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


14 Aug 2013   #1
Anesthetic

Windows
 
 
Setup was unable to create a new system partition

Hello all!

I have installed windows countless times and this is the first time I have ever run into this problem. Yes, I have read countless forums on this; however, none of them help at all.

I unplugged all USB devices etc. Being that this is the first time something like this has happened, I don't even know where to begin.

I just purchased this brand new HDD today, and Windows decides it doesn't feel like installing.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Aug 2013   #2
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

I'm no expert on this, but, with just installing one extra HDD inside the case you have to make sure which one's goin to be the master and which one's goin' to be the slave. It depends on how you connect/set the ribbon cable.

You don't offer much in the way of specs except you have x4 HDD's? and your talkin' USB?

You have given us absolutely no architecture on how your system is set up with these x4 HDD's.

One item that would really help is a screenshot of your disk management: Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

This link will take you to the beginning of the HDD tutorials: Windows 7 - Tutorial Index There might be something there that may help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Aug 2013   #3
Anesthetic

Windows
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
I'm no expert on this, but, with just installing one extra HDD inside the case you have to make sure which one's goin to be the master and which one's goin' to be the slave. It depends on how you connect/set the ribbon cable.

You don't offer much in the way of specs except you have x4 HDD's? and your talkin' USB?

You have given us absolutely no architecture on how your system is set up with these x4 HDD's.

One item that would really help is a screenshot of your disk management: Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

This link will take you to the beginning of the HDD tutorials: Windows 7 - Tutorial Index There might be something there that may help.
I'm so sorry for not being specific! However, I solved the problem. I just disconnected the second internal HDD that was in my system and the Windows 7 OS installed perfectly fine.

Thank you so much for replying!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Aug 2013   #4
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Your welcome, I'm glad to hear you were able to sort that out.

I had a long day that ended this morning installing a new printer and my reply was the only thing I could think of, (burn out).
Removing the cabling to any HDD not receiving the OS is another requirement. I hope it was something I said that helped jog your memory.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Aug 2013   #5
Anesthetic

Windows
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Your welcome, I'm glad to hear you were able to sort that out.

I had a long day that ended this morning installing a new printer and my reply was the only thing I could think of, (burn out).
Removing the cabling to any HDD not receiving the OS is another requirement. I hope it was something I said that helped jog your memory.
You were definitely of assistance! Thanks
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