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Old 01-03-2014, 07:40 AM   #1
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Default Windows 7 not installing onto hardrive

Hey guys, I have an m5a97 Motherboard, and when i boot up the computer hoping to install windows 7 onto the computer, it won't let me select my hardrive giving errors such as
"windows could not format a partition on disk 0. the error occured while preparing the partition selected for installation. error code: 0x80070057"

Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:57 AM   #2
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Try these instructions Error 0x80070057 when you format a hard disk drive to install Windows 7
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unfortunately, it didnt work.
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unfortunately, it didnt work.
Do you get an error message if you try it?
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At the last step when i go to format, it says "Failed to format the selected partition. [error: 0x80070057].
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Try installing on another hard drive if you have one spare..
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Try installing on another hard drive if you have one spare..
I don't, i was using this exact hard drive just earlier today on my computer, i upgraded the cpu, gpu, psu and motherboard so had to install windows 7 again, and this is the messages that it's giving me.

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Could i install windows 7 onto an External hard drive untill i bought another hard drive?
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Old 01-04-2014, 06:50 AM   #8
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Windows is not wanting to install to my hard drive because it is not in GPT format, How do i do this without an OS?
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Try setting your sata interface to SATA/native mode instead of Legacy IDE mode, then use the Windows 7 setup to format the drive properly. Might not fix the issue but check your BIOS setup for your motherboard first
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Or try another disk
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