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Installing To Wrong Drive / Partition


This is the third windows 7 install i've done this week. The other 2 went perfectly fine. I have done over a thousand installs of various o/s and i've never had these issues. When trying to install windows 7 to a 500 gb sata drive the installation can never complete. It typically gets stuck in the "completing installation" part of the install. When i go in the repair section of the install, i can see that it was installed on f: instead of on c:.

I had another drive attached which contained 2 partitions for d: & e: which is why it picked f. In the beginning of the install, it advises me that windows may create a partition for system files, which it does. That partition is assigned to c: and the o/s goes to f:.

This happens no matter what i do. I have reformatted so many times i lost count. I have created the partitions myself, i've let windows do it, and i've tried to just install to the drive without creating any partitions before hand. I have updated the bios as well.

Nothing is working. I can't get it to install, i can't get it to boot, i've attached it to another computer and formatted using windows and other formatting software programs. The bulk of the install seems to happen. I can see the files on the drive when i attach it to another machine. But the damn thing will not boot and i can only assume it's because the master boot table is looking for the o/s on c: but it's really on f:. But i can't seem to get that, or whatever it is, corrected.

The hardware in the machine is all new within the last year and has been used without trouble, to include running the windows 7 rc1. All hardware specs meet the minimum requirements for windows 7 by far. I don't know why windows is allocating the files to the partitions the way it is. It takes 100mb from the drive and gives it to a partition for system files and makes it c: and the o/s f: every time.


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