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  • Windows 7 clean install on a Gigabtye EP43-DS3L based computador stopped since the installer could not find a boot drive. I'm trying to install on a (P)ATA drive, attached to the IDE controller of the mainboard. The installer partitioned & formatted the drive without any problems. However after this, clicking [next] produces a warning "Couldn't find boot disk on this BIOS-based computer" and refused to continue. The drive is listed in the BIOS as the IDE channel 4 master and is selected as the boot drive -- booting from the drive works. The DVD drive for the install is the IDE channel 4 slave. IDE channels 1-3 are SATA drive slots (none are occupied; I disconnected the SATA drives to test Windows 7).

    Using shift-F10, I opened a command box and copied the files from the X:\Windows\panther\ directory. The setuperr.log file has just one line:
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Error      [0x06069e] IBS    GetMachineInfo:Couldn't find boot disk on this BIOS-based computer

    The setupact.log is as follows (trimmed due to size limitation):
    2009-01-14 09:57:23, Info                  IBS    InstallWindows:Successfully loaded resource language [en-US]  
    2009-01-14 09:57:23, Info       [0x0601c1] IBS    InstallWindows:Install Path = X:\Sources  
    2009-01-14 09:57:23, Info       [0x0601c2] IBS    InstallWindows:Setup Phase = 2 
    2009-01-14 09:57:23, Info       [0x0601e9] IBS    CheckWinPEVersion:Compatible WinPE Version 6.1.7000 sp 0.0  
    2009-01-14 09:57:23, Info       [0x0601c9] IBS    InstallWindows:Starting a new install from WinPE  
    2009-01-14 09:57:23, Info                  IBS    InstallWindows: Setup working directory = X:\windows\panther  
    2009-01-14 09:57:23, Info       [0x0601ce] IBS    Setup has started phase 2 at 2009-01-14 09:57:23  
    2009-01-14 09:57:23, Info       [0x0601cf] IBS    Install source is X:\Sources  
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    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                         Callback_GatherDiskInfo: Entry: flags = [0x0]; major = [DriveInformation] / minor = [0x90001]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                         RefreshDiskInfo: Using VDS  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    GatherDiskInfo_ThreadFunc:Querying disk information...  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    FormArcPathName:Could not find ARC path for disk; NtPath = [\Device\HardDisk0\Partition0], GLE = [259]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    GatherVolumeDriveLetters: Querying drive letters...  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    GatherVolumeDriveLetters: Done querying drive letters.  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    GatherDiskInfo_ThreadFunc:Finished gathering disk information.  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    DiskInfo:===== Disk number [0] =====  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    DiskInfo:  Friendly name: [\\?\PhysicalDrive0]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    DiskInfo:  No available ARC path  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    DiskInfo:  Disk signature [0x76F376F3]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    DiskInfo:  Size (bytes) [80025247744 / 0x12a1e06000]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    DiskInfo:  Disk bus type: [ATA]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    DiskInfo:  SMART health status = OK 
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    DiskInfo:  Partition style: MBR  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    DiskInfo:  4 region(s), 1 partition(s), 1 toplevel partition(s)  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    DiskInfo:  ------- Unallocated disk region --------  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    DiskInfo:    Offset (bytes) [0 / 0x0]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    DiskInfo:    Size (bytes) [32256 / 0x7e00]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    DiskInfo:  ------- Unallocated disk region --------  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    DiskInfo:    Offset (bytes) [32256 / 0x7e00]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    DiskInfo:    Size (bytes) [1016320 / 0xf8200]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    DiskInfo:  ------ NT partition number [1] -------  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    DiskInfo:    Offset (bytes) [1048576 / 0x100000]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    DiskInfo:    Size (bytes) [80023126016 / 0x12a1c00000]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    DiskInfo:    Simple index: [1]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    DiskInfo:    MBR partition type: 0x7 (recognized)  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    DiskInfo:    DOS drive letter [C:]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    DiskInfo:    NT path: [\Device\HarddiskVolume1]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    DiskInfo:    File system type: [NTFS]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    DiskInfo:    Volume flags = [0x98460]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    DiskInfo:    Volume free space (bytes) [79926595584]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    DiskInfo:  ------- Unallocated disk region --------  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    DiskInfo:    Offset (bytes) [80024174592 / 0x12a1d00000]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    DiskInfo:    Size (bytes) [24576 / 0x6000]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                         PublishDiskInfoOnBlackboard: Serializing disk info...  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    GetSystemDiskNTPath: Unable to get required buffer size for system disk from BCD APIs; status = 0xc0000452 
