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Windows 7: Clean install partition not found

24 Apr 2017   #21

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I'm still at square one so to say, advanced token manager didn't work so I have a clean install but can't activate it. I have two back ups but they aren't working, but I'll make a new thread for that.

Anyway I went into bios an changed ahci to ide mode

Then restarted and went to recovery tools and diskpart


DISKPART> create partition primary size=153600

DISKPART> list partition

DISKPART> active

Backed out and was able to see the C drive and run install.

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24 Apr 2017   #22
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

I see.
Well how did things get changed?
Why is IDE mode needed?

Just some thoughts.

Please fill in your (My System Specs) completely. That might give some needed information.

This tutorial by Brink should help.

System Info - See Your System Specs - Windows 7 Help Forums

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24 Apr 2017   #23

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Honestly I'm not sure why ide mode was needed or even if it was needed, but when I had no drives showing I got a message that said something about the controller in bios. I don't recall the exact wording, but that's what prompted me to change it. I changed it back to ahci since. In diskpart C drive had a asterisk in front of it, you can see in my previous screenshot. So that's why I used clean & active command. One or both of those steps worked form me. Hopefully it will help someone else reading this.

Good news, I got my activation to work so it was a successful install. Thanks everyone for responding.
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24 Apr 2017   #24
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

While you are up and running, filling in your (My System Specs) completely will be helpful in the future.

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