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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Setup was unable to create a new system partition

First time with Windows 7 installation. Hit an error "Setup was unable to create a new system partition ...".

Solution, unplug any USB drive connected.


Reboot into Windows 7 setup mode again. Click the DRIVE option & re-delete the hard drive partition, create a new partition & re-format it.


And that should do the job!

3 comments:

James said...

What a great suggestion. I tried endless suggestions for three days, blowing off hours at a time, reformatting, writing zeros to my hard disk, etc. Nothing worked. Every time I got the same message. Then you suggest to remove my usb drive, I do so, reboot, and voila! Windows 7 installs in 15 minutes! Thanks, thanks, thanks, for the great suggestion.

dizzyguy73 said...

U r very most welcome James :)

Harris said...

After going through pages and pages of google results,this is the one that worked!

-Thanks

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