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p51 Windows Installation Hard Drive - and Keyboard layout

Q: p51 Windows Installation Hard Drive - and Keyboard layout

Hi,I am planning to order a P-51 laptop and I have made up my mind on which options I would be going for, which is listed below from my cart... Now there is an option for me to choose a first hard drive, 500GB HDD 7200rpm, for zero cost, in addition to my ordered 1TB SSD as a second hard drive... My main concern is that I need to make sure that you will install windows on the 1TB SSD, and NOT the 500GB HDD... Is that an option...?! I am afraid that if I order the 500GB HDD 7200, that you will install windows on it, since it is labled "First Hard Drive"... This is why you will see that so far I have not included the 500GB HDD in below configuration. Also, is there a chance to get Arabic letters on my keyboard?!.. in addition to the English letters of course... Hope I make some sense in my question...Thanks.Sameh Processor : Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6 Processor (4 Cores, 8MB Cache, up to 4.20GHz)Operating System : Windows 10 Pro for Workstations 64Operating System Language : Windows 10 Pro 64 for Workstations EnglishDisplay : 15.6" FHD (1920x1080), IPS, 10-point multi-touchMemory : 32GB(16+16) DDR4 2400MHz ECC SoDIMMGraphic Card : NVIDIA Quadro M2200 4GB GDDR5Base : NVIDIA Quadro M2200 4GBColor Sensor : With Color SensorCamera : 720p HD Camera with MicrophoneThinkpad Pen : ThinkPad Pen ProKeyboard : Backlit Keyboard with Number Pad - EnglishPointing Device : 3-button TrackPoint pointing device and 3-button multi-touch touchpad, Color SensorSecurity Features : Integrated Fingerprint ReaderSecurity Chip : Hardware dTPM2.0 EnabledFirst Solid State Drive / Second Hard Disk Drive : 1TB SSD PCIe TLC OPAL2Total Hard Drive Capacity : 1TBPower Cord : 170W AC Adapter - US(2pin)Battery : 6 Cell Li-Polymer Battery, 90WhWireless : Intel Dual Band Wireless AC(2x2) 8265, Bluetooth Version 4.1, vProIntegrated Mobile Broadband : Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE-A (Sierra Wireless EM7455)vPro Certified Model : vPro CertifiedLanguage Pack : Publication - EnglishEnterprise Ready Preload : NoneWarranty : 1 Year Depot or Carry-in

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Hi AllJust decided to try and install Windows 8.1 Pro on my Windows 7, Lenovo G50-30 Laptop and it freezes at "choose your keyboard layout".Can't understand why, I have tried installing from  ISO DVD and USB ISO and no joy, searched the internet high and low and still can't find a solution. Also tried a USB mouse and keyboard, because when this screen come up, every single button of the key board becomes dead... no touch pad, no mouse...no responseHave anybody come across this issue and if so have they been able to resolve the issue?Thanks in advance

A:By fresh installation from Win 7 to Windows 8.1, process stuck on choose your keyboard layout

I have the same problem! No keyboard or mouse working! Stuck in the Windows Language Screen! Any Solution for that problem? 

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Me being the brilliant person I am, I used Nlite to install a slimmed down version of Windows XP but now I want to use the Dvorak keyboard layout. Is there any way I can download/use the original (non-nlited) XP cd to install the dvorak keyboard layout? Thanks for any ideas. ~ C K
 

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Is it possible to add a new langauge keyboard layout on Windows, as in adding a new langauge to the system?
Thanks
 

A:Is it possible to add a new langauge keyboard layout to Windows 7?

"What can I do with regional formats and languages?"
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/What-can-I-do-with-regional-formats-and-languages
 

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Went to restart my computer and checked on restart an update computer and when it restarted it landed on choose your keyboard layout screen and won't do anything else

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Hello,

I am using Windows 8.1. I have added only two keyboard layouts English and Georgian, but Russian language automatically add in list, removing it is temporary and adds again after restart, How can I disable this? (I have set Russian language for Non-Unicode programs).

Thanks.

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Windows 10 upgraded my computer today. The problem I am having right now that I am stuck on choose keyboard layout auto repair screen. My keyboard works I am not able to actively select any layout. Does anyone know how I fixed this issue.

Thanks

A:Windows 10 stuck on choose keyboard layout

Hello Drea,

Please post Windows 10 issues at our sister site www.tenforums.com instead.

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Hi there
If you select a keyboard layout and there's no language pack available you cannot remove that keyboard again.

I made a mistake and got this (Igbo whatever that is)

Now I've got a redundant keyboard entry that I can't get rid of.

(Running Windows 8.1 Enterprise RTM - TechNet x-64). Note you can only add language packs etc for PRO and above versions.

Cheers
jimbo

A:Windows 8.1 Error - cannot remove keyboard layout

From what I read about this problem it's a definite bug carried over from the last version and apparently isn't fixed yet although there are some registry adjustments that seem to be working for people with this problem.

