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September 15, 2012 2:29:20 PM

Hello, I am trying to do a fresh install of win 7 on a new ssd. windows trys to format the new partition and then fails. what are my options

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a b G Storage
September 15, 2012 3:16:44 PM

try erase/destroy any partition inside the SSD (using the win disk) leving it blank and try installing/create partition once again....

Btw make sure your SSD is in ACHI mode, and only SSD connected (connect HDD after the os installed)..
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September 15, 2012 11:09:30 PM

Trucmech46 said:
Hello, I am trying to do a fresh install of win 7 on a new ssd. windows trys to format the new partition and then fails. what are my options



Thanks, I have tried that several times and I still get the same error when windows tries to prepare the partition for the installation. Error 0x80070057 .
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a b G Storage
September 16, 2012 12:33:10 AM

This what i got from windows forum

Are you using the booted Windows 7 installer Custom install Drive Options?



Try wiping the HD first with Diskpart Clean Command:



Note that this will destroy all data on the HD, but it should be backed up anyway.

If install still fails test HD using maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan.



I'm never tried myself. but it worth to try
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a b G Storage
September 16, 2012 2:50:28 AM

Can you describe exactly what you are doing a little better. It sounds to me like you are using advanced options during the install and then setting up the partition using that. The best way is to completely wipe the disk and let Windows 7 Setup install to a clean unpartitioned/unformatted drive. You don't need to create a partition and format it. Windows 7 Setup creates the partition for you and formats it during the install process.
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September 16, 2012 2:52:53 AM

rdc85 said:
This what i got from windows forum

Are you using the booted Windows 7 installer Custom install Drive Options?



Try wiping the HD first with Diskpart Clean Command:



Note that this will destroy all data on the HD, but it should be backed up anyway.

If install still fails test HD using maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan.



I'm never tried myself. but it worth to try



Thanks for the info. The mechanical hard drive I am replacing failed and unfortunately I had no backup, so I am trying to start out with a fresh SSD as my only drive. once I have my comp up and running I am installing a second SSD as a storage drive. I am at the point of returning this SSD and trying another one. My version of Win 7 home premium is new also
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