First time build, everything went well until I tried to install Win 7 64 off of a USB drive. When the screen comes up during the installation to select a partition to install Windows on, Windows sees the drive but then has a message saying that I can't install because the drive was going to fail soon and to install on another partition. If I try to install anyways, it will either hang at 0% or have an error message saying that Windows could not partition the drive. Trying to delete the premade partition and then creating a new one didn't work either.
The HD shows up in bios and during post. I'm using a brand new Seagate Barracuda 1tb HD with a Gigabyte GA-880GA-UD3H MB.
Is the hard drive actually bad or did not do something correctly? any help would be appreciated
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You might go into BIOS and see of SMART is enabled for the hard drive. then watch as you re-boot the PC. during the POST, there should now be some messages from the SMART monitoring if the HD is really going (or is) bad.
I ran SeaTools and it said "A SMART trip was detected prior to the test starting" So I guess this HD need to be returned?