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Windows 7: Can't Do Fresh Install on New SSD

07 Mar 2014   #11
Microsoft MVP


Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, set SATA controller to AHCI, Hard Drive first to boot, Save changes and Exit.

If you notice UEFI Boot choices in BIOS Boot Priority menu then proceed with UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with. If you don't want a UEFI install you can Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7. This video can help you decide: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS - YouTube

Then boot into Windows 7 installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here. I would use a fresh ISO written with tool in Step 2 as yours is in question.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10, or enter System Recovery Options to open a Command Box, type:

SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)

Next click Install Now, then Custom install 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.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt. You are creating the partition here for the purpose of wiping the HD and marking Active which overcomes certain install failures.

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08 Mar 2014   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Downloaded the copy of Windows you gave me, got to the installing screen when I recieved a BSoD during Expanding Windows files that says BAD_POOL_HEADER with the stop code 0x00000019
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08 Mar 2014   #13

W7 Ultimate 32-bit

If greg logs on..he can help you.
Are you still using USB?
For now this is all I can offer, M$ explanation;
You may receive a "STOP: 0x00000019" error message on a Windows Server 2003-based computer
Sounds like a file system error.
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08 Mar 2014   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Yes, I am still on USB. I tried moving the RAM back to the other memory module and trying again. Not sure what else to do besides try plugging this hard drive into my computer and installing it from there, if it's a hardware issue.
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08 Mar 2014   #15

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit

Try Diskpart again? The bsod is because of a problem in the file system.
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08 Mar 2014   #16
Microsoft MVP


Test the SSD with the maker's diagnostics, and HD with the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan.

Test your RAM - Test with Memtest86+ for 5-6 passes or overnight. Swap RAM sticks, try with only one stick.

Keep trying the steps I gave you before. If you have a partition already or can create one with the Diskpart command given, boot into the installer's System Recovery Options command line to run a full Disk Check

There's a possibility your installer is bad, still. Can you boot it and queue up install to see the HD on another PC? Can you try a DVD install. Use the latest ISO confirming it fully downloaded by size, burned to disk or stick with tool provided. Test in another PC.
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08 Mar 2014   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Ok so I have gotten past the BSoD, only to be stuck at 28% on Expanding Windows files.

EDIT: I am going back over the steps that were mentioned above. Will replay with what's going on.
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08 Mar 2014   #18
Microsoft MVP


Did you run through the steps in Post #11 first? If those fail then try my subsequent post's steps.
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08 Mar 2014   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Ok, I got Windows installed, I had to install it from my machine and put the hard drive back to the new machine. I am attempting to get all the drivers and such installed. It just restart on me for no reason, no BSoD or anything, but I will keep everyone posted. Thanks SO much for all he help everyone.

EDIT: Ok, now I am recieving a BSoD, but it goes so fast I can't catch the stop code. But it has to do with MEMORY_MANAGMENT.
Also, I am trying to run the Windows update on it, but twice Windows Explorer crashed on me, and when I finally got it open, I got this error when trying to check for updates (which failed): error code 8024000E
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08 Mar 2014   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Ok a followup of last post. I have Windows 7 Ultimate successfuly installed, and now I am trying to install updates and other programs on it. I started the Windows updates and tried to install another program ( app for gaming) and I recieved the BAD_POOL_HEADER BSoD with stop code STOP: 0x00000019

EDIT: Got another BSoD, this one MEMORY_MANAGMENT with a stop code STOP: 0x0000001a (0x0000000000000041790, 0xFFFFFA800233D540, 0x000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)
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