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Win7 install freezes and doesnt detect drivers

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by notGeneric, Jun 20, 2012.

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  1. notGeneric

    notGeneric Thread Starter

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    Hi everyone

    I never thought ill be having a problem with installing windows. My old motherboard has died on me and i have replaced it with a new M3A79-T deluxe without changing my already installed windows 7 64. Everything worked fine if a little slow so I decided to frag everything and do a clean install but the installation kept freezing at expanding files.
    Following other forums i tried dban but it finished in about 2 seconds with errors. which made me think there is a problem with the hd.
    So then i installed Linux mint so i can use at least something in the mean time, it worked without a problem ruling out a faulty hard drive, I went back to trying to install win7.
    This time i wasn't even able to proceed from the partition menu as it kept complaining that windows cannot install onto this partition due to 0x80300001 error. I noticed that no partition was marked as the primary partition.I got around this by creating new partitions in the Linux installer then exiting and reformatting the partitions in windows installer (assuming this turns it into NTFS format) I was able to proceed into the installation but again got stuck at the same place with expanding files with error 0x8007045d after a few hours just like before.

    Also i never installed drivers in windows installation but when i try to install sata drivers either from mobo cd or mobo website the installer doesn't recognize them, iv tried taking everything out but 1 ram stick, installing new BIOS, reseting CMOS, playing around with partitions, installing from different dvds I'm getting close to throwing this thing out of the window and getting a mac book. Any attempts at saving my faith in Windows will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. mhd1360

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    As you surely know, this error code is related to SATA driver that should installed before windows installation.
    What error message did you got in that state ?
     
  3. notGeneric

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    After i click "load drivers" a message box prompts me to insert an installation media with the drivers. So I inserted the dvd and clicked "ok" the installer then scanned the dvd and threw a message with "no signed device drivers were found". then i clicked on "browse" instead and i could find the cd and all the folders in it but they were all empty. I tried this with a dvd with drivers from the website burned onto it and with the original mobo support dvd which has the drivers on it.
    Are the drivers the same for installation in windows environment and for use during the windows installation? Maybe I need to sign the drivers somehow first?
     
  4. Snagglegaster

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    notGeneric, you should run your hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic. Believe it or not, being able to access the drive from Linux, doesn't rule out a failing drive. I use Linux LiveCDs a lot for data recovery because they will frequently access drives that can't be read from Windows or DOS (clones included) utilities.

    Sounds bizarre, doesn't it? I'm working on a machine right now where Windows failed to boot, attempting to load a BartPE disk resulted in consistent bluescreens, and Seatools failed to detect a drive. However, both Ubuntu and Mint could read files from the drive and let me copy data to a pendrive. Ubuntu gave me a warning about a failing drive when I tried it, but Mint didn't.

    All the same, both distributions could access the drive and copy data just fine. You can also run into the same situation with wonky motherboards and memory that won't run Windows, but will run Linux, albeit usually with some problems. Bottom line is that I expect your hard drive is indeed bad.
     
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