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T430s Windows 7 Installation Issue

Q: T430s Windows 7 Installation Issue

I have bought Lenovo T430s laptop recently. The main problem is that it came win Ubuntu OS. I formated all the partition data and tried to install Windows 7. There was a "A required CD/DVD drive driver is missing" issue, where a windows prompts asking me to point the directory where to load that driver. It's on that step, where I should select where to install the drive, so I tought it was the HDD drivers. I tried with UEFI/Legacy tricks such as forcing my BIOS to use UEFI only or LEGACY only. I also tried to change the HDD options from AHCI to Compatability and many variations. Well at first time, i tried with putting the chipset drivers to usb disk and point the driver then uncheck the "Hide drivers that are not compatible with my computer" and tried to force it use my drivers. Tried with different drivers and every time I got stuck to the same problem. Then I tried with Windows 8 and Windows 10, It just installed without problem. Later I had issue with my Cooling Fan. It stoped working, So i returned my laptop to the shop, where I bought the laptop. They said that they sent it to a service and the service changed the HDD and the motherboard. The HDD was Seagate 320GB, now it is HITACHI 320GB. The motherboard is changed, because previous motherboard had Compatibility options, that was suited for windows 8, now it's gone (may be old BIOS chip/software or newer, I dont' know, my BIOS version is 2.7). So after I got my laptop back (repaired) I got it with new HDD with Ubuntu installed on it. I had some problems at the beginning with formating the drives, but later I build a fresh new Partition table and I was able to install both Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.4 with dual boot without problems. Now I try to go back to Windows 7, because it's lighter and with few additional tools and stuffs, that I will never use. Also Windows 7 is more suitable to me.The problem is that I still get this error for Missing driver at the begining of the instalation of Windows 7. I tried different ISOs. I tried ALL in ONE isos and so on. Also windows XP hasn't got any problems discovering my HDD, but Windows 7 fails. What is the solution? How can I install windows 7.I have searched for similar topics, with forcing UEFI bios or setting up USB 3.0 to USB 2.0. In both cases I had another issue. Like If I change USB 3.0 mode to USB 2.0 the usb stick is not recognised by the Boot Menu. If i force my BIOS in UEFI mode, and with USB 3.0 mode, Boot menu discovers my USB stick, but when I press Enter it just refreshes menu, and nothing more. If I try to make my USB bootable stick with Rufus and with options for UEFI and GPT, It says that the ISO image is not EFI.I tried almost anything and nothing helps me.

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Preferred Solution: T430s Windows 7 Installation Issue

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: T430s Windows 7 Installation Issue

Hi,

You need to add the USB 3.0 drivers to the WIndows 7 installation media. There are several threads on this topic here on the forums. It can be done manually (a real pain...) or with one of several OEM tools.

Here's the Intel one: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25476/Windows-7-USB-3-0-Creator-Utility

You may also need to make the flash drive UEFI-bootable if that's you preferred installation mode. That involves some file manipulation, but not a complete rebuild of the media.

Z.

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Hi everyone,I've a T430s for more than a year now (second hand). Everything was fine until my suddently HDD died last week because of bad sector, after putting the laptop on hibernation for the night.I've bought a SSHD to replace my HDD and asked a friend who is quite good at computing to reinstall windows 7 on it. Everything works exept the wifi, the laptop is not able to catch wifi signal ... (but internet works with an ethernet cable).Installing Lenovo drivers from the support website did not fixed the issue.Any idea about how to fix it or about the source of the problem? Thanks !!

A:T430s Wifi issue after reinstalling Windows

Welcome to the forum!
 
The site has three different drivers, is your friend sure she/he installed the correct one? I guess you're using a 64bits Win7, right?
 
Eventually ask her/him to check the device-id of the wifi card from the Device Manager.
 
Kind Regards
 
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Hi, I encounter the following issues with my Thinkpad T430s:- sometimes the mouse pointer starts moving on its on, always towards the same direction and always at the same speed. Rebooting temporarily resolves the issue until it occurs again. Reducing the sensitivity in the driver software does not have any impact. Pressing the trackpoint and letting go does nothing to stop it. - the left mouse button acts like a weird combination of a left click + some function that brings up context menus, if available (e.g. on desktop). This happens using the trackpoint, touchpad and sometimes even when using an external mouse. - Right mouse button does not function at all. No matter what function is assigned to it in the driver software, it does not work. External mouse works. All this ONLY happens if the trackpoint is ENABLED in BIOS. If I disabled the trackpoint in the BIOS, touchpad and all mouse buttons work fine. I tried Windows 10 and Windows 7. The problems occur under both operating systems using different driver software. Therefore, I do believe this to be a hardware issue. Anyone has experienced this issues and knows a good way to fix it? Thanks in advance! 

A:T430s trackpoint issue

I cannot be sure without seeing it, but my guess is that you need a keyboard

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Ok, How do I get this T430s to recognise ONLY the nVidia graphics? I have it set to nVidia only in the BIOS, However, this thing INSISTS on using the pathetic HD4000 graphics when trying to play a game. This was easy to do for the T420. Why wont this work for the T430s? What I've done:Install ONLY the nVidia graphics drivers.... I still wants to use the "generic" VGA driver for everything.It forces me to use the nVidia panel to list games for use with the nVidia graphics. This doesn't always work. Is there a fix for this nightmare?

