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Windows 7: New SATA hard drive, cant install Windows.

12 Feb 2014   #1
block215

 
 
New SATA hard drive, cant install Windows.

My old IDE system drive failed so I bought a new Seagate SATA drive and windows wont install. During the installation process I get the dreaded 'setup was unable to create a new system partition...' message and I cant escape it. I currently have no windows installed so I only have the CMD to work with...please assist me.


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12 Feb 2014   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

And when you get to the partition page it shows the hard drive as unallocated space, correct ?

Follow this tutorial.

Clean Install Windows 7

and look over Greg`s

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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12 Feb 2014   #3
block215

 
 

the cmd list disk says 0 b free space on that drive...how can I allocate the space to install windows on?
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12 Feb 2014   #4
block215

 
 

ok ill try to follow that, thanks
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12 Feb 2014   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Don`t know why it says 0 GB free on a brand new drive, but choose drive options then choose delete until it shows the entire drive as unallocated space, as in step 7
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12 Feb 2014   #6
theog

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Quote:
My old IDE system drive failed so I bought a new Seagate SATA drive and windows wont install.
Is the new Seagate SATA drive SATA3?

Do you have a SATA3 port on the motherboard?
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13 Feb 2014   #7
block215

 
 

yes I do.

Ok, I installed 7 to the sata but now I get a blinking cursor on boot. Wont go past that screen.
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