windows cannot be installed to this disk & No bootable device PROBLEM

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  1. DanceCreation

    DanceCreation MDL Novice

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    so i have already tried anything ...
    a few days ago i just turn my laptop on , suddenly this message appear :S - no bootable device --insert boot disk and press any key .
    after i tried to login to repair mode via the installation CD and tried the "bootrec /fixmbr" and "bootrec /fixboot" ( it shows me that the fix done successfully ) but when i tried again to boot nothing happened :S

    then !
    i went to PLAN B - clean Installation
    when i put the disk everything goes ok untill i get this window and this message appears :
    windows cannot be installed to this disk . this computers hardware may not support booting to this disk .........

    i am totally exhausted ... help ... please .. what should i do next :S .
     
  2. Ultraform

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    Have you check your boot setup in bios, what bios say about the Hd. Maybe The harddrive have crashed :/?
     
  3. DanceCreation

    DanceCreation MDL Novice

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    Oh sorry about that .. I forgot to say thaat the hdd is recognized by the bios .
    And I have tried several of bios manipulations .
     
  4. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    Get parted-magic and load the disk health utility, the disk is probably damaged.
     
  5. DanceCreation

    DanceCreation MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the answer but i did that step too .. via the hirens boot cd - nothing happens .....
    Anything else please. :-[
     
  6. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    test memory with memtest bootable iso.

    try USB windows 7 not dvd.
     
  7. pisthai

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  8. Michaela Joy

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    @DanceCreation: I was working on a Dell machine that refused to let me install Windows 7 via the DVD drive in the machine.

    The hardware was good. The DVD player was good. Ultimately, I had to create a boot USB drive and install it via that. As an alternative,
    you can get a USB dvd drive and try it that way if creating a USB bootable device is too complicated for you.
     
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  9. teribithia

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    Maybe the HD C: you want install is not right format ;););)
     
  10. Michaela Joy

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    @teribithia: In My case, The HD was the right format; ultimately Windows was installed. In the case of DanceCreation, He already had Windows installed and it crashed.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but (without seeing the laptop) it looks as if the DVD player will not allow booting from the Windows DVD. If that in fact -is- the case, DanceCreation will have to install from another source.

    @DanceCreation: What brand of laptop is it and what OS were you running?
     
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  11. DanceCreation

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    is that software run from boot ? do i have to burn it as image or what ?
    i don't really get how to use this software :X
     
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  14. DanceCreation

    DanceCreation MDL Novice

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    Thank you all .. i am now trying to erase the whole HDD by using the Parted Magic ..
    i am a little depressed that i am going to loose all of the HDD's data :S .. its already two days that i have tried to save it but nothing works ..
    anyway many thanks .. and i will let you know whats going on ..
     
  15. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    Parted Magic has an explorer like file manager, plug an external drive and backup your data before wipign the disk.
     
  16. DanceCreation

    DanceCreation MDL Novice

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    Ok so I have tried several things to fix those bad sectors .. by the way it's says that it has eight bad sectors .
    Is there any other ways to solve this bad sector issue ?
     
  17. DanceCreation

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    Thanks for this but I couldn't even access those files and folders . ( mods and admins I am sorry I am doubled my posts it's happened because I am using a phone browser ) .

    edit : have tried the HDAT2 program from the hirensbootCD and its not even recognize the HDD :S ...
    any suggestions ?
     
  18. pisthai

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  19. urie

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    @ DanceCreation, in the long run you would be far better off replacing the drive.
     
  20. DanceCreation

    DanceCreation MDL Novice

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    pisthai i am thankful for your greate answers and effort - but i will go with urie and just replace the HDD :S.

    just last question .. HOW THE HELL IS THAT THING EVEN HAPPENED? what couse that sector become damaged ?
    and what i need to do to avoid it from happened again ?