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    Windows cannot be installed to disk 0 partition 1

    I am unable to install Windows 7 64 bit. When i insert disk to install windows 7, installation hangs and gives error message : "Windows cannot be installed to disk 0 partition 1." any suggestions?

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    Re: Windows cannot be installed to disk 0 partition 1

    Probably the raid driver. You need to download and install it during the win 7 install. Windows setup log files are in different locations on the hard disk. These locations depend on the setup phase. In the BIOS setup verify and update the boot sequence to 1st boot from CD/DVD and then from the hard disk where you install the Windows 7.

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    Re: Windows cannot be installed to disk 0 partition 1

    The solution was easy; just disconnect all other hard disks in the system and restart setup. Then start the install process again, delete the partition you created previously and then once again create a new partition. This time around you will see a brief message pertaining to the creation of that small but necessary 100MB partition. Now you can continue with the remaining part of the installation.

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    Re: Windows cannot be installed to disk 0 partition 1

    To solve the error : "Windows cannot be installed to disk 0 partition 1." you need to You should download the sata/ide ADDITIONAL drivers from your motherboard manufacturer page, create a driver disk from within the driver's extracted folders, there should be such option, and use this disk in 'install driver" editing options during install, at the screen where you select your parttions...

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    Windows cannot be installed to disk 0 partition 1

    i have a sony PCVRS220. i replaced the original HD with a 1tb WD caviar black. i am installing Windows 7 and i am up to the "where do you want to install Windows 7" screen. but i get a message "Windows cannot be installed to disk 0 partition 1."

    i'm using a pata to sata adapter.

    the Windows 7 setup shows my 1 tb drive.

    i am unable to format it..the "format" button is unclickable

    any help? thanks

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    Re: Windows cannot be installed to disk 0 partition 1

    Below is the workaround for your problem:

    - Start Windows setup
    - When you get to the page to select a drive/partition to install you will need to load the Raid drivers
    - Insert your Driver disc for your motherboard
    - Click Load Driver
    - Find the correct driver on the disc and select this
    - Click Next
    - You should now see a list of available drives, but the error: "Windows cannot be installed to this disk (Show details)"
    - Re-insert the Windows 7 DVD back into the drive
    - The is the critical part...... Click Refresh

    After clicking Refresh, the error should be gone and you should now be able to install on one of your partitions. At least that's how I got it working. It took me about two dozen attempts to figure this out.

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    Re: Windows cannot be installed to disk 0 partition 1

    i dont have the driver disk for my motherboard.

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    Re: Windows cannot be installed to disk 0 partition 1

    Which motherboard are you using ? If you dont have its driver CD, no problem. Just visit the manufacturer's website and search for the same. You can download all the needed drivers from there. Even you can burn it on CD if needed.

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