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Error 0x80070057 while formating VHD


mjocasio

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#1
I am creating an image vhd using windows 7 Enterprise booting from USB to install Windows 8.
The laptop is a 64 bit machine. I do create the image but when I try to customize and format the disk it generates the above error. I haven't successfully found a forum that will point to me what is causing the error. I do notice the volume partition is create as raw. when I try use the UI custome option or I use the dispart command format fs=ntfs it won't allow me to reformat the it. ANy clues....
 

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    Windows 7 Enterprise

Hopachi

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#2
I am creating an image vhd using windows 7 Enterprise booting from USB to install Windows 8.
The laptop is a 64 bit machine. I do create the image but when I try to customize and format the disk it generates the above error. I haven't successfully found a forum that will point to me what is causing the error. I do notice the volume partition is create as raw. when I try use the UI custome option or I use the dispart command format fs=ntfs it won't allow me to reformat the it. ANy clues....
Try to make a new VHD with the same size, empty partitions and use that one instead. Should be a quicker fix.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Envy DV6 7250
    CPU
    Intel i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP, Intel HM77 Express Chipset
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
    Sound Card
    IDT HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6' built-in + Samsung S22D300 + 17.3' LG Phillips
    Screen Resolution
    multiple resolutions
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 250GB + Hitachi HDD 750GB
    PSU
    120W adapter
    Case
    small
    Cooling
    laptop cooling pad
    Keyboard
    Backlit built-in + big one in USB
    Mouse
    SteelSeries Sensei
    Internet Speed
    slow and steady
    Browser
    Chromium, Pale Moon, Firefox Developer Edition
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    Windows Defender
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    That's basically it.

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#4

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Envy DV6 7250
    CPU
    Intel i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP, Intel HM77 Express Chipset
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
    Sound Card
    IDT HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6' built-in + Samsung S22D300 + 17.3' LG Phillips
    Screen Resolution
    multiple resolutions
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 250GB + Hitachi HDD 750GB
    PSU
    120W adapter
    Case
    small
    Cooling
    laptop cooling pad
    Keyboard
    Backlit built-in + big one in USB
    Mouse
    SteelSeries Sensei
    Internet Speed
    slow and steady
    Browser
    Chromium, Pale Moon, Firefox Developer Edition
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's basically it.

mjocasio

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#5
I read that article too. The partition of the of the host machine (win 7 entreprise is healthy). I also use the bootable USB drive for a PC and it work. The only the difference it was a 32. Can not get it to work in the win 7 64 laptop.
Bitlocler is disabled and locality is decimal in reference to this error. I guess I will have to re-install the Windows 7 on the target machine and see what happens.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 7 Enterprise

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#6
Very strange, It's possible the mix of 32bit and 64bit can be the blame but I never tried you method out, it might be reproducible.

The reinstall you mention might do it.
Since I don't have any other ideas, I wish you good luck in solving this issue.
Welcome to the forums, by the way. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Envy DV6 7250
    CPU
    Intel i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP, Intel HM77 Express Chipset
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
    Sound Card
    IDT HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6' built-in + Samsung S22D300 + 17.3' LG Phillips
    Screen Resolution
    multiple resolutions
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 250GB + Hitachi HDD 750GB
    PSU
    120W adapter
    Case
    small
    Cooling
    laptop cooling pad
    Keyboard
    Backlit built-in + big one in USB
    Mouse
    SteelSeries Sensei
    Internet Speed
    slow and steady
    Browser
    Chromium, Pale Moon, Firefox Developer Edition
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's basically it.

mjocasio

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Posts
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#8
I went in use diskpart to format the VHD file..... I noticed I couldn't partition the space allocated by the VHD file and when it tries too partition the raw space in just detach the VHD file.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Enterprise