Solved Install Failure: Win 7 cannot be installed

October 6, 2011 at 19:23:36
Specs: Windows 7
Install Failure: Windows cannot be installed to disk 0 partition 1

Each time I boot the win 7 DVD and try to reinstall windows I keep getting this error. The model of the computer is a ACER 5745.


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#1
October 6, 2011 at 20:29:19
I believe your system came with Windows 7 so what we need to do is to find out why you are trying to install Windows 7. The reason you are reinstalling from scratch may be the same problem that is now blocking you from installing so you need to give us ALL of the facts.
Include:
What the original problem was.
What steps have you taken so far in addressing the original problem?
What steps have you taken so far in installing W7?
"disk 0 partition 1" how was this partition created? Formatted?
Have you tested your Memory?
Have you tested your Hard drive?
Have you tested your DVD drive?
Are you using an install disk? An upgrade disk? A recovery disk?
Have you tried to do a full factory restore from the recovery partition?

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
October 6, 2011 at 21:03:44
The original problem was I couldn't boot up windows. Each time I would boot I would get a black screen and nothing else.. no beep codes or flashing lights, and the bios worked just fine. So I decided to use the ultimate boot cd. I'm able to load up windows just fine and this is where I tried running anti-virus/spyware scans. I found barely anything and that didn't fix the problem. I thought maybe next was the hd so I tried running chkdsk /r and it took a long time and found all kinds of problems. I also decided to try to restore the MBR using /fixmbr and /fixboot. I think I had a boot sector virus.

None of that worked, so I just ended up trying to reformat. I was able to format the drive throught the win 7 dvd, but I ended up receiving the error (Install Failure: Windows cannot be installed to disk 0 partition 1), and now i'm where i'm at now. I also tried entering this commands in the win 7 dvd command prompt.
LIST DISK

SELECT DISK # (where # is the corresponding disk number that you want to install Windows onto from the list you just pulled up)

CLEAN

CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY

SELECT PARTITION 1

ACTIVE

FORMAT FS=NTFS

ASSIGN

EXIT

CD\

SETUP

And still it didn't work....

Also in the bios the SATA mode was set to AHCI mode and I could never boot up the win 7 dvd, it would always freeze when it loads the graphic for win 7 starting up. I changed it to IDE mode instead and that fixed that issue.

ALT + F10 doesn't work for me to start up the recovery partition. So I don't know how to access it at the moment.

I'll be glad to answer more questions so I can get help...


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#3
October 6, 2011 at 23:02:40
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my guess is that you have deleted the original recovery partition, so you will be required to load up proprietry drivers for the system to work correctly.

you could use a tool like acronis or the disk manufacturers own tool to correctly install your disk. then try to install windows.

You can call acer for a set of recovery disks,

if you know someone with the same model you can create an image of their system and install it onto yours.
or do a bit by bit copy of another drive from a machine of the same manufacturer and model.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#4
October 6, 2011 at 23:08:51
Thanks I'll try using acronis first...

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#5
October 13, 2011 at 20:48:54
The problem was the hard drive.. I used the hitachi drive fitness test, and it gave me an excessive shock error. So yeah, my hard drive is broken.

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