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New Hard Drive - Where to Install Windows


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#1 CorruptCoW

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 06:28 PM

It appears I need some help.

 

I purchased a replacement hard drive for my original one which has failed. I've install the physical drive in the case and ensured all the cables were secure.

 

I have inserted my original and genuine Windows 7 SP1 disk in my DVD and powered up.

 

The computer booted to the Windows 7 installation dialogue. With ease I went through the first couple steps.

 

I am now at "Where do you want to install Windows?"

 

I have two disk 0 (the new drive) entries in the list, along with the two other hard drives I have installed.

Disk 0     Unallocated Space          2048.0 GB     2048.0 GB

Disk 0     Unallocated Space          1678.0 GB     1678.0 GB

 

I don't know what I did to get two entries. I hope this doesn't affect the efficiency or capacity of accessible space.

 

When I click on either of the two disk 0 entries, and press {next} to advance the installation process, I get an error.

 

"Setup was unableto create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See Setup log files for more information."

 

I don't know what to do to partition the drive to hold windows 7, or how to get beyond this error.

 

Can anyone help?



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#2 CorruptCoW

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 07:06 PM

After I disconnected my other two drives,I was able toget past the error.



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Posted 25 August 2017 - 07:43 PM

Just as a reminder for future installs or reinstalls, always unplug all other drives before doing it. I've forgotten and had both drives reformatted and lost a lot of data.



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Posted 26 August 2017 - 08:15 AM

Just as a reminder for future installs or reinstalls, always unplug all other drives before doing it. I've forgotten and had both drives reformatted and lost a lot of data.

Precisely, it would be a best practice to install only the new hard drive then make a partition and install the OS in one of the partition.






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