts so as to not have 3 things going at once currently im running hd check thet he gave me a link to im not sure at the end where it says that there are one or more sectors corrupted should I erase the entire disk and have it rewritten or should I just select the part where it just reapirs the bad sectors?
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10 Jul 2013   #13
Microsoft MVP


Which Diagnostics are you running? Most of them will repair a HD if at all possible. If not the most you can do is run the Wipe function which most of them also have. Then try using the Win7 installer to partition and format with the Drive Options in Step 7 of Clean Install Windows 7.

If that fails try every step in Post 6 again to see if it will format an Active partition. If not I think the HD is bad. You can confirm it with Partition Wizard surface test which you can also use to try to Create Partition - Partition Wizard Video Help

Then you'll know you've done everything possible and it's time to replace the HD.
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10 Jul 2013   #14

Windows 7 64 bit

im running the drive fitness test. I tried the option to just repair the bad sectors and received and message when it tried to just repair those now im going to try and run the test again and have it just erase the whole disk and rewrite the whole thing hopefully this works as I don't want to have to replace the hd.
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11 Jul 2013   #15

Windows 7 64 bit

well I tried both and neither were able to repair the harddrive so I guess its time to replace it thank you again greg for all your help got close to getting it to work but no cigar this time
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11 Jul 2013   #16

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Replace the HDD.

As the z68ap-d3 has a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
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