Setup Installation :: Unable To Create New Partition Or Locate Existing One?

Apr 20, 2014

I have a new Asus X102BA it has modest performance so as I have a spare OCZ 120GB ssd I thought I would see if it could be improved. I have tried to install win 8 Pro using a powered DVD drive but I get the message in my title. The primary partition is shown on screen and I have nothing but the DVD drive plugged into the computer...

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Setup Installation :: Setup Was Unable To Use Existing System Partition

Oct 17, 2013

Because it does not contain enough free space. Clearly I have enough free space... [URL] ....

What should I do? I want to do a dual boot, so I can keep Windows 7 in case I don't like 8.1...

I formatted and deleted that partition and I tried again with 201gb, and no luck. [URL] ....

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Setup Installation :: Create System Reserved Partition After Installation?

Jun 15, 2014

I'm trying to recreate win 8.1 pro system reserved partition on my ssd. Initially I installed windows on my ssd (c: ) and windows created the sysres partition on my unformatted hd (without telling me anything). After some trouble I managed to be able to boot from ssd directly without going through the sysres partition on the hd. Now if possible I'd like to recreate the sysres on the ssd (by disconnecting my hd so that windows has no other options than creating this on the ssd). If a try a system refresh it tells me it would wipe away all my user installed apps.

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Setup Installation :: How To Create Recovery Partition On 2nd HDD

Jun 29, 2014

I recently picked up an Asus laptop, a SDD to replace the the laptop's HDD, and a HDD caddy to hold the HDD in place of the CD/DVD drive. After a fresh Win 8.1 install on the SDD, I made system images of both the SDD and the HDD with the Win 8 OEM install (both stored on external drive). I also created a USB recovery drive and then formatted the HDD.

Fast forward a few weeks... It's last Friday. I'm about to leave for a business trip. I boot up my laptop and a screen comes up telling me to "reboot and select proper boot device". I pull the SDD out, hook it up to my desktop, and see that the drive shows up, but it's blank. A little googling turned up a few reviews from other people with the same issue. On rare occasion, it will wipe itself. Using the USB recovery drive and the Win 8.1 system image, I got things up and running again.

Now for my question, instead of constantly carrying around the 2 USB drives holding the recovery and system image, can I create a recovery partition on my HDD that I can boot too if my SDD wipes again? (Could I copy or clone my Recovery USB to a partition on my HDD?) Then I could just keep the SSD system image on the HDD in case I need to restore it, right?

Disk 0: SDD disk that wiped itself
Disk 1: HDD that I'd like to have a recovery partition and system image on

I also have: Win 8 OEM system imageWin 8.1 system imageRecovery USB drive (8.1)Win 8.1 USB Install drive

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Setup Installation :: Windows 8 - System Could Not Create A Partition

Mar 3, 2012

Ok so i am trying to install windows 8 X64 onto a different hard drive as windows 7 so i can switch between the two at startup.Ok so my problems started yesterday when trying to install windows 8 onto the Hard Drive i was getting"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks."To fix this i converted the disk to a GPT disk in Disk ManagerNow im getting the Error "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See the setup log files for more Information." Here is a screenshot of disk manager at the moment.I am trying to install Windows 8 to Disk 2.

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Setup Installation :: Unable To Use Recovery Partition After Win 8.1 Upgrade

May 18, 2014

After a upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, I seem to have lost my ability to use the recovery partition. Every time I go and use it I get an error message Unable to reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing.

I have contacted ASUS for recovery DVD's however I was told to go to a authorized repairer to have it fixed for a fee. My last laptop was able to burn recovery DVD's but not this one.

I understand that Windows 8.1 creates a new recovery partition for itself however I did read on this forum it is possible to get it back to default settings.

Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration
Information:

Windows RE status: Enabled
Windows RE location: ?GLOBALROOTdeviceharddisk0partition2RecoveryWindowsRE
Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: ba08d678-3e5b-11e2-b26a-a34ba04e3737
Recovery image location: ?GLOBALROOTdeviceharddisk0partition5RecoveryImage
Recovery image index: 2
Custom image location:
Custom image index: 0

Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
Partition 1 System 300 MB 1024 KB
Partition 2 Recovery 900 MB 301 MB
Partition 3 Primary 372 GB 1201 MB
Partition 4 Recovery 350 MB 373 GB
Partition 5 Recovery 20 GB 373 GB

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Setup Installation :: Unable To Use Built-in ASUS Recovery Partition

Jan 17, 2014

Alright, so my ASUS laptop has been getting a little slow lately, so I decided to reinstall. Now I know my PC has an ASUS recovery partition, which reinstall the pc with all the tools, drivers etc, since I've used it before. But now when I restart the computer and press F9 and reset, it doesn't work. This is what I do:

This is where it was supposed to give me the option to restore whole drive or just install windows to the primary partition. But now it asks for a CD, which I don't have. This PC never used to have a recovery CD, just a recovery partition.

