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January 24, 2009 3:52:36 AM

I have recently put together my first build ( http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/259540-31-compatibili... ) and have run into trouble installing Vista. ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

I get through most of information steps until it asks me to select a partitioned drive. I have my partitioned drive ready to go but when I click "next" I get the message "Windows is unable to find a system volume that meets it's criteria for installation". I've put tons of my time and money into this computer, and have gone through the proper procedures of searching and asking for help with this issue. I just want to use my computer, and installing the OS is a big step towards this goal.

Thanks a TON for any help given!
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January 24, 2009 5:37:11 AM

Did you end up with the Seagate 500GB?

That drive has been problematic and I think Seagate has pulled it. I'm guessing it's a bad drive, and that's why Vista says it's not going to work.
January 24, 2009 5:04:50 PM

Would seagate get me a new drive? Or would I have to buy a completely different one?
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January 24, 2009 10:58:56 PM

I imagine they will help you out.
January 30, 2009 5:57:24 PM

I have also tried running Ubuntu on it and it just says Please insert System Disk, then hit enter. From what I've read, I believe this means a bad Hard Drive. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
January 30, 2009 6:24:33 PM

Bad hard drive it looks like.
January 30, 2009 6:54:12 PM

Are you sure you plug the hard drive into the right place ?
I'm not sure but I think for some motherboard, if you don't put it in the primery sata
It could not recognize the hard drive as C: partition... or you have to change the boot drive into the bios.

If it is not this, it's probably a bad drive...
January 30, 2009 7:07:46 PM

aikigi said:
Are you sure you plug the hard drive into the right place ?
I'm not sure but I think for some motherboard, if you don't put it in the primery sata
It could not recognize the hard drive as C: partition... or you have to change the boot drive into the bios.

If it is not this, it's probably a bad drive...


I'm 99% certain it is installed correctly. Like I said this was my first build so it is a likely possibility. Either way I'm having it looked at on Monday, so we will find out then. :D  Thanks for all the help guys.
January 30, 2009 7:27:19 PM

Check in the BIOS to see if you have AHCI enabled. If it is, switch that setting to IDE or COMPATIBILITY.
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