The link below shows that many users have the same problem which can be resolved with an adjustment to the registry or the charms bar.

my Keyboard Layout is switching automatically by Windows into the - Microsoft Community

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Hi , my son has just changed the layout of his keyboard by mistake! He was typing quickly and he's not sure which keys he hit but now he can't type using the querty keyboard, he says the keys just come up with different signs when he types. I'm sorry I can't be more specific, but he is IM me from his ship on his phone! Any ideas would be great?

A:Change keyboard layout in Windows 7 problem

Ask him to press and hold key combination "windows + Fn" for a second.

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Ok, so I'm running XP SP2 and since I've started learning Korean I decided to install the keyboard layouts so that I can type using the correct Korean characters. So I follow the directions... go to Regional Settings, then to Languages tab, then to Text Services and Input Languages... click on Details... then click ADD on the right of a window displaying my current setup for English(American). Then I select Korean, and then "Korean Input System (MS-IME2002)". I click OK and then APPLY.

At which point Windows gives me the following Error:

"Windows could not properly load the Korean - Korean Input System (MS-IME2002) keyboard layout"

I tried a number of other keyboard layouts - including the English(Dvorak), and United States International layouts and get the same error. Anyone have any idea what's going on? ...Or know of a way I can uninstall the language support and reinstall it?

Thanks!

A:Windows not loading Korean Keyboard Layout - Help!

Have you looked at the Add/Remove Programs to uninstall? Have a look here http://www.starr.net/is/type/kbh.html it might help.

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i updated this post. look above it to find the other one! thanks
 

A:Windows 7 Installation on New Hard Drive

closing duplicate post
continue here http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1023433-windows-7-installation-new-hard.html
 

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hi. i have an hp pavilion slimline. (model: s5213w) i am upgrading my hard drive but my power supply is limited to having just one hard drive installed at a time. when i put the new one in i ran the disks given to me by HP. the first half of the installation works fine (the part where im putting all the diff cd's in) then it says to remove all cd's and windows will automatically start installing the software. (it may take up to 3 hours). then a black screen comes on. kinda like comand prompt and the cursor line just flashes. three hours later. same deal. any help on this issue? its SATA btw.. idk if that makes a difference.

What im trying to install is windows 7 on a Brand New WD5000AAKX (western digital) hard drive. ive used these cds before on my previous hard drive (which came with widows 7 on them from HP) and they worked fine to re install windows 7. The paper that came with the cds from HP say to use them when you want to "upgrade to a new hard disk drive"

do i have to create a partition inside it or something? i jsut put the blank hard drive in because i dont have the power supply hookup for 2... is there a way to do it from BIOS. also i have no experience with how to use bios.
 

A:Windows 7 Installation on New Hard Drive

Here is the support site for the HP Pavilion Slimline s5213w desktop.

The "How To - System Recovery - Recovering The System After The Hard Drive Is Replaced(Windows 7)" section should be helpful to you.

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If i were to get a new hard drive for my laptop i would have to install my windows xp on to it from my old hard drive. Would I be able to do this? Would the Windows software allow me to install Windows Xp on two different hard drives?
 

A:New Hard drive and Windows XP Installation

unless your laptop allows two hard drives to be connected at the same time, you have to use a Windows installation CD. Your laptop should have the activation code on the underneath so all you need is to borrow one from a friend. Does your laptop not have a system restore CD? This would work too.
 

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Ok, so here is the story.

I have a laptop which has a ATA HDD and I tried to install Windows 7 on it, but when you come to the window for choosing a partition, nothing shows up.
I have tried to upload new drivers for the chipset on the motherboard from intel (Intel 865 Chipset) but no luck still it doesn't do anything. I am able to find the drivers and I guess it installs them but in the end nothing.
So my second attempt was to try and bypass this. I took another laptop and pluged in the hdd there and tried the installation, everything went smooth, when the first restart was prompted I took out the HDD and plugged it in my comp. Now windows starts up but only up to the logo and than restarts, over and over. I tried to install all over again but it still doesn't recognize the HDD on my laptop.

If you can think of anything pls help.

A:Windows 7 cannot see hard drive during installation

Please answer a few questions.
Did you have an OS installed on it before?
As I understand it, the installation works fine on another machine, but not when the same HD is in your machine. Is this correct?

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Hello, I am trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit on my computer and the installation will not see my hard drive. What I am doing:
I am currently running Windows 7 32 bit, I plugged in a second hard drive, formatted it, turned off my PC. I unplugged my hard drive that Windows 7 32 bit is installed in, plug in the USB drive that I installed the Windows 7 64 bit installation on. The computer boots to the installation screen but it will not see my hard drive.

I burned the AHCI drivers from this page:

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM2+ - GA-MA78GM-S2HP (rev. 2.0)

and tried to install using these so Windows installation could use the drivers to see the hard drive. It says the device driver could not be installed and to contact my vendor for updated drivers... I double checked my mobo model and version number and the bios is set to AHCI. Any ideas?

A:Windows 7 64 bit installation does not see my hard drive.

Where did you get your copy of the Windows 7 Ultimate from?

Can your system handle a 64bit OS?

Does any drive show up when installing Windows?

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My keyboard layout is Dvorak.
There is only one user on my computer.
It works fine in Windows 8.  But it does not activate until after I sign in to Windows.
For the login screen, I have to type my password in QWERTY.
Is there any way to have Windows 8 change the keyboard layout to Dvorak before login?