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    IsDiskSupported:Checking if disk [0] has the necessary driver support.  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    IsDeviceSupported:Device description is [ST380011A ATA Device]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      H/w    ID [IDE\DiskST380011A_______________________________3.06____]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      H/w    ID [IDE\ST380011A_______________________________3.06____]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      H/w    ID [IDE\DiskST380011A_______________________________]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      H/w    ID [ST380011A_______________________________3.06____]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      H/w    ID [GenDisk]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      Compat ID [GenDisk]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    IsDeviceIDPresent:Found device ID [GenDisk] in hwcompat list  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    IsDeviceSupported:Device [ST380011A ATA Device] is supported  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    IsDeviceSupported:Device description is [ATA Channel 0]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      H/w    ID [197b-2368]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      H/w    ID [Internal_IDE_Channel]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      Compat ID [*PNP0600]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    IsDeviceIDPresent:Found device ID [Internal_IDE_Channel] in hwcompat list  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    IsDeviceSupported:Device [ATA Channel 0] is supported  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    IsDeviceSupported:Device description is [IDE Controller]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      H/w    ID [PCI\VEN_197B&DEV_2368&SUBSYS_B0001458&REV_00]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      H/w    ID [PCI\VEN_197B&DEV_2368&SUBSYS_B0001458]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      H/w    ID [PCI\VEN_197B&DEV_2368&CC_010185]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      H/w    ID [PCI\VEN_197B&DEV_2368&CC_0101]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      Compat ID [PCI\VEN_197B&DEV_2368&REV_00]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      Compat ID [PCI\VEN_197B&DEV_2368]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      Compat ID [PCI\VEN_197B&CC_010185]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      Compat ID [PCI\VEN_197B&CC_0101]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      Compat ID [PCI\VEN_197B]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      Compat ID [PCI\CC_010185]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      Compat ID [PCI\CC_0101]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    IsDeviceIDPresent:Found device ID [PCI\CC_0101] in hwcompat list  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    IsDeviceSupported:Device [IDE Controller] is supported  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    IsDeviceSupported:Device description is [PCI to PCI Bridge]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      H/w    ID [PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A48&SUBSYS_50011458&REV_00]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      H/w    ID [PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A48&SUBSYS_50011458]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      H/w    ID [PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A48&CC_060400]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      H/w    ID [PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A48&CC_0604]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      Compat ID [PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A48&REV_00]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      Compat ID [PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A48]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      Compat ID [PCI\VEN_8086&CC_060400]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      Compat ID [PCI\VEN_8086&CC_0604]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      Compat ID [PCI\VEN_8086]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      Compat ID [PCI\CC_060400]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      Compat ID [PCI\CC_0604]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    IsDeviceIDPresent:Found device ID [PCI\CC_0604] in hwcompat list  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    IsDeviceSupported:Device [PCI to PCI Bridge] is supported  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      H/w    ID [ACPI\PNP0A03]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      H/w    ID [*PNP0A03]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    IsDeviceIDPresent:Found device ID [*PNP0A03] in hwcompat list  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      H/w    ID [ACPI_HAL\PNP0C08]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      H/w    ID [*PNP0C08]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    IsDeviceIDPresent:Found device ID [*PNP0C08] in hwcompat list  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      H/w    ID [acpiapic]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      Compat ID [DETECTEDInternal\ACPI_HAL]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DumpDeviceIDs:      Compat ID [DETECTED\ACPI_HAL]  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    IsDeviceIDPresent:Found device ID [acpiapic] in hwcompat list  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DetermineDeviceSupport:Disk 0 has the necessary driver support  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                         PublishDiskInfoOnBlackboard: Successfully serialized disk info.  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                         Callback_GatherDiskInfo: Exit  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    Callback_ValidateInstallDrive:====== Does disk [0] offset [0x100000] meet installation reqs? ======  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0601ba] IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: Windows image size (from metadata) = [7115839602] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0601bb] IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: Windows image size (after padding) = [8632729930] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: Windows image contents: [8632729930] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: ~BT volume (estimate): [0] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: Install volume (estimate): [8632729930] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: ~LS volume (estimate w/o padding): [0] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    Callback_ValidateInstallDrive:Install volume -- required    free space = [8632729930] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    Callback_ValidateInstallDrive:Install volume -- recommended free space = [14205112650] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBSLIB DiskRegionSupportsCapability:Disk [0] is WARNED against capability [CanInstall] for the following reasons...  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBSLIB LogReasons: [WARNING reason for disk 0: CanInstall] This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu.  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBSLIB DiskSupportsCapability:The selected disk is supported but WARNED against for capability [CanInstall].  