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Windows 7: Setup was unable to create a new system partition (NEW SSD)

31 May 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Setup was unable to create a new system partition (NEW SSD)

Hello

I'm trying to install a fresh copy of Windows 7 onto my brand new Kingston HyperX 240GB SSD. I keep getting the same error "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See the Setup log files for more information".

I am trying to install Windows 7 x64bit Ultimate version via a USB (plugged into USB 2.0) the image was tested on another computer and found to work.

Methods I have attempted from reading other threads:

Letting Windows Setup configure everything for me.
(Try to install on an unallocated space,
Try to install after creating a new partition,
Try to install after formatting the partition created before)

Create a new partition via DiskPart:
DiskPart <ENTER>
list disk <ENTER>
select disk 0 <ENTER>
clean <ENTER> (Also tried Clean All)
create partition primary align=1024 <ENTER>
format fs=ntfs quick <ENTER>
assign <ENTER>
active <ENTER>
exit <ENTER>
exit <ENTER>

I've tried having the SATA drive settings in AHCI and IDE mode as well as IDE compatibility mode

Have attempted to plug into SATA 3.0_0 and SATA 3.0_1 on the motherboard.

Have unplugged ALL other drives including the DVD drive.

Attempted to install Windows with the SSD plugged into another computer

Bios can see the SSD as well as read/write create partitions etc, and as mentioned this is a brand new SSD

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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31 May 2014   #2

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

googling around found this:

Quote:
When you see the error – remove the flash drive from the computer
Press exit (red cross in the top right corner)
Start installation from the beginning (without reboot)
After selecting Windows 7 edition you will get new error
Press OK in error window, you will be redirected to installation main menu
Insert your USB Flash drive in to the computer
Install windows
(credit to [Fix] Error during installing Windows 7 from USB (Setup was unable to create a system partition or locate an existing partition.) | Druss Blog)
Can't hurt to try....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 May 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello,

Thank you for your reply, unfortunately this did not solve the error, (got stuck in a new loop regarding not having an installation disk/driver errors)

As a new idea I burnt the image to a DVD and encounter the same error

In the end I installed a windows 8.1 image and that worked with no problems, just didn't like Windows 7 for some reason!

Thanks for the help anyway
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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