A:How to change keyboard layout for login and password in Windows 8?

Open "region" > then on the "administration" tab > click "copy settings" > then check the box "for home screen & new users".

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Hello,

After upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 7 within the last week, everything was fine at first. Then this morning Everything on screen froze, and when I did a force restart, the following happened (and continues to happen ad nauseam):

Windows tries to boot as normal, but I get the BSOD saying Unmountable_Boot_Volume

It then restarts, saying it's going to repair the problem, only this time it flashes to a blue screen that says Chose Your Keyboard Layout. At this point I am unable to use either my mouse or keyboard. I've tried wireless, wired, all USB ports. Nothing. As I said, this goes on ad nauseam.

I don't have Windows 7 disc (came pre-loaded from the factory), and I don't have a Windows 10 disc or flash drive. The only other computer I have to help with this is an old laptop running XP. I downloaded the Media Creation Tool, but when I try and run it on my XP laptop it says it's not a valid win32 application, so making a flash drive boot seems out of the question.

I can't help but feel that I could solve the problem and roll back to Windows 7 if I could just boot in safe mode, but F8 doesn't work and I can't actually get anywhere else where I could set that up. So I could really use some help as far as what my options are at this point.

Thank you.

A:Windows 10 boot problem/choose your keyboard layout

Originally Posted by Vitricus


Hello,

After upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 7 within the last week, everything was fine at first. Then this morning Everything on screen froze, and when I did a force restart, the following happened (and continues to happen ad nauseam):

Windows tries to boot as normal, but I get the BSOD saying Unmountable_Boot_Volume

It then restarts, saying it's going to repair the problem, only this time it flashes to a blue screen that says Chose Your Keyboard Layout. At this point I am unable to use either my mouse or keyboard. I've tried wireless, wired, all USB ports. Nothing. As I said, this goes on ad nauseam.

I don't have Windows 7 disc (came pre-loaded from the factory), and I don't have a Windows 10 disc or flash drive. The only other computer I have to help with this is an old laptop running XP. I downloaded the Media Creation Tool, but when I try and run it on my XP laptop it says it's not a valid win32 application, so making a flash drive boot seems out of the question.

I can't help but feel that I could solve the problem and roll back to Windows 7 if I could just boot in safe mode, but F8 doesn't work and I can't actually get anywhere else where I could set that up. So I could really use some help as far as what my options are at this point.

Thank you.




I really need some help with this as well!

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I have to recover my system and created a Windows 10 recovery CD, however, when I attempt to boot off of the CD, the system is stuck at the "Select Keyboard Layout" screen due to the fact that neither the mouse nor keyboard work.  The computer only has USB 2.0 ports and I have been unsuccesful in finding any kind of keyboard/mouse drivers that I can load into the recovery.   This seems to be a problem specific to my HP hardware. I've attempted to use the embedded recovery but run into OS compatibility issues as the recovery was designed for Windows 7.  I really need to figure out how to get the mouse/keyboard drivers loaded into my Windows 10 recovery. Related Articles:https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-update/keyboard-not-functioning-in-start...http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2761005/keyboard-mouse-stop-working-install-windows.htmlhttps://www.windows10forums.com/threads/windows-10-stuck-at-choose-your-keyboard-layout-page.3064/ 

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Hi you all.
I'm having a problem here that's driving me crazy..
The option "Add keyboard layout" suddenly is unavailable.. I'm from Argentina, (that's my excuse for bad grammar) and my keyboard uses the locale es-es.

My SO, as the thread title says, is Windows Ultimate x32.

I recently installed the english language pack from windows update, hoping that some keyboards layouts would show up, but nothing happened..

I also tried this. I downloaded the lp.cab Spanish package and installed it from the command line as administrator. Nothing changed..

The following are two images from the Region/Language section in control panel.
In the first one, in Input Language it says "Unable to read configuration" (Circled in red)
The second one shows that when I click in 'Add Input Language' nothing shows up..

I'm hoping someone could help me on this one.,
I need to do some reports for college, and I can't use the spanish special characters..

Thanks in advance..

PS: System Restore is not enabled.

Matias.

A:Unable to change keyboard layout Windows 7 Ultimate x32

Scroll down to "Vista" and see if this works for you:






Quote:
In Vista, you have to click on Regional and Language Options from the Control Panel. Then you need to click on Keyboards and Languages and then Change Keyboards.


How to Change the Keyboard Language in Windows

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YES, I do have Raid configuration set on my Precision T3400, but my problem is, when I purchased this unit is was because it was backwards compatible and could run 32 bit operating systems on a x64 bit processing set up. I now have my 32 bit hard drive
Windows operating system running but the drawback, is it cannot utilize the full memory capabilities of a 64 bit processing. I purchased this unit hard drive free and installed the 32 bit system drive and all worked great, but now, MY QUESTION is: If I have
a hard drive with a 64 bit windows 7 operating system installed, can I remove the 32 bit hard drive system and put in the 64 bit system hard drive and boot to the newly installed system and enjoy the more memory capabilities without receiving the blue screen
message about [ Your PC needs to be repaired / A component of the operating system has expired / File; \Windows \system32\boot\winload.exe ]  This happen when I formatted a 500 GB hard drive  to use to install a fresh copy of a windows system from
a ISO disk and selected my cd rom as primary boot and I removed the primary hard drive from bay raid 0 and put the format drive in that bay and booted to install the set up from the disk but I got the message in parentheses above. I am not tech savy enough
to change raid configurations as there are three options in set up that point to selections of Raid On, Something about ATA and ACHI. I just want to be able to run a hard drive with 64 bit operating system... Read more

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What do I have to do to a hard drive that has had Windows XP on it to get it ready for a Windows 7 installation?

