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Hi Everyone,

I've got a bit of a problem with a new SSD.

I've bought a new SSD for my gaming system, an OCZ Vertex 3 and I'm trying to install the new SSD according to Sean's tutorial here on the forums (http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds)

Everything works fine and start ups as I would expect from my system, but once I'm getting into the drive selection screen to select a drive to install Windows everything is fine aswell. I see and recognize my SSD and can select it to install Windows on, but the second I click on "Next" I get the following error message:
Setup couldn't create a new system partition or couldn't find an existing

I've searched the forum for different solutions and triedt them all (see list).

Setup is as followed:
  • P5Q-E mainboard Q8600 Core2Quad with 8GB RAM
  • Set BIOS to use ACHI
  • Set use of ACPI APIC and ACPI 2.0
  • Latest BIOS is installed

Anyone got an idea what the problem can be or how it can be fixed?

Solutions I tried:
  • Firmware updated to 2.15
  • Did a Clean Erase
  • Removed every HDD and DVD/CD player except for installing windows
  • Tried USB setup installation
  • Use gParted to do clean wipe
  • Used Linux boot disk provided by OCZ for a clean wipe7
  • Provided ACHI driver for windows
  • Conected SSD to SATA2 instead of Default SATA1

As I can see in my Windows setup and gparted there are 2 partitions. a 8GB overhead (Disk 0) and the remaining 111.8GB (Disk 1, unallocated space)
Edited by djdubbd - 4/8/12 at 3:37am
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You should try using a 3rd party SSD partitioning tool to create the NTFS partition, or maybe your SSD is going bad.
I hear "PartedMagic" works fine.

Good luck, I hope I helped. thumb.gif
 
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Hmmm tried it smile.gif

An SSD going bad after as short as 5 days is a bit suspicious wink.gif

Anyway I've got windows running now. I have a Laptop with a Vertex 2 (Old SSD from gaming rig) and did the following:

- Install Windows according Seans Guide
- Did a Sysprep + Generalisation
- Made an image with Acronis in Generalisation stage
- Put the image on the new Vertex 3
- Booted the system and it worked!
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Hmmm tried it smile.gif
An SSD going bad after as short as 5 days is a bit suspicious wink.gif
Anyway I've got windows running now. I have a Laptop with a Vertex 2 (Old SSD from gaming rig) and did the following:
- Install Windows according Seans Guide
- Did a Sysprep + Generalisation
- Made an image with Acronis in Generalisation stage
- Put the image on the new Vertex 3
- Booted the system and it worked!

Brilliant! I do love the sysprep tool.

Happy you got your problem fixed mate smile.gif
 
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