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    Can't install Windows

    SO I got have my old laptop that has now been replaced by Mr.Awesome Desktop

    And want to sell my old laptop , it was really messed up for a while not booting and stuffff, So I wiped the hard drive a bunch of times. BUT now it won't install Windows at all, I've tried windows xp and Windows 7 I've had both installed and fully working at another time, but now they won't install. I can install some linux's other won't work?

    I think the hardrive is formated to fat32 and I think it should be ntsf BUT I don't know how to change it halp ^_^

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    During Windows installation, there is a point where you are given the opportunity to remove the partitions, repartition, select that partition, and format the drive NTFS. If your suspicion of the FAT32 format is correct, this should fix it.
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    In the windows 7 installation just has a format button which I don't think it worked because after I did it the installation still didn't work. SO is there a way to do it from command prompt or something.

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    Hello Justsawyer,
    There is sooo much that can effect your install that if you were to list it all in a post here, no-one would read it. Have a look instead at a pretty thorough step by step guide here. Might help...
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    for this problem you can take help from techsupporthouse.com. they provide technical support.

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    Can your install see the hard drive? if not you may need the ahci drivers during install. if you can clarify what the issue is exactly, where it fails, any errors, etc?
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    You need to check the configuration of your laptop system. i think the configuration of your laptop is too low.

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    soooooooO I put a magnet to the hard drive and now it works, makes sense. Windows is now installed that works.

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    if that really helped then buy new disk and replace it ASAP.
    that's a clear indicator that drive is faulty

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    Quote Originally Posted by WolfShade View Post
    During Windows installation, there is a point where you are given the opportunity to remove the partitions, repartition, select that partition, and format the drive NTFS. If your suspicion of the FAT32 format is correct, this should fix it.

    Yes I am agree with him.

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    A few days ago I saw that when I was installing windows on my PC it was not responding. I am afraid that what happen to my PC?? Then after I call my friend and he solve my problem. I am installing windows on my PC by bootable pendrive. It is easy and effective.
    Thanks guys to sharing your nice thread and give me chance to share my experience to all the forum member........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Excavator View Post
    Hello Justsawyer,
    There is sooo much that can effect your install that if you were to list it all in a post here, no-one would read it. Have a look instead at a pretty thorough step by step guide here. Might help...
    very good , thanks alot

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    hi
    I'm new member your site.I like this your good site and hardly problem nice solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justsawyer View Post
    soooooooO I put a magnet to the hard drive and now it works, makes sense. Windows is now installed that works.
    I call shenanigans. Putting a magnet to a hard drive is not a fix. I haven't seen on person actually ask what, if any errors you received when installing. You could have a failing HD, a bad cd drive, or simply scratched install disks, but without more information, these are all guesses. ( several good ones, but guesses none the less)

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    Most probably windows are not supported in many systems .You need to check whether it is good enough to access on your PC.In some casaes it would be accessed but it is slow down compared to the supported one.


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