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    Callback_ValidateInstallDrive:Summary - CCP check passed; able to calculate space reqs; able to find install location; location type meets installation reqs; size of location is not too small; location free space is enough; location free space meets the recommendation  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    Callback_ValidateInstallDrive:-----------------------------------------------------------  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    Callback_ValidateInstallDrive:====== Does disk [0] offset [0x100000] meet installation reqs? ======  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0601ba] IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: Windows image size (from metadata) = [7115839602] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0601bb] IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: Windows image size (after padding) = [8632729930] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: Windows image contents: [8632729930] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: ~BT volume (estimate): [0] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: Install volume (estimate): [8632729930] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: ~LS volume (estimate w/o padding): [0] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    Callback_ValidateInstallDrive:Install volume -- required    free space = [8632729930] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    Callback_ValidateInstallDrive:Install volume -- recommended free space = [14205112650] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBSLIB DiskRegionSupportsCapability:Disk [0] is WARNED against capability [CanInstall] for the following reasons...  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBSLIB LogReasons: [WARNING reason for disk 0: CanInstall] This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu.  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBSLIB DiskSupportsCapability:The selected disk is supported but WARNED against for capability [CanInstall].  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    Callback_ValidateInstallDrive:Summary - CCP check passed; able to calculate space reqs; able to find install location; location type meets installation reqs; size of location is not too small; location free space is enough; location free space meets the recommendation  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    Callback_ValidateInstallDrive:-----------------------------------------------------------  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0a0035] UI     Allowing Page 'Install Type' to be shown  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0a0035] UI     Allowing Page 'Install Type' to be shown  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    Callback_ValidateInstallDrive:====== Does disk [0] offset [0x100000] meet installation reqs? ======  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0601ba] IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: Windows image size (from metadata) = [7115839602] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0601bb] IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: Windows image size (after padding) = [8632729930] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: Windows image contents: [8632729930] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: ~BT volume (estimate): [0] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: Install volume (estimate): [8632729930] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: ~LS volume (estimate w/o padding): [0] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    Callback_ValidateInstallDrive:Install volume -- required    free space = [8632729930] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    Callback_ValidateInstallDrive:Install volume -- recommended free space = [14205112650] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBSLIB DiskRegionSupportsCapability:Disk [0] is WARNED against capability [CanInstall] for the following reasons...  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBSLIB LogReasons: [WARNING reason for disk 0: CanInstall] This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu.  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBSLIB DiskSupportsCapability:The selected disk is supported but WARNED against for capability [CanInstall].  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    Callback_ValidateInstallDrive:Summary - CCP check passed; able to calculate space reqs; able to find install location; location type meets installation reqs; size of location is not too small; location free space is enough; location free space meets the recommendation  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    Callback_ValidateInstallDrive:-----------------------------------------------------------  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0a0035] UI     Allowing Page 'Install Type' to be shown  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0a0035] UI     Allowing Page 'Install Type' to be shown  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    Callback_ValidateInstallDrive:====== Does disk [0] offset [0x100000] meet installation reqs? ======  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0601ba] IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: Windows image size (from metadata) = [7115839602] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0601bb] IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: Windows image size (after padding) = [8632729930] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: Windows image contents: [8632729930] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: ~BT volume (estimate): [0] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: Install volume (estimate): [8632729930] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: ~LS volume (estimate w/o padding): [0] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    Callback_ValidateInstallDrive:Install volume -- required    free space = [8632729930] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    Callback_ValidateInstallDrive:Install volume -- recommended free space = [14205112650] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBSLIB DiskRegionSupportsCapability:Disk [0] is WARNED against capability [CanInstall] for the following reasons...  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBSLIB LogReasons: [WARNING reason for disk 0: CanInstall] This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu.  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBSLIB DiskSupportsCapability:The selected disk is supported but WARNED against for capability [CanInstall].  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    Callback_ValidateInstallDrive:Summary - CCP check passed; able to calculate space reqs; able to find install location; location type meets installation reqs; size of location is not too small; location free space is enough; location free space meets the recommendation  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info                  IBS    Callback_ValidateInstallDrive:-----------------------------------------------------------  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0a0035] UI     Allowing Page 'Install Type' to be shown  
