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Hard drive with no partitions


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#1 pajaropr

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 08:01 PM

I got a computer that wont load windows 7. When i try to reinstall windows 7, it wouldn't let me put it on any of the partitions, when i reset the computer and tried the reinstalltion disk again, no partitions appear. The screen where is says "where would you like to install Windows" is blank no partition. It doesn't let me create a partition either...any ideas on how i can reinstall the operating system,or if the hard drive is at fault and i have to get a new one, or what my best fix can be.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 05:41 AM

Test the hard drive using the hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic utility. You will need to burn the diagnostic utility to a CD in the correct manner, and then boot from the CD to run the Short/Quick test and then the Long/Extended test.

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If the hard drive tests OK, then wipe (fill with zeros) the hard drive using the same utility as above. You should then be able to use the Windows installation disk to partition > format > install Windows normally.
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