Windows 10: Error When Installing Windows 10 on new Laptop HDD Solved

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  1.    16 Apr 2017 #1

    Error When Installing Windows 10 on new Laptop HDD


    So my laptop's HDD recently crapped out on me. Luckily I had a 500gb HDD from my old laptop sitting around, so I figured I'd just use that one and install a new copy of windows 10 on it, however I've run into some issues.

    I've formatted the HDD, but when I try and select the partition to install windows, I get the error "Windows cannot be installed on this disk. This computers hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu." I've only formatted the HDD using the Windows Setup, do I need to use a 3rd party program to format it differently?

    I've also read that changing the Sata Mode in the BIOS can fix this issue, however the only option for sata mode I have in the BIOS is RAID. I don't have AHCI or IDE as options.

    Any help in fixing this issue is appreciated. I can provide pictures as well if needed.
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  2.    16 Apr 2017 #2

    Welcome to the forum. If you delete all the partitions then try it should go let windows create what it needs
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  3.    16 Apr 2017 #3

    Assuming you are booting from a Windows 10 USB flash drive or DVD:

    When you get to the very first screen, press shift + F10. This should open a command prompt. Then run:

    diskpart
    select disk 0
    clean
    exit
    exit

    Then, when you get to the option for a custom install, select the custom install option. Unallocated space should be shown for the hard drive or SSD. Highlight the unallocated space and click Next.
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  4.    16 Apr 2017 #4

    Thank you both for the quick response.

    Unfortunately I've tried deleting all the partitions and creating a new one, and if didn't work.

    I also just tried deleting it through the command promt using the commands you listed above, and unfortunately that did not work either.

    I'm still receiving the same error, "Windows cannot be installed on this disk. This computers hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu."
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  5.    16 Apr 2017 #5

    You say Unfortunately I've tried deleting all the partitions and creating a new one, and if didn't work. You were advised NOT to create any let windows do it you may be creating a MBR and it want GPT
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  6.    16 Apr 2017 #6

    Samuria said: View Post
    You say Unfortunately I've tried deleting all the partitions and creating a new one, and if didn't work. You were advised NOT to create any let windows do it you may be creating a MBR and it want GPT
    I apologize, my phrasing was kinda poor. I did originally try and create a new partion, yes, however after wiping the HDD using the cmd prompt, I never created a new partition, and I'm still unable to get it to work.

    It current says Drive 0 Unallocated Space, and the same error as before is showing up at the bottom of Windows setup, the "Windows cannot be installed on this disk" error. And when attempting to click next, it displays "We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information, see the Setup log files."

    Not sure where to go from here.
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  7.    16 Apr 2017 #7

    Hi.
    See if you can do this:
    Boot the system to Kyhi's rescue media
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - - Windows 10 Forums

    Then open Aomei Partition Assistant Pro and see if you can initialize and format it to a single NTFS partition.
    Then open File Explorer and make sure it can be seen.

    Please fill in your system specs.
    System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums - Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials

    .
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  8.    16 Apr 2017 #8

    simrick said: View Post
    Hi.
    See if you can do this:
    Boot the system to Kyhi's rescue media
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - - Windows 10 Forums

    Then open Aomei Partition Assistant Pro and see if you can initialize and format it to a single NTFS partition.
    Then open File Explorer and make sure it can be seen.

    Please fill in your system specs.
    System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums - Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials

    .
    Thanks for the reply!

    So I downloaded the recovery tools bootable disk, and tried booting from it, however I'm getting another error now.

    Whenever I boot to it it comes up with a blue recovery screen that says
    "There isn't enough memory available to create a ram disk device"
    Error code: 0xc0000017

    Tried looking up fixes for that, but I couldn't find one that pertained to my current situation.
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  9.    16 Apr 2017 #9

    ViceUhVersa said: View Post
    Thanks for the reply!

    So I downloaded the recovery tools bootable disk, and tried booting from it, however I'm getting another error now.

    Whenever I boot to it it comes up with a blue recovery screen that says
    "There isn't enough memory available to create a ram disk device"
    Error code: 0xc0000017

    Tried looking up fixes for that, but I couldn't find one that pertained to my current situation.
    Seems to be a RAM problem; see here:
    Fix 0xc0000017 error while installing Windows 10 - Winaero
    No way to run their fix if you can't get into windows, so see if you can run Memtest86 to identify if it really is a bad stick
    MemTest86 - Offical Site of the x86 Memory Testing Tool
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  10.    16 Apr 2017 #10

    Here's another thing you may be able to try:
    Put the W10 installation media back in and begin the install process.
    At the first screen, press and hold SHIFT Key + F10 key.
    This will open a command prompt, and you could try the commands at that point.
    Code:
    bcdedit /enum {badmemory}
    Code:
    bcdedit /deletevalue {badmemory} badmemorylist
    It may get W10 installed, but I'd still be wary if any of the RAM is going bad. Memtest86 will answer that.
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