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

27 Dec 2013   #81
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Is it possible to post a picture of Disk Management. Then we have a clearer picture of what's going on.


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27 Dec 2013   #82
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Try this.
Open diskpart.

For Legacy:
type> list disk
Select disk 0
Clean
Convert mbr

For UEFI:
type> list disk
Select disk 0
Clean
Convert gpt
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27 Dec 2013   #83
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I don`t think he`s been able to install windows yet, Wolfgang. That`s his issue right now.
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27 Dec 2013   #84
MaksimSDimov

Windows Home x64
 
 

Yes, I currently have no OS on that machine.
I saw a suggestion in another thread to use RUFUS to make the USB drive for UEFI systems and I'm going to try that to see if it works. Then if it doesn't, I'm going to try what theog suggested in post #82.

Thank you all for your patience and suggestions.
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27 Dec 2013   #85
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Use the bootable CD of Partition Wizard (last box on the website). Burn that .iso to CD and boot with that CD. Then take a readable picture with a camera and post that here. It should look something like this:


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27 Dec 2013   #86
gregrocker

 

UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

Yes Rufus is required unless you do the manual edit shown in the Second Option. I'd use Rufus.

Then follow UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums.

If deleting all partitions doesn't work and you don't want to waste any more time on the UEFI crapware then I'd do what always works which is to Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7.
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08 Feb 2014   #87
Okaka

Windows 7 HomeBasic x64
 
 
Lost Partition

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 <ENTER>
    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
I followed This and now i seem to have lost my Ubuntu partition of 30 GB that's After installing Windows again, now i am missing 30 GB and it cant be located by use of partition manager
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08 Feb 2014   #88
Okaka

Windows 7 HomeBasic x64
 
 
Lost Partition

I followed This and now i seem to have lost my Ubuntu partition of 30 GB that's After installing Windows again, now i am missing 30 GB and it cant be located by use of partition manager

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08 Feb 2014   #89
gregrocker

 

Unfortunately running Diskpart Clean All command as suggested by Harltron wipes the hard drive clean. This is why it is effective for installation problems, but there should have been more of a warning in his post.

In the middle of this thread I corrected that the command used should be Diskpart Clean command which only takes seconds and is as effective as the longer Clean All command for installation issues but doesn't require hours to write zeros to every sector - which is only really needed to make data unrecoverable by all but forensics means. I also warned that it is destructive so to back up all data.

I am sorry you missed the warning.
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10 Feb 2014   #90
Okaka

Windows 7 HomeBasic x64
 
 

I don't mind bout the data deletion that has occurred but my problem became that i am not able to get the 30 GB and cant locate it even when i use Partition managers...meaning my hard drive is now 470 GB instead of 500 GB.
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