Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by daveyman123, Mar 6, 2015.
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delete both the system and primary..then create new, then format
are you UEFI booting? thats how its formatted right now
I am changing the USB format to NTFS. Thank you for your suggestion
"delete both the system and primary..then create new, then format"
I tried that also
thank you though
when selecting usb to boot from in boot screen..just pick the "flash drive"..not "uefi/flash drive"..no need to reformat the usb
Im able to get to the windows installation screen. the problem is with the hard drive and my inability to use it with windows. I have had windows 10 technical preview on it before but not Win 7. It says that it cant use GPT format style
I should mention this is my second time trying to boot up on a new machine
Im trying to use USB to boot up a digital system with a windows 7 home premium ISO
However, the problem is: I cant select any of the partitions even after deleting/formatting them (within the windows installation)
strange one. try booting a live gparted and see if u can delete them there. i use yumi usb tool to make multiboot USB.. gparted and win 7 in same usb.
i had a case where the disk was detected in bios as Large rather the proper LBA and caused similar issues.
have you tested disk for S.M.A.R.T. errors ?
also make sure its not GPT partition style as thats for win 7x64 EFi or win8. not win7 x86
if it is in gparted goto device and create new partition table MSDOS. then reboot to install in win7. format
ill give it a shot. I hope it works
by looking at the layout i believe it was gpt..do you know the shift-f10 diskpart routine? I'm not familiar with it , but i think it will fix the problem
Will you please read first about what you want to do and what you're going to do.Google is free,then you can ask and everybody will do his best to help you but always give details.
he gave enough details , and added a pic for good measure..
It's clear to me that Op doesn't have enough experience to do better than he has already told us.I hope I'm wrong.!
i was asking LatinMcG the question
You can't delete the partitions through diskmanager.
Leebo_28 is correct, when you boot your usb key, press SHIFT+F10 to open the command prompt.
Then you run "diskpart" & use the following commands to clean disk 0:
sel dis 0
Disk 0 is wiped & you can continue on with a new installation...
sel dis 0
G Parted tells me the drives are formatted NTFS. I will try to change MSDOS setting. I will try again with the shift-F10 trick to install Windows
If you don't mind telling me the available hard disk space ? Are using Windows 7 64bit or 32bit ?