Windows wont recognize partition

Discussion in 'PC Support Archive' started by Impendingturnip, Jan 15, 2014 with 3 replies and 267 views.

  1. Impendingturnip

    Impendingturnip Enthusiast

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    My PC crashed recently and i decided to re-install windows on it. So after creating a bootable USB on my other PC I popped it in and started the setup. I got to the screen where it asks where i want to install windows and i try to install on my HDD and It said "We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one" so i went to DISKPART, cleaned the drive, created a new partition, formatted it with NTFS, assigned it a drive letter and marked as active. Then i went back to the setup tried it again and got the same message, i dont have an SD card, the only external hardware i have is the bootable USB. Any idea's on how to fix this?
     
  2. Zakb009

    Zakb009 Uni pride yo! Retired

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    Sounds to me like the harddrive isn't allowing you to write to it. Take it out, and try to install onto it using a different PC? Potentially, you'll have to replace your HDD.
     
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    Impendingturnip

    Impendingturnip Enthusiast

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    Thats what i was thinking, thanks for the advice.
     
  4. Extensive Overload

    Extensive Overload Enthusiast

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    Probably either has unallocated space or has bad sectors.
     

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