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Windows 8.1 wont let me install on my hard drive.

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  • Windows 8
  • Partition
  • Hard Drives
  • Computers
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February 19, 2014 10:19:11 PM

Just built a new computer and trying to install windows 8.1 with a usb thumb drive. When it gives me an option to pick a hard drive to install on, I get this error:

"windows couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one"
Or
"ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's bios menu"

This is the hard drive:
http://www.microcenter.com/product/415198/Desktop_Mains...

I checked SATA settings and its in ACHI and not IDE already.

I tried this method:

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Start DISKPART.

Type LIST DISK and identify your SSD disk number (from 0 to n disks).

Type SELECT DISK <n> where <n> is your SSD disk number.

Type CLEAN

Type CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY

Type ACTIVE

Type FORMAT FS=NTFS QUICK

Type ASSIGN


But when I type in "Create Partition Primary" I get this error:
"diskpart has encountered an error data error (cyclic redundancy check)"

I have nothing else plugged in. Just the hard drive itself and the thumb drive.

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February 19, 2014 10:30:26 PM

When your at the select HDD in the install process just delete all partitions so it's all unallocated space. Then choose that and click next
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February 20, 2014 8:53:21 AM

I cant format or delete anything. Its greyed out
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March 1, 2014 8:49:36 AM

A cyclic redundancy check error on a hard disk means that part of a file read from the hard disk doesn't match the expected value. A cyclic redundancy check error, in other words, means that files on your hard drive are corrupted. Repair a cyclic redundancy check error on a hard disk using the Check Disk tool in Windows.
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