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Installing new Windows 7 / "Windows is unable to install to the selected location. Error: 0x80300001"

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Hi,

 

I have a bad problem with installing windows 7 64bit from USB drive/DVD on Dell (couple) laptops (Latitude E6410 is one of them).  It’s about three days that I tried anything that I could think about it.  I can boot from DVD Rom/USB Flash Drive and I can go to “Install” option but when I select the target partition and I click on “Next” I receive one of these two errors:

 

"Windows is unable to install to the selected location. Error: 0x80300001".

“Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See the Setup log files for more information."

 

I tried these solutions but unfortunately no luck yet:

 

- Delete and format all partition

- Using Diskpart and try all Diskpart commands (Formatting, Converting, Cleaning) 

- Try to format all partitions (reserved, recovery, ...)

- Using DVD installation instead of USB

- Try all different setting in Bios

- Using different version of Windows installation (Downloaded from Microsoft)

- Removing CD/DVD/USB in put it back in different part of installation process

- Using programs such as Partition Commander, Hiren’s, Paragon Partition Manager and etc. to format the hard drive

- Trying the same process with four-five different HDD

- Trying the same process with three-four similar and different laptops

- Download the drivers (Sata Drivers, HDD controller, etc.) to load it in “Load Driver”

- Disconnect the HDD and connect it to my laptop with Sata2USB adapter and start everything over from my laptop

- Installing Windows XP => Blue Screen on loading Windows logo

- Lookup online and try other solutions

PS I.  I am using USB 3.0 flash drive to boot windows 7 installer. 

PS II. I recently got a new Dell XPS 13 and I have the same problem with that one as well.

I really got frustrated. Any help appreciated!

 Thanks!

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mark.batati
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Re: Installing new Windows 7 / "Windows is unable to install to the selected location. Error: 0x80300001"

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I found the reason for the problem.  I was using a USB 3 flash drive to install the Windows.  Although I installed windows 7 from it on other laptops and computers before, but seems it doesn't work on some models. Thanks for not replying me even after one week!!!   Hope this help someone else.

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mark.batati
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Re: Installing new Windows 7 / "Windows is unable to install to the selected location. Error: 0x80300001"

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I found the reason for the problem.  I was using a USB 3 flash drive to install the Windows.  Although I installed windows 7 from it on other laptops and computers before, but seems it doesn't work on some models. Thanks for not replying me even after one week!!!   Hope this help someone else.

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