N/APosted on - 02/25/2014
I am trying to fresh install Windows 7 on my Intel PC Through a USB drive. I removed all the partitions and recreated the main drive. But it is giving an error message: Windows 7 setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition.
My hard drive is working fine and I am sure of it. I tried running the MemTest86+ but it shows no error. How can I resolve this?
Windows 7 setup was unable to create system partition
This may be because your hard drive was partitioned before you tried to install Windows 7. If you want to install Windows 7 to the 100MB MS hidden system reserved partition prior to the partition of your operating system, it to perform a clean installation. Select Custom (Advanced) and when you reach the "Where do you want to install Windows?" question, remove all the partitions on your hard drive. Or follow the steps below:
1. Go to BIOS and allow your computer to boot from your DVD.
2. Insert the DVD and load it until you see the screen below:
3. Press the Shift+F10 keys on your keyboard to open the CMD window.
4. Ensure that you will choose the drive where you wish to install Windows. Then type the following command. Press the Enter key one after another:
Select disk 0
Create partition primary align=1024
5. When done, quit the Install Completely then reboot your PC.
6. When installing, don't let the Windows to create a new partition. Use the one that exists.
7. Your Windows will now install.
You can also try to remove data and power cables except for the USB disk to force the installer to partition and format and let your installation to become successful. You can also try to install Windows 7 through the Upgrade Media.