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Bill Ford


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Post Posted 11 Oct 2016 7:13 am     Reply with quote

On startup,it gave a disc error, don't remember the #, took the HD out, reformated, (thinking virus) it has 3 partitions showing empty, when I try to install Win7, it asks for drivers, drivers not to be found. Would not let me choose "C", would not install in drive that I could choose, I have the 7 disc thinking the drivers are on it.

Tried a different HD 500gb, would not recognize it, then partitioned to 250,thinking it was too large still not seeing it.It sees the original HD 350gb, could it be a motherboard problem or is it a HD problem? The 500 now thinks it's a 250.

I did an HD upgrade on another older laptop that I wanted to upgrade to SSD no probs,

Thanks, sorry for the longwinded..Bill
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Bill Ford


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Graniteville SC Aiken
Post Posted 11 Oct 2016 8:33 am     Reply with quote

Forgot to mention, C partition was empty when I put it in a dock to reformat, also no OS on HD.
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Jack Stoner


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Post Posted 11 Oct 2016 9:19 am     Reply with quote

It may be the partitioned disc.
When You install Windows, one option is to format the hard drive. It will create two partitions.

I've seen the "need" for CD/DVD drivers. Some say to just ignore it. Others say to use a USB to install. Others think its a BIOS setting causing the problem.

Here is the Windows 7 instructions. Look them over to see if something was missed.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1649-clean-install-windows-7-a.html
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Bill Ford


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Post Posted 11 Oct 2016 1:07 pm     Reply with quote

After you choose repair, or custom install, nothing shows in the "where do you want to install" panel before, or after the partition...the original HD shows there with 3 partitions but will not let me choose "C", and will not install in the choices it gives. That's where I get the driver popup. I have a clean/new 32gb flash drive, Will it install there if I disconnect the internal HD?

Thanks..Bill
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Bill Ford


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Post Posted 12 Oct 2016 6:49 am     Reply with quote

301 error HD failure....From all info I read, it's HD failure. Finally got it to start Win 7 install, all went well til first restart, then went to black screen with 301 error...oh well.
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Bill Ford


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Post Posted 22 Oct 2016 4:09 pm     Reply with quote

New HD...all is well..BF
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