1.    09 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 2
    Win 10

    Clean install windows 10 on my SSD

    I have a samsung 850 pro 256 gb SSD and the windows install disk i have keeps giving me the same trouble every time i try to clean install it on my SSD:

    "windows could not format a partition on disk 0 the error occurred while preparing the partition selected for installation error code 0x80070057"

    Please Help.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    10 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10 64bit Edu

    format the drive

    Hi Mirohan,

    I would try
    1. make the drive in the bios is set to the correct setting ie uefi.
    2. Deleting all the partitions then format the drive.
    3. If you are using a desktop- try another sata cable or replace the cable
    4. Plug the hdd into another computer and format first within windows.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 10-Windows-10-reformat-partition.jpg  
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    10 May 2016 #3
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 2
    Win 10

    I've tried doing everything except taking out the SSD and formatting it on a different computer. Deleting those partitions back to unallocated space did nothing. and trying to reformat the partition they set as primary still brought the same error. I will have to try that 3rd option tomorrow.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4.    10 May 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 5,815
    Win 10 Pro (1607)

    Hi, don't forget to set AHCI mode for your SSD before installing, when you get that far.

    You could try booting your PC from a live boot disk including a partition manager just to see if you can access the disk.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Solved Windows 10 clean install - hard drive doesn't show up before install
Hi I have looked through solutions for this issue, but the suggestions don't seem to fix my issue... I am running Windows 7 SP1 Pro 64-bit on a Dell Optiplex 760, and try to do a clean install of Windows 10, using the ISO file which I downloaded...
Installation and Setup
Clean Install of Windows 10
Hello folks, yesterday I did the free upgrade to Windows 10 pro from Windows 8.1pro and I would now like to do a 'clean install'. When I did the upgrade, I thought that I was going to get the opportunity to save Windows 10 to a USB Memory Stick...
Installation and Setup
W10 inaccessible_boot_device after clean clean install 0xc000000f Err
When I upgraded to windows 10 from windows 7, it worked fine for the next few hours then i couldnt acess the log in screen it was just stuck on the slider and then it flickers. tried to trouble shoot, system restore, clean installed (using...
Installation and Setup
Windows 10 clean install
Hey guys im confused about the whole windows 10 thing i just upgraded my windows 8.1 to windows 10 though controlpanel reserved and all, but now i got activation problems, but i aint to worred about that right now, my main question is i want to...
Installation and Setup
Solved Will I be able to do a clean install of Windows 10?
Hope this has not been asked before. I have the Windows 7 disc which I purchased and since then have upgraded to Windows 8 & 8.1 via the Windows Store. When Windows 10 is released I'd like to do a fresh install. Does anyone know if this will...
General Support
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:06.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 10 Forums