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Old March 17, 2010, 10:03 PM
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Is your HDD SATA? 1TB Seagate sounds like it is.

Maybe your Mobo and BIOS is in IDE emulation mode. I would check which mode you are using. I would suspect you would want AHCI SATA mode and if you need to change to that, it might solve your problem.

I'm just throwing it out there. I probably don't know what I'm talking about. LOL!

I always google the error msg and see what can be found. One link seemed to suggest Windows 7 prefers SATA disks and I thought maybe it works better in AHCI mode. I believe this especially applies to using a SATA DVD burner as well. Maybe it's good if both drives are SATA.
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Old March 17, 2010, 10:24 PM
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I'd download another copy of the install disc (via torrents or what have you), burn it and try that disc first. I'd have to agree, the disc itself sounds damaged.
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