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System Reserved - Deleted - Not able to Install Windows

  1. #1

    System Reserved - Deleted - Not able to Install Windows


    Hello Everyone,
    From many days i was trying to make backup but i was not able to make than i found that my Master File Table it corrupt which located in System Reserved.

    Than i thought of Re-Installing Windows than i Formatted System Reserved Drive & My C Drive.
    Now I am not even able to Install Windows.

    Error Shown by the Windows Setup - Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition.

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    Hafnarfjrur IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    1) What HDD's have you got in your system. One or more.
    2) is Protected boot enabled
    3) if protected boot is disabled is "Enable legacy boot" (or similar) enabled - this will allow non UEFI systems to boot.
    4) is your boot HD formatted MBR or GPT.

    With this info one can get your system up and running again - but there's not enough info in your post to suggest possible solutions.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. #3


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    1) What HDD's have you got in your system. One or more.
    2) is Protected boot enabled
    3) if protected boot is disabled is "Enable legacy boot" (or similar) enabled - this will allow non UEFI systems to boot.
    4) is your boot HD formatted MBR or GPT.

    With this info one can get your system up and running again - but there's not enough info in your post to suggest possible solutions.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    1. A 1 TB HDD - Wester Digital.

    Really I am not a Advanced User to awnser these question can you please tell me the steps to check if Protected Boot is Enabled.

    4. MBR i guess
    Last edited by MrHacker; 14 Jun 2014 at 08:08.
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    For Installation of Windows, A Primary Partition is required or It can be Installed on Logical Drives.

    I tried Hirens Boot CD to Delete my C Drive & System Reserved Drive, All my disk except System Reserved Drive is Logical, Can it be the reason for the error.
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    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64


    When you are in the Install on the Partitions page, remove the System Reserved and OS partitions and let it install in the unallocated space. You can even create a partition (do not format) in the unallocated space and install there and it should work.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
    When you are in the Install on the Partitions page, remove the System Reserved and OS partitions and let it install in the unallocated space. You can even create a partition (do not format) in the unallocated space and install there and it should work.
    That's the way I do it and the System reserved is created automatically. What's left becomes the partition Windows installs to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
    When you are in the Install on the Partitions page, remove the System Reserved and OS partitions and let it install in the unallocated space. You can even create a partition (do not format) in the unallocated space and install there and it should work.
    That's the way I do it and the System reserved is created automatically. What's left becomes the partition Windows installs to.
    Sir, Really I tried that also but still its showing the same error.
    Could it be some Hardware Problem.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Is there anything on the drive you need to save? If no, delete all the partitions and try again.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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