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Is my new hard drive defective?

Hello everyone, I just finished building 3 computers for my new business. After putting all the hardware together, I began installing Windows 7 on each of them. First and second computer installed perfectly fine. The third computer (my computer, it just had to be mine!), is unable to install Windows.

When installing Windows 7, I get this error msg:



Then after rebooting:



I have tried 2 different Windows 7 DVDs and made a bootable USB with Windows 7 ISO on it. I also moved the hard drive to my main computer, and same results. Tried installing about 6-8 times now.

Another thing I noticed when on the screen that asks you which drive you would like to install Windows on, sometimes there is no hard drive detected. BIOS didn't recognize it a few times on startup too.

Is it safe to say this hard drive is bad? I'm so exhausted right now lol.

All three computers have the same hardware.

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    90% chances your driver is defective. If you have a laptop or an old computer, plug its drive to the computer and check if it installs correctly, that would confirm is drive's fault.

    Also you can use http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd Hiren's Boot CD to perform a scan test of the drive (sector errors and all...).
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