When you can’t install Windows with the error “Setup was unable lớn create a new system partition”, you can try one or more effective solutions listed in this post.
"Setup was unable khổng lồ 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 create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See the thiết đặt log files for more information when I try to install Windows 7 from installation USB. Why bởi vì I can’t create a system partition during Windows installation? How to lớn fix the issue?"
- Question from microsoft.com
5 quick solutions for setup was unable to 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 khổng lồ install operating system. Usually, the error occurs to 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 lớn IDE in BIOS▶ Solution 3. Set the hard drive where you want to lớn install Windows as the first boot device▶ Solution 4. Create the system partition manually▶ Solution 5. An ultra-easy way khổng lồ install Windows on your SSD or HDD
✔ Solution 1. Remove all peripheral devices and 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 lớn create a new system partition, you can remove the Windows installation USB drive and re-insert it through those steps:
Step 1. Remove USB drive from your computer and exit from the “where vì you want to lớn install Windows” window.
Step 2. Then, you’ll be navigated to the main interface of Windows installation. Click “Install Now” & 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 and click “Close” button khổng lồ return to lớn the main interface again.
Step 3. Plug the Windows setup USB drive into your PC; click “Install Now” and 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 to 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 to lớn create a new system partitions or locate an existing system partition”. Detailed steps are given below:
Step 1. Reboot PC and 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 go back lớn the main menu and press F10 to lớn save changes and 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 lớn switch mode back khổng lồ AHCI for better SSD performance.
✔ Solution 3. Phối the hard drive where you want khổng lồ install Windows as the first boot device
You may have set 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 khổng lồ 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 khổng lồ your device lớn which you install OS. Here are the detailed steps:
Step 1. Boot from the thiết lập USB drive, press F10 + Shift lớn access Command Prompt.
Step 2. In Command Prompt interface, input “giatri.edu.vn” & hit Enter to lớn run giatri.edu.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 kích cỡ of the new partition
format fs=ntfs quick - the partition will be formatted as NTFS
assign – assign drive letter lớn the partition
active –to mix the partition as active.
exit – khổng lồ exit from giatri.edu.vn
Step 4. Now, go to lớn the thiết lập USB drive by running command “cd: d” d is the drive letter of the USB drive.
Step 5. Type “cd boot” and hit “Enter” key to navigate to lớn boot folder.
Step 6. đầu vào “bootsect /nt60 c:” to make the newly created partition bootable.
Step 7. Remove the USB drive from your PC; restart your computer và enter Windows thiết lập and install Windows step-by-step.
Step 8. After complete Windows installation on your target device, boot computer from it.
Step 9. In the tìm kiếm box, đầu vào “CMD”, right-click it among listed results, và choose “Run as administrator”.
Step 10. In the CMD window, type “list bcdedit” & hit Enter.
Step 11. In the listed content, locate Windows setup and copy identifier.
Step 12. Input đầu vào “bcdedit /delete identifier” to run unnecessary menu nhà cửa from boot screen.
✔ Solution 5. An ultra-easy way khổng lồ install Windows on your SSD or HDD
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