I can get to the point where it says to select a partition, but no further.

I've tried wiping the drive, installing over the old OS, reformatting, removing the partition and adding a new one and I still get the same error message: Cannot create a system partition or install to any existing partition.

I even re-installed Win XP, and I can see the system partition. Same error message. I tried it with Win 2K also.

A:Hard Drive Preparation For Windows 7 Installation

Make a bootable CD of Partition Wizard. Then use it to delete, clean, and make a raw new looking hard drive for installation.


Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

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A friend of mine brought me a fujitsu siemens laptop (amilo pro) with a Samsung Sata HM060II hard drive that was not logging into windows xp. I ve put it into a usb case and run a virus scan on it that cleared the virus and the disk was working properly. When i logged in windows i ve notice so many spyware that i tried to format the drive immediately.On my friends laptop the win xp installation disk wouldnt recognise any hard disks so i ve tried installing it on the drive as an external usb drive from my laptop.The installation failed with a blue screen for hardware failure. I bought a new hard drive (Samsung SATA HM160HI) that i partitioned and formatted. ( primary, NTFS). Neither XP or Windows 7 installation recognize it. i can work on it from my laptop as an external usb drive. i ve run several diagnostic tools from my friends laptop with a boot cd and every software recognize it, give me details, scan it for errors. The bios even recognize it.
I need to install an OS on it!
any ideas or suggestions? i ve been working for a week on it. its getting exhausting.
 

A:Windows installation cannot recognize my hard drive

Is the hard drive seen in the bios? Is the SATA controller properly enabled and configured in the bios?
 

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Hi there was wondering if anyone could help me.

I bought a new custom PC from ebay, a shop called FreshTech Solutions, so when it arrived I tried installing Windows 7 Home Premium (came with it). Obviously I need to do a custom install, as I'm not upgrading from anything, but when I get to the screen where it asks where I would like to install Windows 7, nothing is listed. I've tried loading from the disc that came with the motherboard, the Windows 7 CD itself, even the C drive (said it needed to format it, but couldn't).

I don't really know much about custom computers so was wondering if anyone could help me?

I have this - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140816631147?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_6177wt_1186

The motherboard is a Gigabyte Z77-DS3H.

Thanks in advance

A:Windows 7 Installation Help - cannot find hard drive

Hi and welcome to Bleeping computer.

Please go to the BIOS and see if the hard drive is detected if not please follow the below instructions. In order to go to the BIOS press F2 or del key during startup.

Sometime not often components can get loose during shipping, Make sure the Hard drive is physically in the connector Data and Power.

If you have a anti-static wrist strap please put it on if you don't make sure you are grounded.

1. Open the case
1b. Make sure that your grounded first by touching the chasis or the metal on the power supply
1c. check the connections to the hard drive.

and than try again with the install.

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I am working on my friend's laptop, a Vostro 1400. It's been dumped on a lot, but this one problem is baffling me. I am booting into the Windows installation CD to fix some boot issues in the first place. (It has the default boot system as something called "Windows" that boots to nothing, and I can't seem to remove it and set it back to the correct option that is also available.)

The problem starts almost immediately when booting to the disk. It loads to the repair/continue page, and whether I hit 'Enter' or 'R', it tells me that Windows can't find a hard drive etc etc... F3 is my only option and it just exits and reboots.

I am so confused. If anyone can help me, you will have my undying gratitude.

Man I said "boot" way too many times.
 

A:Windows XP Pro Installation CD not finding hard drive

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Hello, in advance a thank you for your help.

I bought a laptop asus K55VM, and switch the optical drive for a SSD.

Both drives are format and active since what a want is a clean install.

During the instillation both drives don't show up, i tried to load drivers from intel but nothing shows up.

The Bios shows both drivers, i change from AHCI to IDE but no effect.

Since this chipset is new i think this my be the problem.
Any help is welcome.

A:Windows 7 installation hard drive / ssd don't show up

Hello apmm17,

Did you say you have both drives set as Active? I could be wrong but I think You should only have the drive you want Windows installed on as Active.

Did you set the drives active in Disk Management? Try unplugging one of the drives and see if it picks one up?

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I have a nine year old Dell computer with an ATA hard drive and a brand new Dell 8500 Windows 8 computer. I would like to be able to use some programs on the old ATA hard drive (Quicken, Quick Books Pro) but my new system will not allow me install the older programs.
I have figured out how to install the older hard drive into my new system but I am not sure if the programs will work once I install the old hard drive into the new computer. So..

