Install Failure: Windows cannot be installed to disk 0 partition 1.
CPU: Intel Q6600
MB: MSI Neo2 FIR (intel P35 and ICH9R)
HDD: 2x 640GB SATA (empty)
I had the same problem. On a new build, ASUS P8Z68-V/Gen4, I a pulled a WD 1TB Sata HDD from another computer I had and put it into my new computer. The drive was previously used just as a data drive, not a boot disk. Win 7 didn't want load on it.
I followed the instructions posted by BenFreefly (although abbreviated slightly) and it worked. For reference, here are the steps;
1) After Windows gives you the error, hit SHIFT-F10 to get to the command prompt.
2) From command prompt enter the following commands:
select disk 0 (your disk may be a different number)
create partition primary
exit (exits diskpart)
exit (exits command prompt)
3) Click on Refresh
4) Windows now sees the disk as a primary disk
5) Select the disk and click Next.
From there, Windows will extract files and the install will boot several times.
Wow, that's weird, this is my answer that has been deleted