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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-24-2018, 06:55 PM - Thread Starter
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"Windows cannot be installed to this hard disk space"

I just built my first PC from scratch using a Tomahawk B350 motherboard with an AMD Ryzen 1600 CPU, Geforce GTX 1050ti Graphics processor, two 8GB ram sticks, and a 240 GB SSD Sandisk. I cannot for the life of me get Windows 10 to install to it. I originally attempted to use the Windows Media Creation tool to make my own USB stick to download windows onto the PC but had no luck with the PC even recognizing it as correct installation media. So I went to Staples and purchased a USB manufactured from Windows themselves. I was able to have the USB bring up the installation guide after booting up but it failed the first time around. I was given the error message, "Windows Cannot Be Installed to This Disk. The Selected Disk Has an MBR Partition Table." So I used "Shift+F10" to gain access to DiskPart where I converted my drive to GPT. I reran the installation guide and now I am receiving this error message, "Windows cannot be installed to his hard disk space. Windows must be installed to a partition formatted as NTFS. Windows cannot be installed to this hard disk space. The partition is an EFI system partition (ESP)." I have been hung up on by 4 different agents after calling in about the problem and I cannot seem to find a forum out there that knows what to do. Someone please help me!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-24-2018, 07:08 PM
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Shift+F10 to bring up command prompt. Type:

diskpart

list disk

should list what drives are available. if your drive is drive 0:

sel disk 0

clean

exit

Then try to install.

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this sounds like you have a previous version of windows on this drive, form another system, is that correct?

if so, I would enable what ever RAID chip I have onboard through the UEFI, and connect this drive to the SATA ports that would be used for a RAID setup. then turn the system on, right after the UEFI finishes there will be a brief moment to enter the RAIC controller setup. it does not matter that you only have one SSD, the point is to gain access to the disk clean utility in the RAID controller. during this brief moment after the UEFI finishes you are going to see something like, to enter RAID setup press ctrl + F, or ctrl + G, or even ctrl + C. once inside the RAID controller setup you will have the option somewhere to clear the SSD. this will allow your windows 10 install USB to recognize the SSD as a actable disk for install. remember to turn of the RAID controller and plug the disk back into where you are wanting it on the motherboard.

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If you have set the bios to boot from usb first. Then the other hd. if it is ok . Then you should choose the clean install of windows. Then you should delete everything on your hard drive that you see on the screen. Then click on next. Then start the install of windows.
Ps there is still something from the manufacturer, or another.



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Quote: Originally Posted by gdawg267 View Post
I just built my first PC from scratch using a Tomahawk B350 motherboard with an AMD Ryzen 1600 CPU, Geforce GTX 1050ti Graphics processor, two 8GB ram sticks, and a 240 GB SSD Sandisk. I cannot for the life of me get Windows 10 to install to it. I originally attempted to use the Windows Media Creation tool to make my own USB stick to download windows onto the PC but had no luck with the PC even recognizing it as correct installation media. So I went to Staples and purchased a USB manufactured from Windows themselves. I was able to have the USB bring up the installation guide after booting up but it failed the first time around. I was given the error message, "Windows Cannot Be Installed to This Disk. The Selected Disk Has an MBR Partition Table." So I used "Shift+F10" to gain access to DiskPart where I converted my drive to GPT. I reran the installation guide and now I am receiving this error message, "Windows cannot be installed to his hard disk space. Windows must be installed to a partition formatted as NTFS. Windows cannot be installed to this hard disk space. The partition is an EFI system partition (ESP)." I have been hung up on by 4 different agents after calling in about the problem and I cannot seem to find a forum out there that knows what to do. Someone please help me!
Sucks, huh? I have 5 different Windows ISOs and they all have their quirks on install.
Is your BIOS set to UEFI or UEFI+Legacy? The latter may allow more options.
Is the BIOS set to Windows 10 compatibility? Turning it off may make installation easier.

The latest PRO ISO simply would not install for me until the SSD was HARD formatted.
A quick format was not deemed acceptable by the Microsoft installer.
I hard formatted the drive GPT on another PC and it installed Windows10 like a charm.
I later used Partition Wizard to change the format to MBR and ran it in legacy mode.
YMMV
Addendum: The partition must be Primary and marked Active.

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