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Windows 7: Can't add a partition primary

05 Apr 2015   #31

Windows 7 ultimate x86

The windows 7 installation open correctly but won't install

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05 Apr 2015   #32
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anthonyz99 View Post
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When i boot the wizard partition this pop up appears and when i try to select any of these nothing happens so what should i do? What is the problem
Note that the windows 7 installation opens correctly
If you leave it, it should open the first option automatically when the timer gets to 0.

Is that happening?
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05 Apr 2015   #33


Please let me know in which part of the installation process your computer freezes

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05 Apr 2015   #34


If you are trying now to install Win7 then work through the steps to Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums
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06 Apr 2015   #35

Windows 7 ultimate x86

As i told you previously my problem is creating a partition so i tried the wizard partition but I can't use it because whatever i do nothing happenes so the problem is my hdd or the wizard partition?
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06 Apr 2015   #36


Have you tried the Aomei Partition Asistant? It's free and you can download it here: AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition - Free download and software reviews - CNET

If Aomei displays your partition, you can use it's Partiion Recovery Wizard. When partitions is (hopefully) recovered repair it. I think you need an elevated command (Start - Accesories - Right click Command Prompt (little black windows) - left click Run as administrator. Run the program installation windows and your elevated command prompt shows up.

In the command prompt type chkdsk c: /r (Mind you there has to be a space between c: and /r

This should repair all bad sectors. But just to confirm that system files can be verified, in that same elevated command prompt (or make another the same way) type sfc /scannow. Again, watch there is a space between sfc and /scannow.

So the hdd is not the problem. It's the wizard.

If your drive does NOT show up go to the Computer field in the start menu, or to the computer icon on your screen and give it a right click. On the menu choose Manage. And Computer Management will open up. Double click Disk Management (bottom left just below Storage) and let's hope your computer shows up.

If it doesn't there's a slim chance it could be in the Device Manager (it's just on top of Storage) and double click it. Then go to Disk Drives (3rd or 4th item top to bottom) and open it by clicking the + sign at it's left. If you have a HDD it should show there.

If it doesn't, go to View (at the very top of the page) and check "Show hidden devices". If no show I have a strong suspicion that the problem is your HDD.

What you can try, and this is a very wild guess from a novice, is to go to run msconfig. Click on the Services tab. Uncheck Shell Hardware Detection and also, uncheck WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service.

That's as far as I'll go for the moment. Give it a try.
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06 Apr 2015   #37


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08 Apr 2015   #38

Windows 7 ultimate x86

Thank you for your help but i have a question. My laptop doesn't start so i can only use a bootable software...and when i use the diagnosis tools to test the hdd the test failed after few seconds but when i test the memory the test is passed.
And when i try to use wizard partition tool as AddRam told me nothing happened (as shown in the photo previously) so this software is gonna solve my problem or should i change my hdd??
Thank you in advance
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08 Apr 2015   #39


Confirm the condition of the HD with the maker's HD Diagnostic followed by a Disk Check if possible from the Win7 disk System Recovery Options Command Line.

If your maker doesn't have a bootable scan that works then use Seagate Seatools. You can also use Partition Wizard CD to do a Partition surface test with Partition Wizard. if you can make one that boots like everyone else does. I would imagine there's also a Surface Test on Aoemi which egalexandersson
wrote about.
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08 Apr 2015   #40


Try this software. It's a Google Drive link

When you reach the window that says something like "register" or "enter key" click on "Skip". That should give you a 15-day free trial.
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