Installation :: Clean Install - Couldn't Create A New Partition Or Locate
Jul 30, 2015
I originally made a USB key which booted fine, but could not install on any partition on two different PCs and 4 different drives. It gave the error message "We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information, see the Setup log files." Tried different hard drives/partitions even a completely blank drive.
Did the usual wipe all partitions (on the two drives that are blank). I re-ran the MediaCreationToolx64 to make an ISO and now it is installing correctly. Is there a US English location I can download somebody's image of their USB drive or just try the 2 hour download again?
AND is their an explantion other than something went wrong creating the USBKEY? It is a brand new key (it is 3.0 but the ports are 2.0).
I am trying to install Windows 10 10130 onto my laptop's blank partition that is 400 GB. Upon installing I noticed it gives me an error that says "We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one." I'm not sure what this means, as I have repeatedly formatted and erased the partition to no avail. I do have another partition with Windows 8.1 installed, so I am trying to salvage that and get the Windows 10 installed onto the other one.
For some strange reason. On boot, It asks me to pick either Windows 8.1 or Windows 8, and Windows 8 isn't installed...
This laptop is a mess. I bought it used, and it has only given me issues. Luckily I have my Desktop so it's not like I rely on this laptop.
I had a kali linux installed in my computer. Then I tried to install Windows 10 using a bootable USB drive. (I created it by downloading the windows 10 ISO and then creating USB drive using Rufus.) But when I was trying to install windows 10, it shows my hard drive, but it doesn't installing to it. Error message is the following:
Code: We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information, see the Setup log files. Then I checked for the log file (X:Windowspanthersetupact.log) It has this message:
Code: LogReasons: [BLOCKING reason for disk 0: CanBeSystemVolume] The selected disk is not the computer's boot disk I know that right ? USB disk is the boot disk here. Then I searched in the internet for a solution.
I came up with this: [URL]...
I followed all the instructions there. Cleaned my hard disk using DISKPART and formatting and stuff. Then I rebooted my machine. But, still it shows the same error.
I am trying to install windows 10 via USB on my HP Pavilion G6 Laptop, I deleted the hard disk partition to create new partition, but now when I select that partition, it says that Windows can't be installed on this drive as it is GPT partition. I enabled Legacy boot, still it gives me same message. I tried to create a new partition, it says that it will check to ensure that windows feature works properly and upon clicking OK, it gave this message after a minute : We couldn't create a new partition. Error 0xbdba5840
The error in the title appears when I try to format my C partition to install windows 10 there. This error does not appear when I install windows 7,I just formatted and installed 7 successfully however it doesn't work for Windows 10. Specs
Get Important updates: cleared. Gets windows 10 ready but then it Checks requirements:
Windows does not prompt any choices,
We couldn't update the system partition Dialog crashes. Does not allow one to choose which partition
Gateway Nv59 64 bit Intel 430m Duo core Windows 7 Premium 500GB hdd 8GB Gskill ram 1333mhz
Take note here that I cannot merge any of the disks, they all result in error or System lock. I can't make the 35MB system disk larger, but Easeus, Windows disk formatter and some other major ones I've tried just say No. But the problem is windows 10 doesn't give me the choice to overwrite the C or H which is quite large enough.
Take note that i just used the SAME flash drive to boot/install windows 10 to a friends lower spec Intel i3 laptop with 1/2 as much ram from Win 7 BASIC. Don't tell me It's not powerful enough..
I did a clean install on a new SSD that I had previously formatted and neglected to delete the partition ending up without a MSR partition. I've already installed lots of applications so starting over would not be something that I'd want to do. What are possible problems that I could be looking at going forward?
I am building a new computer next weekend and have three drives and need partitioning strategy for 3 drives:
- Drive 1: New 256GB SSD m.2 pci-e SSD for Win10 and apps (autocad, sketchup, Adobe CC, rendering apps)
- Drive 2: Old 2010 Vertex SSD which is 90-120gb (can't recall) for scratch disk/win page file for Adobe and apps
- Drive 3: New HGST 7200rpm 4TB 3.5" HDD for files, pics, video and possible system image ( necessary on Win10?)
1) I plan to format all 3 drives as NTFS unless there is strong suggestion to do otherwise?
2) what is best partition strategy for Drive 1? How much GBs for partitions for Win vs Apps? Is 60GB adequate for win10 partition leaving just under 200 GB for apps?
3) I read on win website to create 3 partitions for sys in this order: utilities; sys; win recovery. Does default win setup do this automatically or must I specify how many partitions and in what order and in what size? I'm clueless on this.
4) Disk 2: how much risk am I taking by using 5 yr old SSD for scratch disk? The virtual memory is volatile anyway so am I just risking each current session? I plan to point page file, cache, scratch to this drive. If too risky, I presume that using boot SSD as scratch is better than using HDD #3?
5) Disk 3: does win10 still require that user do image of opsys for recovery (using acronis et al) and, if so, how many GBs do I partition on Disk 3 and if so does it matter if it is the first or last partition on this drive 3?
6) what win 10 should I get? At Fry's they have OEM and also USB flash drive?
Since I had trouble with the upgrade with Windows 10 running very slow i'd like to try a clean install, but i'm weary because I am afraid it will wipe my 8.1 main partition and not roll back. I'm using this as a guide, but need to make sure i'm doing this properly. How to install Windows 10 - clean install, dual boot or VM | Expert Reviews
I've been considering shrinking my one disk (disk 0) to create another volume, a data partition, but I'm still not clear what happens in the event that I want to refresh, reset or clean install Windows 10 in the future. Would the data partition remain or, as I thought I read, Windows will format the entire disk?
