Error installing

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Installation' started by David McMahon, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. David McMahon

    David McMahon New Member

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    When installing I get this!

    setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See the setup log files for more information.

    so where are the setup files????? lol

    If I could see them then maybe I could figure it out!
     
  2. iroken22

    iroken22 Extraordinary Member
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    Did you burn the iso to a dvd? USB? Did you extract the files in another os and run it from there?
     
  3. David McMahon

    David McMahon New Member

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    From DVD

    Actully got Three Win7 DVD's

    First one worked on an older PC just fine!

    the other two (one is a All In One edition) and other is straight 64-bit edition

    all three don't work on my newer machine.

    I found the log file by loading the System Recovery Options and using the command prompt with these commands

    cd \
    dir/s *.log
    cd X:\Windows\panther\
    type setuperr.log

    (nice to use dos commands on a 2010 OS!)

    The error says

    [0x06069e] IBS GetMachineInfo:Couldn't find boot disk on the BIOS-based computer

    so will google that, let me know if you get the msg!

    OK I am using a Gigabyte GA-965G-DS3 R1 board and have found that by enabling SATA-AHCI and SATA ports as Native (Not IDE emulation) that Win7 iscurrently installing!! Will let you know progress!

    Win7 installed and is okay now! Even on an old P4-3.0 (i865, DDR1) it was quite, so some older machines will be suitable for Win7!
     
    #3 David McMahon, Jan 21, 2009
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2009

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