Windows 7 Setup partition problem

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Installation' started by daxowax, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. daxowax

    daxowax New Member

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    Hi everybody,

    I tried to install Windows 7 on my laptop with a setup disc (I earlier formatted the whole hard drive as it had a virus). At the select partition screen, no matter what I try, I always get the message

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

    I googled the problem and it seems quite common, however I still couldn't solve it.

    Please tell me what to do

    EDIT: Just solved the problem. Simply had to add HDD to the boot priority list in BIOS :)
     
    #1 daxowax, Jul 7, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2012
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    Thanks for posting a fix. Drives not being recognized can have several reasons and be quite confusing..
     

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