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I've had my t430s for almost a year now and have been basically happy with it/no issues thus far.However, this morning I went to boot it up and it's completely unresponsive - no lights when plugged into A/C, no fan whir, nothing.  I've already tried the 30 sec power drain trick, verified the charger works, used an alternate lenovo charger(from a t430),removed the battery, both RAM cards, SSD, CMOS and attempted to identify the issue using the various steps recommended in the user guide, but to no avail.I suspect this to be a MB issue or possibly power socket related.  Alas the laptops factory warranty expired in June as it was purchased secondhand(and registered by me after purchase).  Any and all suggestions would be appreciated.

A:T430s won't power on - possible motherboard issue?

Well, I have replaced quite a few power jacks on T420s/T430s machines, but if that were the problem, you would have gotten low-battery warnings ahead of time.  When you disconnected the CMOS battery, did you let it sit a few seconds before plugging it back in?  I always let it sit for 5 seconds and then I press the power button 2 or 3 times before putting it back.  This drains all the capacitors.  (I assume you know that the main battery also needs to be out and the machine unplugged.)

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So the Internet on my T430s recently stopped working, and every time I try to troubleshoot I'm told to turn on wireless capability using my wireless switch, which is definitely in the on position. (I've even tried turning it to the off position just in case I'm really stupid and have them mixed up, but no Internet there either.) What I've done so far: 1) Fn+F5 gives me the message "The hardware wireless radio switch must be in the on position to use the wireless radios," which is unhelpful since it's in the on position. 2) Going into Device Manager and checking Network Adapters tells me that I have 4 adapters, and the Properties menu for all 4 says that "This device is working properly." I'm not sure which one is being used for my main connection, but all the ones listed say they're working. 3) I did some Googling and found some random sources that said you could use BIOS to override the hardware switch and turn wireless on. Wasn't able to find anything, so I'm wondering whether that doesn't apply for the T430s. Not super familiar with BIOS so I might be using it totally wrong. 4) I opened the computer up to take a look at the wireless radio switch. Didn't see anything clearly wrong with it, but I doubt I'd be able to detect a visible problem even if one were present.  So yeah, I'd appreciate if someone could help me with the issue. I'd prefer to solve it on the software side of things, so if someone could tell me a way to override the hardw... Read more

A:T430s Wireless Switch Issue

Never mind, solved it. I opened the laptop up, pushed down on the switch's ribbon connector thing... and my wireless radio turned on again. What an idiotic issue to have to deal with; the stupid thing must've gotten dislodged somehow.

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Recently I have been gifted with a T430S Thinkpad on which I made a fresh installation of Windows 7 Home. From time to time the mouse has a strange behavior : it operates fine except to scroll in dropdown lists. I have to use the keybord to do that an select an item. When it happens the touch pad doesn't work anymore. Switching  with an other mouse doesn't solve the problem. I have to stop and restart the laptop to recover the normal behavior of the mouse. Installing last drivers from Lenovo download center had no effect. It seems other users encountered a similar issue. Some of them got rid of it after a BIOS upgrade. Infortunately  I didn't find any BIOS to download. The only files avalaibable are just utilities to install a new BIOS. Mine is 2.05 dated 12/11/2012. So my question is where to get a more recent BIOS and do you think an update will fix the issue. Thanking you in advance 

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Hi folks!I'm using my t430s in several areas, such as my parents house, or even at home, workplace, coffe shops, etc.... Well, at my parents house, i'm using a type 4336 docking station, with an old sharp FHD external tv hooked to the vga output.. And i used to activate it with fn+f7, when it's needed to show anything, when its necessary.... I have updated the windows lately, but after it the settings gone insane, and when i connect the laptop to the 4336 it sends the screen to the external, and need to change it back to laptop lcd by pressing the mentioned keys before. It is pretty frustrating, and i don't find the setting, which i was able to find before the update. It did the same way after the previoius update too.can somebody please help?I'm soo dissapointed in the new windows stuff by now. I used win 7 x64 for a looooong time, but.... the system came with win8 so its free os for me, and deceided to use it instead of 7. It was a mistake i know... Thank you in advance!carrEdit: I just noticed, if i close the lid, the secondary monitor is becoming the primary, and it turns itself on. How did this gone so bad?! :@
 
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I hope this isn't a dupe thread.  I tried searching and couldn't find the info. I just purchased a used T430s that came with Windows 8, but at some point along the way someone installed Windows 10.  The first thing I want to do is make sure that this is a legit/verified Windows 10, and secondly how do I download drivers from Lenovo for Windows 10.   When I go to the product page, it doesn't give me the option for Windows 10.  It shows Vista through 8, but not 10. Any help is greatly appreciated. GBA





GBA

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Hello,
Thanks in advance for viewing this post. I've tried everything that I can find to solve this issue but nothing I tried so far works. I'm not great at computers so this is all new to me which is why I suspect I'm having no luck so far.