I want to clean install Windows 10, and I already did that before using the tutorial here. But last time I did not have Ubuntu install.
And in the tutorial, you must delete all partitions in order for Windows to create the special necessary partitions (Recovery, MSR, MBR etc..)
But now that I have a Linux partition that I don't want to delete, and according to the tutorial, Windows installation will not create these partitions.
How can I manually create them? Is it simply allocating a space for them and naming them the proper way and Windows will know how to use them? Or there's more than that? Also, What happens if I do not have these partitions?
This is the 2nd system (my wife's computer) we want to run Windows 10. Currently that system is running windows 7 Pro. The first system system went without a single hitch and it was running windows 7 Pro as well.. The download was complete so I was ready for the upgrade. I started the installation and the first thing I got the comment "We couldn't update The System Reserve Partition". I cannot find any documentation on this message.
I have googled this issue a lot and I see a lot of things that can be done but I some are not working. My partitions look different so its a little strange. When I try to upgrade to 10, I get the error message "We couldn't update the system partition". I had an older SSD that like 120GB. I filled it up so I put in a bigger one. My computer says it's 465GB. and almost half full. I ended up using Samsung disk magic or something like that which copied everything from the old SSD and put it on the new one. I think when it did this, it created some different partition.
I added an image of my partitions. Both C and D are SSD's. C being my operating system.
I am confused as to which partition windows 10 is trying to install itself on and what exactly is on the data partition. If I right click on the data partition, the only option I have is to shrink the volume.
I'm using win 7 at the moment and I want to upgrade for DX12 but anytime I try to it just says "We couldnt't update the system reserved partition" My reserved partition is 100mb and I know you need something like 350mb or something like that but I cant figure out how to get there. I'd rather not to a clean install if that's at all possible.
I have a Vaio laptop and migrated my factory Windows 7 install to an SSD about a year ago, which apparently left me with no system reserved partition. I used these instructions to create a new system reserved partition, but I'm still getting the same 'Couldn't Update the System Reserved Partition' error when trying to start the Windows 10 upgrade. What else I can do to get the upgrade to work? I really don't want to do a fresh install of Win 7 (assuming that would even work). My diskmgmt screenshot is below.Also found this thread on reddit , but not sure if that really applies to my situation.
If so, I don't have one... I look in Drive management and SSD is all one partition, I assume 232gb is what a 250gb ssd looks like formatted. Is that going to be a problem if I ever run reset or does windows hide all those files somewhere else?
I know I had one before on my old install but it was an update from win 7.
While re-installing Windows 10 on my Samsung ativ book 9 (15" core i7), I had two partitions (256 gb ssd) half capacity each one, one holds the os, and the other my data.
when selecting the partition where to install windows 10, it tolds me that I cannot so i googled it, i figured out that i have to clean the partition and then convert it to gpt using diskpart.
so i did but instead of cleaning the system partition it deleted all the disk data in a second.
I have now one unallocated partition (256 gb), i created 3 partition afterwars, 500mb efi, primary for os, and third for my data. windows 10 installated successfully, but my data all gone.
I tried every single data recovery app, but all of them just recover some folders that doesn't have any value like desktop.ini. (by the way, i tried in the days after this data earthquake not to have new data to avoid overwriting the old precious data).
i have a new lenovo laptop G50-80 comes with windows 10 home single language but the problem is my laptop running slow and i want to format and clean install windows 10 my self without loosing my original windows 10 so i want an iso image of my windows 10 so how to make an iso image of windows 10 in laptop but don't tell me recover your windows,restore your windows or factory reset windows because i tried everything but nothing was happening.
Is it possible to create a recovery partition or image on a PC, which could recover the PC using a Fn key during boot up ?
I have a PC with a recovery partition which is for vista, which is now obsolete now Imhave moved up to Windows 10 via Windows 7.... never want to recover to vista...
would love over to create my own recovery partition, where pressing e.g. Fn11 during startup invokes the recovery process.....maybe this is too difficult...there is a program called AOMEI OneKey Recovery which promises to do such, or so it looks...
I was trying to install windows XP in a dual boot with Windows 10, so I created a 40 gb partition and tried to install Windows XP onto it. When I booted up the Windows XP install disk it couldn't find the partition I created because the partition didn't have the proper ntfs header that would have given the drive a Letter (like how the C:// drive is). I then tried to boot back into Windows 10 to use disk manager to format it, but since i inserted the Windows XP disk, Windows XP already overloaded Windows 10's bootloader. So basically i could boot anything. I tried to format the partition with gpart, didn't work... Kept formatting ntfs but without the letter. Tried using Ubuntu, kept giving me errors... I still can't boot into Windows 10 because windows XP overloaded the Windows 10 bootloader. And I can't install XP (on the separate partition ) because it isn't mounted with a letter. The only way that I found to fix this is to find a way to install XP (<--- that's the part I can't do ) then to use a special software on XP that will let me have a multi-boot system, and will fix the Windows 10 bootloader.
I really wanted to upgrade to windows 10 but I get an error saying that my system reserve partition could not be updated. Ive looked on tens and hundreds of threads and forums and they say to increase the partition size from 100 to 350. Except i dont have a system reserve at 100mb. This is my disk management. URL...