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problem installing windows !!! plz help

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  • Started 2 years ago by sandyslammer
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sandyslammer
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i wiped out my hard disk using AVG rescue disk as i had not other option. now that i dont have any partitions or volumes on my hard disk, i tried installing windows on my pc. at first i thought its not gonna work out coz i had to create partitions, but it dint work on command line. so i juz went with the installation. it took unusual time, but once setup started it showed me the partitions !! dats great but then i try installing on my primary drive n this error comes up while its preparing the windows files.... ! plz help... it says the error occured when preparing the partitions !

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Start Installation.

When you get to this screen, Press (SHIFT+F10) for a Command Prompt.

Type in Each Command Exactly as Shown and Press <ENTER> Key as follows:

DiskPart <ENTER>

list disk <ENTER>

select disk X <ENTER> (Where X is = the Number of the Hard Drive)

clean <ENTER> (Will Take a Long While)

create partition primary align=1024 <ENTER>

format fs=ntfs label="Windows" <ENTER> (Will Take a Long While)

assign letter=C <ENTER>

active <ENTER>

exit <ENTER>

exit <ENTER>

IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE install process and REBOOT.

Re-Start Clean Installation Process from DVD again without a format.

Rick P.

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sandyslammer
Posts: 14

thanxx ! but m doin it with, windows 8 CP CD... its da same i gess....

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Yes Will Be the Same.

Just be sure to DISCONNECT ALL OTHER HDDS if you have any.

Rick P.

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sandyslammer
Posts: 14

i got a prob here. it says - "diskpart has encountered an error: the request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.
see the system event log for more information."
wats wrong now ? help !

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

sandyslammer,

Just be sure to DISCONNECT ALL OTHER HDDS if you have any.

Also DISCONNECT ALL USB DEVICES.

I hope you are NOT trying to run this procedure on an SSD ??

Try this again as I've changed a few commands to see what happens.

DiskPart <ENTER>

list disk <ENTER>

select disk X <ENTER> (Where X is = the Number of the Hard Drive)

CLEAN ALL <ENTER> (Will Take a Long While)

create partition primary <ENTER>

format fs=ntfs <ENTER> (Will Take a Long While)

assign <ENTER>

active <ENTER>

exit <ENTER>

exit <ENTER>

IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE install process and REBOOT.

Re-Start Clean Installation Process from DVD again without a format.

Rick P.

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sandyslammer
Posts: 14

m on it ! n btw, the error occured when i tried wiping my drive with "CLEAN" ...... m tryin "CLEAN ALL" ryt now ! n thanxx !

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sandyslammer
Posts: 14

n btw...m installing windows from a bootable usb flashdrive...

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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OK, Waiting?? :) ;)

Rick P.

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sandyslammer
Posts: 14

when i type diskpart, it shows "disk part version ", n below that "on computer: MINWINPC" and is takin a lotta time teh show da partitions !!!

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sandyslammer
Posts: 14

thanxx ricky ! i used killdisc to wipe out my whole drive, n windows installed perfectly...! but then when i chose my drive for installation it warned me saying that the "drive may fail". will it ? n what can i do ?

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sandyslammer
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acually i encountered a problem here "format fs=ntfs label="Windows" " it stops at around 48 percent and says there was a problem and gives me the error code "DPC_WATCHDOG VIOLATION" help plz ! but without using the format "fs=ntfs label="Windows" " command i just assigned partition letter and installed it. n while selecting the drive it gave me the warning" the drive may fail soon" ....

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Xhi
Xhi
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Sounds from everything I read here, like the disk is bad and should be replaced. No sense in wasting more time. You have been warned by the system in several ways. Take the hint. If you are trying to prevent someone from getting to your private data it is time for the sledge hammer data clearing technique.

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