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Windows 7: Setup unable to create a new partition or locate an existing partition

05 Aug 2011   #11
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrvoid View Post
neither solution helpped
I've given you nearly a dozen steps to try which have helped with this error in the past. Report back results on each.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Confirm the ISO integrity and burn another using ImgBurn at 4x speed, or write the ISO to flash stick using this tool with Win7 in the dropdown menu: Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3, then boot it under USB or HD's.

If you have booted the flash stick to do successful installs elsewhere then make sure it boots correctly on this machine: tap the eMachines F10 one-time BIOS Boot Menu key to boot it if it doesn't work to set it first to boot in BIOS setup Boot Order.

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals.

Once installer boots, follow these steps to get a perfect reinstall of factory OEM: Reinstalling Windows 7

Check for newer BIOS update on eMachines website. If none, reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS.
While in BIOS setup, set SATA controller to AHCI to try install. If this fails, try IDE mode.

Try formatting your own Primary partition marked Active with Diskpart using these Commands from DVD Repair console Command Prompt:

Select Disk 0 (use WIn7 HD #)
create partition primary
format fs=ntfs label="Windows 7"
Active
exit

Test RAM using memtest86 for 5-6 passes or overnight: RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Test your HD using maker's diagnostics extended CD scan: HD Diagnostic

I would borrow a DVD drive to run installer if all else fails.



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05 Aug 2011   #12
mrvoid

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

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theog
/FixMbr The operation completed successfully.
/FixBoot Element not found
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05 Aug 2011   #13
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

At this time, you still have Linux MBR inplace. This needs to be deleted using the Windows 7 DVD or Startup Repair CD.
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05 Aug 2011   #14
gregrocker

 

Theog -

HD has been zeroed three times now, twice since Ubuntu install.

This removes MBR code as well.

MrVoid -

When exactly during install do you get the error you reported: Clean Install Windows 7
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05 Aug 2011   #15
mrvoid

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Mind you all that there is not an operating system installed on this laptop, i am trying to install Windows 7 from USB because the DVD/CD drive is broken and does not work, due to a hardware malfunction.
Sorry if i sound disgruntled we have been working on this problem for almost a month now.
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05 Aug 2011   #16
gregrocker

 

Please work through the standard troubleshooting steps I posted above for this problem.

Are you still getting the same error and when exactly does it appear: Clean Install Windows 7
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05 Aug 2011   #17
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Theog -

HD has been zeroed three times now, twice since Ubuntu install.

This removes MBR code as well.

MrVoid -

When exactly during install do you get the error you reported: Clean Install Windows 7
MS DOS MBR & MS Win MBR, YES, but not always Linux MBR.
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05 Aug 2011   #18
mrvoid

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote:
gregrocker
In step 7 of Clean Install Windows 7 is when i get the problem. I select the Disk 0 Unallocated Space and click next and get the message "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing partition." after this i clicked Drive options (advanced) > New
and it changed to Disk 0 Partition 1 i click next and get the same error message. After this i clicked Format it finishes i click next again and got the error message again.
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05 Aug 2011   #19
mrvoid

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote:
Bare Foot Kid
It did then i tried continuing the installation and the same problem occured as i explained to gregrocker in post #19
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05 Aug 2011   #20
gregrocker

 

What happens when you try creating, formatting and marking Active a partition using Diskpart from the steps I gave you.

Doublecheck you don't have a Dynamic disk, which you shouldn't after wiping but often causes the error. I would look at it with free Partition Wizard bootable CD, if necessary convert it using PW CD, then create Primary NTFS partition marked Active to try install.

Also did you at any point remove the HD then replace it, and is the cabling and jumper set correctly if IDE? If SATA, what is the controller setting in BIOS?

Still waiting to hear back on each of the many steps given when you have the time.
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