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Error 0x80070057, Win8 install

  • Configuration
  • Partition
  • Windows 8
Last response: in Windows 8
February 2, 2013 1:47:08 AM

I'm trying to install Windows 8 on a new Seagate Momentus XT hybrid drive. When Win8 tries to format the drive, it stops and gives the error code 0x80070057: “Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition.” I get the same error when trying to install Win7 to this drive. I have resisted formatting it with my other computer because I want to see if this can be fixed from BIOS and Windows installer; however, I'm open to the idea that his may not be possible. Thanks in advance.

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February 2, 2013 1:53:33 AM

I appreciate the quick reply, but I don't see how this addresses the problem.
a b * Windows 8
February 2, 2013 2:00:53 AM

this tel you what the error code is and the fit for it from microsoft .