Unable to install Windows on new SSD, error 0x80070057

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  1. Posts : 147
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #1

    Unable to install Windows on new SSD, error 0x80070057


    Hi,

    I bought a new SSD (PNY 120gb) and planned a full complete clean install of Windows.

    Since I planned on installing Windows 7 64 bits on it and start over from there, I unplugged all other drives as well as useless USB peripherals. I even removed 8gb outta my 16gb setup.

    Went in BIOS and set the SSD as AHCI (or something like that). Rebooted on Windows 7 DVD. Pressed SHIFT+F10.

    In the Command Prompt, I did the following command:
    DISKPART
    LIST DISK
    SELECT DISK 0
    DETAIL DISK (to make sure you got the hard disk)
    CLEAN
    EXIT
    EXIT (this one gets you back into the install program.
    Then went on and clicked INSTALL.
    Chose my disk, then selected NEXT.

    Then boom. Windows Cannot be installed on this disk (Error 0x80070057).

    The Disk 0 is really the SSD, not the DVD drive.

    I tried doing, in the Command Prompt,
    select disk 0
    create partition primary
    format fs=ntfs
    It failed at 100% complete with this message: "Diskpart has encountered an error: The parameter is incorrect. See the System Event Log for more information."

    So I rebooted, pressed SHIFT-F10 at the "Install" part and tried this command;
    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk 0
    clean all
    create partition primary
    select partition
    active
    list volume
    select volume 1
    format fs=ntfs
    But it still gives me the same error





    And before going to bed, I tried this command:
    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk 0
    clean all
    create partition primary
    select partition
    active
    exit
    exit
    Then tried to Format the drive in the installation Wizard but it still wont do it.



    What do I do from there? Thanks to Golden for his help last night.
    Thanks in advance!
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  2. Posts : 1,872
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1,
       #2

    All you need to do to install Windows 7 to an SSD is to boot with the Windows 7 DVD and install.

    Why did you use diskpart and then format?
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  3. Posts : 147
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    pbcopter said:
    All you need to do to install Windows 7 to an SSD is to boot with the Windows 7 DVD and install.

    Why did you use diskpart and then format?
    Because it did not work in the first place.
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  4. Posts : 562
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #4

    Hi

    It looks like your install DVD is booted in UEFI mode but having some issues in installing "Windows" in UEFI mode. It might be due to some incorrect configuration in BIOS. Please try the below steps.

    1. Enter BIOS setup and load default configuration.

    2. Make sure SATA is set to AHCI mode.

    3. Save and exit the BIOS and press F8 to open boot selection menu. You may see your DVD drive listed wise - one with a regular name and other with a UEFI prefix. Make sure to not select the one with UEFI for an MBR based install.

    An example :



    In the above example, DVD Drive with the P1 prefix should be selected for boot.


    4. Open DISKPART at boot and issue the CLEAN command ( not CLEAN ALL). Then try to install Windows.
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  5. Posts : 147
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Anshad Edavana said:
    Hi

    It looks like your install DVD is booted in UEFI mode but having some issues in installing "Windows" in UEFI mode. It might be due to some incorrect configuration in BIOS. Please try the below steps.

    1. Enter BIOS setup and load default configuration.

    2. Make sure SATA is set to AHCI mode.

    3. Save and exit the BIOS and press F8 to open boot selection menu. You may see your DVD drive listed wise - one with a regular name and other with a UEFI prefix. Make sure to not select the one with UEFI for an MBR based install.

    An example :



    In the above example, DVD Drive with the P1 prefix should be selected for boot.


    4. Open DISKPART at boot and issue the CLEAN command ( not CLEAN ALL). Then try to install Windows.
    You got it.
    It was indeed booting on the UEFI version.

    Made it go into NON-UEFI, did the CLEAN command and so far it is installing correctly.

    I will update this thread when its done!

    Thank you sir for that FAST fix! Haha
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 147
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Maesen said:
    Anshad Edavana said:
    Hi

    It looks like your install DVD is booted in UEFI mode but having some issues in installing "Windows" in UEFI mode. It might be due to some incorrect configuration in BIOS. Please try the below steps.

    1. Enter BIOS setup and load default configuration.

    2. Make sure SATA is set to AHCI mode.

    3. Save and exit the BIOS and press F8 to open boot selection menu. You may see your DVD drive listed wise - one with a regular name and other with a UEFI prefix. Make sure to not select the one with UEFI for an MBR based install.

    An example :



    In the above example, DVD Drive with the P1 prefix should be selected for boot.


    4. Open DISKPART at boot and issue the CLEAN command ( not CLEAN ALL). Then try to install Windows.
    You got it.
    It was indeed booting on the UEFI version.

    Made it go into NON-UEFI, did the CLEAN command and so far it is installing correctly.

    I will update this thread when its done!

    Thank you sir for that FAST fix! Haha
    I knew I shouldnt have claimed Victory so fast. I let everything install and when I came back to the computer it had this screen. Unable to install Windows on new SSD, error 0x80070057-imageuploadedbytapatalk1403371631.276029.jpg
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  7. Posts : 562
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #7

    What happens when you press F8 and select the hard drive for boot ?.

    Do you still have the old hard drive ?. If yes, disconnect SSD and connect it to the same SATA port. Without changing anything in the BIOS, try booting from the HDD and let me know the result.
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  8. Posts : 147
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Anshad Edavana said:
    What happens when you press F8 and select the hard drive for boot ?.

    Do you still have the old hard drive ?. If yes, disconnect SSD and connect it to the same SATA port. Without changing anything in the BIOS, try booting from the HDD and let me know the result.
    When pressing F8 and choosing the SSD, I get the screen I posted above.

    I do have the old HDD but the disk itself failed and I am in the process of sending it back to WD for warranty claim.
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  9. Posts : 562
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #9

    A "Disk Read Error" is usually not considered as a good sign. Please try the below steps one by one.

    1. Change SATA cable. A faulty cable can cause weird issues. Also reset the power connector.

    2. If that is not helpful, switch the SATA port and re-install OS. You will see two types of SATA ports - brown and black colored. If the SSD is currently connected to a brown colored port, reconnect it to a white port or vice versa. Then re-install OS from scratch.

      My Computer


  10. Posts : 147
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Anshad Edavana said:
    A "Disk Read Error" is usually not considered as a good sign. Please try the below steps one by one.

    1. Change SATA cable. A faulty cable can cause weird issues. Also reset the power connector.

    2. If that is not helpful, switch the SATA port and re-install OS. You will see two types of SATA ports - brown and black colored. If the SSD is currently connected to a brown colored port, reconnect it to a white port or vice versa. Then re-install OS from scratch.

    I changed my SATA cable for the motherboard ones. Now my SSD is not showing up in the BIOS when in AHCI mode. It does show up in IDE mode though.
      My Computer


 
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