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Hello there,

My name is I. C. Daniel and I'm glad I found you.

I have a new PC and I want install Windows 7, I do some steps and when I need to create partition I create them and I choose one and when I click Next button I receive this message:

´´Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See the Setup log files for more information.´´

What is the problem and how can I solve it?

My pc:
Intel Core i5 3570, 3.4000 MHz 6 MB Socket
Gigabyte B75M-HD3, socket 1155
Seagate Barracuda 1TB, 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA3
Source Sirtec 500W
Kingston 4GB 1600 MHz DD3

Thanks in advance.
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  1. Is the hard drive new?

    If so, was it recognized in your BIOS?

    When installing windows, does it give you to option to manually specify the partitions?
  2. It is trying to create a hidden (100MB) system partition. If you allocate all the drive with partitions, it can't create it. The fix is to create 1 Windows partition(leaving the rest of the drive unallocated), and then install Windows. You can then go into disk management and create any new partitions with the space left on the drive.
  3. Everything is new dear friend. When I start PC he automatic load windows files and all stop when I need to click Next after creating partition.

    And Yes I can create partition if I want by clicking ''Advance'' I think it's the name of that button.
  4. Do you have rescue disk/Windows disks that came with the computer? You might have to reinstall from the DVD instead of the preinstalled on the hard drive. The partition may be corrupted.
  5. ronintexas said:
    Do you have rescue disk/Windows disks that came with the computer? You might have to reinstall from the DVD instead of the preinstalled on the hard drive. The partition may be corrupted.


    Helo, I'm afraid I don't have such, the windows 7 is from a friend of mine installed on a stick, not CD.

    I'd like to apologise for my late response, I remain for more than 10 hours without electric power.
  6. Best answer
    Generally, when I am creating a new install, I start with one drive in the system, boot from the USB/DVD, remove all partitions, then create a new one. Windows should automatically create the system partition, and continue.

    A standard 1TB Seagate drive shouldn't have any strange partitions on the drive, so if you can't create the partitions, there may be an issues with recognizing the hard drive - either the motherboard and/or the hard drive.
  7. YpayZdotCom said:
    Hello there,

    My name is I. C. Daniel and I'm glad I found you.

    I have a new PC and I want install Windows 7, I do some steps and when I need to create partition I create them and I choose one and when I click Next button I receive this message:

    ´´Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See the Setup log files for more information.´´

    What is the problem and how can I solve it?


    for those who can't delete partitions with a windows disk need to try this , I was unable to delete any partitions and then I came across this answer ,,,,, it was exactly what I needed and it worked !!https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install/trying-to-format-my-hdd-for-clean-win-7-install/709654ef-d6fd-4686-9145-a1e4bd5ee588?auth=1
    My pc:
    Intel Core i5 3570, 3.4000 MHz 6 MB Socket
    Gigabyte B75M-HD3, socket 1155
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB, 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA3
    Source Sirtec 500W
    Kingston 4GB 1600 MHz DD3

    Thanks in advance.
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