Will the older hard drive work as a secondary drive in the new system?
Will I have to re-install Windows XP on the old drive once I install the hard drive?
Will the Windows XP software that came with the old Dell system re-install onto the old hard drive once the old hard drive is installed into the new system as a secondary drive?
Will I have to re-install the programs I would like to use that are on the old hard drive, once I install the hard drive into my new system?

A:Installation of old ATA hard drive into new windows 8 comp

Not going to work I'm afraid.

The older drive will work as a secondary drive.

If you are actually going to try and boot up to the XP install, then yes, odds are you'll have to reinstall. It's likely to crash trying to run the old drivers on the new hardware. At the very least you'll have to reactivate. If it was an OEM install activation will likely fail.

The old software on the old drive will not re-install on its own, and it won't be usable in Windows 8.

Yes you will have to reinstall the programs in Windows 8 for them to work in Windows 8. Just slaving the drive in will not magically make them work on the new system. Some stand alone programs that don't rely on reg entries may work but I'd be surprised if the programs you mentioned work without a reinstall. Copying them from one drive to the other won't work either.

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I have an ASUS P5LD2 Motherboard, and in the BIOS, the only time I see my hard drive (Which is IDE) is in the boot priority. When I try to install windows, it says I have no hard drive and can not install. What seems to be the problem here?
 

A:Hard Drive not detected in windows installation

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Hello all,

I'm new to this forum and have a problem i was hoping you could help me with, i have a relatively old Samsung RV511S02UK laptop and I've been trying to upgrade it and have hit a problem with installation of windows 7 on my new Seagate 1Tb Laptop SSHD.
After putting the disk into the drive and booting from the windows disk,it comes up with the preparing files white bar which fills but once filled the screen goes to the Windows 7 start up screen but immediately restarts and starts the whole process over again and i have no idea why this is. Any help with this problem will be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows 7 installation problems with new hard drive

Where did you get the Win7 disk? How was it burned? What was the source of the ISO file if applicable? Obtaining good media is discussed in Step 1 of Clean Reinstall Windows 7 which are the steps you should follow to get and keep a perfect install on your Samsung. There is even a Special Note to Samsung owners at the end to study.

Is the hard drive detected in BIOS setup correctly? Try resetting the BIOS to defaults.

Then work through the rest of the steps to Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hi:

I ran a clean install of Windows XP, now one of my drives is missing. My computer was originally setup with RAID 0...not sure how that plays into all of this.

2 physical drives: My C drive is 40G, the E drive (now missing in action), is 80G. I looked in BIOS, Device Manager and Disk Management...no 80G hard drive...but, there Z drive (RAID partition?) which was used to back up files from C and E shows up.

When I installed XP, I had a floppy with FastTrak 133 drivers (RAID for WinXP). Being the extreme light bulb I am, I thought this was how I was suppose to setup my RAID config. So, I don't see this 80G guy in bios or anywhere...is there a way to recover.

Could I have deleted everything on E? If so, how come I don't have 80G of free space...? Thanks for any advice.

M
 

A:Windows XP, New Installation, Hard drive detection

Well, though I do not know much at all about RAID, I do know that I have had a bit of trouble with getting windows to recognize my SATA drive. I had to do a couple things in device manager to get it working, though I cannot remember exactly what. Is your E drive an SATA?
 

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Hello everyone,

Just bought a new hard drive due to my old one was failing. This is the same exact hard drive I had.

Whenever I try installing windows 7, it "completes", then the screen blinks skips, and skips the "Create a user account" and just hangs at "Completing Installation".

I thought I would give it a try and disable my gfx driver just to see if that would work.

Having a hard time deciphering what the problem could be.

Just looking for any possible solutions I could try.

Pretty much a stock Dell xps 8100 with a radeon 6970 I added onto it last year. The hard drive failure occured out of no where.

Appreciate it and thank you in advance.

I ran several diagnostic tests with no errors found.

A:New Hard Drive -- Windows 7 Installation Hangs

More details needed:

Is your installation disc burned? OEM? Retail? Borrowed? Or?

What diagnostics tests did you run?

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I just re-installed Windows 7, and it seems like I forgot to re-format the hard disk when re-installing. There seems to be 200GB of space taken up, but I have know idea where to find it and delete it. Any ideas how to find this old data from the previous installation and remove it?

A:Hard Drive contains old data after Windows 7 Re-Installation

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Rex Prime


I just re-installed Windows 7, and it seems like I forgot to re-format the hard disk when re-installing. There seems to be 200GB of space taken up, but I have know idea where to find it and delete it. Any ideas how to find this old data from the previous installation and remove it?


If you are trying to do a clean install, you don't have to re-format. Just delete all partitions when you come to the partitioning screen after booting from the install disc. That will leave unallocated space. Tell Windows to install to that unallocated space. It will format as necessary.

As for your 200 GB: you say it's "taken up". Then you say you want to "find it and delete it". Then you say it's "old data".

So I'm not clear what you mean, where you sit, or what you want to do.

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.

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My old hard drive was a sata drive but it failed so I had an old ide 80gb barracuda 7200rpm drive that I wanted to install windows on but when I load the windows installation and goto custom it wont show my drive. My bios detects it its just windows . I tried using diskpart and even formating the drive to ntfs witha complete whip but still no luck .
 

