How to Fix the Error Windows Setup unable to make Disk Partition

Windows Setup Disk Partition

In this topic, we will fix the disk partition error which usually comes in installing windows. This trick will able to resolve the error in Windows/7/8/10 as well.

“Setup was unable to create a new disk partition or locate an existing system partition”

 Following are the considerable steps to remove the installation disk partition error

  1. First, you require is Bootable windows DVD or Bootable Windows USB
  2. Insert your bootable media (DVD or USB) and Boot your computer from the bootable media
  3. Next Step is after booting the media select the windows source file and click to the next

windows partition

  • On the next page will appear on your display screen with the message “Where you want to install Windows”

windows partition

  • At this position, you need to enter the command Shift+F10. This command will lead to command prompt directly at this stage
  • In the next step in command prompt type command diskpart and press enter for disk partition


  • Next is write list disk and press enter this command will enlist the disk partition list such given in the image. I have only one drive with online status


  • Now in the next, you need some attention to select the drive. In my case, I have a single drive so I will write the command select disk 0 and press enter after the drive is selected write clean and press enter. The second command will delete all the files on the media.
  • Further after removing the whole media type the command “create disk partition primary size=5000” in my case disk size I have created as per my hard disk specification. Consider yours as per your hard drive specifications.

diskpart cmd

  • In the next step type, the command format fs=ntfs quick and press enter button to format the created media drive.


  • Next step with further commands is type assign to assign is a label and next type command active to activate the disk partition


  • The next command is type list volume to see enlist created disk partitions

diskpart create partition

  • Next, we will start copying the windows files from Bootable windows media disk to created partition. In case of installing windows from USB, the process will be the same. Now at this time type exit to exit from the directory and enter your destination drive. In my case, I will type to select the windows DVD cd e: and press enter. In your case select as per your suitability.

diskpart create partition

  • Next step to copy files from windows DVD to created media partition type xcopy e: c:/e/k/h and press enter. This process will take a particular time.

diskpart create partition

  • Now type exit at the end to eject the installation process. Now restart the system. Once you complete the process after restarting the windows. Start the installation process. In this process, the process will show the 5GB system files that we have created earlier in the process. You have to select the other unallocated space media for installing Windows on the computer. Now your computer is ready without any problem.

Boot Loader

In case you have the bootloader startup problem. To remove the primary black screen follow the under given steps.

  • For this use the command Windows button+R and the direction box. Enter cmd to open the command prompt. It is important to mention that open the command prompt as administrator.
  • Now when the command prompt is open type bcdedit and press enter.

cmd boot-loader

  • Locate the file Windows setup and type with the next step you need to delete the identifier file. Type bcdedit / delete<identiefier text> and press enter

cmd boot-loader

I hope the problem will be no more after completing the process.

The Disk Partition Error shall be no more.

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