Hard Drive issue

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by BigCol, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. BigCol

    BigCol MDL Member

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    Im trying to install windows 7 of a desktop pc on the same partition that it has been installed on previously but when I try and select the partition, I get this message popping up. How can i fix it??

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    Thanks in advance guys, any help with this will be very much appreciated :eek::confused:
     
  2. Aemsa

    Aemsa MDL Member

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    Remove all partitions and let windows re-create them in gpt mode?
     
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  3. BigCol

    BigCol MDL Member

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    How do you do that? Thanks
     
  4. mabaega

    mabaega MDL Senior Member

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    #4 mabaega, Jun 23, 2014
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    show command prompt ("shift+F10") on Partition dialog
    u will lose, all your data on disk

    run diskpart
    Code:
    DiskPart
    Select Disk n
    Clean
    Exit
    Exit
    
    Refresh Dialog.
    Resume installation step.

    or

    u can boot on legacy mode
    Set your BIOS to disable EFI/UEFI, or remove efi folder from your sources DVD/USB
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand MDL Novice

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    As stated, completely remove all partitions reducing the drive to RAW space. Reset the partition and format. You can use your Windows installation disk to do this. If you use an OEM disk it will most likely reinstall Windows per the original installation the computer came with. And, as stated, you will lose all data on the disk (of course).
     
  6. ToastedBread

    ToastedBread MDL Novice

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    I can't yet post weblinks, so bear with me. I believe the following webpage would help (do a copy/paste but without the quotes):

    "pcsupport.about.com/od/operatingsystems/ss/windows-7-clean-install-part-1_11.htm"