I can not install no operating system

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by dav78, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. dav78 macrumors newbie

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    Hello !

    I tried to install a myriad of DVDs or USB sticks Widows 7 that in the pc of my friends all go perfectly, in my case initially installing it goes, but then I get the following message:


    "FILE OR DIRECTORY D: DAMAGED AND NOT READABLE.

    RUN THE UTILITY 'CHKDSK "


    If I install another operating system such as Linux Mint or Ubuntu are successful but when I click on Restart Now, the system will not start.

    Only the mode 'Live Linux systems operating normally.

    My PC is' a Dual Core AMD 2
    on the motherboard GIGABYTE GA-M61SME-S2 produced in 2007- 4Gb Ram
    HD 2 TB. Western Digital.

    My hard disk has only one year, and then yesterday I did two tests of two different utilities, one of the Western Digital would be the house of my hard drive, and an 'other external software, all two tests with no errors .

    I also run the utility 'chkdsk, no errors

    And also, I did the memory test ram with MemTest86 without errors.

    I await your help. Thank you!
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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    You are not using BootCamp or a real Mac so are on the wrong site. You want TonyMacx86.com.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    As satcomer stated, you'll get more directed and target help on a hackintosh site, like TonyMacx86.com. I personally like InsanelyMac Both are great sites for hackinstosh questions.
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    This doesn't appear to be a Hackintosh question either since the OP is unable to get Windows to install.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    D'oh, you're right - he's looking to install windows on a PC and having problems. I don't know of any window's specific sites but he'd have better luck looking for one of those :)
     
  6. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    It almost sounds like, from your description, that there is a problem with your USB sticks in that the computer is unable to read from it. Check to make sure it's properly formatted and the install files are there that you need. If it's also the DVD, is it scratched up?

    You can also check for and repair the hard drive with the utility called Spinrite. You can even run Spinrite on the USB stick in level 2 to fix any problems there.
     
  7. ddmcnair macrumors member

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    I am not familiar with Spinrite, but one thing to try is DBAN (Deriks Boot and Nuke). Use the DoD 3 Pass method. When done try to install Windows again.

    Also make sure your drive cables are tight and the Power Supply is working correctly. It could be a faulty logic board, but I would start by wiping the drive with DBAN. Next I would try installing Win 7 from a USB drive. If that fails, replace the Power Supply and try again. If the power supply replacement does not work, then I would say the Motherboard is probably bad.

    Just remember if you start replacing parts, start with the least expensive then move to the more expensive. For example a Power Supply is less expensive than a Motherboard.
     
  8. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

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