Error 0x80070057 when installing Windows

i have a big could not format a partition on disk 0.the error occured while preparing the partition selected for installation . error code 0x80070057
please help me anyone:(



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Microsoft Community Contributor
Any chance you could use the snipping tool to take a picture of your disk management window and attach using the paperclip on the advanced replies?

Looks like a ram error, get memtest and check each strip , one at a time..:)

To increase your virtual memory, follow these steps:

1 - Click Start
2 - Click Control Panel
3 - Click System Security
4 - Click System
5 - Click Advanced System Settings
6 - Click Advanced Tab
7 - Click Settings Button (Under performance)
8 - Click Advanced Tab
9 - Click Change Button (Under Virtual Memory)
10 - Change the Value (I set mine from 2000MB to 4000MB under custom size)
11 - Click Set
12 - Click OK


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The simple version of my advice would be to use another partition program. The best experiences I've had with gParted GParted -- About

Sorry not to be able to solve the whole problem.

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