A:Windows installation can't detect my ide hard drive?

Perhaps the hard drive's jumper setting is incorrect. Are there any other IDE devices connected on the same cable as the HDD?
 

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Hi:

I ran a clean install of Windows XP, now one of my drives is missing. My computer was originally setup with RAID 0...not sure how that plays into all of this.

2 physical drives: My C drive is 40G, the E drive (now missing in action), is 80G. I looked in BIOS, Device Manager and Disk Management...no 80G hard drive...but, there Z drive (RAID partition?) which was used to back up files from C and E shows up.

When I installed XP, I had a floppy with FastTrak 133 drivers (RAID for WinXP). Being the extreme light bulb I am, I thought this was how I was suppose to setup my RAID config. So, I don't see this 80G guy in bios or anywhere...is there a way to recover.

Could I have deleted everything on E? If so, how come I don't have 80G of free space...? Thanks for any advice.

M
 

A:Windows XP, New Installation, Hard drive detection

how many physical hard drives are in your computer and which ones were set up as a RAID?

When you boot with your xp cd press F6 when it tells you to (at the beginning when it loads everything) and then insert that floppy and it will load the needed drivers from that to recognize your RAID setup. In the bios it will (should) just come up with the separate hard drives and not the RAID drive that you saw in windows.
 

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Hi everybody !
I have a problem,so i have Windows 7 x64 professional.
I installed it like i always do,never have any problems with installations.
And i may have had the wrong boot order for my hard drives considering they are all the same hdd's.
In other words,they all have the same name when you choose to boot.
Now after my installation i see that one of my hard drives is not in the "my computer" when i check it out .
I checked then in computer /manage /disk management and found my hard drive but i cannot access it.
 
 
 
 

Now i believe what happened here is that i booted and installed in the wrong order and possible why i cannot access it.
Therefore can anyone help me find a way to access my hard drive please ?
I believe the only way this can be resolved is by changing something relating to the partition with a program like partition magic or something like that but i have no clue what to do and i dont want to experiment and accidentally destroy my harddrive.
Also id like to mention, i have visually accessed what was in the drive with a formating program
there were folders called :
BOOT
SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION
! LOST & FOUND !
$EXTEND
and files like
bootmgr
bootsect.bak
$volume
etc....
 
 
Oh and i did complete scans with 2 different antivirus programs of all hdd and everything else including a malwarebytes scan and found nothing.
 

Thanks !
Mcloud

A:Hard drive cannot be accessed on new windows installation

SOLVED
 
the solution was to assign a drive letter to the drive.How dumb of me....

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Ok setting up my comp, nothing major we've found, until ........
.............. installing windows xp

The pc boots it from the cd, starts installtaion, does the format thing, copies files to installtion folders, then reboots as normal .......
... and starts from scratch all over again, except that there is a windows install there, 'cos it tells me so, and warns me about installling another OS.
It just doesnt appear to go to the next part of the installation - I'm just stuck in a loop.

I've tried it with and without doing the F6, and using the floppy with the mobo RAID drivers on, no difference.

Any advice gratefully received

Oh I've got:
Matrox DiamondMax Plus 9 sata hard drive
ABIT SATA IS7 mobob
windows xp home edition
 

A:windows xp - sata hard drive - installation probs

After the f6, do you get any indication the drivers are installed? When you reboot, does the bios give you a message to the effect of no serial storage device installed?
You can also try hitting f6 much earlier in the install, don't wait for the prompt. Tap f6 as soon as it starts booting from the cd, until you get a slightly different installing mass storage drivers screen, and when you get to the normal screen, it will show them as already installed. When you reboot, the bios should give no message about mass storage. The Abit board may not give you the same message, it was on an Aopen board I saw that problem.
 

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My old hard drive was dying, so I installed a new1tb Seagate HD. On to my Sony Vaio windows 7 Home prem 64 bit machine

Now my windows update does not work, nor am I able to download anything from Microsoft. The error says Windows update stats the service is not running and I should restart my machine. I have tried this and it does not work

I have tried a number of solutions I found on line with no success. From what I understand it has something to do with the new hard drive I have.

If anyone know how to fix this, I would love to hear from you.

A:Windows Update not working after new hard Drive installation

It has nothing to do with the hard drive. It does have everything to do with how you installed the OS on the new hard drive and the settings you have for Windows Update and the system in general.

By default Win update is Not set to do anything and until you actually chose whether to Auto download and install or Notify and don't download and install or Don't do anything, IE check for updates manually, Win update will not work.

Then again it could be your Date, Time and location are not set correctly. That will also stop Win update from working.

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I recently suffered a hard drive failure on my laptop, which is about 18 months old give or take a few, and now i'm struggling to get Windows 8 reinstalled onto the new hard drive so can get my laptop back up and running properly.

Originally i tried using my mom's Windows 7 laptop, only other 64 bit machine available, to download a Windows 8 ISO and then create myself some boot media from there but didn't have a product key to get past the first step. So i abandoned that approach and got myself an ISO for Windows 8 Enterprise edition, created a boot disc for that and successfully installed that onto my laptop so i didn't have to keep borrowing my mom's to get this problem sorted.

