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Windows 7: Setup was unable to create a new system partition - Installation Error


29 Dec 2011   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post

If it's taken 3 hours I would test the HD using maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan.
Do you scan the HD Drive?


If NO, I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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29 Dec 2011   #12

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Hello,

I am in office now and will run the test once I reach home and will let you know the result.

One question, I think it took 3 hours to complete because mine is 5400RPM hard drive whereas the usual ones are 7200RPM. Also, if you could tell me whether the error message is because I am trying to install via USB and not through the disk?

Thanking you
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29 Dec 2011   #13
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That's why I suggested you run the HD Diagnostics extended CD scan when you reported this yesterday.

Confirm the ISO integrity or download another, then write to flash stick using Universal USB Installer
with Windows 7 in dropdown menu. Boot stick under USB, Removable or HD's using the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key at boot. Set HD first to boot in BIOS setup.

Test also your RAM - Test with Memtest86+
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30 Dec 2011   #14

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
That's why I suggested you run the HD Diagnostics extended CD scan when you reported this yesterday.

Confirm the ISO integrity or download another, then write to flash stick using Universal USB Installer
with Windows 7 in dropdown menu. Boot stick under USB, Removable or HD's using the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key at boot. Set HD first to boot in BIOS setup.

Test also your RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Thanks you very much. It worked finally.

I did not do HDD scan. I tried the Universal USB installer and it worked with it. Before, I had made my USB as bootable and copied the contents of the Windows 7 disk to the USB and it was not working. But, as per your suggestion, I made an ISO of the disk and then used the Universal USB installer. I booted from USB and it worked. I am using Windows 7 now.

Thanks again and Wish you all a Very Happy New Year!!!

You guys are the best
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26 Feb 2013   #15

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I had the same problem and this is how I solved it. (Now I tried 2 different solutions at the same time and I am not sure which one actually solved the problem. So let me mention both approaches.)

1. Instead of using an automated solution like WiNToBootic to create the bootable USB thumb drive I used the most commonly used manual method.

2. I noticed that the thumb drive was formatted using FAT32. Which I reformatted using NTFS before making it bootable and copying the Windows 7 setup files into it.

Hope this will help if you are struggling with the same issue.
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