windows can not be loaded to this hdd

December 8, 2012 at 10:19:12
Specs: Windows 7
I have lenovo G460/2gb/320gb/i3. I tried to reinstall windows 7 starter and I deleted all the partitions, now everytime after creating new partitions it show " windows can not be loaded to this partition".. plsssssssssssss helllpppp

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December 8, 2012 at 11:32:26
The partition you are trying to install it on may be too small. It's only a 320GB hard drive which is relatively small by today's standards. Delete all the partitions again, then create only one partition to fill the entire hard drive.

If you don't do that, and you make two or three partitions instead, you will soon run out of space on the drive where you install Windows and then you're in trouble.
Windows 7 needs the entire 320GB - the drive is too small for multiple partitions.

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December 8, 2012 at 14:07:46
I have a laptop with 320 GBs dtive and have Windows 7 running quite happily in 30 Gbs, with the rest of the disk partitioned. 320 Gbs is a third of a terrabyte - a huge amount of space

What kind of partition are you creating? For Windows 7 it must be a partitioned and formatted to NTFS. Usually when Windows complains about a partition it is because it is in a format it cannot recognise.


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December 8, 2012 at 23:56:10
Delete all partitions first. Do not create partitions. Install Windows. Let Windows create a partition. After Windows is fully installed, you can shrink Windows ( system ) partition to make room for other partitions.


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December 9, 2012 at 19:58:55
You can partition, but if you lack the experience, Suatcini has the right path for you.
I am not sure about Windows 7 Starter, I was under the impression that Windows Starter was only for OEM installations and as far as I know, there is no retail version. If you are trying to install it on a Lenovo machine and the disk is from another brand (HP, ASUS, etc), then that might also be blocking you. Is this a recovery disk? Is it an installation disk? From Whom? What does the disk say on it?

I find that installing Windows 7 Home installs well on a 120GB partition with a number of programs and the rest of a 500GB drive reserved for personal files. I still have 70GB free on C drive.
I have used the install disk generally (Custom>Partition/Format) to make the first partition for the OS installation, leaving the rest of the drive unallocated until Windows is installed, then I use Disk Manager to partition and format the rest of it. The one time I partitioned more than one partition and formatted it with the install disk, Windows 7 was accidentally installed on the wrong partition (the larger one). I had to shrink that partition and create a third, separating OS, programs, and files with the OS on the physical middle partition.

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

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