Then, I read somewhere I could do the same from inside Windows 8, so I tried that as well by going to the charms bar, then Settings and then "Change PC settings". Then I selected "Update and recovery" from the left, and then went to Recovery, where I pressed the button to remove everything and reinstall windows. This is what I got:

So, I tried to see if EaseUs Partition manager showed the recovery partition. I started ASUS and these are the partitions it found:

I saw it found both a "Recovery" partition and a "Restore" partition. Now I assume the Recovery partition is the one Windows 8 boots into, and the Restore partition is the one created by ASUS. So, these are the contents of the Recovery partition:

And these are the contents of the Restore partition:

As you can see outlined in red, it does contain an install.wim file, so I know the recovery data is there. However the Windows 8 recovery environment just isn't able to find it.

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Setup Installation :: Unable To Reset PC - Required Partition Is Missing

Jul 19, 2014

I was using Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop before. Now I want to install Windows 8. I have laptop's rescue CD. I get the following error when I tried to install Windows 8 on UEFI using the rescue CD:

"Unable to reset your pc a required partition is missing".

I think I have a problem about partitions type because Ubuntu uses ext4.

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Setup Installation :: Unable To Find Recovery Partition Even Though It Exists?

Jun 17, 2014

I have an Asus S200E and I had been messing with linux and trying to install it alongside windows 8.1 with no joy.After a while I gave up but i've had a few issues with my laptop and wanted to either refresh or reset it.

When I try to refresh I get a message saying that the drive is locked and when I try to reset I am told the recovery partition is missing. I guess I must have done something when attempting to install linux that has caused this problem however when I open up the partition manager the recovery partitions are all still there.

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Setup Installation :: Reinstalling Windows 8 From USB - Unable To Reset PC / Required Partition Missing

Apr 13, 2014

I recently purchased an Asus X551 laptop with Windows 8 but straight the way uninstalled Windows 8 and installed Ubuntu (after creating a Windows 8 recovery drive just in case). I have since decided that I want Windows 8 back as I have found that I cannot use a lot of software on Linux. The laptop did not come with any form of recovery disk or installation disk, the only reminent of Windows 8 I have is the recovery USB that I created from within the OS.

When I plug in the USB and boot from it it brings up the recovery menu with options to reset the PC but when I click it it says something like - "Unable to reset PC. A required partition is missing".

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Hardware Drivers :: Unable To Create A Partition In Windows 8.1

Jan 20, 2014

I need to create a partition on my PC and I've followed tutorials but I always run into the same problem: Right clicking a volume in disk management only gives me a "help" option. I've connected external storage and it gives me the menu shown in the tutorials/how-tos.

Is there something I'm missing? I've followed all the steps to the letter, save for the ones that are not possible on my PC (shrink volume/etc)

Additional info: PC is an Acer Aspire V3-551 laptop
The HD was replaced a few months ago and the original OS updated to 8.1 from 8

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Windows 8 - Partition Disappeared / How To Locate

Dec 31, 2013

I have 2 external drives.

One is 1tb ( western digital )

The other is 320gb

They were plugged into my old laptop which had xp sp3 , but i got a new base system with windows 8.

The day after I got it , it wasn't showing the 320 GB drive , but i shutdown , switched it off at the wall and it came back into view on next startup.

I had a partition. I cant remember what drive it was on , but its disappeared. I had a lot of ebooks , manuals and photos stored on it , but when i open "computer" , its just not there , even after shutting down , turning off at the wall and rebooting.

Still very new to windows 8 , so im hoping its something as simple as "view" settings , which I have checked , but maybe missed something ?

How to locate my missing partition ?

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Setup Installation :: Dual Boot From Existing Win 8 On Same Disk

Feb 26, 2013

I just received an Asus Zenbook with 8 preinstalled.

