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Windows 7: Unable to create a system partition?

16 Oct 2009   #1
laggy

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Unable to create a system partition?

So I finally decided to give win7 a test (dual boot with winxp on a seperate physical drive). I put the dvd in, boot up, installation opens fine.

I choose custom installation, format a partition, and click next. I get an error that says something along the lines of "Windows is unable to create a system partition, check your setup log files".

Ok, so I delete the partition, create a new one, and try again. Same error.

I even tried just deleting it, and installing to unpartitioned space, but still no dice.

Any help?


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16 Oct 2009   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Laggy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

See if using step 1 in METHOD ONE of the tutorial below instead may help allow you to install Windows 7 to dual boot with.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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16 Oct 2009   #3
laggy

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

ah, I think I found the problem. I was trying to install onto a second partition of a 500gb hd. I loaded back into windows, and opened Partition Magic and tried to create a primary partition manually, and it says "This partition starts beyong the 1024 cylinder boundary and will not be bootable"
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