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post #11 of 19
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ok i'll switch the dvd-drive and the hdd for some that i know are working flawless
i'll post results when i get them
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post #12 of 19
Before you select your disk to install to, hit shift+f10 to bring up command prompt. Type diskpart/ list disk/select (your disk#)

It will say you have selected disk(*)
type "clean".

More info from MS here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300415

Also, which Mobo is it? You said it's mom's, so i'm assuming its prolly a few years old. The mobo may need a bios update to accept win7.
    
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post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by Psycho666 View Post
ok i'll switch the dvd-drive and the hdd for some that i know are working flawless
i'll post results when i get them
Try different cables as well.
post #14 of 19
Yea aside from DVD / Hard drive failures, are you trying to load a SATA driver?

Perhaps you need to change the way your motherboard views SATA HD's. You can use AHCI or IDE.
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post #15 of 19
Also run memtest, I've seen funkier.
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post #16 of 19
You don't need to install it from a dvd eh, you can install all the files from a usb stick or external hard drive. I did it like a week ago.
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post #17 of 19
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well, it's installed now
apparently everything crapped out at the same time lol
i had to use a different dvd player, different hard disk, and even different cables
so that's 4 dead things in 1 day, not a bad massacre lol

at least it's settled now, thanks for the help, +rep for those that gave advice after they read the posts. and no rep for those that didn't read all and gave useless advice
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post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by RyanRacer48 View Post
Yea aside from DVD / Hard drive failures, are you trying to load a SATA driver?

Perhaps you need to change the way your motherboard views SATA HD's. You can use AHCI or IDE.
Well he's got it fixed now but this is what I was thinking as I read the thread. I recently had this exact problem.
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post #19 of 19
most likely the optical drive
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