It was configured with static IP and my office configuration, I would like to split the existing partition, create a new primary partition and clone the Win 8 installation in the new one.

Then set up a dual boot configuration, so I can have a clean "office config" and an "home config" with the same licenses and software in which I can mess with the configuration and setup my home stuff (DLNA server, access to home headless server, software to flash android handset, etc).

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Setup Installation :: Building New System Using Existing SSD Boot Drive

Sep 9, 2013

I built a large desktop system a few years back and it's been upgraded with various bits and pieces including an SSD boot drive. I'm looking at putting together a much smaller system in a Shuttle XH61V and I want to use my existing 2.5" SSD. Can I just put the SSD in and clean install Win 8 from the original system builder disk I bought or will something go wrong because there's already an installation on the drive?

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Setup Installation :: Clean Install On Existing Win 7 PC With SSD And Hard Drive

Jan 23, 2013

I am about to upgrade another PC (about 4 months old) currently running Windows 7 64bit. The PC is set up so that although the PC has the OS and programs on the SSD (C drive), all other data and info is on the 2Tb hard drive. Their is only a single user with no password and the PC was setup (configured) so that the user profile knows to put that user info and data on the 2Tb hard drive.

I want to do a clean install and am happy to clear everything on the C drive (SSD) and the hard drive. When installing Windows 8 from the ISO image on a DVD, how do I create the similar situation that I had for user profile when running Windows 7?

Also is it possible to be able to boot up straight in to the user without having to enter a password, as I can currently do on the Windows 7 boot?

I have just upgraded an older Windows Vista PC to Windows 8 Pro through a clean install and that went perfectly, but only had a single 1Tb hard drive (C drive).

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Gaming :: Short System Lock Then Restart - Unable To Locate Cause

Mar 22, 2014

I have recently bought a new system running Windows 8.1 64 bit.

After I played Cities in Motion 2 on Steam the problem first occurred. The screen freezes and one or two seconds late the system restarts. There is no BSOD.

Yesterday I played all day with no issues but today the problem happens regularly, even when just browsing the internet in one window.

Find attached the SF Debug tool zip file.

The system is still under warranty but I thought I would try here first before going back to they system builder.

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Setup Installation :: Migrating / Copying Boot Partition To Another HDD Partition

Jan 30, 2013

I have win 8 pro installed & two HDDs with two partions each , I want to migrate the boot partition to another partition on the second drive .

It would have been easier if i would have just cloned the complete drives but one of the partions on the 2nd drive has data which cannot be deleted .

So I have Drive

1 - Partitions C: ( boot partition ) & D:

Drive 2 - Partitions E: & F:

I want to remove Drive 1 from my PC so i want to copy C: to E: then remove drive 1 & boot from E:

I tried "Easeus todo backup" , did not work, it does not make the copy bootable , to make it bootale the whole drive has to be copied .

I tried making an image of C: using Windows 8 inbuilt backup feature then removed drive 1 , installed Windows 8 on E: then tried restoring the image of C: but i got some error.

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Setup Installation :: (Recovery) Partition In GPT Disk For UEFI Installation?

Jan 28, 2013

Is it possible not to have the partition "recovery"?

Because if you look at the two tutorials:

- UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums

- UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

In the tutorial to install Windows 7 in UEFI, there is not that damn partition recovery, while in the tutorial for Windows 8, we can see it.

When I install Windows 7 (MBR mode), I avoid this partition "recovery" by creating a partition with a name before installation. I install the OS on it and everything is fine, no partition "recovery" But here, since one must delete all partitions, If I create a GPT disk with a partitioning tool before installing, is that it might be appropriate?

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Setup Installation :: Create ISO From Win 8.1 DVD

May 16, 2014

Trying to create an ISO of the windows 8.1 dvd. I want to make a bootable USB stick when I go to install it to speed things up and make a backup copy. I can create the ISO using Alcohol 120 but when I use the Windows 7 USB/DVD tool to open the ISO it says it is not a valid ISO file.

Every other bit of software can read it okay so it is an ISO file as far as I can tell.

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Setup Installation :: Create Windows 8.1 USB Key

Sep 15, 2014

I have a Windows 8 pro oem copy and I want to create a bootable Windows 8.1 pro Usb stick in uefi format to do a clean install.

Now I built my machine myself so I am sure there is no embedded windows key in the bios? But I cant seem to download anything that will create the media, it says it my key wont work in a retail copy of windows 8.

