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

05 Aug 2011   #21
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrvoid View Post
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Bare Foot Kid
It did then i tried continuing the installation and the same problem occured as i explained to gregrocker in post #19

Sorry mate, I must have missed that in all the confusion.


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05 Aug 2011   #22
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have a look at Step Two #2 that shows how to create the partition(s) for install, I would run just the clean command first just to be sure, it takes only seconds to run and does no harm at all.



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05 Aug 2011   #23
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Have you removed the bad DVD drive?
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05 Aug 2011   #24
mrvoid

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote:
gregrocker
"While in BIOS setup, set SATA controller to AHCI to try install. If this fails, try IDE mode."Failed in AHCI and IDE
Now trying:
"Try formatting your own Primary partition marked Active with Diskpart using these Commands from DVD Repair console Command Prompt:

Select Disk 0 (use Windows 7 HD #)
create partition primary
format fs=ntfs label="Windows 7"
Active
exit"
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05 Aug 2011   #25
mrvoid

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote:
theog
yes it is currently removed in order to get the product codes to find a replacement
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05 Aug 2011   #26
gregrocker

 

You can inexpensively order any combo OD off of buy.com or newegg, or buy from a local shop.
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05 Aug 2011   #27
mrvoid

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote:
gregrocker
Ill look into it as a last resort.
Right now I'm still in the "Try formatting your own Primary-" its at 85% right now been formatting since my last post about an hr ago
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05 Aug 2011   #28
mrvoid

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote:
gregrocker
"Try formatting your own Primary-"Completed and failed
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05 Aug 2011   #29
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

But you will need a DVD/CD Drive.
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05 Aug 2011   #30
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrvoid View Post
Quote:
gregrocker
"Try formatting your own Primary-"Completed and failed
Did you mark it Active?

Since you now have a partition, boot the DVD Repair console to use Command Prompt to run Disk Check with the /f switch.

Continue to work through the other steps.
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