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Windows 7: Impossible to rebuild MBR

16 Apr 2017   #1
kalis8

windows 7 home x64
 
 
Impossible to rebuild MBR

hi people!
on my laptop i have no OS installed and no partitions and windows cannot create partitions during installation, the disk cannot be written on apparently, i tried all the prompt commands to rebuild the MBR and other programs like mbrfix and ultimate boot cd but no result...i cannot find a solution to rebuild the MBR and create and format partitions to install windows. i have a dell xps 13 9333 with ssd 256gb, i did the bios tests and all are positive so i cannot understand if it is a hardware problem.
i searched A LOT before asking for help!
during installation when windows tries to format partitions mostly i got error 0x80070057 and once i got error 0x80042404
anybody ANY suggestion on how to rebuild the MBR? Please I'm going crazy any help and advice is greatly appreciated Thanks a lot


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16 Apr 2017   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Just delete all partitions DO NOT create any then let windows create what it needs you may be trying to create a the mbr on a gpt disk https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...tall-windows-7
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16 Apr 2017   #3
Bat 1

8.1 home x64
 
 

Not a Samsung SSD ?

Installed USB3 Drivers into Install Media ?
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16 Apr 2017   #4
kalis8

windows 7 home x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bat 1 View Post
Not a Samsung SSD ?
no it's a liteonit...btw why?
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16 Apr 2017   #5
Bat 1

8.1 home x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kalis8 View Post
no it's a liteonit...btw why?
Special Drivers. You did integrate the USB3 Drivers into both the Install and Boot wims ?
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16 Apr 2017   #6
kalis8

windows 7 home x64
 
 

what do you mean by "special drivers"?...i didn't do that, it's a totally new procedure please explain what it's about and how do i do that?
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16 Apr 2017   #7
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

kalis8. This MS website should help you. Read through it & follow the directions. Do you have a Windows 7 installation DVD, which you will need to use to follow the directions in the website.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...tall-windows-7
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17 Apr 2017   #8
kalis8

windows 7 home x64
 
 

@samuria and ranger4 thanks as i wrote i did a lot of research and tried that solution too...it worked once then i wanted to clean install win10 so i cleaned the ssd and tried to format again, from that point win7 nor win10 can format the partition for installation, as i wrote i tried other commands (diskpart, chkdsk which says the disk is blocked and cannot repair) and programs like ubcd and mbrfix
@bat1 please as soon as you read reply thanks!
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17 Apr 2017   #9
kalis8

windows 7 home x64
 
 

i tried to clean the disk with Active@killdisk (hardware level wiping) and result is:
"Cannot update device Fixed Disk 1 (/dev/sda). I/O error"

i run deep bios tests and they are all positive! this is the first problem in years i cannot solve

so is my sdd faulty or maybe it's something else like missing drivers, firmware or what?
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17 Apr 2017   #10
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
is my sdd faulty
Go to the drive manufacturer website , they may have a tool for checking/fixing drive problems.
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