I cannot figure this out at all

ouv

New Member
#1
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
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?
 


ouv

New Member
#3
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.
 


whs

Extraordinary Member
#4
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
 


ouv

New Member
#5
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
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.
 


Pauli

Extraordinary Member
Premium Supporter
#6
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.
 


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