If I choose to set up Windows XP, I get the following error after the files are copied and I agree to the user agreement:

PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
*** STOP: 0x00000050 (0xE1119F55, 0x00000001, Ox8081AECA, 0x00000001)

If I choose to run the Recovery Console, I get the following error once I choose which Windows installation I would like to log onto:

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
*** STOP: 0x0000000A (0xF000E987, 0X00000002, 0x00000001, 0x808247A4)

I don't know what to do from here. Windows XP wont start up normally and I can't run in Safe Mode anymore. I ran a Memtest program and my computer passed with no issues.

Also, this is a Dell Inspiron 2200 running off of Windows XP Professional SP2.

Any suggestions?
 

A:Windows XP Installation Issue

Hmm... could be a hard drive issue, but I'm not that sure. Have you recently done a backup of your files? If no, you might first want to take the hard drive out and plug it in to another via a USB hard drive enclosure (probably best to be done by a professional), and copy your files to CD/DVD.

You might want to run a test on the hard drive itself, as well. Provided the drive is the original one from Dell, you should have a Western Digital hard drive (as per this:

http://supportapj.dell.com/support/...mID=INSPIRON 2200&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=)

Here is a link to Western Digital Data Lifeguard Diagnostics:

http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=701&sid=30&lang=en.

This will allow you to test your hard drive for errors, and if possible fix them. I would probably use the Extended Test for a more thorough result. But as it says, you should really have a backup of your important files before you start.
 

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Hello, I'm trying to install Windows 7 on a blank new computer I purchased at an auction. I get to the installing Windows part and I get this message. How should I resolve this?

A:Windows 7 Installation issue. Please Help.

Welcome hins75

This hard disk was probably wiped clean since you got it at an auction. You need to follow the installation steps to format the HD.

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Hello,
Thanks in advance for viewing this post. I've tried everything that I can find to solve this issue but nothing I tried so far works. I'm not great at computers so this is all new to me which is why I suspect I'm having no luck so far.

If I choose to set up Windows XP, I get the following error after the files are copied and I agree to the user agreement:

PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
*** STOP: 0x00000050 (0xE1119F55, 0x00000001, Ox8081AECA, 0x00000001)

If I choose to run the Recovery Console, I get the following error once I choose which Windows installation I would like to log onto:

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
*** STOP: 0x0000000A (0xF000E987, 0X00000002, 0x00000001, 0x808247A4)

I don't know what to do from here. Windows XP wont start up normally and I can't run in Safe Mode anymore. I ran a Memtest program and my computer passed with no issues.

Also, this is a Dell Inspiron 2200 running off of Windows XP Professional SP2.

Any suggestions?

A:Windows XP Installation Issue

Sounds like faulty RAM to me.
You will need to replace whatever is installed presently in your laptop.
If you have upgraded the RAM at all, try removing the new module.
From what specifications I can pull from other websites, you should have 512Mb PC2700 as standard.
If you would like to source and install this part yourself, you can ask for further advice in the hardware (RAM and Power supply) section of the forum.

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Hi guys,

I am trying to install windows 7 onto my dell laptop it starts up and loads windows file and then i select language and install but after that it goes into set up is starting an stays like that for hours.
Can anyone shine any light on this.

Thanks

A:Windows 7 installation issue

Hi Adam1989,

Please run 'Hardware Diagnostics' to confirm 'Hardware functionality': http://dell.to/OUGnqT
- Make a note of error(s), if any

If the 'diagnostics' pass, please share details of 'Windows 7' copy that you are using for installation. Is it a retail version? Or is it the 'Windows Re-installation DVD - OEM version' that you may have received with your Dell? Have you used that media to 'Re-install Windows' before?

Would like to know if you were facing any issues with the computer before you attempted 'Windows Re-install'. Also mention the model of the computer.

Do reply with the information; will take it forward from there.

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Currently, I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. I want to upgrade to Windows 8 then I got an error when booting Windows 8 from USB. It say something like this:

"Your PC needs to be repaired
.........
.........
Error code: 0xc0000001
.......

Press Enter to retry
.......
....."

It show that after the MSI logo.

Motherboard: MSI Z87 G45 Gaming

A:Windows 8 Installation Issue

I had the exact same error on one of my upgrades... after various attempts, only option was to replace the HDD.

- BTW. Even Paragon running in WinPE couldn't read the disk properly (the crunching noise was audible so that was conclusive enough to not bother trying anything else)

Hope you have better luck, however.

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Hi

My PC got strucked while running windows 7.
I re-installed the Windows7 again and now working fine.
The only problem now is that, when I start, it is showing 2 Windows 7 and I have to choose 1. Can you pls help me to delete/remove the old windows 7 from the system????

thank you,


Ibrahim

A:Windows 7 installation issue

Try easybcd..

Download EasyBCD 2.1 - NeoSmart Technologies

It allows you to remove an entry, rename an entry etc etc.. Very easy to use. Make sure u delete the correct entry.

