Solved is drive failng

June 5, 2011 at 02:48:02
Specs: windows 7, 2ghz 2 gb
i been fix a friend computer i format the 250 drive then i spend all night trying to install windows 7 on it it kept failing at diffrent point i guess the drive was at faultso i just parition the drive in to 3 paritons and install windows on the second one it work fine do this mean the start of drive is faulty

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June 5, 2011 at 21:24:45
you need to run a disk check, and check both boxes so it also checks for bad sectors, (however a 250g drive is likely to be quite old i would imagine), maybe you can try another drive...it doesnt matter what partition you install win 7 on, 1st or last it makes no difference to the OS. so if it works on another partition great! but this drive sounds like has problems, also did you try running a compatability test, cos again if this system is old it may not be able to run win 7 without extra drivers..
But in answer to your 1st question, yes it would appear that you may have damaged sectors in the 1st part of the drive. but you may be able to recover them with disk check.

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#1
June 5, 2011 at 03:06:40
Drive manufacturers supply software to test the integrity of the hard drive, usually it is run from a bootable CD.

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#2
June 5, 2011 at 05:27:37
Also test his memory (RAM) with Memtest also from a bootable CD since it also can give you similar problems.

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#3
June 5, 2011 at 07:56:26
Why would you install Windows on the second partition?

Install Windows on the first, primary partition.

When installing Windows 7 it is not necessary to partition the entire hard drive. What I suggest is you redo the installation and use the Custom install. Delete all existing partitions and then create one partition of the size you want to have for Windows 7. Install Windows 7 on that partition, which will be labeled C: in Windows.

Then go to Windows Disk Management to created additional partitions/logical drives, as desired.

If the hard drive in use was used then running a hard drive fitness test on it would not hurt.


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#4
June 5, 2011 at 08:50:55
when i try install it on a single parition it dont install only way i mange to install it was to put it on the second parition

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June 5, 2011 at 09:05:00
Did you delete all existing partitions before starting? Is the hard drive new or used?

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June 5, 2011 at 09:12:15
deleted all partitions before starting many times hard drive is the one that was in it when bought from new i tried 20 time to single parition stop at diffrent points it install first time to it when i used second parition

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#7
June 5, 2011 at 11:48:31
Run a drive fitness test on the drive then. You may have at least one bad platter or some bad read/write heads.

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#8
June 5, 2011 at 17:59:20
Windows 7 has memory diagnostics on it. Try it.

Some part of your system seems to be bad.

Could be dvd or dvd drive, ram, cpu, hard drive or really almost any data path part or bios setting even.

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June 5, 2011 at 21:24:45
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you need to run a disk check, and check both boxes so it also checks for bad sectors, (however a 250g drive is likely to be quite old i would imagine), maybe you can try another drive...it doesnt matter what partition you install win 7 on, 1st or last it makes no difference to the OS. so if it works on another partition great! but this drive sounds like has problems, also did you try running a compatability test, cos again if this system is old it may not be able to run win 7 without extra drivers..
But in answer to your 1st question, yes it would appear that you may have damaged sectors in the 1st part of the drive. but you may be able to recover them with disk check.

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