    2009-01-14 09:58:19, Info       [0x0a0035] UI     Allowing Page 'Install Type' to be shown  
    2009-01-14 09:58:36, Info                  IBS    Callback_ValidateInstallDrive:====== Does disk [0] offset [0x100000] meet installation reqs? ======  
    2009-01-14 09:58:36, Info       [0x0601ba] IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: Windows image size (from metadata) = [7115839602] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:36, Info       [0x0601bb] IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: Windows image size (after padding) = [8632729930] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:36, Info                  IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: Windows image contents: [8632729930] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:36, Info                  IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: ~BT volume (estimate): [0] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:36, Info                  IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: Install volume (estimate): [8632729930] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:36, Info                  IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: ~LS volume (estimate w/o padding): [0] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:36, Info                  IBS    Callback_ValidateInstallDrive:Install volume -- required    free space = [8632729930] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:36, Info                  IBS    Callback_ValidateInstallDrive:Install volume -- recommended free space = [14205112650] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:36, Info                  IBSLIB DiskRegionSupportsCapability:Disk [0] is WARNED against capability [CanInstall] for the following reasons...  
    2009-01-14 09:58:36, Info                  IBSLIB LogReasons: [WARNING reason for disk 0: CanInstall] This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu.  
    2009-01-14 09:58:36, Info                  IBSLIB DiskSupportsCapability:The selected disk is supported but WARNED against for capability [CanInstall].  
    2009-01-14 09:58:36, Info                  IBS    Callback_ValidateInstallDrive:Summary - CCP check passed; able to calculate space reqs; able to find install location; location type meets installation reqs; size of location is not too small; location free space is enough; location free space meets the recommendation  
    2009-01-14 09:58:36, Info                  IBS    Callback_ValidateInstallDrive:-----------------------------------------------------------  
    2009-01-14 09:58:36, Info       [0x0a0035] UI     Allowing Page 'Install Type' to be shown  
    2009-01-14 09:58:36, Info       [0x0a0035] UI     Allowing Page 'Install Type' to be shown  
    2009-01-14 09:58:36, Info                  IBS    Callback_ValidateInstallDrive:====== Does disk [0] offset [0x100000] meet installation reqs? ======  
    2009-01-14 09:58:36, Info       [0x0601ba] IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: Windows image size (from metadata) = [7115839602] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:36, Info       [0x0601bb] IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: Windows image size (after padding) = [8632729930] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:36, Info                  IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: Windows image contents: [8632729930] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:36, Info                  IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: ~BT volume (estimate): [0] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:36, Info                  IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: Install volume (estimate): [8632729930] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:36, Info                  IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: ~LS volume (estimate w/o padding): [0] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:36, Info                  IBS    Callback_ValidateInstallDrive:Install volume -- required    free space = [8632729930] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:36, Info                  IBS    Callback_ValidateInstallDrive:Install volume -- recommended free space = [14205112650] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:36, Info                  IBSLIB DiskRegionSupportsCapability:Disk [0] is WARNED against capability [CanInstall] for the following reasons...  
    2009-01-14 09:58:36, Info                  IBSLIB LogReasons: [WARNING reason for disk 0: CanInstall] This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu.  
    2009-01-14 09:58:36, Info                  IBSLIB DiskSupportsCapability:The selected disk is supported but WARNED against for capability [CanInstall].  
    2009-01-14 09:58:36, Info                  IBS    Callback_ValidateInstallDrive:Summary - CCP check passed; able to calculate space reqs; able to find install location; location type meets installation reqs; size of location is not too small; location free space is enough; location free space meets the recommendation  
    2009-01-14 09:58:36, Info                  IBS    Callback_ValidateInstallDrive:-----------------------------------------------------------  
    2009-01-14 09:58:36, Info       [0x0a0035] UI     Allowing Page 'Install Type' to be shown  
    2009-01-14 09:58:36, Info       [0x0a0035] UI     Allowing Page 'Install Type' to be shown  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info       [0x0a0035] UI     Allowing Page 'Install Type' to be shown  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info       [0x0a0047] UI     DiskPart = 0x1 
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBS    Callback_ValidateInstallDrive:====== Does disk [0] offset [0x100000] meet installation reqs? ======  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info       [0x0601ba] IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: Windows image size (from metadata) = [7115839602] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info       [0x0601bb] IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: Windows image size (after padding) = [8632729930] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: Windows image contents: [8632729930] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: ~BT volume (estimate): [0] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: Install volume (estimate): [8632729930] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBS    DiskSpaceReqs: ~LS volume (estimate w/o padding): [0] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBS    Callback_ValidateInstallDrive:Install volume -- required    free space = [8632729930] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBS    Callback_ValidateInstallDrive:Install volume -- recommended free space = [14205112650] bytes  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBSLIB DiskRegionSupportsCapability:Disk [0] is WARNED against capability [CanInstall] for the following reasons...  