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Hi,

I have windows XP SP3 and trying to install windows 7 on my computer, i have genuine software and product key from MSDN, however when am trying to install, am getting a message which almost resembles - file missing , use other media and try again, error code ""0x80070011". Any help in this regard will be highly appreciated.

A:windows 7 installation issue

are you doing a clean install or an upgrade

try reburning the disk at a slower speed

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I'm installing windows 7 64 bit on a custom built machine, specs below. The setup process gets through the initial file load and windows 7 logo screen but then instead of getting to the screen that asks me for language and keyboard layout I only get the blueish background.

gigabyte ga-g31m-es2l
intel dual core cpu
4 gb gskill pc2-800 ram
wd black 500 gb

A:Windows 7 installation issue

Hey dallascisco,


Have you had a chance to read our install help questions thread ?

Questions to use for help with Installation Issues

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Hey, i have a problem with my computer..
What i know is that it dont want to create a System reserved Partition... when i press "New" in the installation setup window.
And im booting for a Usb, i?ve installed before with an usb and it worked perfect.. but not my main computer
___When i try to install windows7 on it i get the following message.

"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer?s hardware may not support booting to this disk.
Ensure that the disk?s controller is enabled in the compuer?s BIOS menu
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Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition.
see the setup log files for more info
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I tryed to change the hard drive on the computer but that dont work i still get the same message.
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I dont know what to do, and i have been up for more that 25hours straight trying to find a solution, i would be glad if anyone have a solution.




Best regards Matt ^^

A:Windows 7 installation issue

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. Next if an EFI BIOS, enable Legacy BIOS, set DVD drive first to boot, HD second. Then set SATA controller to AHCI. Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here. Your flash stick may be bad so if it fails download another iSO and write with tool to stick.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt. We are creating the partition here to mark it Active which overcomes certain install failures.

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Hi, my desktop is running with windows 7.  I have purchased new windows 8 pro dvd and tried to install in my desktop.  during installation, preparing files complete 100% and when the system restart to continue the installation, "getting device
ready" message and the installation stop at 60% and I am getting the error message as "system threats exception not handled" and not able to proceed further.  Pls find my desktop configuration and advise to complete the windows 8 installation.
Processor : Intel (R) Core i3 CPU,
RAM - 4 GB(2.68 usable)
System type : 32 bit operating system.
I tried to install windows 8 pro using 32 bit version.

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I had windows 8.1 installed on my samsung evo 120 gb ssd.A faulty shutdown caused my windows to corrupt.As a result,when I start my system it shows me "windows automatic repair".However,it stays like that forever.I tried re installing my windows but after clicking "install now" option it shows me "setup is starting" and it remains there i.e i windows installer does not shows my ssd partition screen.

I connected the ssd to a laptop via sata to usb connector and can easily see the partitions in my computer but when i try to access it,the system hangs.Also,the windows disk management on the laptop wont display anything once the ssd is connected.

using asus z97 sabertooth mobo
core i7
2*4 gb corsair ram

Please help.

A:Windows 8.1 re installation issue

Boot a Windows 8.1 installation disc or flash drive. Select Repair then run Startup Repair up to 3 times, see if thta fixes it.

If you don't have one, see here: Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

Sounds like a corrupted file system.

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I am having trouble downloading windows 10 due to what I believe is a hard drive issue. I downloaded a tool onto a USB thumb drive from Microsoft.com. I then attatched the thumb drive into my PC, which I built from scratch and it doesn't even have an OS installed yet. I plugged in the USB accepted the terms then hit install. In the pre install steps, I first type in my key that I received from purchasing windows 10 online. I accepted more terms then hit custom install windows 10,not upgrade. The next step is where the issue is. It needs a hard drive to install windows 10 to. The drive appears to be read by the system, but it says "drive 0 unallocated space" and next to it it says 0mb. The drive is a brand new 2 trilabyte HDD, so my question is why does it say 0mb next to it leaving it no available space to download windows 10?
 

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I have an issue with Windows 7 installation !!!
I installed win 7 on my lenovo laptop today and am getting to see the win 7 logo. but after that i get a NDIS.SYS error. i try to do a system restore and start up repair and non of them work. after that i also tried to install vista on it, but it also had a same no boot error and showed that it might be caused due to a hardware. i installed them both using a USB DVD ROM. when i searched in Google for the answers it showed that this occurs due to hardware not being properly detected and installed. Please help me with it.

My PC specs.
Intel Centrino Mobile, 1.70 Ghz
Intel 885 Motherboard
DDR1 1.25 GB RAM
Transcend USB DVD-RAM Drive
SoundMax High Definition Audio
Hitachi 500GB USB HDD, 40 GB Internal

A:issue with Windows 7 installation

  
Quote: Originally Posted by satyaki


I have an issue with Windows 7 installation !!!
I installed win 7 on my lenovo laptop today and am getting to see the win 7 logo. but after that i get a NDIS.SYS error. i try to do a system restore and start up repair and non of them work. after that i also tried to install vista on it, but it also had a same no boot error and showed that it might be caused due to a hardware. i installed them both using a USB DVD ROM. when i searched in Google for the answers it showed that this occurs due to hardware not being properly detected and installed. Please help me with it.

