When you can’t install Windows with the error “Setup was unable khổng lồ create a new system partition”, you can try one or more effective solutions listed in this post.
"Setup was unable to create a new system partition error occurs
Try to upgrade my HDD lớn SSD & I need to lớn install operating system on the SSD. However, I get a message saying that “Setup was unable to lớn create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See the thiết đặt log files for more information when I try khổng lồ install Windows 7 from installation USB. Why bởi I can’t create a system partition during Windows installation? How khổng lồ fix the issue?"
- Question from microsoft.com
5 quick solutions for thiết đặt was unable lớn create a new system partition
Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition error suggest that Windows can’t identify which device to install operating system. Usually, the error occurs to lớn Windows legacy installation from USB flash drive or USB external hard drive. The essence of fixing the issue is to lớn make Windows recognize where OS should be installed. You can try one of more methods listed as following based on a specific situation:
▶ Solution 1. Remove all peripheral devices và re-insert the USB▶ Solution 2. Change SATA controller mode to IDE in BIOS▶ Solution 3. Set the hard drive where you want khổng lồ install Windows as the first boot device▶ Solution 4. Create the system partition manually▶ Solution 5. An ultra-easy way to lớn install Windows on your SSD or HDD
✔ Solution 1. Remove all peripheral devices & re-insert the USB
First of all, you can remove all unnecessary external devices other than the USB drive for Windows installation. Then, you can see whether you can install Windows 7, 8, or 10 successfully. If you still fail khổng lồ create a new system partition, you can remove the Windows installation USB drive và re-insert it through those steps:
Step 1. Remove USB drive from your computer & exit from the “where bởi vì you want khổng lồ install Windows” window.
Step 2. Then, you’ll be navigated lớn the main interface of Windows installation. Click “Install Now” và then you’ll be prompted by a message saying that “A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing…”. Click “OK” on the “Load Driver” window và click “Close” button lớn return lớn the main interface again.
Step 3. Plug the Windows thiết lập USB drive into your PC; click “Install Now” & try lớn install Windows on your SSD or HDD again.
Note: You can insert the USB in another port khổng lồ see whether the issue is resolved.
✔ Solution 2. Change SATA controller mode lớn IDE in BIOS
If solution 1 isn’t working, you can change SATA controller mode in BIOS as incorrect SATA controller mode also can be the reason for “Setup was unable lớn create a new system partitions or locate an existing system partition”. Detailed steps are given below:
Step 1. Reboot PC & press a functional key (F2, F12, or Esc) khổng lồ enter BIOS.
Step 2. Go to “Advanced” (“Main” or “Integrated Peripherals”) > “Storage Configuration” (“Drive Configuration” or “IDE Configuration”).
Step 3. Choose “Configure SATA as”; hit “Enter” key; choose “IDE” under “Options” & click “Enter”.
Step 4. Press “Esc” key to lớn go back lớn the main menu & press F10 lớn save changes & exit from BIOS.
After that, try to lớn install Windows on your hard drive again.
Note: If the destination disk is SSD, it’s advised to switch mode back lớn AHCI for better SSD performance.
✔ Solution 3. Set the hard drive where you want lớn install Windows as the first boot device
You may have mix the USB drive as the first boot device before Windows installation, which can cause “Setup was unable to lớn create a new system partition” error. In such a condition, try to lớn set the disk where operating system will be installed as the first boot device in BIOS. Then, boot from the thiết lập USB drive & install Windows again.
✔ Solution 4. Create the system partition manually
Or you can create the system partition manually by copying installation files from your USB drive to your device lớn which you install OS. Here are the detailed steps:
Step 1. Boot from the setup USB drive, press F10 + Shift lớn access Command Prompt.
Step 2. In Command Prompt interface, đầu vào “nambaongu.com.vn” và hit Enter to run nambaongu.com.vn.
Step 3. Run commands as follows:
list disk –show all disks on your PC
select disk 0 – choose your target disk
clean - all data on disk 0 will be erased.
create partition primary size=x – x is the size of the new partition
format fs=ntfs quick - the partition will be formatted as NTFS
assign – assign drive letter khổng lồ the partition
active –to set the partition as active.
exit – lớn exit from nambaongu.com.vn
Step 4. Now, go lớn the cài đặt USB drive by running command “cd: d” d is the drive letter of the USB drive.
Step 5. Type “cd boot” và hit “Enter” key to lớn navigate khổng lồ boot folder.
Step 6. Input “bootsect /nt60 c:” to lớn make the newly created partition bootable.
Step 7. Remove the USB drive from your PC; restart your computer & enter Windows thiết đặt and install Windows step-by-step.
Step 8. After complete Windows installation on your target device, boot computer from it.
Step 9. In the search box, input đầu vào “CMD”, right-click it among listed results, & choose “Run as administrator”.
Step 10. In the CMD window, type “list bcdedit” and hit Enter.
Step 11. In the listed content, locate Windows cài đặt and copy identifier.
Step 12. Input “bcdedit /delete identifier” to lớn run unnecessary menu item from boot screen.
✔ Solution 5. An ultra-easy way khổng lồ install Windows on your SSD or HDD
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