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!