My PC specs.
Intel Centrino Mobile, 1.70 Ghz
Intel 885 Motherboard
DDR1 1.25 GB RAM
Transcend USB DVD-RAM Drive
SoundMax High Definition Audio
Hitachi 500GB USB HDD, 40 GB Internal


Hello,

ndis.sys is a Windows networking driver. An error of that might indicate a problem with your network adapter. Look on the front of side of your laptop; see if there is a switch to disable the wireless card. If there is, try turning it off, and see what happens.

If the problem persists after that, try testing the RAM and hard drive.

For RAM, see this guide: RAM - Test with Memtest86+

For hard drive, use the DOS version of SeaTools.

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I tried to install the Windows 7 RC today (version 7100) and I was stopped by an error message. It said:

CD/DVD device driver missing!


I don't get why I'm getting this error message. I installed Windows 7 beta 7000 using the same CD drive.

The drive is read only, it doesn't write. I HIGHLY doubt that that could be causing an issue though.



I'm gonna try to use my step dad's CD/DVD drive instead, for the SECOND time installing a MSFT OS. Hopefully it works.


If anyone knows why I am getting this error and can help me with it before I have to take apart my step dad's computer, it would be much appreciated!

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I have on numerous occasions attempted to install a version of 7 on my Amd machine.

Processor Amd 5000x2
Motherboard Asus M2N-VM Hdmi
Ram 4GB
Hard Drives 4 x 1tb ( Now removed)
1 x 500gb (System Drive)

The motherboard has inbuilt graphics of the Geforce 7050PV variety. The motherboard chipset is Nforce 630a.

The installation gets past the stage where you enter your user details. This installation either hangs or it blue screens. Using Windows 7 RC and one of the previous builds had the same issue.

I was wondering if any users of this forum have managed to get this or a similar bunch of components working with Windows 7.

I also have a Intel Quad Core system which has no installation issues whatsoever.

Any possible solutions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows 7 Installation Issue

Gosties

Hey welcome to SF. Are you installing from the same image on both machines? Did you do a clean install on both? More info please.

Ken

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Hi,

My current laptop (AMD 64 Turin) is running Win 7 RC 32-bit. I am trying to install the RTM version of Win7 but this time trying to install the 64-bit version. I am not trying to upgrade it but clean install. But as soon as I launch setup.exe I am getting the following error:

"The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your computer's system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64(64-bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher."

Any idea how to get around this? Thanks much!

A:Having an installation issue with Windows 7 64 bit RTM

You need to get an ISO and boot from CD.

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When trying to install with my Windows XP Ultimate DVD I get the
'can't find Hard Drive' error at the end of setup.

I find it strange, because its worked fine on all 3 of my other computers. When I tried putting in a regular XP CD, that worked fine as well.

Whats the problem here???? Its going to drive me nuts!

Thanks in advance

A:Windows XP Installation Issue

Windows XP Ultimate does not compute . . are you installing Windows XP or Vista Ultimate?

If you are installing on SATA drive, there is an additional step:

http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how...ws_xp_on_a.htm

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Lenovo T430SOS: Windows 7 Pro The yellow USB works perfectly The two blue USB's, both with "SS" do not work.*When plugging in a mouse nothing happens.  The mouse does not have power and the OS does not recognize. *When plugging in a thumb-drive the red light on the thumb drive illumintes then goes out.  Nothing shows as recognized with the OS.  Device manager has all hardware with drivers.  In Device Manager, under Under USB Controlers, one is listed as, "Unknown Device."  When I try to update the drive it says its "Intel USB 3.0 Root Hub"IUSB3\ROOT_HUB30&VID_8086&PID_1E31&REV_0004&SID_21FB17AAIUSB3\ROOT_HUB30&VID_8086&PID_1E31&REV_0004IUSB3\ROOT_HUB30&VID_8086&PID_1E31I downloaded USB drivers for Lenovo T430s from lenovo.com*Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host ControllerI also tried uninstalling all USB drivers and rebooted and also nothing has changed. BIOS has USB settings all turned on (some were auto originally). 

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[Mod note:  Split and moved message to its own thread in correct forum. ^AG]
[Mod note #2:  Removed duplicate posts.  Do not post the same message in different threads.  ^AG]
 
I Have a T430s bought directly from Lenovo, used recovered discs to restore, found Win Activation key from BIOS, upon trying to activate Win 8, it says the key is invalid. I've read the other (many!) threads on this issue. How can I activate my restored computer's version of Win 8??

A:T430s: How to get my windows 8 license key

Hello,
 
I think it has been about six years since Lenovo sold the T430s, which I think came with options to have either Windows 7 or Windows 8 pre-loaded onto it.  Are you certain the recovery discs are the correct ones for this ThinkPad's OEM Windows Product ID license key?
 
