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November 14, 2010 10:58:43 PM

i assembled a computer and i am installing windows 7 on it. however, when the setup gets to the part where i choose a harddrive to do the setup on, i get an error saying that the system cant partition the drive? im getting desperate ive been trying to install my computer for 2 days but to no avail...

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a b $ Windows 7
November 14, 2010 11:06:07 PM

Sounds like a defective Hard drive. Is this a SATA drive? Is it SATA II ona SATA I motherboard? Try using the jumper to change the drives mode. What motherboard and drive?
November 14, 2010 11:16:41 PM

my mobo is the asus sabertooth x58, while my hd is the wd caviar black 500 gb. i am not very good with computers so please make yoru explanations as easy to follow as possible! thanks you for your response! im going a bit crazy trying to fix it for 3 days :( 
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November 14, 2010 11:23:14 PM

actually it seems upon further review that my hd is sata 2. does sata 2 mean 3 gb/s? because both the mobo and hd do the 3 gb/s sata thing.
a b $ Windows 7
November 15, 2010 3:13:46 AM

system cant partition the drive? OR system can't install in the partition drive?

November 15, 2010 3:24:30 AM

it cannot format a partition in the drive.
a b $ Windows 7
November 15, 2010 3:27:34 AM

your mobo SATA 3 can RW SATA3/2/1
- check cable SATA & Power to HDD maybe Shaky
generally install OS win7 auto partition 100MB drive Z: & C:
November 15, 2010 3:31:54 AM

nope theyre both fine. :(  my bios recognizes the hd.
November 15, 2010 3:35:05 AM

henydiah said:
your mobo SATA 3 can RW SATA3/2/1
- check cable SATA & Power to HDD maybe Shaky
generally install OS win7 auto partition 100MB drive Z: & C:


wait i install win 7 on the 100 mB? wouldnt it not fit?
a b $ Windows 7
November 15, 2010 3:48:47 AM

go Bios - press F9 save & Boot
insert DVD win7 in drive & Select your WDC change : Where do you want Install Win7
click Disk Unloccated Space-Drive Option Advanced-New- window Auto Partition Z:100MB & C - select C: Next
a b $ Windows 7
November 15, 2010 3:51:19 AM

Z:100 Mb (system recovery)
Instalation Win7 Bro... in Primary HDD C: bro... u can format it & can add patition too
November 15, 2010 4:00:20 AM

henydiah said:
Z:100 Mb (system recovery)
Instalation Win7 Bro... in Primary HDD C: bro... u can format it & can add patition too


wait do i do this in the BIOS or Win 7 installation? im not very computer literate haha couold you make it simple for me?
November 15, 2010 4:25:11 AM

henydiah said:
wow cofuse ...? :non: 
follow tips
1. Bios - press F9 save & Boot : for auto Boot from CD!
2. insert CD OS win7 let him work
3. select Drive Advanced option
4. next
5. if Confuse? read this http://www.windowsreinstall.com/win7ultimate/windows7in...


i got the same error again: "Windows could not format a partition on disk 0. The error occurred while preparing the partition selected for installation. Error code: 0x80070057" :( 
a b $ Windows 7
November 15, 2010 4:29:09 AM

Error code: 0x80070057": i have 1CD with this massage
ha..ha. ha your CD OS win7 corrupt may be Broken.. !
November 15, 2010 4:32:43 AM

henydiah said:
Error code: 0x80070057": i have 1CD with this massage
ha..ha. ha your CD OS win7 corrupt may be Broken.. !


what cd was it?
a b $ Windows 7
November 15, 2010 4:40:17 AM

CD/DVD win7 not perfect at burning/compilation , try your win7 in other computer ... :D 
or use another NEW DVDWin7 for install it!
November 15, 2010 4:52:23 AM

how do i know if its not a hd problem? id ont want to waste 100 dollars.
a b $ Windows 7
November 15, 2010 5:04:48 AM

no. no .. no don't buy New
opt1. Check your HDD with software Hiren CD boot
opt.2 Check your HDD in other PC maybe your friends, uncle, office,
Check your DVD OS Win7 in other PC may your friend have
additional perhaps :
Check RAM with memtes86+ if any error don't use
November 15, 2010 6:30:08 AM

ok i did some tinkering in command prompt. i made a 250 gb partition but it is somehow in the RAW format. im trying to convert it to nfts. any tips?
a b $ Windows 7
November 15, 2010 6:49:09 AM

yeah your HDD no problem,
if finish try install again, problem still same it's mean your DVD Win7 Corrupt/ damage
November 15, 2010 7:10:58 AM

hi maybe i can help,
is that anew harddrive? or used?
you need to go to advanced delete the whole harddrive
2 partitation the harddrive this option leaves you the choice of haveing 2 operateing system at the same time, if you want to use the whole hardrive put all 500 gbs and partitation the space

then install os
November 15, 2010 3:08:03 PM

ok right now, through command prompt, im formatting the partition im going to install windows on. apparantly that partition is RAW so im converting to NFTS. im formating 50 gbs. its taking really, really long. 18% completed in 2 hours.
November 15, 2010 4:32:08 PM

dang it it didnt work. it said 100% complete but there was an error message and its still RAW
a b $ Windows 7
November 15, 2010 9:47:10 PM

I would RMA the drive.
a b $ Windows 7
November 15, 2010 11:10:31 PM

of course I format via DOS very very Slow & Long :D  different use Win7 OS very fast :hello: 
November 16, 2010 12:44:57 AM

anonymous1 said:
I would RMA the drive.


i used partition wizard to format the hard drive to nfts. this time, installation got past copying files, but when expanding files, i got the error:
"Windows cannot install required files. The file may be corrupt or missing. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code: 0x80070570"

another pop up box also appeared: "the file or directory \Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-tabletpc-uihub_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385?none_6f7e04cab5e74750 is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the Chkdsk Utility"
a b $ Windows 7
November 16, 2010 1:14:24 AM

master your OS installation Corrupt, damage & error if don't waste $100 RMA your OS, if u get from download. u must download again via torrent or RAPID very fast!
November 16, 2010 4:50:54 AM

i used a friend's copy of win 7 but i when expanding the files, it wouldnt get past 0%... im guessing my hd might be defective?
a b $ Windows 7
November 16, 2010 5:26:07 AM

yeach prepare RMA prepare it , Or FIX IT with HDD generator software in your Friend Computer..
November 16, 2010 5:31:32 AM

henydiah said:
yeach prepare RMA prepare it , Or FIX IT with HDD generator software in your Friend Computer..


this time, in the bios i set the sata controller to achi.. so far installation is working fine... 19% expanding files...
a b $ Windows 7
November 16, 2010 5:36:18 AM

i hope u lucky good!
November 16, 2010 12:15:33 PM

ok... this is making me mad. now i get the error "Windows cannot install required files. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code 0x080070001"GEEZZZ! please help i really need this computer to start working...
a b $ Windows 7
November 17, 2010 11:48:36 PM

take PSU from AC clear CMOS, it make your System by defaut if u cannot install your Master Os installation errroooor :lol: 
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