Clean install not working

Hello,

Im trying to do a clean install of windows 7 for some reason it doesnt wanna work. I deleted every partition so its a clean install. When it first tries to boot it restarts and keeps doing that.
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  1. does you cd/dvd drive is set first boot in bios
  2. Sounds like you keep booting into the installer. Change your boot order so the hard drive comes before the DVD, or use the boot menu to manually choose the hard drive.
  3. no, i already installed from cd drive. after the installation finishes it automatically restarts to boot up for the first time but when it gets to starting windows screen it goes black and it restarts and keeps doing it. I already tried doing the clean install over again and doing start up repair. but nothing works
  4. Try removing your video card. You can install the drivers after you install Windows, then put the card in.
  5. nt think my mobo has a DVI or VGA slot for me to send visual
  6. could there be something wrong w my hdd
  7. Almost certainly not your hard drive. In general they either work or they don't. The problem you're describing tends to happen as a result of the install not picking up on some of the drivers it needs, so when Windows tries to boot for the first time it crashes. The video card is a common culprit in my experience, which is why I suggested you start there.

    If you can boot into safe mode, you may be able to install the drivers there.
  8. ok... sooo right now it finished the installation and it says "windows cannot install required files. The files may be corrupt or missing. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation error coe : 0x80070570" and a windows over that one says "The file directory D:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-wrp-integrity-client_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.76385_none_2b1523604c99c736 is corrupt and unreadable. please run the Chkdsj utility"

    All of this appeared after the installation finished(the first installation with the windows 7 disk, I deleted every partition before I started installing)
  9. ok so i really think its my hdd is there a way to test my hdd with no OS installed?
  10. Grab the ultimate boot CD from the net. There should be many drive checking programs on it.
  11. whats that? windows 7 ultimate? sorry didnt understand the reply
  12. please help me! i really need to know if this is hdd related problem im going to run mem test 86 to see if its RAM
  13. If you have a spare machine to burn a disk, the UBCD4WIN can be downloaded from here
    http://download.cnet.com/UBCD4Win/3000-2086_4-10550208.html
  14. Think you said you deleted all partitions, so why is the error adressing the 'D' drive? If all partitions were deleted during the install process you should only have 'C'...
  15. Did you even attempt to google "ultimate boot CD"?
  16. i really dont know why is it addresing to D i have no other drive other than CD drive. and no i havent googled ultimate bootable cd.. ill do it now sorry
  17. Wouldn't D be the optical drive then? Perhaps its a bad burn copy or scratched.
  18. ok so memtest was 100% succesfull now i know its not the RAM i just downloaded the drive fitness test CD image from hitachi(my hdd manufacturer) and im running this one then im running the ultimate boot cd
  19. well its original copy and i used it last week and it worked perfectly but who knows maybe it got scratched or maybe the cd rom iself cant read it that well
  20. 4745454b said:
    Wouldn't D be the optical drive then? Perhaps its a bad burn copy or scratched.

    Sounds to me like he's still got more than one partition...though a bad optical drive/disk could be the culprit. Think it might be an idea to re-run the install disk and see what appears at 'Where do you want to install Windows' Screen...
  21. well since first post i tried installing all over again deleting every partion before starting install and it wont even finish install now... thats why i think it may be HDD or maybe cd drive i hope is the cd drive(its alot cheaper lol)
  22. kadaj said:
    well since first post i tried installing all over again deleting every partion before starting install and it wont even finish install now... thats why i think it may be HDD or maybe cd drive i hope is the cd drive(its alot cheaper lol)



    same thing hapend to me new cd/dvd drive and reinstal,,, fixed
  23. well i ran hitachi drive test and it stay at "analyzinf media" idk if this is because the hdd is bad or if the cd drive cant read the cd or the cd is a bad burn but i tried more than 3 times now and keeps happening
  24. kadaj said:
    well i ran hitachi drive test and it stay at "analyzinf media" idk if this is because the hdd is bad or if the cd drive cant read the cd or the cd is a bad burn but i tried more than 3 times now and keeps happening

    Can you try another Optical Drive?If not do you have a boot option from USB? Could create a bootable flash drive with the HDD software...
  25. I had a bunch of crazy problems installing Windows Vista several years back. Turns out it was getting confused by a thumb drive I had plugged in and it was trying to copy files to it for some reason. You don't have some external storage device plugged in do you?
  26. nope no external devices only mouse and keyboard im going to try another cd rom drive and see what happends if the problem persists well then the problem is obviosly the hdd
  27. well im using one of the hdd diagnosstic test form the ultimate boot disk and so far all sector say not ready
  28. well i ran the hitachi diagnostics tool and its says the sectors are corrupted or something so obviously its the HDD i did an RMA lets see what happends when they send me a replacement back
  29. will be around when you get new drive if you need help
  30. thank you very much you guys have benn very helpful i really appreciate it
  31. Bummer on needing to wait because of broken hdd, but congrats on getting it returned. Hopefully new drive will get you back up and running.
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