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Windows 7: Help with install & build

20 Mar 2010   #21
TJ1376

Win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You were able to boot DVD with controller set to IDE, delete all partitions and format fresh before last fail, correct?

How much memory are you running with now?
Well, even with set to IDE I get a format error when attempting to format. The error literally says "format failed" in command promt (nothing else), and the win 7 setup utility just gives me a "Failed to format the selected partition" error 0x80070057.

Ill pull the other 2 gig out and try again.

(PS I was the project manager to setup and install TeamViewer on about 400 machines at the company I work for.. Really cool tool!)


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20 Mar 2010   #22
PsychoClown

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You were able to boot DVD with controller set to IDE, delete all partitions and format fresh before last fail, correct?

How much memory are you running with now?
he had multiple partitions. more than likely he will have to run a couple of wipes over the entire drive. not formats wipes.
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20 Mar 2010   #23
TJ1376

Win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PsychoClown View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You were able to boot DVD with controller set to IDE, delete all partitions and format fresh before last fail, correct?

How much memory are you running with now?
he had multiple partitions. more than likely he will have to run a couple of wipes over the entire drive. not formats wipes.
You suggest running the tool you recommended first? Im downloading the bootable version as we speak..
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20 Mar 2010   #24
gregrocker

 

PW is excellent tool. Select Wipe Partition for each, use one pass of zeroing should do it.

You can then Create new partition(s) as desired, format NTFS primary.

Apply one more format using Win7 installer>Custom>Drive tools.

Another method would be to boot DVD, select Repair, click through to Recov tools, open Command Line, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (Win7 #)
CLEAN ALL (applies zeroing)
EXIT
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20 Mar 2010   #25
PsychoClown

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repairing the disk is why you are going to run pw. there is no need to go into the win 7 dvd's repair console.
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20 Mar 2010   #26
TJ1376

Win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PsychoClown View Post
repairing the disk is why you are going to run pw. there is no need to go into the win 7 dvd's repair console.
Ok... I must really not understand something completely.

I copied the ISO file to a CD, burned it, and now am trying to boot from that CD. All I am getting is "missing operating system" after post bios.

I have double/triple checked that boot order is DVD, and I even went back to the setup and made it IDE only (instead of IDE -> ACHI)
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20 Mar 2010   #27
PsychoClown

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TJ1376 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PsychoClown View Post
repairing the disk is why you are going to run pw. there is no need to go into the win 7 dvd's repair console.
Ok... I must really not understand something completely.

I copied the ISO file to a CD, burned it, and now am trying to boot from that CD. All I am getting is "missing operating system" after post bios.

I have double/triple checked that boot order is DVD, and I even went back to the setup and made it IDE only (instead of IDE -> ACHI)

put the cd back in the computer you are using, bring up computer, right click on your cd / dvd drive, click on open in new window, take a screenshot and post it here. sounds like you just burned the .iso file to the disk instead of creating a boot disk. one thing we did not check is your data cable.
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20 Mar 2010   #28
TJ1376

Win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PsychoClown View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TJ1376 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PsychoClown View Post
repairing the disk is why you are going to run pw. there is no need to go into the win 7 dvd's repair console.
Ok... I must really not understand something completely.

I copied the ISO file to a CD, burned it, and now am trying to boot from that CD. All I am getting is "missing operating system" after post bios.

I have double/triple checked that boot order is DVD, and I even went back to the setup and made it IDE only (instead of IDE -> ACHI)

put the cd back in the computer you are using, bring up computer, right click on your cd / dvd drive, click on open in new window, take a screenshot and post it here. sounds like you just burned the .iso file to the disk instead of creating a boot disk. one thing we did not check is your data cable.
No, I just burned the iso file to the disk... Creating a bootable disc as we speak.

This was so much easier when you just tossed in a floppy...
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20 Mar 2010   #29
PsychoClown

7 Home Premium
 
 

do yourself a favor and download and install a copy of imgburn and associate with iso's. makes it so easy. i find that i prefer the cd / dvd. they don't corrupt. you may get a bad one, but you know it when you try to burn it not after. too many times in the past i needed an utility on a floppy to fix windows just to find out that the floppy went bad. making me have to either install windows over the top of itself or find another floppy and computer to recreate the disk on. plus it is so much faster.
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20 Mar 2010   #30
TJ1376

Win 7 x64
 
 

I finally might be able to format the drive with the seagate tools.. After trying 3 different ISO burners, I found one that works (MagicISO) and I am now going through the setup tools to format the drive.

Keep your fingers crossed.
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