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Windows 7: New harddrive "Couldn't create new partition or locate existing one."

18 Feb 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
New harddrive "Couldn't create new partition or locate existing one."

So here's my problem, that I just can't overcome alone.

I'm changing some parts for my cousin's PC and one of them happens to be a new hard drive. I've got everything up and the last thing to do is to install fresh windows on it. However, like many users before me, when I choose this "unallocated" space and press install... I get the: "Couldn't create new partition or locate existing one. " error.

So far I tried the following:
  • Start "diskpart" and from there execute clean & create partition primary align=1024
After clean command it is all fine, success etc. But after create partition I get some "CRC error" and nothing happens.
  • Running "clean all" from diskpart,
This however takes waaay to long. I've started in the evening, woke up the next day and it still didn't complete. Thus I gave up that idea.
  • I've put into my working machine as a secondary in hope that maybe I will be able to do something from windows,
But I can't do jack with it. It's there, I can kind of see it, but whatever I try I get "access denied" or similar message. On top of if check it's properties it says to be "Working properly" but I can't see any parameters at all.
I am in a comma now. Can anyone else help me get it running?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Feb 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Ok, I've tried something more...

I've run a test via this program and ... yup. It failed. Is it safe to assume now, that this hard drive is ****ed up and I should go to them demand a new one?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Feb 2014   #3


If the HD fails the maker's diagnostics CD scan then it's safe to assume its the problem.

It isn't necessary to ever run Diskpart Clean All Command unless one wants to make data unrecoverable by any means. For any install troubleshooting purposes the instant Diskpart Clean Command is sufficient but will likewise delete everything on the drive. This is a simple delete however which can be reversed in most cases with Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard - Video Help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

18 Feb 2014   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Oh well. I guess that must be it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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