You can try downloading Microsoft Windows 7 and 8.1 directly from Microsoft's support web site and seeing if either of those will work with the PID key:
 
Windows 7: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7
Windows 8.1: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8ISO
 
If neither of those work, I would suggest calling Lenovo Support directly at +1 (800) 426-7378 (toll-free within the United States) and they may be able to determine which version of Windows is licensed for the computer by looking up its model and serial numbers.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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Hi, everyone! I've recently built a PC and intend to run win 7 x64 on it which I got free as a student. I downloaded it and burned the iso onto a dvd at the lowest speed available. When I run my brand new PC (no previous data on the drives, everything is straight from the store)I choose my language and time zone, after when I install I get the following message:

"A required CD/DVD drive device is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD or USB flashdrive, please insert now. Note if the Windows installation media is in the CD/DVD drive, you can safely remove it for this step" I get the options "Browse" "OK" and "Cancel" If I hit browse I get to browse my drivers(?) I note that my Wester Digital caviar is not displayed unless it marked as "X/Boot" I can see my USB stick and DVD player, though.

When I then try to continue it scans for a couple of seconds and then I get the message: "No device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OK" And then I cant continue, ive searched and read similar threads but I can not get it to work. Any thoughts or opinions would be highly appreciated

Regards Jonatan

A:Windows 7 x64 driver installation issue

Try booting the DVD in another computer to see that it loads correctly and discovers the HD. If not, burn another at 4x speed using ImgBurn.

Unplug all peripherals and other HD"s.

Can you try install from USB flash stick? The easiest method is to install UltraISO trial version, Open ISO on File tab, Write Image on Bootable tab, Format, Write. Boot stick by setting it as first to boot in BIOS setup, or using one-time BIOS boot menu.

Try another DVD drive.

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Apologies if this has already been posted but I have searched for the most relevant posts I could find. I am attempting to install Windows 7 on this device however it stops detecing the external CD drive & USB drive once I boot this from the BIOS. Is there any kind of workaround available for this?  I only have one external CD device available. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. 

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I've downloaded the Windows Live installer both as an exe and by the windows updater. When it installs i get the "unknown error" of

OnCatalogResult: 0x80072ee6

i've been on the windows website but it is not helpful at all. any help is appreciated.

A:Windows Live installation issue

Have you tried unistalling Windows Live from Programs and Features, reboot, download it again, right click on it and unblock it from properties and tried again?

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I bought a Dell Optiplex GX260 for mother's day gift.
It came without an OS, can't figure out if hard drive or cd is to blame...

For awhile I struggled with "Media Test Failure Check Cable" issue, until I went into system settings and disabled NIC Integrated from boot menu. And I inserted my Windows XP home edition cd and booted from cd and started installation - all good.

My problem is once it finishes the first part of setup, it says it needs to reboot in order to finish installation. However, I'm back to where I started after this. If I boot from CD I'm back to the beginning of Windows installation. If I boot from hard drive, it goes to a black screen and then reboots. THanks in advance, I'm pretty upset because my mom was looking forward to using this computer and I can't even get it set up
 

A:No OS computer, Windows XP installation issue

Whenever I have that happen, I open the CD drawer and slide it back in. Usually takes off where it left off,.
 

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Hello All,

Can anyone help me with my problem...PLEASE!!!

I installed Win2k and now I have yellow question marks to these items.

Ethernet Controller?
Video Controller (VGA Compatible) ?
PCI Serial Port?
Unknown?

I have a IBM Thinkpad T21 Product # 2647
Ibm website is somewhat confusing!!!

My area is UNIX SUN workstations/Servers....this is not my field! But trying to learn new things......I've had this issue for two days straight w/no luck.

 

A:Windows 2000 installation issue's

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im new to this website, and i come out of desperation. i doubt there is a solution to my problem, but ill try. i had windows xp installed, and i put a new password and forgot it. i didnt know the admin password either. so, what i did was research a little and found that if you proceed to repair windows, and during reparation, if you press shift+F10 you can get a command prompt, type a command and change the password. well i screwed it all up by deleting part of my hard drive by trying to get there. after this i installed a fresh copy of windows on a different partition, or folder, and now i can see my file i need to share, but cant get to it!!! im so scared ive lost everything, i had some priceless pictures on there that my mom would be very upset without. if anyone has an answer to this, PLEASE PLEASE help me.
 

A:multiple windows installation issue

prlaserbean said:

im new to this website, and i come out of desperation. i doubt there is a solution to my problem, but ill try. i had windows xp installed, and i put a new password and forgot it. i didnt know the admin password either. so, what i did was research a little and found that if you proceed to repair windows, and during reparation, if you press shift+F10 you can get a command prompt, type a command and change the password. well i screwed it all up by deleting part of my hard drive by trying to get there. after this i installed a fresh copy of windows on a different partition, or folder, and now i can see my file i need to share, but cant get to it!!! im so scared ive lost everything, i had some priceless pictures on there that my mom would be very upset without. if anyone has an answer to this, PLEASE PLEASE help me.Click to expand...

