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Windows 7 install on Vostro A90 - 12-21-2010, 03:05 PM
I have some problem to reinstall a new fresh OS on my Vostro A90.
First i want to reinstall an XP OS (the one i have before).
So i created an USB bootable disk with XP. I delete all the old partitions and during the second step of the install, the install keep blocked.
I try to reinstall another time but this time the SSD disk is not recognized.
So i though it was a SSD driver problem of XP which is too old to manage SSD disk. So i try a new fresh instalation of Windows Seven with the same USB drive like explained in this page of the forum : Windows 7 USB Installation & Installation procedure.
But muy problem start at step 6. I am in the page where i have to select in which partition i want to install Windows.
The SSD is well recognize with the 7,44 GB unallocated disk space.
But when i tried to install on this unaloacted partition, it is said that it is impossible to install in the SSD disk "Setup was unable to create a system partition or locate an existing partition."
and the next message when i try to install :
"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu."
So i keep blocked in this step.
I think the problem can become of two things :
- driver to manage the SSD disk during the instalation (but i don't understand why it found the SSD and inform of the unalocated space)
- But i think the problem is much moire due to the boot sector which is not put to the SSD.
I try a lot of things but there's no way to make it work.
So I will be really grateful if someone can helpme because i can't use anymore my Dell !!!
USB : TDKMedia Trans-It Drive 16 GB formatted in NTFS
Dell Vostro A90 Bios revision A0
Thanks in advance
---------- Post added at 04:05 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:56 PM ----------
I have tried to create a partition with diskpart like this :
SELECT DISK 1
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
But it is said that there is a problem of cyclic redundency.
With Gpart no success, the SSD is not recognize and only find my USB drive on which i boot with gparted live !
Help please i don't have much more idea !!!
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