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attempting to install windows 7 to my Samsung ssd but it says unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. What does this mean. Help
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  1. are you selecting the correct partition to format you need to select the one with the largest size should be just below what the actual disk size is!. If this doesnt solve the problem try plugging into a different sata connection on your motherboard and try again!
  2. Are you booting from the actual install DVD or USB?
    Is the SSD the only drive connected?
  3. This might be a dumb question but I want to cross it off the list, are you booting from the CD or are you running the CD from within a currently existing OS?
  4. USAFRet said:
    Are you booting from the actual install DVD or USB?
    Is the SSD the only drive connected?


    im booting from a dvd.
  5. Check out step 9 in this guide, please forgive me if this seems amateur but I do not know your level of experience.

    What do you see when you reach step 9 on your system, does the partition say unallocated space, or is there already an existing partition? If there is one that already exist you need to select it, hit advanced, and delete it. If prompted with whether you want to do a quick or full format, choose quick because you do not want to use up unnecessary writes on your SSD.

    EDIT -- If you have additional hard drives installed with data you do not want to lose be sure of which partition belongs to which disk other wise you might erase all your stored data.
  6. burdenbound said:
    Check out step 9 in this guide, please forgive me if this seems amateur but I do not know your level of experience.

    What do you see when you reach step 9 on your system, does the partition say unallocated space, or is there already an existing partition? If there is one that already exist you need to select it, hit advanced, and delete it. If prompted with whether you want to do a quick or full format, choose quick because you do not want to use up unnecessary writes on your SSD.

    EDIT -- If you have additional hard drives installed with data you do not want to lose be sure of which partition belongs to which disk other wise you might erase all your stored data.


    it says Disk 0 Partition 1 Total size:111.8gb Free Space: 111.7gb Type: Primary
  7. JohnnyR said:
    burdenbound said:
    Check out step 9 in this guide, please forgive me if this seems amateur but I do not know your level of experience.

    What do you see when you reach step 9 on your system, does the partition say unallocated space, or is there already an existing partition? If there is one that already exist you need to select it, hit advanced, and delete it. If prompted with whether you want to do a quick or full format, choose quick because you do not want to use up unnecessary writes on your SSD.

    EDIT -- If you have additional hard drives installed with data you do not want to lose be sure of which partition belongs to which disk other wise you might erase all your stored data.


    it says Disk 0 Partition 1 Total size:111.8gb Free Space: 111.7gb Type: Primary


    Im sorry I didn't post the link in my last post http://www.wikihow.com/Install-Windows-7-for-Beginners

    Ok, can you select that partition, click advanced, and delete it/format it? You want it to be unallocated space.
  8. burdenbound said:
    JohnnyR said:
    burdenbound said:
    Check out step 9 in this guide, please forgive me if this seems amateur but I do not know your level of experience.

    What do you see when you reach step 9 on your system, does the partition say unallocated space, or is there already an existing partition? If there is one that already exist you need to select it, hit advanced, and delete it. If prompted with whether you want to do a quick or full format, choose quick because you do not want to use up unnecessary writes on your SSD.

    EDIT -- If you have additional hard drives installed with data you do not want to lose be sure of which partition belongs to which disk other wise you might erase all your stored data.


    it says Disk 0 Partition 1 Total size:111.8gb Free Space: 111.7gb Type: Primary


    Im sorry I didn't post the link in my last post http://www.wikihow.com/Install-Windows-7-for-Beginners

    Ok, can you select that partition, click advanced, and delete it/format it? You want it to be unallocated space.


    i deleted it and its now unallocated space. im sorry this is my first build
  9. JohnnyR said:

    i deleted it and its now unallocated space. im sorry this is my first build


    Then Windows should use that and install as needed.
  10. USAFRet said:
    JohnnyR said:

    i deleted it and its now unallocated space. im sorry this is my first build


    Then Windows should use that and install as needed.