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBSLIB LogReasons: [WARNING reason for disk 0: CanInstall] This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu.  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBSLIB DiskSupportsCapability:The selected disk is supported but WARNED against for capability [CanInstall].  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBS    Callback_ValidateInstallDrive:Summary - CCP check passed; able to calculate space reqs; able to find install location; location type meets installation reqs; size of location is not too small; location free space is enough; location free space meets the recommendation  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBS    Callback_ValidateInstallDrive:-----------------------------------------------------------  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    GetSystemDiskNTPath: Unable to get required buffer size for system disk from BCD APIs; status = 0xc0000452 
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Error      [0x06069e] IBS    GetMachineInfo:Couldn't find boot disk on this BIOS-based computer  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBSLIB CanBeSystemVolume: Volume at disk [0] offset [0x100000] doesn't meet criteria for system volumes...  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBSLIB DiskRegionSupportsCapability:Disk [0] is BLOCKED against capability [CanBeSystemVolume] for the following reasons...  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBSLIB LogReasons: [BLOCKING reason for disk 0: CanBeSystemVolume] The selected disk is not the computer's boot disk.  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBSLIB DiskRegionSupportsCapability:Disk [0] is WARNED against capability [CanBeSystemVolume] for the following reasons...  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBSLIB LogReasons: [WARNING reason for disk 0: CanBeSystemVolume] This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu.  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBSLIB CanBeSystemVolume: Volume at disk [0] offset [0x0] doesn't meet criteria for system volumes...  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBSLIB DiskRegionSupportsCapability:Disk [0] is BLOCKED against capability [CanBeSystemVolume] for the following reasons...  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBSLIB LogReasons: [BLOCKING reason for disk 0: CanBeSystemVolume] The selected disk is not the computer's boot disk.  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBSLIB DiskRegionSupportsCapability:Disk [0] is WARNED against capability [CanBeSystemVolume] for the following reasons...  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBSLIB LogReasons: [WARNING reason for disk 0: CanBeSystemVolume] This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu.  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBSLIB DiskRegionSupportsCapability:Region on disk [0] (offset = [0x0]) is BLOCKED against capability [CanBeSystemVolume] for the following reasons...  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBSLIB LogReasons: [BLOCKING reason for {disk 0 offset 0x0}: CanBeSystemVolume] The partition is too small.  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBSLIB CanBeSystemVolume: Volume at disk [0] offset [0x7e00] doesn't meet criteria for system volumes...  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBSLIB DiskRegionSupportsCapability:Disk [0] is BLOCKED against capability [CanBeSystemVolume] for the following reasons...  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBSLIB LogReasons: [BLOCKING reason for disk 0: CanBeSystemVolume] The selected disk is not the computer's boot disk.  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBSLIB DiskRegionSupportsCapability:Disk [0] is WARNED against capability [CanBeSystemVolume] for the following reasons...  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBSLIB LogReasons: [WARNING reason for disk 0: CanBeSystemVolume] This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu.  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBSLIB DiskRegionSupportsCapability:Region on disk [0] (offset = [0x7e00]) is BLOCKED against capability [CanBeSystemVolume] for the following reasons...  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBSLIB LogReasons: [BLOCKING reason for {disk 0 offset 0x7e00}: CanBeSystemVolume] The partition is too small.  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBSLIB CanBeSystemVolume: Volume at disk [0] offset [0x12a1d00000] doesn't meet criteria for system volumes...  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBSLIB DiskRegionSupportsCapability:Disk [0] is BLOCKED against capability [CanBeSystemVolume] for the following reasons...  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBSLIB LogReasons: [BLOCKING reason for disk 0: CanBeSystemVolume] The selected disk is not the computer's boot disk.  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBSLIB DiskRegionSupportsCapability:Disk [0] is WARNED against capability [CanBeSystemVolume] for the following reasons...  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBSLIB LogReasons: [WARNING reason for disk 0: CanBeSystemVolume] This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu.  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBSLIB DiskRegionSupportsCapability:Region on disk [0] (offset = [0x12a1d00000]) is BLOCKED against capability [CanBeSystemVolume] for the following reasons...  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBSLIB LogReasons: [BLOCKING reason for {disk 0 offset 0x12a1d00000}: CanBeSystemVolume] The partition is too small.  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBSLIB CanBeSystemVolume: Volume at disk [0] offset [0x100000] doesn't meet criteria for system volumes...  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBSLIB DiskRegionSupportsCapability:Disk [0] is BLOCKED against capability [CanBeSystemVolume] for the following reasons...  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBSLIB LogReasons: [BLOCKING reason for disk 0: CanBeSystemVolume] The selected disk is not the computer's boot disk.  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBSLIB DiskRegionSupportsCapability:Disk [0] is WARNED against capability [CanBeSystemVolume] for the following reasons...  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBSLIB LogReasons: [WARNING reason for disk 0: CanBeSystemVolume] This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu.  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info                  IBSLIB Remedy was applied for said disk rule  
    2009-01-14 09:58:38, Info       [0x0a0035] UI     Allowing Page 'Install Type' to be shown  
     

