Sometimes during the installation process, Windows 10 may display an error message “We couldn’t create a new partition or locate an existing one”. The error can occur for any reason, even on SSDs and HDDs. In these cases, you can apply the following solutions to fix the “We Could haven’t Create a New Partition” error during the Windows 10 installation process.
Installing Windows 10 on a computer is quite simple. All you need to do is download Windows 10, then create a USB to install Windows 10, plug it into your computer and follow the wizard. During installation, Windows 10 will ask you to select a partition. Usually just select the partition or drive you want from the list and Windows will do the rest.
However, sometimes during the installation process, Windows may display the error message “We Couldn’t Create a New Partition”. Here are some ways to fix “We Could haven’t Create a New Partition” error during the installation of Windows 10.
1. Disconnect additional hard drives
Using SSDs to store Windows settings and HDDs to store data is quite common today. When using multiple hard drives, the first and most important thing to remember is to disconnect all hard drives, except the main hard drive that you use to install Windows 10. After disconnecting all Other hard drives, try reinstalling Windows and check if you can proceed to install Windows.
2. Disconnect all USB and memory cards
Unlike the Windows 10 Bootable USB drive, if there are any other USB drives and memory cards connected on your system, sometimes Windows can be confused with these regular hard drives. Try disconnecting these USB drives or memory cards, then try reinstalling Windows 10 again.
3. Use a USB 2.0 drive
If you are using USB 3.0 to install Windows, that may be the reason that Windows displays the error “We Couldn’t Create a New Partition”. Try using USB 2.0 to install Windows 10 and see if the error persists.
4. Activate active partition
If none of the above solutions apply, it is possible that the partition you are installing with Windows 10 does not work. In order for the partition to work, you must access and run the commands on the Command Prompt.
To do this, return to the original Windows installation window, then click on the link Repair your computer. Next click Troubleshoot then select continue Command Prompt to open the Command Prompt window.
Here you enter the following command and then press Enter to open the diskpart utility and activate the active partition:
Next use the following command to list all drives on the system:
After listing all the drives, find the drive where you want to install Windows. In the example below, it is drive 0. Use the following command to select the drive:
select disk 0
Note: don’t forget to replace “0” with your actual drive number.
To clean the selected drive, use the command:
Note: The Clean or Clean All command may cause your data to be lost if the C D E drives share the same hard drive, not a separate hard drive. So you need to consider before using this drive or maybe ignore this command and then we proceed to the following Format.
To create the main drive, run the command:
create partition primary
Activate active partition:
After activating the partition, run the following command to format the partition in the NTFS file system:
format fs = ntfs quick
You can now assign a drive using the command:
Finally execute the exit command twice to close the diskpart utility and the Command Prompt window. Restart your computer and try to install Windows again.
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