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RE: Alienware X51 R2 formatting hard drive

There is no File System on a blank drive with no partitions.

Not sure why you are messing with Win-7 still. From a working PC, you can create a Win-10 ISO bootable flash-drive installer.

Might also be your BIOS settings:

For Win7 try: Legacy, AHCI, SecureBoot-OFF

For Win8/Win10 try: UEFI, AHCI, SecureBoot-ON

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