have you tried in safe mode
 

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Dear Experts, I would like to ask for your help in order to solve a problem with my recently bought HP G4 250. The specifications are the following:HP 250 G4 notebookCPU: Intel Celeron N3050 Memory: 4 Gb.HDD: 500 Gb.Came out with FreeDos. I have have the following issue, when I'm trying to install Windows 7 (Professional 64 bit) onto that machine: "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now. Note: If the Windows installation is in the CD/DVD drive, you can safety remove it for this step." Windows 10 is running currently on that notebook, but I have found it very slow with that operation system. I have done a numerous Windows installation before, but never seen an error like that. Currently owning an another HP Pavilion 15-ab203nh. Had no problem with installation.  Regarding to similar topics, it might have a problem with USB 3.0 drives. I have tried to install it from USB 2.0 ports already. Experienced the same problem. May you please suggest me a solution or a driver? That computer is compatible with Windows 7 64 bit. I got all of the drivers via HP Support. I have tried to unpack (with 7z) and browse for all of the possible drivers (e.g. USB 3.0 driver, Intel Rapid Storage driver) but didn't work out for me. Being really thankful for your help,John.

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Hello all, im really hoping you can help because none of the tech's in my town are even trying to, since windows 7 is so new i guess. I bought a velociraptor 150g harddrive off ebay, and tried to hook it up yesterday with a new full copy of windows 7.


My system specs atm are: Corsair 1000 watt psu, 4 gigs of corsair ram, an asus p5q deluxe motherboard, E8500 cpu and a 4870 video card.

Now, originally what was happening was i would install it, it would go through all 5 of the check marks, restart itself.. then bring up an error (something along the lines of x8005057) and say i needed to run windows repair.. well when i did that windows repair said it was unable to automatically fix the problem. Then i removed one of my video cards because i had them in crossfire, and the installation made it a bit further, it got passed updating registry and to "setup is now installing starting services" (or something) but then it just hangs there... indefinatly.

Also, like i said this is a new HDD off ebay and it didnt come with any discs or cords (im using the cords from my seagate barracuda that crapped out), would that be a problem? After my motherboard posts a message flickers really fast in the top left of my screen that says something like "Looking for storage device... No hard disk found!" which doesnt make sense because it shows that i have a 150g HDD hooked up when i have to choose a partition

Im pullin my hair out here so im hoping someone here ... Read more

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Hi,

I grabbed Windows 7 RC a few days ago when it was released and set about installing it onto a seperate Hard Drive, the installation completed without problems but rendered my original OS(XP) in-accessible, during the installation I used the "Custom Install" method and stored Windows 7 on a new HDD thinking that as I have an option at POST to run whichever HDD via a disk selection screen, so now the situation is that Windows 7 runs brilliantly and on startup I can select either "Earlier version of Windows" or "Windows 7" but If I try to launch the earlier version I get a BSOD with the following error code.

*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF789E528, 0x00000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

If I try to launch the HDD with XP on it from the POST screen, I get the error NTLDR is missing so presumeably during the 7 install it moved NTLDR to the HDD with Windows 7 on it.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated as to how to remove and reinstall 7 correctly but still allow me to access my XP install on the other HDD
 

A:Solved: Windows 7 Installation issue

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I have Ubuntu as my native OS, and it originally took up all of my hard drive space, which was about 200GB, but I booted Ubuntu from a Live CD and partitioned about 70 GB out of the original 200, and had planned on installing my Windows Vista back into my computer. When I select the unused 70 GB partition, it gives me a message kind of like "Windows was unable to find a partition with the appropriate volume." I took this like I didn't have enough space. It's Windows Vista Home Premium, and I looked around and everywhere I look it says it should take 40 GB of space and need about 15 GB of free space. I have enough, don't I? The entire 70 GB partition is completely blank. I don't know how to fix this problem. Help?

A:Windows Vista Installation Issue

When you shrink the volume, how many partitions are on the disk at the time? An MBR disk can only have a maximum of 4 partitions, so if your Ubuntu installation created 4 partitions, you won't be able to create any more (regardless of how much space is free).

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When I tried to install a software on Windows Vista 64 bit, I received an error 1603 during installation and installation failed.
It was installed sucessfully on Windows Xp and other versions. Could anyone tell me the reason and solution to this problem?
Do we need some changes in Install Shield?

A:Installation issue on Windows Vista 64 bit

What software package?
look in your error logs;
Start --> right click on computer, select manage
Click on event viewer
Look at errors and warning.
This will give you an idea what happened.
List your system specs.

With this info we will be able to give you more of an idea whatis happening.

Full instructions from microsoft on how to get around this are found here;

You receive an "error 1603: A fatal error occurred during installation" error message when you try to install a Windows Installer package

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Hi guys, this is a strange problem...
A friend's computer, running Vista Home Premium, is having issues installing MSI packages. If you try to open the file graphically, it processes a little, then does nothing, and then it proceed to slowly lock up if you try to click on anything else.

I checked the Windows Installer service, and turned it on, and it made no difference. It still locks up.

The interesting thing is that if you use the command line, and manually run the MSI file (using "msiexec /i SomeFile.msi"), it starts up fine, goes though the graphical install fine, and works just fine.

