Initialize disk using disk partition with no operating system

dade658

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I have a new Drive for my toshiba sattelite lap top run ing win 7 pro but i cant load the operatng system on it because it says to initalise the disc.
can i do this from disc partation if so how do i do that
 

USAFRet

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We need a clearer explanation of what you have going on here.

Your laptop is already running Win 7?
And you want to install the OS on a new drive?

How are you trying to install this?
Step by step of what you're doing. In as much detail as you can give.
 

dade658

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i had a hdd failure on my win 7 Toshiba Satellite Laptop model P755-S5215 i installed the new hdd and then inserted a new windows 7 pro disc and then the next screen that pops up is
Tosiba Recovery Wisard

< Recovery Of Factory Default Software >

But i am not using the factory software because the disc was damaged, so i got a branded version of Dell win 7 Pro.
the wizard says that it is
preparing
-------------------------------------------------------'-----------------

Initializing the partition. please wait, that was 2 hours ago.
And i can not get beyond that point.
 

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