Windows cannot be installed to this disk.

Discus and support Windows cannot be installed to this disk. in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi, I'm having problems installing windows 10, on my new mobo. This is my motherboard: ASUS M5A78L-M LX3 Troubleshooting history: 1) Booting from... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by jm0, Jul 12, 2018 at 4:33 AM.

  1. JM0
    jm0 Win User

    Windows cannot be installed to this disk.


    Hi,

    I'm having problems installing windows 10, on my new mobo.

    This is my motherboard: ASUS M5A78L-M LX3

    Troubleshooting history:

    1) Booting from USB. Got the usual "A Media Driver Your Computer Needs Is Missing"-error, fixed that easily by hitting Cancel, and unplug/replug the USB.

    2) Installation wizard couldn't find any disks. Showing an empty list. Fixed this by unplugging the SSD entirely from the computer. Then restart the installation wizard, and when it comes to the "selecting a disk"-step i replugged it back into the system and hit refresh, and there it was. By BIOS also recognizes the disk, so no problems there.

    2) To my knowledge this "new" mobo doesn't have UEFI support, and is EFI/legacy only. Nowhere in the BIOS is there an option to enable UEFI. Meaning that the disk has to be of the MBR partition style. So i did this in the command prompt:

    diskpart
    list disks
    select disk 1
    clean
    convert mbr
    create partition primary
    active
    format fs=ntfs quick
    assign
    exit

    So now i have a MBR/NTFS partitioned harddrive, ready to install windows 10. Not so fast! I get this error message:

    "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu."

    And if i try to convert the drive to GPT partition style, i get: "This drive is of the GPT partition style"-error. Meaning that windows prefers my disk to be MBR, since im booting in EFI/legacy mode. Makes sense. But when i convert it to MBR like described above, i get the above error message ^^.

    What is causing this? I have run out of options, i cant think of anything else to try. Please help me. Ive sitten with this for 2 days now. It's very frustrating, messing with my sleep pattern. I just want this to work.

    :)
     
  2. exodusprime1337 Win User

    windows xp installation and dual core am

    could someone please list the steps they follow to install windows with a dual core processor and windows xp service pack to. I'm reletively new to amd dual core and i feel i'm missing a step. All help will be appreciated. thanx
     
    exodusprime1337, Jul 12, 2018 at 4:35 AM
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  3. thraxed Win User
    Installing windows off of a USB stick

    Step By Step from vista:
    From admin cmd prompt

    1. diskpart
    1a. list disk
    2. select disk 1 (replace 1 with your usb drive)
    3. clean
    4. create partition primary
    5. select partition 1 (replace 1 with your usb drive)
    6. active
    7. format fs=fat32
    8. assign
    9. exit

    Copy Windows Vista's DVD ROM content to the Flash Drive

    xcopy d:\*.* /s/e/f e:\ (d being your vista cd and e being your usb stick)

    And that's it, boot off your usb disk
     
  4. crazyeyesreaper Win User

    Windows cannot be installed to this disk.

    Windows 7 wont install drivers

    i dont think anyone here understands what your asking either when its nearly a 90% english dominated Tech forum.
    Step 1
    reinstall windows from scratch
    Step 2
    install all drivers from the cd that came with the god damn motherboard *common sense*
    Step 3
    update windows
    Step 4
    install misc etc crap like flash java etc etc
    Step 5
    Install GPU drivers
    Step 6
    go back to using your pc without issue.
     
    crazyeyesreaper, Jul 12, 2018 at 4:35 AM
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