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Install Windows 7 "Can't boot from hard-disk error"

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by spudy12, Nov 8, 2010.

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  1. spudy12

    spudy12 Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I am trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit on to a dell xps and having a lot of problems.
    The Computer has 3 harddisks
    C:\ - Vista (Came preloaded With the Pc when i bought it)
    D:\ Vista Recovery 10GB thing (Came preloaded With the Pc when i bought it)
    F:\ Empty drive i want to install windows 7 on
    J:\ Harddrive for everything else

    The problem is when i boot from the disk i can start the installer but when it allows me to choose where to install to the harddrive always comes up as "Can not install blah blah, Windows can NOT boot from this Disk"

    I have tried all sorts of ways to get around this like unplugging everything apart from the cd drive and harddrive i want to install it on, im getting really fed up with this. Is the problem that im trying to do a dual boot?
    I also read somewhere about getting sata drivers for my motherboard but after hours of searching the web gave up.

    All i can tell that my motherboard is is a FOXCONN LS36 but i can't find sata drivers for this anywhere!
    On the dell website i tried all of the Sata downloads but if i locate the downloaded file whilst in win7 setup it doesn't like the file.
    Am i doing some majorly wrong and stupid here?


    Please help me!!!

    Spud
     
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