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Windows 7: Help with install & build

21 Mar 2010   #81
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TJ1376 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Does the Seagate Diagnostic Disc have a section on it that lets you write all ZERO's to the HD to wipe it clean before a new format ?
Yes. Is this a recommendation or just a question? I did a DOD 3 sweep format of the drive prior to attempting another installation (which took 4 or 5 hours).

I am currently running the "advanced test" which is about 25 percent complete. Looks like this test will take about 2 hours.

What are your thoughts? I was thinking about running down to best buy and spending 60 bucks for a new drive to see if I could install.
Hello TJ;

A new hard drive, perhaps a different brand, might be quicker ... if it works ... and a backup hard drive is always a good idea.

I have one question, it may seem a simple stupid question, but has the bios clock (the time, GMT) been set to reflect the actual time, accurately, in your locale?

Also, I reviewed the manual for the Biostar TA790GXE 128M V5
and would like to make some suggestions ... no promises though

You have 6 SATA2 plugs. I would suggest you connect the hard drive to SATA1
and the DVD to another plug, 3 - 6
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Next, until the install is finished, set the CD / DVD to primary in boot order
with the hard drive second. Also it might be helpful temporarily to disable the quick boot.
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Finally, for the SATA Type, I would suggest either the Native or AHCI.
As you are having difficulty, perhaps Native? Also, as you are not using any IDE
devices, you can disable the Combined Mode (until you have one to connect?).
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You should not need to create any partitions or format your new hard drive. Windows 7 has its own format utility it uses during the install. It is very easy later
to shrink your new Windows partition and make a second for other uses. If you need to,
a low level format, writing with all 0s, and install 7 on a blank hard drive.

Hope some this helps!

Cheers!
Robert




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22 Mar 2010   #82
TJ1376

Win 7 x64
 
 

New drive is in.. This time a Western Digital Caviar Green drive 500gig.

Install failed again, but this time I got an error indicating there was a problem with the windows 7 dvd and the dvd should be returned for a replacement. Ill get the error code if it fails again. I ran the repair utility and found this error:

Boot manager is missing or corrupt.
Repair action: Fail repair
Result: Failed. Error code = 0x 15
Time taken = 0ms

I am going to reformat the drive, move the DVD from SATA2 to SATA3 and verify that IDE is off (almost positive it is)
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22 Mar 2010   #83
TJ1376

Win 7 x64
 
 

Bios clock is correct.
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22 Mar 2010   #84
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TJ1376 View Post
New drive is in.. This time a Western Digital Caviar Green drive 500gig.

Install failed again, but this time I got an error indicating there was a problem with the windows 7 dvd and the dvd should be returned for a replacement. Ill get the error code if it fails again. I ran the repair utility and found this error:

Boot manager is missing or corrupt.
Repair action: Fail repair
Result: Failed. Error code = 0x 15
Time taken = 0ms

I am going to reformat the drive, move the DVD from SATA2 to SATA3 and verify that IDE is off (almost positive it is)
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TJ1376 View Post
Bios clock is correct.
Well ... at least that is something different?
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22 Mar 2010   #85
TJ1376

Win 7 x64
 
 

Yeah.. I just used partition wizard to wipe the drive and build the partitions.

Winows 7 installed successfully.

Reboot the machine and get:

Windows Boot Manager
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix (insert your disc, blah blah blah)

File: \Windows\System32\config\system
Status: 0xc00000e9
Info: Windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt.
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22 Mar 2010   #86
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TJ1376 View Post
Yeah.. I just used partition wizard to wipe the drive and build the partitions.

Winows 7 installed successfully.

Reboot the machine and get:

Windows Boot Manager
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix (insert your disc, blah blah blah)

File: \Windows\System32\config\system
Status: 0xc00000e9
Info: Windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt.
Looks like it may be time to get a replacement 7 install DVD?

If you have access to the Windows 7 RC (Beta), you can still install it, get the code key from Microsoft, then install an upgrade version of the Retail 7. But even that opportunity will end soon ...
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22 Mar 2010   #87
TJ1376

Win 7 x64
 
 

Looking at the diagnostics this time, the boot manager diagnosis test passed (Completed Successfully)

Root Cause found:
Failure while setup is in progress.

I am literally at my wits end with this. Why is this so hard?

Any suggesstions?
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22 Mar 2010   #88
TJ1376

Win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TJ1376 View Post
Yeah.. I just used partition wizard to wipe the drive and build the partitions.

Winows 7 installed successfully.

Reboot the machine and get:

Windows Boot Manager
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix (insert your disc, blah blah blah)

File: \Windows\System32\config\system
Status: 0xc00000e9
Info: Windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt.
Looks like it may be time to get a replacement 7 install DVD?

If you have access to the Windows 7 RC (Beta), you can still install it, get the code key from Microsoft, then install an upgrade version of the Retail 7. But even that opportunity will end soon ...
I do not have access to the Windows 7 RC.. I also do not have access to a DVD burner or a USB drive large enough to fit the info. DVD needs to be the way I go. I wonder if Newegg will RMA it since its an open pacakage now.
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22 Mar 2010   #89
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TJ1376 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TJ1376 View Post
Yeah.. I just used partition wizard to wipe the drive and build the partitions.

Winows 7 installed successfully.

Reboot the machine and get:

Windows Boot Manager
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix (insert your disc, blah blah blah)

File: \Windows\System32\config\system
Status: 0xc00000e9
Info: Windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt.
Looks like it may be time to get a replacement 7 install DVD?

If you have access to the Windows 7 RC (Beta), you can still install it, get the code key from Microsoft, then install an upgrade version of the Retail 7. But even that opportunity will end soon ...
I do not have access to the Windows 7 RC.. I also do not have access to a DVD burner or a USB drive large enough to fit the info. DVD needs to be the way I go. I wonder if Newegg will RMA it since its an open pacakage now.
NewEgg has a very good reputation. If you have pictures of the error codes and the one that said to "replace the DVD" that should be sufficient cause to replace the disk?

It only takes a 4GB usb drive to hold the DVD. I picked one up on sale at WalMart for $8 USD, and I see them on sale for $14 USD?
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22 Mar 2010   #90
TJ1376

Win 7 x64
 
 

Ok. I have the machine setup to replace the hdd with 0's (going to take a few hours), then I will try the install again. The 2nd install didnt fail today with the drive read error, so who knows, maybe 3rd time is a charm? I will post again when I obtain either the USB drive and a clean download of the install or when I get a new DVD.

Thanks again for everyones help!
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