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Cannot format SSD during Windows Install on new system

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    Windows 8.1

    Cannot format SSD during Windows Install on new system


    Ive just built my friend a new system: Intel 4590
    Gigabyte R9 280x
    Asrock z97m Pro4
    Gskill 8gb ram
    Samsung 840 250gb SSD
    etc, etc

    When I try to install windows it will fail at 0% of copying files if I go into it unpartitioned, and if I try make new partition, format etc, it will also fail, spitting Error code 0x80070057 at me both times. I have tried updating Mobo bios, disconnecting all other sata drives, installing via USB drive instead of the Dvd, seriously at a loss. The thing is, I tried to install Linux Mint just to see if it was an SSD error, or a windows error, and it installed perfectly fine.

    If I rip the SSD out and install in another of my existing system it installs windows fine, it can be formatted with ease, gparted etc will work with it. It must be something with the new system :/

    The Windows media seems to be non-corrupted and working fine, but the SSD also seems to be working a-okay. Whelp :/ Any help is appreciated.

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

    To clean install:
    1) Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
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    2a) Clean install with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk.

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    For USB:

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