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Problems installing Uefi & Error 0x80004005 with Win8 cant

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    Problems installing Uefi & Error 0x80004005 with Win8 cant

    I am having problems installing UEFI & a Error 0x80004005 with Win8.1 OEM saying it can't create partitions for UEFI then creating 2 partitions for MBR installation instead.
    This using a 400 TB, hard drive, setup with a GPT system & nothing else & ready for Win8.1 to create the patitions.

    The first time it happened I used MiniTool Partition Wizard Professional, to delete the partitions created by Win8.1 & convert the MBR to GPT, then used Wipe Disk function to erase all data and set all the bits to a 1.

    The only thing that I can think is upsetting the installation is that I have left the other drives in the system including 1x3 TB drive, 1x2 TB drive and a second 4 TB drive.
    The 2 TB drive has "Win 7 Ultimate" installed using MBR, the 3 TB drive is empty but ready to install Win8.1 setup with GPT, and the other 4 TB drive has a UEFI Win8.1 installed but broken.
    I have also tried to install UEFI Win 8.1 on the 3 TB drive but it failed with the same error code as above.

    This UEFI takes a lot to get ones head around dose't it, and me being much older than I once was makes it even harder.
    I need some help because I have tried this installation at least 3 to 4 times now and doing these "Wipe Disk Functions" every time has so far lost me 3 whole days just in wasted time.

    I appreciate any help that can be given and thanks in advance for that help


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Best have only the drive you are install the OS to in-place.

    Are you booting the DVD/USB in UEFI mode?

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