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

02 Jul 2014   #31
gregrocker

 

The prompt for drivers is almost always caused by a bad installer. It would be rare for it to be USB3 related, but its possible.

Use a USB2 stick and port or use DVD drive.


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13 Sep 2014   #32
DigitalNative

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 
USB 3.0 problem solved

During the install off of a USB 3.0 flash drive in a USB 2.0 port, when I got the "unable to create a new system Partition" message I unplugged the USB 3.0 flash drive and hit next. Then it errored with a different message, and I plugged it back and and when I hit next, it proceeded successfully.
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11 Feb 2015   #33
SForsberg

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Usb 2.0

I know this is an older thread but I wanted to add to it because I felt it was relevant. I had all the same issues as outlined previously. Nothing was working, no tools were helping until I read the post by the guy who hijacked the thread.

I know its strange but USB 2.0 fixed it.

I am working on a NUC that is all USB 3.0 ports, my USB stick is USB 3.0, failed at every attempt no matter what. Grabbed a USB 2.0 stick, imaged (with the exact same image & settings as the 3.0). Sailed through first time.

Thanks for being a lifesaver!

-SForsberg
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13 Mar 2015   #34
anzotheron

windows 7 32bit
 
 

Wanting to hijack this thread.
I currently have the same problems as other have mentioned.
I have tried all the the ides mentioned, gone though the disk formatting cmd,used Greg's guide to installing, am not using 3.0 usb, have had my hdd in the state that step 7 requires, have ran with bios set to default and then set to ahci. have none of my other hdd plugged in
I am using a image on a usb stick and creating the system on a completely wiped ssd.
at this current moment I am unable to burn the image onto a cd.
the reason I decided to change my of is I realised for some reason I was using 32bit and wanted to change to 64. I backed up my ssd and then completely wiped it.
if anyone has any other ideas they could put forward for me to try.


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13 Mar 2015   #35
gregrocker

 

What is the problem with burning a DVD? This may work better.

Do you have a UEFI BIOS? UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS - YouTube
Check in BIOS setup for EFI, UEFI, CSM, Legacy BIOS and BIOS Boot Priority order for evidence of this.

With EFI BIOS' you must format the flash stick using Option One of UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows.
The installation media must also be booted as an EFI device in Boot Menu.

Otherwise you can Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7 with BIOS set to CSM or Legacy, booting installer as a non-UEFI device.
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13 Mar 2015   #36
anzotheron

windows 7 32bit
 
 

I haven't had another computer to be able to burn the image to the cd, I have managed to just get my hands on one and will report back with my result.
It isn't a UEFI bios setup


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13 Mar 2015   #37
gregrocker

 

Yes you have an EFI BIOS as clearly shown by the choice in red on the Advanced tab. It would be helpful to see the Item Help shown on the right side when EFI is highlighted as I cannot read them now. This is usually self-explanatory.

So you'll boot the DVD using the one-time BIOS Boot menu (or set to EFI DVD drive first on same BIOS page) as an EFI device only. Again, with the DVD in the drive the choice is EFI or UEFI DVD drive, not plain DVD.

Then at the drive selection screen delete all partitions to clear the disk formatting so it can format the disk GPT if necessary.

I would enable HD SMART status so your BIOS monitors the HD condition - no reason not to.
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13 Mar 2015   #38
anzotheron

windows 7 32bit
 
 

ok my bad, I didn't think I had a UEFI bios. just ran it through Rufus and created the iso image. currently installing the windows. thanks for the emphasis on checking if I had UEFI.

just saw you had posted. I thought there was more to an UEFI bios. thanks for your help. will definitely remember that

(the efi descrption talks about having to enable efi if the hdd is bigger than 2.2tb and also if you are installing windows 7 64bit,that is why I had it enabled and didn't link it to being and UEFI bios)
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13 Mar 2015   #39
gregrocker

 

Let us know how it goes.

If it fails, we need to know the exact step during Clean Install Windows 7
and any error message and/or failure behavior.
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13 Mar 2015   #40
anzotheron

windows 7 32bit
 
 

All good, installed correctly and no issues.
thanks for the help
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