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Windows 7: Setup was unable to creat a new system partition

29 Aug 2009   #1
Demosthene

Windows 7 RC build 7100
 
 
Setup was unable to creat a new system partition

Clean install of windows 7 on 2 160gb sata HDD's set up for a raid 0
when i select a partition to install the OS onto it gives me the error

"Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. see the Setup log files for more information."

any suggestions?


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29 Aug 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Demosthene View Post
Clean install of windows 7 on 2 160gb sata HDD's set up for a raid 0
when i select a partition to install the OS onto it gives me the error

"Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. see the Setup log files for more information."

any suggestions?
Probably the raid driver. You need to download and install it during the win 7 install.

Ken
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29 Aug 2009   #3
Demosthene

Windows 7 RC build 7100
 
 

raid driver is installed

also, tried installing it without the raid setup and was still getting the same message from both HDD. They've both been formatted (not a quick format either) and are empty.
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29 Aug 2009   #4
Demosthene

Windows 7 RC build 7100
 
 

I got the problem fixed....


thanks for the suggestion ken :)
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29 Aug 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Demosthene View Post
I got the problem fixed....


thanks for the suggestion ken :)
What was it? Raid formatted?
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29 Aug 2009   #6
Demosthene

Windows 7 RC build 7100
 
 

well... i opened up my bios to see if anything in there was looking kinda off. when i went into the boot sequence, then into the HD sequence my flashdrive i had on there for raid drivers was listed before my raid 0 array. So, i switched them and it seemed to work.
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23 Dec 2011   #7
fung180

Win 7 Professional x32
 
 
OMG

OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH, sorry, its just that ive been searching the web for so long and they all talk about this raid thingy, and disconnect ur enternal dives or whatever and i dont know how to do that, but now the setup works because of your simple method, THANK YOU, im not reallly good with computers and im not exactly an adult, i was kinda scared i ruined my laptop
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04 Mar 2012   #8
gmjonker

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Fixed it for me too. Thanks.
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04 Mar 2012   #9
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Appears those searching this error during install are finding that correcting the boot order in BIOS solves it.

Is it possible they might also be trying to install upon the flash media?

Bookmarked.
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