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Formatted drive

Trying to install from external drive

Keeps failing
Lost files error

Used this win cd before few yrs ago

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I suspect the CD,

here is a link for the Windows 7 ISO downloads,
http://www.w7forums.com/threads/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-image-downloads.12325/

you could try downloading the ISO you need, create a new CD, and give it another try.
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by:nobus
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it can have a number of causes:
-bad cd, or drive
-bad cable
-bad ram
we need more info in order to help better
what is your setup, and why did you reformat?
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If this is the same mobo as you were setting up in your previous question you may need to change the bios settings of the drive before it is recognized, see page 4-15.  If you are using a sata harddrive (thin signal cable) you want to change the settings to "Configure SATA as standard IDE", then see if that will work. Refer to your manual to see the settings.
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what mobo , or question?
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by:dbrunton
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Note nobus's comment above.

I'd test both RAM and hard drive, especially the hard drive.  I've got one computer at present where the install kept failing due to a hard drive error - drive would format OK.

I'd take the drive out and attach it to another computer and use the manufacturer's util to test it.  If you specify the hard disk make and model we can direct you to the download.
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