Now though i'm unable to either re-activate the Enterprise edition with my original product key that i've extracted from the BIOS, as some websites suggested i could, or just install a bonafide version of Windows 8 over the top.

When i've tried to install the full version of Windows 8 from a downloaded installer i get one of two messages, depending on which product key i try to use. If i use my original OEM key then i get the message saying i can't use that key on a retail version of Windows 8, if i use a generic key from your website's guide then i get an error about not being able to connect to the internet, apparently because they blocked the generic codes.

So that leaves me in something of a bind, what other options do i have to try and get a full version of Windows 8 back onto my laptop? It ... Read more

A:Windows 8 installation issues after hard drive failure

You currently have the option to install Windows 10. No one seems to know if that install will allow continuing to the Final version, so you may have to still find a Windows 8 Media to reset your system. Since your OEM License key is in your Bios, you may be allowed to keep the install.

You did not make a Recovery Drive for your system?

You did not create a System Image Backup of your system?

Is the old drive accessible for anything, such as recovering the Factory Image?

Have you considered ordering Recovery Media from the OEM?

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I've been trying to install Windows 7 recently, on a computer that was running XP. I was prompted to install it by a series of BSODs, and general crashes, usually triggered by particularly system-heavy operations. This was usually followed by a restart - and when I attempted to restart the computer, it sometimes said that it couldn't find Disk 0, and that it couldn't boot. So, I tried to install Windows 7 with an installation disk that's been lying around for about six months - seeing as I couldn't boot XP. The boot screen from the disk showed up fine - the pulsating Windows logo, that is - and then it just got stuck there, for about two hours. I repeated this process, restarting the computer and turning it off, until I got to the install screen, and tried to install it. I selected the C: partition on the second install window (I have a single drive divided into two partitions) and proceeded to format it. This formatted both partitions, and therefore lost my backups which I had naively placed on the D: partition. So, I was left without backups. However, I kept on with the installation, hoping that it would work - and tried to install it on the (empty) C: partition. However, the progress bar became stuck at 0% for the next hour, at which point I restarted the computer and tried again. This time, there was only one partition - the C: partition, and it was full up. It was a 500gb drive, and it had 1024kb of space left - I then tried to use it, select it,... Read more

A:Windows 7 installation problem & bad sectors on hard drive

The hard drive is shot. Trying to install Windows on a failing hard drive is like painting a house that's on fire. It's pointless. There's nothing you can do to fix a failing drive.
 

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Motherboard: ECS KM400-M2 (3.0) 462(A) VIA KM400 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
ECS Web Site > KM400-M2 (V3.0)

I just purchased a new hard drive to use for hosting, as I am creating a server computer. I took that old motherboard, put it in a new CoolerMaster Case, along with a new hard drive WD 500GB (7200rpm 32mb/mo). The motherboard is IDE and SATA, and the new hard drives only have SATA connections of course. So, I purchased a power supply SATA adapter and I have a SATA cable running to the motherboard in the first SATA spot (SATA 1 [total of 2 slots]). The BIOS does not tell you which hard drives are recognized, but it allows you to have an initial bootup of first/second/third. Options include HDD-0 HDD-1 and so on. SATA is enabled in the BIOS and when I boot up, it starts the DVD-ROM drive, and not my Hard Drive. I have the windows 7 installation disk in there anyways, and it boots that up. I go through the setup and once I get to the point where you pick a drive, my WD 500GB Hard Drive isn't displayed. I do a refresh, and I tried scanning for Hard Drives, and scanning for Hard Drives that wasn't compatible with the Hardware. Nothing showed up. So, now I am stumped.

A:New Hard Drive Not Recognized During Boot-Up or Windows 7 Installation

Welcome Oh Great One

Try enabling the AHCI mode in the bios setup and see if it recognizes the WD HD that way. Also double check the Power connector & data cables and even try them on a different connection location.

Soon other members will join in to help you, also.

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Hi guys, i'm hoping someone can help.
I've recently bought a brand new Toshiba Satellite pro L650 running Windows 7
After a few weeks, things started to get really slow. Then I woke up one morning to discover it stuck on the first screen when I turn it on.
I thought I had a virus, so then decided to do a full re-format and re-install windows. After I formatted the correct partition, I went to install Windows 7 again
Only for it to say "windows could not detect a disc drive"
it asks me to install drivers for the hard-drive, which I can't seem to find.
it's a sata hard-drive (TOSHIBA MK6465GSX) I think is the model number.
I can not find the hard-drive drivers anywhere.

The other strange thing, is every now and then, it finds the hard-drive, but states that windows can not install onto that drive (even when I format it, try to add a partition and so forth)

I have been into bios, I don't really know a great deal of what I am looking at, but it sometimes states my hard-drive is there, and other times it does not.
I am so desperate to get this fixed. Does anyone have any ideas?
I live pretty remotely so taking it back and getting it fixed is not ideal.. but maybe necessary.
Thanks in anticipation..

- Gavin.
 

