I can't install Windows 7 (or Vista) on this hard drive. XP and XP 64bit install with no problems. When installing Windows 7 it won't reboot. It gets to the "Starting Windows" screen and hangs there.
I've tried ATA and AHCI in BIOS settings.
memtest86+ reports no errors.
This is an upgrade. Computer is 18 months old. Everything is working fine, except that Windows 7 setup hangs at the beginning.
Have also booted to XP, formatted the hard drive NTFS and then removed the XP disk. After Windows 7 "hang", the disk reports as RAW, unpartitioned when running XP again.
Eventually took a magnifying glass over the motherboard to look for anything odd. Found some dust between stuff and cleaned it with camera kit. HEY PRESTO...all sorted out.
Thanks for suggestions...remember to clean regularly if you are in a dusty environment.