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  1. Join Date : Apr 2016
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       21 Apr 2016 #1

    Unable to install windows 10 - couldnt find boot disk


    Hey guys!




    I'm not sure if this is the correct forum for this, but I'm currently trying out Windows 10, but I'm getting an error which I believe is due to my previous dual-boot consisting of Windows 7 + Antergos w/ Grub. (My friend installed this for me, so I'm not very familiar with this stuff.




    Before I began the install, I went to windows disk manager and deleted then extended the partition that had Linux on it. When I went to install Win10, it keeps giving me errors that it could not create a partition and upon further inspection, the specific error is that it could not find the boot drive.




    I've been at this for quite a while now, and any help would be appreciated!
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  2.    21 Apr 2016 #2

    If you deleted the Linux partition w/ Grub, then you can't boot. May have to clean install, or maybe if in Windows, EasyBCD can re-create the boot for you.
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  3. Join Date : Apr 2016
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       21 Apr 2016 #3

    Superfly said: View Post
    If you deleted the Linux partition w/ Grub, then you can't boot. May have to clean install, or maybe if in Windows, EasyBCD can re-create the boot for you.
    I've been trying a clean install, but it keeps giving me the boot error. I looked at EasyBCD, but it requires me to have windows on the computer. I've formatted/cleaned it several times, so that does not seem to be possible.
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  4.    21 Apr 2016 #4

    Oh,sorry - was under the impression it was an upgrade - did you delete all the partitions shown in the setup dialog then try to install to the unallocated space ? or are you keeping the existing Windows 7?

    BTW: Best to delete Linux partitions with GParted or similar.
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  5. Join Date : Apr 2016
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       21 Apr 2016 #5

    Superfly said: View Post
    Oh,sorry - was under the impression it was an upgrade - did you delete all the partitions shown in the setup dialog then try to install to the unallocated space ? or are you keeping the existing Windows 7?

    BTW: Best to delete Linux partitions with GParted or similar.
    Yup! I deleted all partitions and then formatted, deleted but nothing seemed to work.
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  6.    21 Apr 2016 #6

    ahndrewtam said: View Post
    Yup! I deleted all partitions and then formatted, deleted but nothing seemed to work.
    It's best to delete the partitions and not format - let Windows setup do all that stuff...
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  7. Join Date : Apr 2016
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       21 Apr 2016 #7

    Superfly said: View Post
    It's best to delete the partitions and not format - let Windows setup do all that stuff...
    I've tried going with just deleting and formatting but neither seem to work.
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  8.    21 Apr 2016 #8

    What is the exact error? The only time I got that was when I had multiple drives (incl. SD card etc) - removing those solved it.
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  9. Join Date : Apr 2016
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       21 Apr 2016 #9

    Superfly said: View Post
    What is the exact error? The only time I got that was when I had multiple drives (incl. SD card etc) - removing those solved it.
    The exact error from the logs is: "GetMachineInfo: Couldn't find boot disk on this BIOS-based computer"
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  10.    21 Apr 2016 #10

    ahndrewtam said: View Post
    The exact error from the logs is: "GetMachineInfo: Couldn't find boot disk on this BIOS-based computer"
    OK that's a new one for me - found this Couldn't find Boot disk error while Installing Windows 7 using USB - Page 2 - Windows 7 Help Forums
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