Windows 10: Windows Installation Error; Will not install on Partition Solved

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  1. Posts : 133
    Windows 10 Pro (14393) / 7 Pro
       30 May 2015 #1

    Windows Installation Error; Will not install on Partition


    Hey there,

    I am trying to install Windows 10 10130 onto my laptop's blank partition that is 400 GB. Upon installing I noticed it gives me an error that says "We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one." I'm not sure what this means, as I have repeatedly formatted and erased the partition to no avail. I do have another partition with Windows 8.1 installed, so I am trying to salvage that and get the Windows 10 installed onto the other one.

    P.S. for some strange reason. On boot, It asks me to pick either Windows 8.1 or Windows 8, and Windows 8 isn't installed...

    This laptop is a mess. I bought it used, and it has only given me issues. Luckily I have my Desktop so it's not like I rely on this laptop. I appreciate your assistance!
    Last edited by Michaelvas17; 30 May 2015 at 09:09.
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  2. Posts : 2,033
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       30 May 2015 #2

    It would help if you post a screen shot of Disk Management then we can go from there.
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  3. Posts : 133
    Windows 10 Pro (14393) / 7 Pro
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       30 May 2015 #3

    Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	20238 @topgundcp This is the Disk Management Window.
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  4. Posts : 2,033
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       30 May 2015 #4

    Ths is very strange partition arrangement. You have an unallocated partition sitting in between the recovery and C partition. and Windows might get confused of how to install it. You might want to move the C partition to the left and have the unallocated partition at the end.

    You can download: Bootable Partition Manger | MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition
    and use: Rufus - Create bootable USB
    Boot up your Laptop and move drive C: to the left next to the Recovery partition.
    Try to install Windows again. (It looks like that you are using the legacy MBR, so you need to install with MBR stype partition)

    WARNING: When working on partition. It is advisable to make a backup image of your current Windows first.
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  5. Posts : 324
    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32
       30 May 2015 #5

    What Igor said to Dr Frankenstein, "Sir, you have created a Monster!"

    Resize that C: partition to include all of the Unallocated space and you should be good to go.

    good luck

    TechnoMage
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  6. Posts : 133
    Windows 10 Pro (14393) / 7 Pro
    Thread Starter
       30 May 2015 #6

    topgundcp said: View Post
    Ths is very strange partition arrangement. You have an unallocated partition sitting in between the recovery and C partition. and Windows might get confused of how to install it. You might want to move the C partition to the left and have the unallocated partition at the end.

    You can download: Bootable Partition Manger | MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition
    and use: Rufus - Create bootable USB
    Boot up your Laptop and move drive C: to the left next to the Recovery partition.
    Try to install Windows again. (It looks like that you are using the legacy MBR, so you need to install with MBR stype partition)

    WARNING: When working on partition. It is advisable to make a backup image of your current Windows first.
    Is this program something I have to run in Windows or do I have to boot into it?

    EDIT: I tried booting into it and it gave me an error.
    Last edited by Michaelvas17; 30 May 2015 at 10:28.
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  7. Posts : 2,033
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       30 May 2015 #7

    Is this program something I have to run in Windows or do I have to boot into it?
    After you download the ISO. From Windows, use Rufus to create a bootable USB stick to boot up from then you can move the partition. You should get a screen similar to this, right click on C: drive and select Move/Resize, then click Apply to commit the change:

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  8. Posts : 133
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    Thread Starter
       30 May 2015 #8

    EDIT: Used the program. Will attempt installing Windows once more.
    EDIT 2: The program ran into an error saying it was an I/O failure. I restarted the laptop and I noticed that I was able to extend the C:\ partition into the space. I will now try to shrink the volume and install Windows 10.
    Last edited by Michaelvas17; 30 May 2015 at 11:43.
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  9. Posts : 133
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    Thread Starter
       30 May 2015 #9

    It works! Thank you @topgundcp
    Yet, it still says Windows 8 is installed
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  10. Posts : 133
    Windows 10 Pro (14393) / 7 Pro
    Thread Starter
       30 May 2015 #10

    EDIT: Removed that strange image tag... See latest post for image.
    Last edited by Michaelvas17; 31 May 2015 at 08:54.
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