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Windows 7: Can't add a partition primary

01 Apr 2015   #11

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Exactly why I like to use a Partition Wizard Boot CD.

Bootable Partition Manger | MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition

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01 Apr 2015   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

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02 Apr 2015   #13

Windows 7 ultimate x86

When i try to test the hdd from the bios the test failed but it passed the memory test so the hdd should be changed or if i use the
MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable 9

The problem will be fixed??
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02 Apr 2015   #14

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

How did you test the hard drive from the bios ?

Diskpart is giving you trouble setting up the disk, you can always try the Bootable Partition Wizard CD to see if it will allow you to delete/setup a new primary partition, format, align and mark active.

I don`t understand what`s wrong with Diskpart, it`s telling you you have 298 GB of free space to work with.

But who knows, the disk could be shot.

How old is it, they have warranties.

Also, you typed list partition on Disk 0 before you typed create partition primary with Diskaprt and the Diskpart service became corrupted.

Did you attempt to run Diskpart again by re booting the install disc and starting over ?
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02 Apr 2015   #15

Windows 7 ultimate x86

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02 Apr 2015   #16

Windows 7 ultimate x86

Can't add a partition primary-image.jpg

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02 Apr 2015   #17

Windows 7 ultimate x86

Any help please
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02 Apr 2015   #18

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

If all else fails, take the whole thing to a business-oriented computer store, and have the tech [whether he or she] examine and give an estimate to fix.
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02 Apr 2015   #19


What were the results of steps to Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums?

Is this an EFI BIOS? Look in BIOS setup for specific settings for UEFI, EFI, CSM, Legacy BIOS, Secure Boot and BIOS Boot Priority order. If an EFI BIOS then the disk must be booted as a UEFI device.

What test did the hard drive fail? If the manufacturer's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan is repeatedly failed, then replace the hard drive.
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02 Apr 2015   #20


If you want to format with diskpart

1) All Programs
2) Accesories
3) Right click cmd prompt
4) Run as Administrator
5) Run the program to make System 32 cmd appear
6) type "diskpart"
7) on Diskpart cmd type "list disk"
8) type "select disk 1" (if that is what you want to format)
9) type "clean"
10) type "create partition primary"
11) type "select partition 1"
12) type "active"
13) type "format quick fs=ntfs

If you believe your disk has many bad sectors do a full format:
13a) type "format fs=ntfs

If the system stops the sequence you can type format X: fs=ntfs (for a full format, which repairs bad sectors which a quick format does not) It may take 4 or 5 hours to do a full format depending on disk size

Quickest way is to go to the Device Manager

Right click Computer (or the PC desktop icon)
Choose "Manage"
Device Manager shows up
Double click Disk Management (under Storage)
All your disks will be shown
Right click the one you want to format
Choose Format
A Format window appears
Quick format is selected by default
If you believe the disk is corrupted, uncheck the Quick
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