I had four drives/partitions listed. One labelled Primary, another Recovery and two others. I deleted the ones NOT marked Primary. I was being shown a warning message which read "Windows cannot be installed on drive 0 partition 3". After browsing Google and YouTube for a while, I decided to proceed with the process "Shift + F10". When CMD launched, I inputted the following command:
List disk (it showed me disk 0 and disk 1)
Sel disk 0
The process completed successfully and now "drive 0 partition 3" was now Unallocated. However, I still couldn't go through with installing Windows as it still said Windows could not be installed to the disk. I clicked on details for further information which read: "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu."
After seeing that, I exited the Windows Installer and turned off the computer. When I turned it back on, the computer loaded into BIOS. I noticed that the "Windows Boot Loader" option has vanished which meant that I screwed up and deleted Windows entirely from my drive. Remembering the message about "Disk Controller", I searched through the BIOS in hopes of finding it, but there was no option for it, just as there wasn't any for changing SATA to ACHI. I realized that my BIOS had limited options as opposed to other BIOS's on other computers.
I inserted the flash drive back into the computer and proceeded with the Clean Install process again, still showing the error that Windows couldn't be installed to this disk. I went to Google again, in hopes of searching for an answer. This time, when I launched CMD, I tried these commands:
Two of these operations were successful. The "bootrec /FixBoot" resulted in the response "Access is Denied". Note: the "Bootrec /scanos" command wasn't used here.
After "rebuildbcd" was completed, I received the following response:
Successfully scanned Windows installations.
Total identified Windows installations: 0
The operation completed successfully.
After seeing that I then typed the command: "bcdedit /export c:\backup" which prompted the following response: "The store export operation has failed. The volume for a file has been externally altered so that the opened file is no longer valid."
At this point, I'd completely given up and got depressed because I ruined my PC. I don't know what else to do. If anyone can help, that'd be much appreciated.
Edited by gamer10012, 22 November 2017 - 06:16 PM.