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Old August 12th, 2015, 01:26 AM
CyberTrek CyberTrek is offline
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Fresh Install of W10 Fails

Got a Sony Viao with W7 Home on it. I have tried to do a clean install of W10. First I upgraded the OS, which went okay, so it can be activated.

I downloaded this tool http://www.intowindows.com/download-...rom-microsoft/ and downloaded the W10 ISO. Burned the ISO. Changed BIOS to boot from USB. I get to do these options like this guy on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQq-iGL_3P8 does but when it gets to formatting, mine will not go further.

After the format, clicking next gives me the error:
Error: "We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information, see the Setup log files."

I tried deleting it and making it new, but still no go. I fiddled a bit but got no results. I was able to get into the recovery partition to reload 7. So, I tried again but no go. Then I tried:
Start DISKPART.
Type LIST DISK and identify your SSD disk number (from 0 to n disks).
Type SELECT DISK <n> where <n> is your SSD disk number.
Type CLEAN
Type CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
Type ACTIVE
Type FORMAT FS=NTFS QUICK
Type ASSIGN
Type EXIT twice (one to get out of DiskPart, the other to exit the command line tool)

Still, same error on the drive.

Twice in the past couple of months "fsck/r/f" have been run. It re-loads 7 fine, but wiping out the drive has this setback.

Any thoughts for clean install? I never liked one OS over another, and never since so since W95.

BIOS has nothing about UEFI or EFI, etc.

Thank you.
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