Something must be wrong with me, as I am posting more than normal on my blog!. This time its about Windows 8. I have rebuilt my PC over the last few evenings and been running into the error:
"We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information, see the Setup log files."
This error hits after you enter the CD key (I must have entered mine about 30 times trying to get around this issue), when you try to assign the partition that you wish to install windows 8 on. I have 3 hard drives in my PC and I have tried all numerical combinations of disks, plus unplugged all USB ports (I didnt have any devices in my PC during install), removed all SD ports (I didnt have anything in them anyway) and removed anything else that was not screwed on. Still the same error.
I finally fixed it by following this process (IMPORTANT: These steps assume that you have not got any data on any of your HDDs that you care about!!!):
Reboot the PC with the Win 8 CD in and select repair
Head over to the advanced tools option
once in the command prompt run Diskpart
Type LIST DISK
Type SELECT DISK <whatever disk number you have>
Type CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
Type FORMAT FS=NTFS QUICK
perform the above for any other hdds present, but dont make any other drive active of course.
Now reboot and start in the installation over again. you should be good to go :)
I hope this helps you
Do you have any errors Bharat? is there any particular step that doesn't work? Have you removed all removable devices possible (SD cards etc)
worked for me
I ran through the same stuff - but the most common solution is what worked for me - just disconnect everything!
I was skimping and not disconnecting the SD card reader and I think that's what finally opened it up. I did have a problem after the first reboot where it did not recognize the boot record - but if you boot from the CD again and follow the repair process that seemed to fix it.
its working perfectly... Thanks
Worked straight ahead,u can do this straight from the "where do you want to install" window by typing shift+f10
What made the difference for me was that I had to delete all the other other partitions on the other disks in the machine.
Thanks a lot. Worked for me.
Thank you very much.
Thank you!!! It's so sad after 20+ years of OS development that MS still can't get things right.
Delete all partitions, unplug all disk devices, WTF?! Unbelievable that Windows still sucks so bad it hurts. Linux has no problems like this, but then again Windows is supposed to be pre-installed so no need to worry.
Heeeeelllllpppppp, ok after trawling the world wide web, and trying all the above in many different combos,i am still faced with that error of no partition, and trust me there is a partition lol, if any one can help i will be Waiting, thanks in advance
Please Microsoft not only is windows 8 uncool but make at least easy to use installer !!!
grrrrr, the CLEAN command apparenly deletes ALL partitions on a disk!!! Not only the partition you want to use for windows :(
So be *very* careful with that!
btw, I can't believe that the Windows setup can't handle something so basic as this. Windows 7 never had *any* problems with this kind of issues...
This works! Awesome...