"We couldn`t create a new partition or locate an existing one."


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 & Windows 10
       #1

    "We couldn`t create a new partition or locate an existing one."


    First "MOIN" @all - nice to be part of the community now!



    I hope you can help me with the following problem:


    I tried Windows 10 today newinstall not upgrading to my computer
    on which Windows 7 was running before.


    Unfortunately, there was no installation prozess goes on up to formatting.

    "We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one."


    I have already disconnected all hard drives except for the system SSD but unfortunately it did not work either.


    Could it be a formatting and partitioning problem?

    If so, Gparted should be a good program, but what exactly should I do?


    I have never been faced with this problem and I am totally desperate .... I would be very happy if you could help me !!!



    Thank you very much
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  2. Berton's Avatar
    Posts : 10,528
    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
       #2
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  3. hsehestedt's Avatar
    Posts : 2,147
    Windows 10 Pro, 20H2
       #3

    Try this:

    Before you get to that message, press SHIFT + F10 to open a command prompt.

    Run diskpart.
    At the diskpart prompt, run these commands:

    list disk

    At this point you should see the SSD as disk 0. If it has another disk number, use that number rather than "0" in the next command.

    select disk 0
    clean
    exit (to exit from diskpart)
    exit (to exit from the command prompt)

    "We couldn`t create a new partition or locate an existing one."-image4.jpg

    That should clear the contents of the disk. The entire disk space should then show up in Windows setup as "Unallocated Space" as in the screenshot below.

    "We couldn`t create a new partition or locate an existing one."-image5.jpg
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  4. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 & Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    THXSoMuch4reply - worked out really well - i'm happy and now W10 user
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  5. hsehestedt's Avatar
    Posts : 2,147
    Windows 10 Pro, 20H2
       #5

    Glad to hear that you got it working!
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