But if you try just double-clicking the MSI, no dice. What could this be?

A:Windows Vista MSI installation issue

No ideas?

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I tryed to run the windows vista ultimate installation disk and it came up with an error code and a message saying there was not enough space for the temp files what do I need to do to install the disk? I have tryed erasing my browsing history,deleting cookies, getting rid of unnecessary problems and rebooting the computer none of this has worked and when I called tech support on the phone they told me to call my IT friend someone please help me Thanks, David

A:Windows Vista installation issue

Wipe the HDD completely with KillDisk, then try Vista installation again.

http://jcgriff2.com/0x1/killdisk_imgburn.html

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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hello all :-) does anybody know how to solve issues with lenovo settings an windows10?i have successfully reinstalled a t430s with windows 10 64bit.after installation i run windows update and update for all windows appsafter that i run lenovo system update i found out that lenovo settings with fn+f6 does not work - it asks for lenovo setting to install via app store.installing apps via appstore is not possible because we want to give our old devices to our employees.for windows shop you need to login with microsoft id - we dont want to to that. so i decided to install lenovo settings via powershell appx (there is a lenovo document for that).the installation for settings app via powershell it worked fine - BUT the fn+f6 key does not work - it still asks for lenovo settings.if i open this app from startmenu it works! how can i solve this issue? lenove settings depency and hotkey feature is up to date. thanks for help!  

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I am terrified of screwing this up given that the software on the laptop runs my wife's business.  You can imagine the ramifications mess it up.
 
I have googled/searched on this site multiple threads and they each have a different twist.
Some say put the new SSD in the laptop while others say that I should connect it using the USB cable.
Also, there was some confusing info about AHCI, Aligning sectors, Indexing, TRIM, etc...
 
Data Requirements:  Used space on current HDD = 300GB.  New SSD is 500GB.  
I do not wish to use the old HDD after cloning.
 
Hardware purchased for cloning project:
Samsung Evo 850 500GB Internal SSD
Startech USB 3.0 to 2.5" SATA III Hard Drive Adapter Cable w/ UASP-SATA to USB 3.0 Converter for SSD/HDD
 
Would somebody please be kind enough to walk me through this and post current instructions?
I have read about Acronis True Image, Samsung Magician, Macrium Reflect, etc... and there doesn't appear to be a consensus.
 
I feel like I have just enough information to be dangerous and really screw this up.
 
Anybody want to help me through a topic that has been covered repeatedly but is still terrifying to me?
 
Thanks
 
Anthony
 
P.S.  I am willing to pay $25 via paypal if you are experienced in doing this and will walk me through the process....
 
Moderator note: serial number removed for member's protection.
 
 

A:Clone T430S HDD to Samsung Evo 850 SSD on Windows ...

First, welcome to the forum.
 
> I am terrified of screwing this up given that the software on the laptop runs my wife's business.  You can imagine the ramifications mess it up.
 
1. You're going to copy the contents of your current HDD to your new SSD. If for any reason there's a problem you can always go back to the HDD. Its contents won't have changed.
 
2. In any case, if this system is critical to your wife's business then presumbly you already back up the HDD. Back it up again just before you begin the clone process just in case.
 
> I have googled/searched on this site multiple threads and they each have a different twist.
Some say put the new SSD in the laptop while others say that I should connect it using the USB cable.
Also, there was some confusing info about AHCI, Aligning sectors, Indexing, TRIM, etc...
 
1. Put the HDD in the external USB enclosure and put the SSD in the T430s main drive bay. Temporarily boot from the HDD in the USB enclosure. Clone from HDD to SSD. Reboot normally (i.e. from the SSD).
 
2. If you're on Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 then there's no need to mess with those confusing parameters. Let the OS sort this stuff out.
 
> I have read about Acronis True Image, Samsung Magician, Macrium Reflect, etc... and there doesn't appear to be a consensus.
 
I would use Samsung's own Data Migration Software. ("The Samsung Data Migration software is designed to help users quickly, easily... Read more

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Windows 10  /  hARD dRIVE - Toshiba MQ01acf032
2100: Detection Error  on HDD0 (Main HDD)....it is like the Hard Drive is Locked
The only way i can boot up is to go to the Diagnostics and run Storage Tests / After i run the Random Sync Test and Escape out, the Laptop will boot up normally.
 
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So i have seen many pages with the issue of mouse and keyboard not being detected at the language selection page during the windows 7 enterprise installation, so i was bale to find a work around for that issue by patching the ISO file with the USB 3.0 drivers,
I was able to move past the language selection page and install the OS, when installation completed and the system rebooted, it wont detect the mouse or keyboard at the "set up windows - Type a name for our PC" page.

Please help!!!
  

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So i have seen many pages with the issue of mouse and keyboard not being detected at the language selection page during the windows 7 enterprise installation, so i was bale to find a work around for that issue by patching the ISO file with the USB 3.0 drivers,
I was able to move past the language selection page and install the OS, when installation completed and the system rebooted, it wont detect the mouse or keyboard at the "set up windows - Type a name for our PC" page.

Please help!!!
  

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