This is a fresh Windows 7 install on a 500GB HDD (previously used under XP)
In the BIOS the Storage is configured as: Raid. Obviously I have the right raid ICH10R drivers
from Asus (they are on a USB drive)
Installation starts, Windows sees the disk, I specify the drivers, BUT when I click Next, I get: Setup was unable to create a new system partition.......
I can delete the partition, create a new one, format it, BUT when I click Next, I get: Setup was unable to create a new system partition.......
I used Gparted to delete the partition, and tried again - no luck
I used Seagate tools to zero the disk (sort of low level format) - no luck
If I try to install on a brand new 1TB HDD following the same steps, it installs fine...
Both drives are Sata II and I used the same Sata port (only one disk at a time)
I can bet the disk is fully functional because, if I try to install Windows XP SP3 on the same 500GB used disk it also works fine... WHAT
Windows 7 accepts only new drives, this is ridiculous
....from Microsoft I ran out of ideas. Please help !!!!. I think I'm about to get c r a z y.