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Windows 7: Setup couldn't create new system partition

05 May 2009   #1
johnsmith

XP/7
 
 
Setup couldn't create new system partition

I'm getting this error when trying to install windows 7 rc x64:

"Setup couldn't create new system partition"

Then it asks me to check the setup log, but I don't know how.

Trying to install onto the 2nd partition of a 160 gb drive, split in half. It's disk 0, the first partition is active primary and has XP. The second partition is formatted ntfs primary and when I select it in windows setup, that's when I get the error message. I let windows 7 delete it and create a new partition and formatted it, but when I select it to install windows onto, it give me the above message.

It's a SATA drive running in native IDE mode on an AMD790GX board with a Phenom II X4 940 and 4 GB RAM.

It doesn't seem like it would be a drivers issues, since Windows sees the drive and both partitions, allows me to delete, create and format partitions, just won't let me install onto it. Any ideas?




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05 May 2009   #2
johngalt

 

How are you trying to install?
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05 May 2009   #3
johnsmith

XP/7
 
 

From DVD.
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05 May 2009   #4
johngalt

 

sorry, I meant upgrade versus clean install, starting from booting off the DVD or starting from inside XP....
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06 May 2009   #5
johnsmith

XP/7
 
 

Clean install, boot from DVD.
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06 May 2009   #6
stevenb2

windows xp prof
 
 

i am having the same problem, anyone have any ideas?
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