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Windows 7: Fail: Install Win7 from USB


21 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Fail: Install Win7 from USB

Hey

First of all, i'm german, so please execuse me for my bad english.

Now, spot on the problem

This PC here:
Builder: Dell
Type: Optilex 755
CPU: P5
RAM: 1024 MB
HDD: 150 GB

i want to install Windows 7 Prof, cause there's only a CD ROM Drive, i have to boot it from USB.

The Windows 7 Installation Assistent popped up and all seems to work correctly.
NOWWWW !!!!

At the point where you can choose the Partition on which you want to install Windows 7, it fails.

"System partition could not be created or found"



Some Information to regard: In BIOS the hard disk is set on top of the boot priority




thanks taccu


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21 Sep 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Taccu.


Let's try to get this sorted for you.



You are trying to install from ...

USB or DVD

When you get to the dialog box like in this snip below there's nothing listed at all?
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21 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Your post is very confusing.

If you want to boot from usb, usb should be at the top of the boot priority list in the bios.

Is there an option to boot from usb at all in your bios?
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22 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

so sorry for my confusing post

my harddisk is set on top of the boot priority and usb as 2nd.

anyway it boots from usb.

http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...-partition.jpg

so if i click on "Next" this error occurs "System partition could not be created or found"


Clear?
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22 Sep 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Check for newer BIOS version update, set SATA controller in BIOS setup to AHCI first, then IDE if necessary.

If update not available, then clear the CMOS: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixthe.../clearcmos.htm


Try wiping the HD, creating a partition, format and set to active. Boot installer, press Shift F10 at bootup or select Repair console to open Command Line, type:
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (or Windows 7 HD #)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
FORMAT
ACTIVE
EXIT
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22 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

ok

i installed a dvd drive, took the original Windows 7 dvd and the installation worked.

So something must be wrong with the usb stick.

Will make some tests.
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22 Sep 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Well I'm glad to see you have it sorted and thanks for the update.
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22 Sep 2010   #8

 
 

1 thing I noticed was that the image you posted was only of a 20GB drive so somewhere it's reading your partitions incorrectly which could be an error with the USB stick. Let us know how you get on using Windows 7 now you've got it installed. Also, try to format the USB stick in Windows 7 (if you have no critical data on it) and see if Windows produces any error report.


OS
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22 Sep 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
1 thing I noticed was that the image you posted was only of a 20GB drive so somewhere it's reading your partitions incorrectly which could be an error with the USB stick. Let us know how you get on using Windows 7 now you've got it installed. Also, try to format the USB stick in Windows 7 (if you have no critical data on it) and see if Windows produces any error report.


OS


Hello Jeff.



He just re-posted the same snip I put up of a VB install for a visual aid, look at my post #2 above.

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22 Sep 2010   #10

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
He just re-posted the same snip I put up of a VB install for a visual aid, look at my post #2 above.

ah, now I see

But still, my other advice stands
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