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

26 Oct 2012   #1
bayeasy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Setup was unable to create a new system partition

While im trying to do a fresh install of windows 7 i get this error, please help


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26 Oct 2012   #2
hArLtRoN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums.

What you are going to want to do is create the partition BEFORE you start installing Windows 7.
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26 Oct 2012   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Why are you reinstalling?


Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure
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26 Oct 2012   #4
bayeasy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hArLtRoN View Post
Welcome to Seven Forums.

What you are going to want to do is create the partition BEFORE you start installing Windows 7.
How can i do this if i cant boot my old os because it got so messed up?
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26 Oct 2012   #5
bayeasy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Why are you reinstalling?


Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

and im reinstalling cause some of my reg got messed up with alot of my drives and windows was really corrputed, i also had vista and i wanted windows 7 because i like it alot better
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26 Oct 2012   #6
hArLtRoN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

  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
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26 Oct 2012   #7
bayeasy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

trying it out now
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26 Oct 2012   #8
hArLtRoN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Let us know how it goes
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26 Oct 2012   #9
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Follow the steps in this tutorial for preparing your HDD, before trying to reinstall Windows 7 again.
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26 Oct 2012   #10
hArLtRoN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Follow the steps in this tutorial for preparing your HDD, before trying to reinstall Windows 7 again.
This is very similar to what I said.
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