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

02 May 2014   #11
gregrocker

 

Let's also make sure you've enabled Legacy Mode and switched off UEFI in BIOS setup. Do any UEFI choices show up when you select the BIOS Boot Menu key at boot?

If so look in BIOS for UEFI, CSM, Legacy BIOS or Legacy Boot settings and post back their choices.


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04 May 2014   #12
bambi

Windows 7 7000; Windows XP Pro SP3
 
 

Thanks for the suggestions. I'm currently seeing friends for the bank holiday weekend so well try this tomorrow and try the suggestion in post #10. My phone doesn't like typing computer things. Silly autocorrect.

Post #11: This confused me a bit. I have two options in the bios. One is enable uefi. For now I chose disabled. The other was legacy boot which I enabled. I'm 90% sure that the only things in the boot order were Kingston USB stick, msata sad and one other that I think (if possible) was a Lan controller? I'll have to have a look when I'm home though and let you know exactly what I see.
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04 May 2014   #13
gregrocker

 

With an MSATA drive there is a small SSD chip on it intended for paging. It's normally RAIDed or joined to the drive by IRST or similar in BIOS setup as per Derek's link in post 6. Do you see anything similar in BIOS setup. When you delete all partitions or wipe the HD per that link do you see all Unallocated Space in the Win7 installer's Drive Selection panel?

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05 May 2014   #14
bambi

Windows 7 7000; Windows XP Pro SP3
 
 

Hi Greg



This is what I found. I have uefi,

I only have ide or ahci for the chip set mode

I have IRST I think but it's disabled and I can't enable it



I've tried installing it with both the uefi enabled and disabled and both chipset modes.


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05 May 2014   #15
bambi

Windows 7 7000; Windows XP Pro SP3
 
 

Sorry I'm using tapatalk and I can't edit my post. But yes if I delete all the partitions I see unallocated space. I will take some more pics tomorrow if it would help you visualize what I see
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05 May 2014   #16
gregrocker

 

What other choices are there for MSATA mode? IRST or AHCI?

Have you tried UEFI, booting the installation media as a UEFI device? This may be easier at this point than trying to figure out the Legacy hoops.

If USB use Option 1 in UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
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06 May 2014   #17
bambi

Windows 7 7000; Windows XP Pro SP3
 
 

For MSATA Mode I only have AHCI or IDE, I don't have IRST.

I tried booting in UEFI but I can't since the device isn't listed in the boot order for UEFI. I can only legacy boot with it. Does that mean that Rufus didn't do it properly?

EDIT: Yes, Rufus made a boo boo. Went and re-did it out on a hunch and it now appears in the boot loader. Going to try to install now and see how that goes


EDIT2: IT WORKED!!! Looks like the UEFI installation worked. Not sure I entirely trust Rufus. Third time was the charm.

To confirm what I did was make the USB stick UEFI "ready" via Rufus (albeit three times), have the MSATA mode in ACHI and install this way. Not sure why the legacy way wouldn't work but hey.
Massive thanks to all who helped in this thread and to Greg personally.
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06 May 2014   #18
gregrocker

 

If you want to post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
we can look it over for you to make sure it is correct.

After comparing the performance with when you ran it with IRST, if you decide you'd prefer to install it with IRST I found this tutorial which may help: Install Windows on System with MSATA and ISRT

It turns out there are two MSATA tutorials and this one gets more into the mechanics of IRST, although it may still be different for your model.
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11 May 2014   #19
friikadello

64bit Win 7 Pro
 
 

Hi. I have the same message.
I have 2 partitions. One was supposed to be for System the other for files in case of OS failure.
Is there any other way how to install without wiping whole HDD? I have more than 400GB on the other Partition...
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11 May 2014   #20
gregrocker

 

Your files should always be backed up against hard drive failure, by dragging to external or another method like Sync, Backup and Store your Files to the Cloud with Skydrive - Windows 7 Forums.

Is this a Win8 PC which is installed in UEFI to a GPT format hard drive, and which has already had Secure Boot turned off? If so and using a flash stick installer have you formatted it using Option One in UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums?

If so then boot the installer, delete the OS partition making sure not to touch the data partition no matter what. Before deleting or formatting anything, ask yourself twice if that is the data partition and dont' do it if you're unsure.

Once you delete the OS partition, format it and then try the install. If this fails, delete the small UEFI boot partition(s) which may precede the OS partition, reformat and try again.

If these all fail then you'll need to 1) move the data off (it needs to be backed up externally anyway) to delete all partitions to try again, if necessary wiping the HD with Diskpart Clean Command, 2) look at settings in BIOS setup to try enabling CSM or Legacy mode which on some BIOS is required to install Win7, 3) change to Legacy BIOS, delete all partitions or wipe the HD, to change the formatting to MBR and Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7 .

If you want to post back camera snaps of the BIOS choices on Boot, Advanced, Security and Exit tabs with UEFI, CSM, Legacy BIOS choices expanded to see them all, use the paper clip icon in reply box to attach these. Otherwise you can type them out.
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