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Windows7 won't install on fresh drive

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February 1, 2013 8:38:06 PM

Got a virus in my old drive. I bought a new drive and tried to install Windows 7 on it and slave the old drive so to pull files off I wanted, and then format the drive. This did not work. All I get is the Windows blue screen with the dove on it, and no desktop. I'm Stuck.
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February 1, 2013 8:40:14 PM

Hi :) 

Install 7 with NO other hard drives connected...

All the best Brett :) 
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February 1, 2013 9:19:54 PM

wodhorse said:
Got a virus in my old drive. I bought a new drive and tried to install Windows 7 on it and slave the old drive so to pull files off I wanted, and then format the drive. This did not work. All I get is the Windows blue screen with the dove on it, and no desktop. I'm Stuck.





Does the same thing. I've never seen this before.
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February 1, 2013 9:31:33 PM

Most likely the new drive is one of the new "advanced format" drives with 4k sectors. This requires your installation media to be at SP1 level.
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