Windows 10: Can't install. possible partition error Solved

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  1.    28 Mar 2016 #21

    Why not use a USB flash drive for the Windows 10 setup files?
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  2.    28 Mar 2016 #22

    wow, thanks for the quick response, ill try creating a new ntfc partition.
    What do I do about this disc/iso problem though?
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  3.    28 Mar 2016 #23

    ntfs part. created, still no difference though. Im now assuming that disc is buggered as its not working at all
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       28 Mar 2016 #24

    from the Winpese can you just run recuva
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  5.    28 Mar 2016 #25

    why do i need to run recuva?
    The drive is blank
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  6. Fafhrd's Avatar
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       28 Mar 2016 #26

    Ok start again, my laptop just threw a wobbly, no touchpad, resolution totally wrong etc.

    You have a partition - formatted to NTFS. How big?

    You are running the Windows Recovery PESE 10 in a ramdrive, so take out the WinPESE disk, and insert the Windows setup DVD - can you read the DVD and its contents in file explorer?
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  7.    28 Mar 2016 #27

    KalamityKatt said: View Post
    the windows official disc wont read at all, not even registering as a disk in the drive *sigh*
    KalamityKatt said: View Post
    Im now assuming that disc is buggered as its not working at all
    The partition is basically the whole drive around 690gb i believe.
    Sorry to hear about your laptop, I hope it's not contagious
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       28 Mar 2016 #28

    KalamityKatt said: View Post
    The partition is basically the whole drive around 690gb i believe.
    Sorry to hear about your laptop, I hope it's not contagious
    Hah Ha! all better, fingers crossed!

    690GB is good - now the second part, on the laptop, can you take out the WinPESE disk - the PE system will keep running in memory - and insert the Windows 10 setup DVD - can you see its files and folders?

    I'm trying to keep away from assumptions and extract some facts.
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  9.    28 Mar 2016 #29

    OK, KalamityKatt, time to walk you through almost a surefire way to get Windows 10 to install. You are going to need your bootable Kyhi's recovery drive - and some way of getting the Windows 10 64-bit ISO file. This will wipe your hard drive. I'm only going to explain what to do in some steps - not exactly how to do it. This is quite lengthy, so I would suggest printing it out, but it almost guaranteed to work.

    Boot computer from Kyhi's Recovery disc.
    Run MiniTool Partition Wizard.
    Right click on the disk icon for your installed hard drive, select Delete All Partitions.
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    Right click on the disk icon again and select either Initialize to MBR disk or rebuild MBR - whichever option you have, one or the other.
    Click Apply.
    Now right click in the unallocated space and create a new NTFS primary partition, drive letter T, 4096 MB in size, at the end of the hard drive.

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    Right click on the unallocated space again and create another primary, NTFS partition, drive letter S, 4096 MB in size, again at the end of the unallocated space:

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    Click Apply. Right click on the T: drive partition and select Mark Active, click apply.
    Now, copy the Windows 10 64-bit ISO file to S: drive.
    Right click on the ISO file on S: drive and select Mount.
    You should get a new virtual drive letter copy all the files/folders from the new virtual drive letter to T: drive.
    T: drive should look like this:

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    Now, in This PC (File Explorer), in the left column, right click on the newest virtual drive letter that was created from mounting the ISO file and click on Eject.

    Go back to MiniTool Partition Wizard, right click on the S: drive partition and delete it. Click apply.
    Open Command Prompt and run the following commands.
    T:
    CD Boot
    bootsect /nt60 T: /force /mbr
    Exit

    Now, remove all USB flash drives, DVDs, CDs, and restart your computer, booting from the hard drive as usual.
    Windows setup should start.
    Select the custom install option. One partition should be listed on the disk, with a big unallocated space. Click on the unallocated space to install to and then next. Do not create any extra partitions, Windows setup will do that for you.

    If everything finally completes installing Windows 10, come back and I'll show you how to get rid of the dual boot menu you will be left with.
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  10.    28 Mar 2016 #30

    @Fafhrd Nope the disc wont read.
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