1.    24 Jul 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2017
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Windows 10 refuses to install on SSD


    Basically I had windows 10 installed on NVMe Samsung 960 SSD for awhile. Along with it there were 2 more partitions configured: 1 dynamic partition (2x 2TB HDD), 1 static (1x 1TB HDD).

    Now due to some issues decided to re-install Windows 10 completely. Booted to Windows 10 install from USB flash drive and formatted SSD drive's all 4 partitions(including recovery partition,etc..). I can still see other HDD's and partitions (the dynamic and static). But when I choose to install Windows 10 on SSD which I deleted it comes up with an error something like: 'windows 10 cannot be installed please check installation logs'.

    What can be the issue does anyone know? Did SSD held some sort of dynamic disk information that I have deleted?
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  2.    24 Jul 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,940
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hi please post a screenshot of your partitions if you continue to have problems. (You can use Kyhi's boot disk available from the top of the Software and Apps section here to do that).

    Your SSD appears to be 250Gb; of course the other partitions are on separate disks. Make sure there are no Windows-related partitions on those disks (Recovery, EFI etc).

    Try removing, disconnecting or disabling the other disks, then installing, taking care to delete any partitions remaining on your SSD.
    If in doubt, delete any partitions first (you can use Kyhi's boot disk for that).

    There's a clue too in the message- check the logs. (I'm afraid my crystal ball's down for scheduled maintenance.. )

    What went wrong? See:
    Upgrade to Windows 10 Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials

    - & see the yellow Tips section

    A list of some log files:
    C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\Panther
    The panther logs are often hidden. Configure file explorer so that you can find the hidden files.
    setuperr.log
    setupact.log
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  3.    24 Jul 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,335
    Windows 10 Pro

    You stated, "formatted SSD drive's all 4 partitions(including recovery partition,etc..). " How did you do that? If you want to do a clean install on an erased SSD you don't format the old partitions, you delete them. Then pick the unallocated space and click next to let Windows set up the drive.
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  4.    24 Jul 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2017
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    You stated, "formatted SSD drive's all 4 partitions(including recovery partition,etc..). " How did you do that? If you want to do a clean install on an erased SSD you don't format the old partitions, you delete them. Then pick the unallocated space and click next to let Windows set up the drive.
    My bad. I did mean I deleted all of the partitions, not formated. Not sure what was the issue but I used Kyhi's bootCD as Dalhina suggested and then EOMEI partition editor and reformated the partition(as it was already deleted). Then back to win10 install and was able to proceed with windows installation after clicking next.
    I am attaching image file for you to see the error I was getting before. As you can see all SSD partitions were deleted. I did try to reformat and delete multiple times SSD disk but after clicking Next I got this :
    Click image for larger version. 

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