    it still says the same thing. i only have to option to manually create a new partiton
  11. JohnnyR said:
    USAFRet said:
    JohnnyR said:

    i deleted it and its now unallocated space. im sorry this is my first build


    Then Windows should use that and install as needed.


    it still says the same thing. i only have to option to manually create a new partiton


    OK, so create a new partition using the entire drive.
  12. USAFRet said:
    JohnnyR said:
    USAFRet said:
    JohnnyR said:

    i deleted it and its now unallocated space. im sorry this is my first build


    Then Windows should use that and install as needed.


    it still says the same thing. i only have to option to manually create a new partiton


    OK, so create a new partition using the entire drive.


    its only allows me to create a partition 114472 MB in size and when i apply it that it still doesnt let me
  13. JohnnyR said:
    USAFRet said:
    JohnnyR said:
    USAFRet said:
    JohnnyR said:

    i deleted it and its now unallocated space. im sorry this is my first build


    Then Windows should use that and install as needed.


    it still says the same thing. i only have to option to manually create a new partiton


    OK, so create a new partition using the entire drive.


    its only allows me to create a partition 114472 MB in size and when i apply it that it still doesnt let me


    A pic of your install screen would help here.
  14. Once it says unallocated space all you need to do is select it and hit next on the menu.
  15. USAFRet said:
    JohnnyR said:
    USAFRet said:
    JohnnyR said:
    USAFRet said:
    JohnnyR said:

    i deleted it and its now unallocated space. im sorry this is my first build


    Then Windows should use that and install as needed.


    it still says the same thing. i only have to option to manually create a new partiton


    OK, so create a new partition using the entire drive.


    its only allows me to create a partition 114472 MB in size and when i apply it that it still doesnt let me


    A pic of your install screen would help here.

    http://s1304.photobucket.com/user/JohnnyR93/media/20140321_1740451_zpsb8dc5ea0.jpg.html
  16. JohnnyR said:
    USAFRet said:
    JohnnyR said:
    USAFRet said:
    JohnnyR said:
    USAFRet said:
    JohnnyR said:

    i deleted it and its now unallocated space. im sorry this is my first build


    Then Windows should use that and install as needed.


    it still says the same thing. i only have to option to manually create a new partiton


    OK, so create a new partition using the entire drive.


    its only allows me to create a partition 114472 MB in size and when i apply it that it still doesnt let me


    A pic of your install screen would help here.

    http://s1304.photobucket.com/user/JohnnyR93/media/20140321_1740451_zpsb8dc5ea0.jpg.html


    Click on Apply, and what happens?
  17. USAFRet said:
    JohnnyR said:
    USAFRet said:
    JohnnyR said:
    USAFRet said:
    JohnnyR said:
    USAFRet said:
    JohnnyR said:

    i deleted it and its now unallocated space. im sorry this is my first build


    Then Windows should use that and install as needed.


    it still says the same thing. i only have to option to manually create a new partiton


    OK, so create a new partition using the entire drive.


    its only allows me to create a partition 114472 MB in size and when i apply it that it still doesnt let me


    A pic of your install screen would help here.

    http://s1304.photobucket.com/user/JohnnyR93/media/20140321_1740451_zpsb8dc5ea0.jpg.html


    Click on Apply, and what happens?


    it still says unable to create new system partition
  18. You don't need to set the amount etc... just go away from the advanced menu at that point and click next.
  19. burdenbound said:
    You don't need to set the amount etc... just go away from the advanced menu at that point and click next.


    "Next" seems to be greyed out until he clicks "Apply".
  20. have you altered the size next to the apply button just thats saying more than the actual total size above?
  21. What happens when you click 'cancel' when you are at the screen where you are entering the size? I suspect it will take you back one screen to where the next button will no longer be greyed out.
  22. Best answer
    USAFRet said:
    burdenbound said:
    You don't need to set the amount etc... just go away from the advanced menu at that point and click next.


    "Next" seems to be greyed out until he clicks "Apply".


    Sorry for responding so late but i figured out what the problem was so i decided to connect my hdd along with my ssd and it let me continue. thanks for your help
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