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Windows 7: PLEASE HELP!!! I have spent over 10 hours trying

06 Dec 2009   #21
gregrocker

 

Why was it set to IDE? You have IDE?

If not, it should be set to AHCI.

Tryin to get HD spun up with second cup of coffee here


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06 Dec 2009   #22
skylinepigeon

Windows 7
 
 

That was the default, and the drive was working when I had XP up....

Should it be something else? My drive is SATA

I am in the process of trying to install once again on a clean partition I just made. I will change the bios as soon as instalation fails.. most likely
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06 Dec 2009   #23
skylinepigeon

Windows 7
 
 

yep, just failed again. I changed the setting to ahci and its not recognized anymore. I assume I'll have to load drivers at the partition screen.

setting to ahci results in error 0x80300001 when I try to select the partition
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06 Dec 2009   #24
gregrocker

 

It is less efficient to run SATA drives in IDE emulation mode. AHCI is recommended. Try putting your SATA controller drivers into the installer.

Do you have a previous version of Win7 installer? Try it. You can always do the Upgrade over it.
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06 Dec 2009   #25
skylinepigeon

Windows 7
 
 

where can I get a previous version of Windows 7 installer? Btw, I have no OS right now, as I formated my entire hard drive, erasing my XP.
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06 Dec 2009   #26
gregrocker

 

You installing 64 bit?

Is your HD listed as DISK0?

No chance there is a RAID setup right?

I would try to get the SATA driver into installer from drivers CD, then replace Win7 DVD and click refresh.

Not sure there is a reason to run SATA HD in IDE mode if drivers can be loaded to set AHCI.
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06 Dec 2009   #27
skylinepigeon

Windows 7
 
 

OH MY GOD. it got all the way to 55% this time before the error.....

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

It was alot slower in failing this time though, if that means anything. It usually gets cancelled at 20-30%
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06 Dec 2009   #28
skylinepigeon

Windows 7
 
 

No raid, yes this is 64 bit, hd is listed as sata0
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06 Dec 2009   #29
skylinepigeon

Windows 7
 
 

sorry, it is the "expanding files" part, not "exracting files"
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06 Dec 2009   #30
gregrocker

 

In OP you mention you tried a friend's Win7 installer. Was it same exact error using that other installer?

If so, then you can focus on the AHCI/BIOS settings, whether you have AHCI bios (you should if the choice shows up), getting correct IHCI/SATA drivers into installer.

You need to load the drivers from their CD/stick, then reinsert Win7 DVD and click Refresh.

You format over that XP formatting?
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