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Windows 10 SSD install errors

    Question

  • Hello,

    I can't install win10 on my SSD drive. I have made some tests to this SSD by putting it on another notebook and it works fine, I could install win10 with the same installation USB pen drive without a problem!

    On the current PC, it gives me the error on step "Copying windows files". 

    I tried booting from my

    1 . Windows 10 Instalation USB in BIOS mode, 

    2.  Windows 10 Instalation USB in UEFI mode.

    When on BIOS mode,

    • I select the ssd unit with a single partition and I get the error: "Windows could not format partition on disk 1. 0x80070057"
    • If I eliminate the partition, and try again the install, it gives me the same error

    When on UEFI mode, it tells me I can't install on that partition due to MBR existence. If I try to format the partition, it says it cant format. If I eliminate the partition and try to install, it shows me the error 0x80070057 and tells me that it cant install Windows on that location...

    I tried both bios modes with gpt and mbr... The SSD is fine as I tried to install windows 10 on it in another notebook successfully... 

    Can anyone help me with this?

    Thanks 


    Wednesday, February 17, 2016 7:34 AM

Answers

  • Hello,

    If I eliminate all the existing partitions and try to create another one, when hitting "Next" to install, I get the error:

    "Windows could not format a partition on disk 1. The error occured while preparing the partition selected for instalation. Error code: 0x80070057.

    Can anyone help me please?

    With only SSD you intend to install Windows connected. Disconnect the rest.
    Make sure AHCI is enabled & Secure Boot disabled in BIOS. Boot up from Installation media. On the first screen, hold SHIFT key + F10. From Command Windows, type:

    diskpart
    select disk 0
    clean
    exit
    exit

    Continue with the installation, select custom, click on the unallocated partition (Do not create partition or format), click next and let Windows create all needed partitions then continue installation.




    Friday, February 26, 2016 7:33 AM

All replies

  • This error occurs because the partition that is reserved for system is damaged.To resolve this problem, delete the  existing partitions, create a new partition, and continue with the formatting.

    S.Sengupta, Windows Experience MVP

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016 11:10 AM
  • Hello,

    If I eliminate all the existing partitions and try to create another one, when hitting "Next" to install, I get the error:

    "Windows could not format a partition on disk 1. The error occured while preparing the partition selected for instalation. Error code: 0x80070057.

    Can anyone help me please?

    Thursday, February 18, 2016 7:32 AM
  • Hi,

    Regarding current information, I recommend you try to change SATA connection mode as AHCI. 

    Then, recommend you update the BIOS before trying again.

    Since sometimes, Ram error can also cause this issue, please use installation media to boot Windows recovery environment and choose Memory diagnostic tool to scan the ram.

    Hope these could be helpful.


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    Thursday, February 18, 2016 10:39 AM
    Owner
  • Hi,

    My laptop is HP AC018NP, which is very recent and AHCI is the default and non changeable mode.

    I updated BIOS like you mentioned and the problem is still the same.

    I installed Kingston SSD Manager and it shows everything is healthy.

    Please help me with this

    Friday, February 19, 2016 12:11 AM
  • Hello,

    If I eliminate all the existing partitions and try to create another one, when hitting "Next" to install, I get the error:

    "Windows could not format a partition on disk 1. The error occured while preparing the partition selected for instalation. Error code: 0x80070057.

    Can anyone help me please?

    With only SSD you intend to install Windows connected. Disconnect the rest.
    Make sure AHCI is enabled & Secure Boot disabled in BIOS. Boot up from Installation media. On the first screen, hold SHIFT key + F10. From Command Windows, type:

    diskpart
    select disk 0
    clean
    exit
    exit

    Continue with the installation, select custom, click on the unallocated partition (Do not create partition or format), click next and let Windows create all needed partitions then continue installation.




    Friday, February 26, 2016 7:33 AM
  • Thanks, it's done!
    Thursday, March 3, 2016 9:00 AM