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Windows 7: Use Win 7 disk management to set up new HD with boot record

02 Mar 2017   #1
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Use Win 7 disk management to set up new HD with boot record

The HD I have has been low level formated.
After that I went into Win 7 Disk management to install the Simple Volume in the usual way.

I failed to get the boot record installed and do not know if this has to do with Active Partition.
The disk is ready for any wipes needed.. How can I start over on this and why is the boot loader
(no giving an error) tricky to get installed?

Again. I have all the materials for disk management printed out.
What did I miss?

Here's a screen shot of the C: drive and the one with errors:




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02 Mar 2017   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

The mbr boot record is installed by the o/s if its a bootable drive other than that the drive is ready to go it has a drive letter and healthy.

What exactly are you trying to do
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03 Mar 2017   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Why are you trying to install a boot record on Disk 1 ???



D should not be marked Active. You can use Diskpart to mark it inactive, but installing and using Partition Wizard may be safer and easier for you.

Partition - Mark as Inactive

Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free

Or you can delete Disk 1 to unallocated space and try again. ( Practice makes perfect )

I would remove the New Volume label too Label it for what it`s purpose will be, Data, Images, etc.
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03 Mar 2017   #4
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

All I'm after is to prepare a disk that was low level formatted, initialized and formatted to NTFS Simple Volume ready to run the Win7 setup disk. There's all sorts of things stopping this simple procedure.

I had given up on using the Sysprep routine discussed in a related thread. Doing that makes the HD useless. At that point I used a Low Level routine from HDD Guru-- a product I've used before.

Perhaps it's all too old to fool with and cause sevenforums more grief.

I try the delete routine and start again using my good rig to do a new prep.
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03 Mar 2017   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If you are trying to install Windows 7 on Disk #1, just unhook Disk #0 and do a normal Windows 7 installation on Disk #1.
I'm not sure why one would want two Windows 7 installation on two drives on the same computer.

Jack
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03 Mar 2017   #6
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

As already mentioned, if you want to install win 7 on disk 1:
- Detach disk 0 from the MoBo (very important)
- Boot from the Win 7 installation disk, go to install - advanced - Delete all partitions - create new - choose the big NTFS partition and proceed.
Clean Install Windows 7
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03 Mar 2017   #7
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Continuing,

The picture you are looking at is one of my working rigs with the problem disk
as D. It should be prepped and moved to a backup motherboard I'm
'rejuvenating' as a spare

I checked for BIOS updates on the old K8M800 and it doesn't show any
upgrades past XP. This whole exercise could be futile.

Anyway, today as suggested I deleted the volume-- very brief. Then an option
screen asks New Simple Volume and I say yes.

The new D: is Healthy (Primary Partition.)

That's as far as I am.

Since the disk fails to get recognized I wanted to run the fix boot routines from
a repair CD. I'm going to at least look at accessing this problem HD from the
Repair CD now that the Health Primary Partition (with no active status indication) is in place.

I also will make a guide for myself on that disk part Inactivate link above.

Thanks for your patience.
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03 Mar 2017   #8
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

"Since the disk fails to get recognized..."
Recognized by...?

There is no need to prepare the disk in one computer to install win 7 on another. You're making it complicated.
If you want to install win 7 on the old MB, just attach the disk to the old MB and detach any other HDD,
- See if the disk is recognized by BIOS.
- Boot from the Win 7 installation disk, go to install - advanced - Delete all partitions - create new - choose the big NTFS partition and proceed.
- Clean Install Windows 7
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03 Mar 2017   #9
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I can mark this solved since the HD was now formatted correctly and I ran the
fix mbr just to make sure the old disk wasn't in a fail mode.

After all that I continue to get blue screened at an install attempt of
both Win7 and my old XP. It just won't go and I've done everything as stated
including the low level format. I took down the setup and am saving that
Ebay special Athlon for something else.

Thanks for the help given and I'm saving all the notes and guides made.
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03 Mar 2017   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

There is no reason to low level format a hard drive, that is done at the factory.

Maybe the drive is trash, as you said it`s old.

Hard drives of that size are a dime a dozen, just buy a new one.
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