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Setup Installation :: Cannot Create USB Install Due To 8.1 Product Key

Apr 26, 2014

I already have a Windows 8 Pro USB installer setup but I don't think it can be used to do a repair install for my Windows 8.1 Pro upgrade. So I'm trying to create a new USB installer setup specifically for Win 8.1 Pro. However, the Windows 8.1 setup window is not accepting the 8.1 Product Key that I extracted from Belarc, ProduKey and WPkey. Is there a way to get around that issue so that I can create the Win 8.1 USB installer?

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Setup Installation :: Create More Than 3 Primary Partitions?

Feb 1, 2014

Why windows 7 and windows 8 introduced a limitation when using Disk Management, and is NOT possible to create more than 3 Primary Partitions? However, using DiskPart from command line it is VERY possible, no warnings or notices.

Code: C:Windowssystem32>diskpartMicrosoft DiskPart version 6.3.9600Copyright (C) 1999-2013 Microsoft Corporation.On computer: PAINKILLERDISKPART> listMicrosoft DiskPart version 6.3.9600DISK [code]....

As far as I know, there is a maximum of 4 Primary partitions on a hardisk, or 3 primary and one extended, and IN the extended partitions more that 4 logical drivers.However, from any disk utility like the old, deprecated, and buggy Partition Magic, acronis disk partition utility, gparted Linux, parted, cfdisk, fdisk, or even on the older Windows like Xp, nt, 2000, 98, me, ms-dos, freedos, I WAS ALWAYS BEEN ABLE TO CREATE 4 PRIMARY PARTITIONS, but with the new WINDOWS 7 and the new WINDOWS 8, it appears this limitation of only 3 PRIMARY PARTITIONS instead of 4. Don't know about Vista as I have skipped that version of windows on every PC that I have build or worked.

Or is working like this because of some hidden reason which I can't figure out by myself what could It be, and the only thing that I can observe is that while technology is evolving (hardware and software), we have limitations like this, to create only 3 primary instead of 4 primary while using Disk Management from administrative tools or right clicking on the computer and "manage" console.

Personally I am a little irritated/annoyed that now the disk management is having "handicap" and I can NOT find a serious reason for this idiocratic limitation. As we are "evolving" the normal path It would be more normal to be able to use more that 4 primary on a hardisk, from my point of view, not limiting to ONLY 3 Primary.

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Setup Installation :: How To Create Dual Boot

Jun 7, 2014

I have sony vpceh3aen laptop with windows 7 home basic. I have IOS file of embedded windows 8.1 industry pro with update´╗┐ via dreamspark.com. just now I run windows 8.1 upgrade assistance and its says "your pc's firmware doesn't support secure boot so you won't be able to use it in windows 8.1". Some persons says that not a problem. I not like to upgrade my OS but I want create dual boot with windows 7 home basic and embedded windows 8.1 industry pro.
´╗┐
my questions:

1. can I possible to dual boot? if possible how to create it and what are changes(in BIOS and windows 7 settings) needs to make in my laptop?

2. I have pen drive and DVD, which is best for create dual boot with IOS file?

3. I have 100GB free logical partition. that is enough for embedded windows 8? if not how much need to increase?

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Setup Installation :: After W8.1 Back To W8 - Cannot Create Windows To Go

Jul 16, 2013

I don't know what Windows 8.1 has done to my system but after getting rid of it and re-installing Windows 8 ENTERPRISE again I cannot create Windows to GO any more

It doesn't matter if I plug in an SSD, a standard USB stick or a standard external USB HDD - I get No suitable devices found when launching the application from the control panel.

(I can do it manually the old fashioned way but I don't know why the standard method is broken when it was working perfectly before).

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Setup Installation :: Create Factory Restore Disc?

Sep 29, 2013

Is it possible to create restore discs that return the PC back to factory state (just out of box, never turned on)?

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Setup Installation :: How To Create Windows 8 Install To External HDD

Sep 15, 2014

I'm trying to get my existing installation of windows to boot as an external hard drive. I had it installed on an internal drive, then removed the hard drive and put it in an external enclosure. Then trying to boot off the drive results in windows loading the recovery screen and giving me a bunch of options. The only thing I can do is restart the computer with all the other options (refresh, reinstall) saying that the drive is locked. Putting the drive back into the computer will allow me to boot normally from it, but I want to be able to boot from it via USB 3.

