Solved Keep getting: Setup was unable to create a new system parti

November 14, 2013 at 06:07:53
Specs: Windows 7, e4400 intel/2gb
Windows 7 32-bit install onto clean HD ...

I am trying to install OEM Windows 7 32-bit onto wiped, clean HD. Used "diskpart" command at command prompt to enter> Disk = 0, and> Partition=1

Yet, all I run into over and over is> "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See the Setup log file for more information."

I am not technically savvy enough to know what to do and online-blog suggestions do not work.

Thx in advance.

Thanks much,
Serob48


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#1
November 14, 2013 at 06:56:15
Windows 7 DVD is capable of partitioning and formatting without any advanced prep. Simply boot to the Windows 7 DVD and follow the prompts.

The only downside to this process is that Windows 7 will create an additional small partition at the front of the drive that is used by Windows 7 in some circumstances. If you do not intend to have multiple partitions this should not be an issue for you.

I am assuming you mean a full version of Windows, not a restore disk.


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#2
November 14, 2013 at 12:39:02
✔ Best Answer
Hack to Remove 100 MB System Reserved Partition When Installing Windows 7
http://www.mydigitallife.info/hack-...
Understand (and Get Rid of) the Mysterious Small Partition
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...
How to Remove the Windows 7 "System Reserved" Partition
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb...
Hide your 100mb system reserved volume with diskpart
http://www.betaarchive.com/forum/vi...

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#3
November 14, 2013 at 18:12:02
The first one, method 3 appears the best one without using another partitioning tool first. I have saved that link for future reference.
Thank You John.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
November 14, 2013 at 18:23:35
Good news you found one you like Fingers, next trick is to remember it next time. I do do a couple of installs each week & often forget. Fortunately it is not a big deal.

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#5
November 15, 2013 at 11:30:18
Windows 7 display widonw clearly showing Disk 0, Partiton 1 as potential taget for the WIn7 install. I still get the error message. I created the dis and partition using the "diskpart" command at the MS command prompt.

Should I completely wipe the HD again...and THEN try the clean full version install??

Thanks much,
Serob48


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#6
November 15, 2013 at 11:36:52
"Should I completely wipe the HD again"
Yep, delete all partitions.

Make sure when you reinstall, you delete ALL partitions & format to NTFS.

W7 - Click on > Drive options (advanced) Then highlight each partition & hit > Delete.
http://www.blackviper.com/os-instal...
http://www.blackviper.com/os-instal...

Here are some examples of why you delete all partitions.
http://forums.spybot.info/showthrea...
http://forums.whatthetech.com/index...
http://blog.eset.com/2011/10/18/tdl...


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#7
November 15, 2013 at 15:13:12
I completely wiped the HD again and did not do "chkdsk /f" or "diskpart" ... Windows 7 loaded successfully at last! ... UP TO A POINT.

Now this>>> Installing Windows 7 on a totally wiped HD, I eventually get: “Windows cannot copy files from D:\Sources to E:\SWINDOWS~LS\Sources. The files may be corrupt or missing. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code:0x80070017”

Anyone?

Thanks much,
Serob48


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#8
November 15, 2013 at 15:35:34
"I completely wiped the HD again"
You don't say you deleted all the partitions, did you?

Here are some possibles.

1: You burnt the the CD at a fast speed, try the slowest speed.
2: Try installing from a flash drive, your CD Rom may be faulty. I use WinToFlash.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://wintoflash.com/home/en/
Easiest way to install Windows with a USB flash drive.
http://liliputing.com/2009/08/easie...

New W7 ISO's are here.

How to Install Windows 7 Without the Disc
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2489...


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#9
November 16, 2013 at 08:06:52
Problem solved completely. I did a total disk erase/wipe 3 times. Windows 7 installed fine after that with no more trouble.

I see some entries marked as SOLVED. How do I do that with my entries? I see nothing to click here.

Thanks much,
Serob48


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#10
November 16, 2013 at 14:47:04
Click on the "set best answer" above the response that was most helpful.

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