I cannot figure this out at all

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  1. ouv

    ouv New Member

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    I've never had this problem, but now I am and I'm stuck, been about two days and can't figure it out.

    I have a netbook or a notebook laptop.

    Samsung n-130

    No disc tray, I have all the windows 7, windows vista and xp, and almost all linux Operating Systems

    When I get to installing on the hard drive, I get this:

    "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition"

    I've tried everything on google, but can't figure it out.

    I do this all by usb, and it has one hard drive.

    I use parted magic to wipe it clean or partition it.

    Please help, I need this for school.


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    Thanks.
     
  2. alberto

    alberto New Member

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    Slow down ouv. How exactly are you trying to install and what are you trying to install? Are you using a USB CD drive or a thumb drive with the OS loaded on it?
    Which OS gives you that error message?
    What did you do exactly with parted magic?
     
  3. ouv

    ouv New Member

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    I'm trying to install any kind of windows. Home Premium, Ultimate, Starter, or even XP. I'm using the ISO image and making my USB the bootable drive. I have two that I've been trying. 4gb Lexar and a 8gb Sandisk.
    All the windows 7 give that error message.
    I used Parted Magic to format the hdd and tried to make partitions, but I ended up just formatting it.
     
  4. whs

    whs Extraordinary Member

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    Define a primary, active partition (e.g. 25GB) on your disk and install into that. You can do the definition with Command Prompt and those commands:

    Diskpart
    List disk
    Select disk n (where n is the number that was given for your HDD in List disk)
    Clean
    Create partition primary size=25GB
    Format fs=ntfs quick
    Active
    Exit
     
  5. ouv

    ouv New Member

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    Still the same thing, I'm trying to install xp on it now, as long as i can get any type of windows on it, I'll be fine. I just don't want linux because it disconnects from my wireless sometimes and it's annoying when I have to restart the computer to find available connections.
     
  6. Pauli

    Pauli Extraordinary Member
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    Sounds like a hardware problem. You can always get Windows installed if your hardware is in order. There may be issues, but finally it will work.

    Thus, check the computer.
     
    #6 Pauli, Sep 8, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2012

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