What can I do to either create a fresh install of windows on this drive that can be booted by usb or migrate/modify my existing installation to work.

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Setup Installation :: Can't Create Recovery Usb Stick Option Greyed Out

Jun 15, 2013

I wanted to remove the hidden recovery parition on my Asus Zenbook UX31A, which is 20GB in size, and I need that space, because the laptop just has a 128GB SSD, and I am permanently on space limit of about 1-2GB and Windows isn't working anymore properly.

when I open the Windows 8 recovery tool, the option for copying the recovery partition is greyed out. I googled for this, and I just could find informations about, that this can happen, but not why, and how to solve it.

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Setup Installation :: Windows 8.1 - Create Recovery Disk Fails

Aug 5, 2014

Brand new laptop. HP. 17e UEFI +GPT etc. Upgraded to 8.1 from 8, first thing. Then clicked on the MS, create recovery. (in blind hope of a clean 8.1 restore). Inserted (32gb stick) (later found out is illegal windows 8 version, that is not removable.) SD-extreme, 32gb. list on toms HW, as winner of all, (and is useless for this app).

So I pull out my very old SD cruiser glide, 32gb (old , slow and not win 8 cert (a good thing). Yes all 32gb extremes are mapped as HDD not removable media and is doomed. (known on all forums) but same error.

The cruiser shows up i device manager under removable media....btw i want to find out why the missing files error. I have a HDD and SSD, with latter mirrored. both the orig, HDD fails and SSD fails. same way. I parked the HDD , and run only SSD. but both fail... (my guess is , upgrades 8.0 to windows 8.1 is cause).

now the screen,
attached

How can i find the log of these errors, it's not in event viewer.. oddly. sfc/ scannow works. as does chkdsk, and restore (create) works,. and system is Fast a lightning. All HP apps works, cept there version of create disk for same reasons.

My HP create recovery now works on the GLIDE. (old very old 32gb stick i had laying about). So now I am thinking HP? blocks the MS create so you will use theirs? But I'd lilke to know this, what files are missing....

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Apps / Software :: Unable To Download New Apps Or Run Existing Ones?

Sep 15, 2014

I can only run apps when NOT connected to the internet. Only pre installed apps becauce I can't download new ones. When connected to the internet I can use a browser, use email and go to the apps store. If I try to run any apps they try to open up and then I get the message "Can't log into Xbox" or something like that. I DON'T HAVE AN XBOX. Why do microsoft assume everyone owns all of their products. I have uninstalled everything mention of Xbox but this get the same problem.

I tried to download an app - three days later it was still trying. I just get a blank square on the home screen with some dots scrolling along the bottom of the box. I have tried various apps and nothing ever downloads.

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Setup Installation :: Boot To Correct Partition?

Sep 15, 2014

Lenovo g505 History - What I did so far, is further down Computer went badly wrong and would not Boot into Windows (belongs to my mates 11 year old) I decided to a Factory Restore it seemed the best Option as my knowledge stops, til now, at Win 7 I did it, but it doesnt Boot into Windows CURRENT I have the HDD connected to another computer which is running Win 7 I can now see that it did indeed do a Restore to the System Partition Pic Shows Disk in Disk Management

Pic shows content of Windows8 Drive

Pic shows content of the Windows8 Windows Folder

PDF of the 3 Pics - easy to read detail

In Disk Management I see 7 Partitions Now I think I understand what the Problem is - ?too many Partitions? But I dont have a clue how to Resolve it correctly My inclination is to Run DiskCheck from Win7 on the HDD but I am not sure if that will work on Windows 8? same with FixBoot if it is Possible? The LENOVO H Drive has 3 Folders with Data in it Lenovo & Drivers & Applications

HISTORY
I did the Restore
took 3 hours
but then said Success
Option to Reboot or Shutdown
Chose Reboot
eventualy Booted to a Windows Pale Blue screen with the Cursor half hour later, the Box came up to start the Restore again I did it, same as above time and Result so this time I chose Shut Down Started - Logo for long time then loading Files and back at the Box to Start Restore again

I have since tried booting with Default Options UEFI and Legacy in the BIOS In the middle of all this, as it is about 4 hours to do the restore.

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Setup Installation :: EFI / UEFI Partition Deleted?

Jul 9, 2013

accidentally i delete my efi partition. now i cannot boot up to windows 8

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