    Any help (besides the obvious: install on a SATA drive!)?

    Thanks!
    Bob
    Wednesday, January 14, 2009 1:28 PM

All replies

  •  My default trouble shooting steps in these cases are:

    1) check if there is a bios update for the motherboard.
    2) See if in the bios the sata can be put into legacy ide mode.
        (this will sometimes stops hangs if there are no sata drives connected)
    3) See if master slave settings are correct on the installed ide (pata) devices
    4) Partition and format with Vista install disk or other utility and reinstall without Windows 7 setup doing any partition or formatting

    Hope you can fix you're problem
    Wednesday, January 14, 2009 1:45 PM
  • fx-85n,

    To address you points:
    1) The BIOS version is F8, which is the latest available.
    2) Tried that (forgot to mention in the post). Didn't work.
    3) The drive is master & dvd slave. No problems there.
    4) Trying to install on the already formatted partition also fails.
    The install doesn't hang. It just refuses to install. This seems to some sort of BIOS detection problem.

    Yours,
    Bob
    Wednesday, January 14, 2009 2:06 PM
  • Rereading you're first post you tell "I disconnected the SATA drives to test Windows"
    Did you just remove the power cable from the drives?
    Or also remove de sata connectors?

    1) Most bios you can Refresh with the option Reset Configuration Data
    2) Load Fail-Safe Defaults

    If these staps in the dark won't work.
    It must be windows 7 driver that is unable to see a boot drive, but still let you format.

    You also can try to see if Vista or Windows xp will install in the current stat of you're computer

    Let's go for round 2 ;)
    Thursday, January 15, 2009 11:24 PM
  • Bob.

    The Win7 installer seems to have difficulty with HDD hierachy, so may I suggest that you promote the drive you intend to install to from its current IDE channel to the first one, or simply disconnect the data and power cables for all other drives until your install has completed successfully. You can then re-connect the other HDDs.

    Be aware that Win7 may BSOD on booting from your new install if you have AHCI enabled in your BIOS. Just disable it and all should be well.

    I hope that helps, and good luck.

    Andy.
    Friday, January 16, 2009 3:30 AM
  • I have a Dell XPS 9000  i7 system with windows 7, that I am trying to put a 1TB WD Black drive.  I'm having this exact problem.  Even when I disconnect my current OS drive and only have the 1TB drive, still genrates this message.  I can format, partition, name the partions etc...just can load OS to it.
    Sunday, December 20, 2009 10:53 PM