Hp lappy help urgent

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Alikhan786, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. Alikhan786

    Alikhan786 MDL Novice

    Dec 5, 2011
    1
    0
    0
    My laptop HP pivilion g6 windows 7 home premium.
    I bought a new laptop with 500GB HDD. their was only one drive i.e c-drive present
    Partitioning Hard Drive I;M usING in norton magic software
    after restart my lappy display error msg operating software missing
    my recovery F11 not work display error msg insert os cd
    After i'm insert OS CD but all drive automaticaly hide
    ERROR Ms g AND DRIVE DETAINLS GIVEN BELOW
    Disk 0 volume SYSTEM Total size 19.8gb free Space 19.7 gb type Dynamic
    ERROR msg-Windows cannot be installed to this hard disk space.
    the partition cantains one Or more dynamic volumes that are
    not supported for installation
    Disk 0 partition 2 Total size 562.4gb free Space 562.3gb typedynamic
    ERROR msg-Setup was unable to create a new system partition or
    locate an existing system partition.see the setup log files for more information
    Disk 0 volume 3 SYSTEM Total size 19.8gb free Space 19.7 gb type SYSTEM
    ERROR msg-Windows cannot be installed to this hard disk space.
    the partition cantains one Or more dynamic volumes that are
    not supported for installation
    Disk 0 volume Recovery Total size 13.9gb free Space 1.5 gb type Dynamic
    Disk 0volume Hp_Tools Total size 103.MB free Space 77.0 mb type Dynamic
    FRIENDS TELL ME ANY SOLUCTION
     
  2. stayboogy

    stayboogy MDL Addicted

    May 1, 2011
    709
    115
    30
    okay, first it's very very hard to understand what you've typed. maybe next time, take your time and fully explain your needs, because you are likely to get a just as poor response as your poor post.

    moving on, when you partition your drive with certain software it breaks the install because it doesn't properly shrink your current partition (C: in your case) or the system was no properly defragged beforehand and it broke the install.

    also, for whatever reason, some softwares that you can use to re-partition a drive do so in such a way that Windows 7 cannot install itself to that partition--i do not know why, but i've had the same problem many times using Partition Magic. the problem is that the partition you are trying to install to is a marked as "extended" instead of "primary", so this is something you will have to change when you are using your partitioning software.

    one thing you can try is a startup repair from your Windows 7 disc. if startup repair doesn't fix your missing OS problem then you will have to reinstall your OS.

    did you make the factory recovery discs before you did this? this should always be done before you make any changes to an OEM machine so that in the event you mess up, like you have apparently, you can still make the system just like it was out of the box--especially if your recovery partition becomes compromised, which it appears yours has if you cannot recover from it. the recovery discs restore the recovery partition, and then the OS is reinstalled from that, that's how the factory recovery discs work. if you did not do this, you may have just lost your OEM recovery options for good unless you purchase/order the discs from HP.

    also, there is no need to use another software to re-partition in windows 7 because windows can shrink partitions and create them just fine. it can shrink really well if the partition is properly defragged beforehand.

    i would 1) recovery from factory recovery discs if you made them--most all OEM machines offer this within the Windows install just for these purposes and because they don't always ship them with the machines any more like they used to--saves money, 2) if you recover from factory discs you made, then go into windows disk management and shrink your C: partition to about 80gb and use the remaining space for your own partitions--just make sure your drive is properly defragged beforehand or you will not be able to shrink your partition by much at all.

    if without your recovery discs, 1) reformat using your software, and re-partition your drive exactly as you want it--ie. one partition for your OS, how ever many partitions for your personal data, and one partition that is large enough to contain a backup image of your whole system (or incremental backups, whatever you prefer) because you will need to re-create your own backup image in case of future mess ups. make sure the partition you want to install to is marked "primary" not "extended" but i can't tell you how to do this because i don't use Norton products--mainly because they aren't that good to begin with, and they charge for that stuff instead of making it free like so many others do. 2) install your OS, 3) make a backup image using Paragon Backup and Recovery 2011 free (or similar free or paid for hdd imaging software) and save the image to your partition that you made for this purpose.

    you can alternately make just one partition on your drive after formatting, say 80gb, and leave the rest "unallocated" and just install windows 7 to the partition and do your repartitioning from within Windows when you get up and running.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  3. IronMaiden

    IronMaiden MDL Member

    Oct 27, 2009
    104
    9
    10
    Partition Magic is not compatible with Windows 7 (more precisely, it doesn't deal with partitions properly in a way that's OK for Windows 7 to live on them, even if it isn't installed yet). Stop using it!

    OK, now the simple solution: Boot from your Windows install disk, when the setup screen appears, hit Shift + F10 to bring up a command window.

    Type diskpart and wait for the DiskPart prompt. Then type select disk 1, hit Enter, type clean, hit Enter again. Type exit twice to leave DiskPart and close the window.

    Reboot and boot from the DVD again. Now you can install Windows without a problem!
     
  4. stayboogy

    stayboogy MDL Addicted

    May 1, 2011
    709
    115
    30
    don't know where you get your info but i've personally used partition magic several times on several machines and it works just fine for windows 7 installs, you just have to make sure that the partition you create is marked as "primary"--you apparently don't know what you are talking about, or just can't figure this out
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  5. stayboogy

    stayboogy MDL Addicted

    May 1, 2011
    709
    115
    30
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...