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

27 Dec 2013   #71
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Are you installing windows to it`s own dedicated hard drive ? Did you delete the partitions down to unallocated space ?

Once you do that you simply click next and the install will begin.

You have to boot from the dvd, put the dvd in the tray and restart the pc, when you see the words "Press any key to boot from dvd" press any key and the install will begin, it sounds like you`re already in windows when you try to start the install.

Clean Install Windows 7


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27 Dec 2013   #72
MaksimSDimov

Windows Home x64
 
 

Thanks for your quick reply.

To answer your question: Yes, I'm installing Windows to a dedicated SSD.

Also, I have tried deleting the partitions of that SSD down to unallocated space, but sadly that didn't work either and the installer showed the same message I described in my previous post.
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27 Dec 2013   #73
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yes, this can happen to a new ssd, happened to me with my 1st ssd, boy that was fun.

SSD Alignment


WHS is our expert on installing to an ssd. I will PM him to see if he can help.

Meanwhile, read the Tutorial please

If your current windows 7 is on the hard drive, you need to set up your ssd 1st as explained in the tutorial. It needs to be aligned.
It`s real easy to do.
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27 Dec 2013   #74
MaksimSDimov

Windows Home x64
 
 

Thanks for the help.

The wierd thing is that when i first built this PC, Windows installed without any problems. After a while I installed Ubuntu and when I wanted to revert back to Windows 7, this issue arised. I have no idea why it's happening. When I first tried to make a bootable USB drive via Ubuntu, the installer started showing a "Missing CD/DVD driver" error, even though I don't have a CD/DVD device. Then once I made the USB drive via the Windows 7 USB - DVD tool, it didn't give this error, but it started showing the current one.

What's even stranger is that it won't even install on my HDD, no matter how much I format it.


EDIT: Tried the alignment tutorial and that didn't work either.
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27 Dec 2013   #75
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Ugh, why didn`t you mention you had Ubuntu involved ? That brings up a whole nother set of issues

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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27 Dec 2013   #76
MaksimSDimov

Windows Home x64
 
 

Whoops. Sorry about that.

As I said, I tried both clean and clean all to no avail. Other things that I have tried are: switching SATA mode from AHCI to IDE, disconnecting unneeded hard drives, switching USB ports, when (if) asked for CD/DVD drivers installing SATA drivers for the motherboard, resetting BIOS settings to default, using other ISO's. All of the above lead to the same problem.
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27 Dec 2013   #77
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If the install asks for sata drivers it`s usually a bad burn job.

I have never, ever once had windows ask me to install sata drivers during an install, not even with xp on new hardware.

Hopefully Greg will join in with some ideas.

The 1 thing you can`t do is start making a bunch of changes to the bios, once you`ve installed windows in the past (in this instance) it worked fine, so don`t start changing things, the problem is with the hard drive or the dvd`s your using, have these dvd`s worked fine before ?
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27 Dec 2013   #78
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MaksimSDimov View Post
Thanks for the help.

The wierd thing is that when i first built this PC, Windows installed without any problems. After a while I installed Ubuntu and when I wanted to revert back to Windows 7, this issue arised. I have no idea why it's happening. When I first tried to make a bootable USB drive via Ubuntu, the installer started showing a "Missing CD/DVD driver" error, even though I don't have a CD/DVD device. Then once I made the USB drive via the Windows 7 USB - DVD tool, it didn't give this error, but it started showing the current one.

What's even stranger is that it won't even install on my HDD, no matter how much I format it.


EDIT: Tried the alignment tutorial and that didn't work either.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Ugh, why didn`t you mention you had Ubuntu involved ? That brings up a whole nother set of issues

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MaksimSDimov View Post
Whoops. Sorry about that.

As I said, I tried both clean and clean all to no avail. Other things that I have tried are: switching SATA mode from AHCI to IDE, disconnecting unneeded hard drives, switching USB ports, when (if) asked for CD/DVD drivers installing SATA drivers for the motherboard, resetting BIOS settings to default, using other ISO's. All of the above lead to the same problem.
Never use CLEAN ALL on a SSD.

1) Boot CD or DVD & open a command prompt.
Command Prompt at Startup

Try one
2) type> fixmbr

Try two
3)type> bootsect /nt60 SYS /mbr
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27 Dec 2013   #79
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Thank You Ray
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27 Dec 2013   #80
MaksimSDimov

Windows Home x64
 
 

fixmbr returns: 'fixmbr' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
bootsect /nt60 SYS /mbr says that the requested system device can't be found. Disconnecting all other hard drives and running the command with ALL instead of SYS is successful, although doesn't make any difference when it comes to fixing the error.
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