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  1. Joined : Jan 2016
    Posts : 9
    W10
       02 Jan 2016 #1

    Install W10 on new SSD Failing


    I have a Sony Vaio laptop (VPCYB15KX), a bit old but working nonetheless currently running Windows 7 Home Premium and works fine, but is quite slow so I decided to upgrade to an SSD. Picked up a crucial MX200 250 GB SSD and was going to upgrade to Windows 10 (fresh install) and made a bootable USB of the W10 iso.

    I can get to the screen to select the drive/partition to install to, and when I select the unallocated drive and choose new, it creates the 500 MB system reserved partition, and then I select the other partition (remaining space) and choose format it spits out the error "Failed to format the selected partition [Error: 0x80070057]". At first I thought, maybe the new SSD is bad so I popped it into another Laptop of mine (thinkpad 520) and it was able to install Windows 10 onto the SSD without issue. I then moved the drive back to the Sony Vaio and it would not boot, giving disk read error message on boot, and then complaining some sort of Boot files were missing (was a Windows 10 type screen, blue background and white text). If I put the old Samsung 2.5" HDD back into the Vaio and boot it works without issue..

    I also ran from the "run" tool perfmon /report to help determine if there were any hardware issues but nothing major I can see. I can't understand why it will boot the old Windows 7 image on the HDD, but not a Windows 10 image (created by another laptop) on an SSD or format the necessary partitions for a fresh W10 installation? I'm really stumped..



    Test Groups Tests Failed Description
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    Controller Device Status Fail Count 11 0 Controller devices.
    Cooling Configured Fail Count 0 0 Cooling devices.
    Cooling Status Fail Count 0 0 Cooling devices.
    Input Configured Fail Count 2 0 Input devices.
    Input Status Fail Count 2 0 Input devices.
    Memory Device Configured Fail Count 72 0 Memory devices.
    Memory Device Status Fail Count 72 0 Memory devices.
    Motherboard Device Configured Fail Count 8 0 Motherboard devices.
    Motherboard Device Status Fail Count 8 0 Motherboard devices.
    Network Configured Fail Count 13 0 Network devices.
    Network Status Fail Count 13 0 Network devices.
    Port Device Configured Fail Count 40 0 Port devices.
    Port Device Status Fail Count 40 0 Port devices.
    Power Device Configured Fail Count 1 0 Power devices.
    Power Device Status Fail Count 1 0 Power devices.
    Printing Device Configured Fail Count 11 0 Printing devices.
    Printing Device Status Fail Count 11 0 Printing devices.
    Storage Device Configured Fail Count 1 0 Storage devices.
    Storage Device Status Fail Count 1 0 Storage devices.
    Video Device Configured Fail Count 2 0 Video devices.
    Video Device Status Fail Count 2 0 Video devices.
    PlugAndPlay Device Configured Fail Count 142 1 PlugAndPlay devices.
    PlugAndPlay Device Status Fail Count 142 0 PlugAndPlay devices.
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  2. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 2,449
    Windows10
       02 Jan 2016 #2

    Are you trying to do an eufi install or a legacy bios install?

    If eufi, the ssd needs to be in gpt format. If legacy bios, ssd needs to be in mbr format.
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  3. Joined : Jan 2016
    Posts : 9
    W10
       02 Jan 2016 #3

    cereberus said: View Post
    Are you trying to do an eufi install or a legacy bios install?

    If eufi, the ssd needs to be in gpt format. If legacy bios, ssd needs to be in mbr format.
    Thanks for the reply. This I have no idea about, how do I know which I'm doing? All I'm doing is pressing F11 to get the boot manager and selecting my bootable USB stick when it's powering on.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2015
    Posts : 1,393
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       02 Jan 2016 #4

    Hi,

    No need to format anyway. Just clean the drive and start over without formatting.

    Cheers,
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  5. Joined : Jan 2016
    Posts : 9
    W10
       02 Jan 2016 #5

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,

    No need to format anyway. Just clean the drive and start over without formatting.

    Cheers,
    I tried. It starts the install process and within 10 seconds then the error "Windows could not format a partition on disk 0. The error occurred while preparing the partition selected for installation. Error code: 0x80070057"
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  6. Joined : Oct 2015
    Posts : 1,393
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       02 Jan 2016 #6

    Hi,

    Are you certain the drive does not contain any partitions at all ?

    Cheers,
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  7. Joined : Jan 2016
    Posts : 9
    W10
       02 Jan 2016 #7

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,

    Are you certain the drive does not contain any partitions at all ?

    Cheers,
    Yes pretty sure, here is the before/after and all I've done is click next. Thank you.

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  8. Joined : Jan 2015
    Posts : 355
    Windows 10 Home x64
       02 Jan 2016 #8

    Check this tutorial Windows 10 - Clean Install It's a place to start, it's not real clear what might be causing your computer to error out. Follow the tutorial and see if things work out.

    Brink has done a fine job putting an extensive tutorial forum together with contributions from other expert tenforums members. It can be a huge help with problems like you're experiencing.
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  9. Joined : Jan 2016
    Posts : 9
    W10
       03 Jan 2016 #9

    CmmTch said: View Post
    Check this tutorial Windows 10 - Clean Install It's a place to start, it's not real clear what might be causing your computer to error out. Follow the tutorial and see if things work out.

    Brink has done a fine job putting an extensive tutorial forum together with contributions from other expert tenforums members. It can be a huge help with problems like you're experiencing.
    Thanks for the suggestion - though it doesn't look like it's anything I haven't tried.

    When going through the install process I either have the option to delete the existing partitions that I attempted to create on previous install attempts and then attempt to install to the unallocated block of free space which gives the error I posted earlier or I can click new which creates a 500 MB system partition, and a second primary partition. If I attempt to install now to that second "primary" partition it fails with the error "Windows could not format a partition on disk 0. The error occurred while preparing the partition selected for installation. Error code: 0x80070057"
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  10. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,890
    Windows 10 Pro
       03 Jan 2016 #10

    What about creating a MiniTool Partition Wizard (free) USB/CD, booting from that, wipe the SSD by writing zeroes to the drive, create and format a NTFS partition on the entire drive minus 1GB, then attempting to install Windows to the partition already formatted by MiniTool?
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