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Windows 7: Unable to create new system partition?

30 May 2013   #1
onlinegamesnz

Windows 7 home
 
 
Unable to create new system partition?

Hi, i am trying to reinstall Windows 7 after playing around with ****** ubuntu lol. Will never go there again.

I am getting the error

"setup was unable to create a new system partition"

I have installed Windows 7 before and if i remember correctly it was from USB but may have been from CD. I am unable to create a install CD as the only other computer i have is my trusty little netbook which does not have a CD rom drive.

I have tried re formatting the drive in NTFS and confirmed in disk part the the drive was a NTFS file system but still no luck.
I have a HP DC7800P
Sata HDD and all other stock.

Have removed all USB other then keyboard, mouse and USB drive with install. Tried all USB ports with USB stick.

Any ideas greatly appreciated!

Thanks!


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30 May 2013   #2
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Are you booting from usb stick with win7 installer on it?
  1. Set your PC to boot from USB via BIOS
  2. Put the USB 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 x <ENTER> (replace x with correct drive letter!)
    clean<ENTER>
    create partition primary align=1024 <ENTER>
    format fs=ntfs label="Win7" quick<ENTER>
    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
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31 May 2013   #3
onlinegamesnz

Windows 7 home
 
 

Thanks for the reply, however it has created a single volume on disk 0 but still displays the same error. I am unable to go any further?

Any ideas? I previously had Ubuntu 13.04 installed, was thinking maybe the filesystem is still a journaling file system but then windows wouldnt see it rright?

Really really stuck now nothing i can find helps!

Thanks!

Error: "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The computers hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disks controller is enabled is the computers BIOS menu."
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31 May 2013   #4
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by onlinegamesnz View Post
Thanks for the reply, however it has created a single volume on disk 0 but still displays the same error. I am unable to go any further?

Any ideas? I previously had Ubuntu 13.04 installed, was thinking maybe the filesystem is still a journaling file system but then windows wouldnt see it rright?

Really really stuck now nothing i can find helps!

Thanks!

Error: "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The computers hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disks controller is enabled is the computers BIOS menu."
Do you have more then ONE physical disk connected to system?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 May 2013   #5
onlinegamesnz

Windows 7 home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by onlinegamesnz View Post
Thanks for the reply, however it has created a single volume on disk 0 but still displays the same error. I am unable to go any further?

Any ideas? I previously had Ubuntu 13.04 installed, was thinking maybe the filesystem is still a journaling file system but then windows wouldnt see it rright?

Really really stuck now nothing i can find helps!

Thanks!

Error: "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The computers hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disks controller is enabled is the computers BIOS menu."
Do you have more then ONE physical disk connected to system?
No, I have

1x 75GB Sata HDD
1x CD/DVD ROM

and also the USB drive im using to install off

Thanks!
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31 May 2013   #6
gregrocker

 

I'd borrow a PC to burn the latest official ISO to DVD using tool in Steps 1 and 2 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Run a full Disk Check from the installer's Command Line in System Recovery Options followed by the HD maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan.

The problem could be the USB adapter. You can try writing a new ISO using UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive. Check in BIOS setup that Legacy USB and all other USB settings are enabled. If you have any questions about these post back with a camera snap if possible.
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31 May 2013   #7
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

He did sent me a private message. I did let hem do:
  1. Clean the internal harddisk
  2. Make a 9GB primary partition on internal harddisk
  3. Let him mark it active
  4. Bootsect to make the bootsector on it and MBR bootcode
  5. Xcopy E:\ C:\ /r /i /c /h /c /o /p /y (to copy all from E to C)
After that boot from harddisk (usb detached).
  1. Clean install win7 in unallocated space
  2. Easybcd to move the bootmanager to win7 partition
  3. Mark win7 ACTIVE. reboot
  4. Cleanup BCD menu (it was dual boot with win7setup)
  5. Delete 9GB partition
  6. Resize win7 partition using partition magic
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