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Windows cannot be installed to Disk 0 Partition 1

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by louisj23, Dec 5, 2012.

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  1. louisj23

    louisj23 Thread Starter

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    I know there are tons of threads on this but as of yet none of them have helped.

    Trying to do a clean install on a Sony VAIO laptop PCG-71312l (or something close to that)

    Where do you want to install windows?

    I have Disk 0 Partition 1 with a total size of 298.1 and free space of 298.0 GB Type is primary

    Error message below says "Windows cannot be installed to Disk 0 Partition 1. (show details)"
    The details are:
    "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS"
    Well that's the fun part of the SONY VAIO - you can't do squat in the BIOS except change the date/time and boot order but I read that the VAIO will detect and setup everything automatically.
    So I Can't do any ACHI/IDE changes.

    So if I just click on next I just get an error message of
    "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See the Setup log files for more information."

    I have deleted, formatted, created new partitions and restarted the computer 10 times. Nothing is getting me anywhere

    Oh and I had to create a bootable USB from the windows ISO to USB/DVD program.

    I have gotten this to work just fine before with the same hard drive which was working just fine an hour ago.

    Thanks all
     
  2. louisj23

    louisj23 Thread Starter

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    ummm, ok
     
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