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

25 Jul 2013   #51
gregrocker

 

Who advised to use Clean All command which is overkill? The specified command is Clean which takes seconds and gives the same wipe of the boot sector which is the concern here.

Did you follow all of the steps in Post #47 above?

If it fails write the Pro ISO to stick using a new ISO and the tool in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to remove the installer from the equation.

If these fail test your HD with the maker's HD Diagnostic followed by Disk Check if you can make a partition.


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26 Jul 2013   #52
savesheep

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Post #6 said to use clean all command.

What I wound up doing is burning a DVD to install from there instead of using the USB stick. For whatever reason, the exact same ISO on the dvd had no problems installing when the USB stick would fail.
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26 Jul 2013   #53
gregrocker

 

Sometimes it's necessary to use UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive.

I'm sorry about the misinformation in Post #6 which wasted so much of your time. He must have missed one of the discussions we've had about Clean All being overkill except to make data unrecoverable by most all but forensics methods. Diskpart Clean All debate thread
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21 Sep 2013   #54
Quork

Win 7 64 bit
 
 
Only worked the first time

I tried this and it worked. However I got another error later, so I started again. The second time ti wouldn't work! I keep on getting the same error (setup was unable to create a new system partition etc)
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21 Sep 2013   #55
RobinHood

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Quork View Post
I tried this and it worked. However I got another error later, so I started again. The second time ti wouldn't work! I keep on getting the same error (setup was unable to create a new system partition etc)
1) fdisk your hdd ( remember, youre going to loose everything )
2) re-partition
3) full-format ( to hide bad sectors if there are)
4) install
5) solved ;-)

PS: DO ALL OF THIS ON THE SAME PC/LAPTOP THAT YOURE GOING TO USE, AS EACH PC'S BIOS CAN READ THE HDD DIFFERENTLY...CAUSING ERRORS WHEN PUTING A HDD AFTER FDISKING/FORMATING FROM 1 PC TO ANOTHER!
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21 Sep 2013   #56
ibnali

32 win 7
 
 

1 billion thanks hArLtRoN
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21 Sep 2013   #57
vrider

Windows 7 Professional SP1
 
 

I've been trying to do a fresh install of Windows 7 on my Lenovo X200 laptop so I followed the steps in Post #47. I've also used UltraISO software to create the bootable USB. Boot order is set to USB HDD followed by ATA HDD0 (Hitachi), but I am stuck at the Install screen with the following error -

"Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See the Setup log files for more information."

I had an Windows 7 installed on this laptop until yesterday and wanted to do a fresh install, so I ended up deleting the partition and formatting it from the boot screen. Not sure what went wrong after that!
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21 Sep 2013   #58
gregrocker

 

Is the BIOS set to UEFI? If so are you following the special steps in UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums and UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows ?

Set the HDD first to boot, then trigger the flash stick to boot using the Lenovo one-time BIOS Boot Menu key.

Did you successfully create and mark Active the partition using the Diskpart commands in Step 2.2 of SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation? Does the partition show up in Diskpart? Does it show up during install on the drive selection screen?

Does the HD show up at all during install? Does it show up in BIOS setup? If not try reinstalling the HD to get it to show up, or if necessary replace the HD.

If the HD shows up then test your HD with the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan, followed by a full Disk Check on the partition you defined.
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25 Sep 2013   #59
andy007

windows 7
 
 

I keep getting this below.....
it says Disc 0 partition 1 total size 55.9gb free, then the caution sign at the bottom says Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See the setup log files for more information.....No idea what next?



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hArLtRoN View Post
  1. Set your PC to boot from DVD via BIOS
  2. Put the DVD in and let it load until you get to this screen:
  3. Once at this screen, press: (SHIFT+F10) to get a CMD window
  4. MAKE SURE YOU SELECT THE DRIVE YOUR INSTALLING WINDOWS TO NOT ANOTHER. In the CMD window, type in Each Command and Press <ENTER> Key as follows:

    DiskPart <ENTER>
    list disk <ENTER>
    select disk 0 <ENTER>
    clean all <ENTER> (Will Take a While)
    create partition primary align=1024 <ENTER>
    format fs=ntfs <ENTER> (Will Take a While)
    assign <ENTER>
    active <ENTER>
    exit <ENTER>
    exit <ENTER>
  5. After it completes, exit the INSTALL COMPLETELY and reboot.
  6. Once you are back in, go about installing Windows just DO NOT ALLOW Windows to create a new partition, use the only one there.
  7. Windows will now install
Hope this helps! Post back if you need further instructions or help
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25 Sep 2013   #60
gregrocker

 

Waiting for reply to the steps I gave you above....
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