A:Can't find hard drive during installation of Windows 7 Ultimate

Hi gav
It sounds like a hard drive problem. Try this switch of the laptop and remove the battery then remove the hard drive, then replace hard drive battery and switch on your laptop.
 

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Install everything, the bios detect the hard drive (it's a new hard drive, never been use) but when installing the Win7 64, the hard drive list is empty.

Here my spec

Phenom II 940BE | Gigabyte 790X-UD4P | Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB | XFX HD4770 512MB | OCZ StealthXStream 600W | NZXT Tempest

thanks

A:Windows 7 installation doesn't detect hard drive

You need to format new hard drives. no?

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Hi
I am trying to access my BIOS,cannot use f8 or any f to access,cannot load from my original disc yet it loads when the hard drive is not installed?
Any help please
Cheers

A:windows installation disc loads without hard drive

Don't actually understand anything in your post except that you want to get into the bios. Watch the screen when the system first boots for a message that says "to enter bios (or setup) press ??? now". Whatever that key is, press it.

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Hello there,
 
I pulled out a old laptop(HP Pavillon ze2000) out of the dust, which I plan on using on occasion for basic web browsing and for emergency purposes. The old laptop runs on Windows XP Home and won't be able to upgrade to anything higher due to its low specs and lack of Widnows Vista/7/8 drivers. I know the support for Windows XP has ended and this will cause potential security risks, but this won't be used very often and not for anything serious, and will run on a non-administrator account.
 
When I turned the laptop on, it was rather slow(Windows XP should runs fine on this), so I checked the SMART status for the hard drive and there was a lot of reallocated sectors. So I ordered a new hard drive, but since this is a old laptop, it uses IDE hard drive, so I ordered via eBay as they are otherwise very hard to find brand enw where I live in Canada, for a decent price at least. The original hard drive in the laptop was a 80GB Fujjitsu HDD, I bought a 120GB Hitachi Travelstar (eBay Auction: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/261472786635?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649)
 
I tried to make a disk image in order to clone the hard drive, but it failed after several attempts and trying with 3 different software (Clonezilla, Marcrum Reflect and DriveImage XML), probably due to the bad sectors. No big deal, I'll just do a clean install.
 
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A:Hard drive replacement in old laptop & Windows re-installation

 Have you thought about Linux?  It runs very well on anything that can run XP.  The Ubuntu and Mint versions have Windows-like user interfaces, they're easy to download and install, and they're supported.  

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Hi everybody !

I have a problem,so i have Windows 7 x64 professional.

I installed it like i always do,never have any problems with installations.
And i may have had the wrong boot order for my hard drives considering they are all the same hdd's.
In other words,they all have the same name when you choose to boot.
Now after my installation i see that one of my hard drives is not in the "my computer" when i check it out .
I checked then in computer /manage /disk management and found my hard drive but i cannot access it.
Now to describe what i see,

all my hard drives other than the one hard drives says : (Primary Partition)

and the hard drive that cannot be accessed says : (System,Active,Primary Partition)
Now i believe what happened here is that i booted and installed in the wrong order and possible why i cannot access it.
Therefore can anyone help me find a way to access my hard drive please ?

I believe the only way this can be resolved is by changing something relating to the partition with a program like partition magic or something like that but i have no clue what to do and i dont want to experiment and accidentally destroy my harddrive.

Also id like to mention, i have visually accessed what was in the drive with a formating program

there were folders called :

BOOT
SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION
! LOST & FOUND !
$EXTEND

and files like

bootmgr
bootsect.bak
$volume

etc....

Thanks !

Mcloud
 

A:Solved: Hard drive cannot be accessed on new windows installation

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Ok, I have an external hard drive (150GB) which is partitioned into two parts. One partition , about 145gb, is data and files of my own. Then there is an extended partition at 5gb in size, which contains windows xp installation files. What I did was take my windows xp cd, make an ISO, and then extracted the iso and put the files into the extended partition of my external usb hard drive.

The computer I want to install to has a cd drive that is not working and thus i cannot install windows xp from a cd. The BIOS of the computer DOES support booting from a USB device.

I have partition magic software and have used it to create the 5gb extended partition on the usb external drive. However, I don't know how to configure anything so that it will acutally know to boot from this partition and what files to use to start the installation.

Any ideas!!?
 

A:booting a windows XP installation from an external hard drive

The partition on the external drive that contains the installation files needs to be an active partition in order to boot from it.

Personally, I would install a working CD drive. They are quite inexpensive these days.
 

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Before upgrading from XP to 7, I made backup on 2 external drives. I tested both backup, and they tested fine.
I then reformated my laptops hard drive & installed Windows 7. No problems were reported.
However I could not access the data on the 2 external hard drives. Windows 7 reported that they were unreadable and that I needed to reformat them!
The 2 hard drives were connected to my laptop when I installed Windows 7
I had to take both too a comuter geek who spent 2 days recovering my data - at a huge cost to me.
I am not impressed!!

A:Windows 7 Installation destroyed external hard drive

Hi, sorry to hear about your predicament. Though you had to pay someone to recover your data, at least it was recovered.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the general advice around here when installing Win 7 is to install / upgrade with the bare minimum hardware connected to the CPU, i.e., mouse, keyboard & monitor.

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