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Windows 7: setup was unable to create a new system partition.


24 Dec 2012   #1

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

HI,
Yesterday i want to install windows 7 on my laptop but when i format Local disk C and click next it says setup was unable to create a new system partition.

I boot through Pen Drive. I dont have a dvd rw(not working) and i have Data on other drives[/COLOR]...
please tell me solution..without wiping data and with wiping data ..plzz


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24 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Since this is a laptop, it should have the factory default hidden partition with the vendors software to restore laptop back to factory condition, the day you first turned it on.
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24 Dec 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

Back up your data, Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup to enable Legacy BIOS if present. Next check BIOS Boot order for an EFI Boot Disk and if present remove it, set DVD drive first to boot, HD second. Then set SATA controller to AHCI. Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.
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26 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

when should i press shift+f10?
after restarting???
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26 Dec 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Trigger the flash stick by setting it first to boot in BIOS setup, or use the one-time BIOS BOot menu key at boot.

Once installer loads, at first screen asking for language, instead press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box.
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26 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

my dvd drive is not working.. as i said before
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26 Dec 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

use a win live to get your data then do what you should,
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13 Jan 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i did d steps u said but still it is showing same error mesage..
even i deleted all partition nd made a new single one once after i tried ur method but also same error ..
what to do next
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13 Jan 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

and that bios seting ,im not geting loacation in my lapi..where r they?
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13 Jan 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

just search bios setting in google to see where it is,
this post is for 2 weeks ago,
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