Windows 10 won't install on new SSD - "We could not create a new partition..."

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by MonarchX, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. MonarchX

    MonarchX MDL Expert

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    I just installed an SSD on an older PC (has 4 core AMD 3.0Ghz x64 CPU, 8GB DDR3, SATA III). Its being detected fine. No other HDD's or SSD's are present. When I try to perform a clean of Windows 10 Home x64, the SSD is detected, but when I press New, it creates a new Disk 0 Partition 1, but it won't install Windows 10 on it, saying "We could not find a new partition or an existing one. Please see setup log files". I have no idea how to see setup log files. I tried SSD in ACPI and in IDE modes - makes no difference.

    This is an HP PC with Windows 7 Home x64 installed originally. Maybe it cannot be used to perform a clean Windows 10 install and requires Windows 7? Before I decided to perform a clean install, I did upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 on HDD that was there and it worked fine.

    The problem with installing Windows 7 Home x64 is that I no longer have the product key...
     
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  2. darkodar

    darkodar MDL Addicted

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    Use USB 2.0 port , not USB 3.0!
     
  3. odiebugs1

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    #3 odiebugs1, Aug 29, 2015
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    A few things, have you checked the MFG of the SSD for a firmware update, this has nothing to do with it but you should check for a few reasons before installing the OS. Have you enabled AHCI in the BIOS /UEFI. Does the MFG have a tool that you can secure erase the drive, and it should also be for updating the firmware. If you don't want to be bothered and not do it the right way, try installing again, but this time delete any partition you see, and then try new.

    After you delete all partitions you see and confirm, you should still see one, and it should say Unallocated Space. Now you click on the Unallocated space and click new.
     
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  4. chris34

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    Don't create the partitions yourself, just select the disk (or Free space) you want to install Windows 10 on and click next. The install will automatically create all the partitions it needs (boot/recovery/OS files).
     
  5. Bat.1

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    Older PC means MBR and it's probable the SSD is set to GPT partitioning. Do You have another PC You can dock the SSD to ??
     
  6. odiebugs1

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    Have never seen a SSD already partitioned to GPT, not OCZ, Samsung, Crucial, Kingston, scandisk, muskin. Which MGF have you see already formatted GPT and not just NTFS ?.
     
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  7. Bat.1

    Bat.1 MDL Addicted

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    All of those You named and a few more
     
  8. odiebugs1

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    Have 10 OCZ vertex, vectors, Samsung 830's 840's, 850's, MX100.s, V300's, not one was ever formatted GPT, just like all HDD come NTFS not formatted to MBR or GPT.

    P.S. If it was formatted GPT they would have seen three partitions before even starting.
     
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  9. Bat.1

    Bat.1 MDL Addicted

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    Didn't mean to say Formatted, I meant to say initialized. :( My Bad Possible the Egg and Others have sent Me Open Box instead of New :confused: Frankly though I never had a HHD or SSD come in with more than one partition :confused: So I've never seen one with MBR partitions either :confused: Probably II don't know what I'm talking about anyway so I'll go take a nap :p
     
  10. odiebugs1

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    I love the egg, but i have seen a lot of people saying they bought new and received open. Good thing I never had it happen to me.

    Just remember, SSD's are dead, now we move to a real drive, NVME and PCI-E 3.0 x4.
     
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  11. eemuler

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    Sometimes happens with returned and restocked and/or refurbished items.

    During Windows setup, delete all existing partitions on the SSD and install Windows to unallocated free space. It will ceate several partitions there. Never mind if you want extra partitions - you can add them later.
     
  12. chris34

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  13. odiebugs1

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    #13 odiebugs1, Aug 29, 2015
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  14. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    diskpart /clean is your friend :D
     
  15. odiebugs1

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    Secure erase is your friend. Clean, that's as bad as people who use format to clean a drive when the only reason windows left it in was to change formats, not format from NTFS to NTFS.
     
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  16. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    Secure erase is overkill, the diskpart /clean only zeroes the first mb's of the disk enough to wipe the mbr or whatever is causing the setup to not create partitions.
     
  17. eemuler

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    You don't need secure erase here. Diskpart /clean just deletes partitions. This is just to get rid of any pre-existing partitions which might be interfering with Windows setup.
     
  18. odiebugs1

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    #18 odiebugs1, Aug 30, 2015
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    I doubt running diskpart is so much easier then hitting delete with your finger. Which I already covered.

    I guess I'll have to explain it, when someone posts clean is your friend, this can give others the impression that if they need to clean the drive to use it. So I posted that secure erase is because this is the way to clean a SSD.

    I know how hard it is to explain that clean was to remove partitions so the drive shows a Unallocated space so people don't get the wrong idea.
     
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  19. odiebugs1

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    #19 odiebugs1, Aug 30, 2015
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    So clean writes zeros to a SSD. OK
     
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  20. Hadron-Curious

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    The SSD might just be faulty! I would suggest you return it for another or ask for a refund.