Windows 10: Windows setup couldn't find a hard drive to store temporary installation files to. Add a...

Discus and support Windows setup couldn't find a hard drive to store temporary installation files to. Add a... in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; My laptop was corrupted. Last night I tried to format by installing windows 10 using bootable usb. What I did is delete all partition and proceed next,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by maevemaine, Jan 23, 2021.

  1. Windows setup couldn't find a hard drive to store temporary installation files to. Add a...


    My laptop was corrupted. Last night I tried to format by installing windows 10 using bootable usb. What I did is delete all partition and proceed next, it works. After completing some things, it reboot. I didn't do anything, I just wait until it freshlh installed. But suddenly, it occur an error. My drive was not detect, this morning i figure it out about the bios sata configuration. I change it and my drive was detected already. And now im trying to install it again. My primary storage is about 900gb. When i proceed next error occur that it couldn't find hard drive *the subject of this question*. I also couldn't format nor delete, and if I did my drive will turn into RAW type format. Can somebody help me pls. I don't have any hard drive.

    :)
     
    maevemaine, Jan 23, 2021
    #1
  2. Drone Win User

    Stored files in Hard Drive

    You can use Windows search. Just search for *.* on a desired drive. When list is done just arrange them by size LOL.

    You can do it via command line as well and make an output text file showing files and their sizes (but without arrangement)
     
    Drone, Jan 23, 2021
    #2
  3. Platibus Win User
    Stored files in Hard Drive

    I'd like to know if there's a way of listing all the files stored in my hardware and arrange them by size, because I want to keep track of what's on my hard drive. Thanks, I hope you answer.
     
    Platibus, Jan 23, 2021
    #3
  4. Windows setup couldn't find a hard drive to store temporary installation files to. Add a...

    Windows Setup cannot find a location to store temporary installation files

    Hi Lukito394

    If setup is not offering you the option to select a partition to store temporary files, you need to use an external drive.

    Here are steps how to do that:

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/wik...
     
    Andre for Directly, Jan 23, 2021
    #4
Thema:

Windows setup couldn't find a hard drive to store temporary installation files to. Add a...

Loading...
  1. Windows setup couldn't find a hard drive to store temporary installation files to. Add a... - Similar Threads - setup couldn't find

  2. Windows couldn't find...

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    Windows couldn't find...: Few days ago i encounter this issue where "C:\ProgramFiles\WindowsApps\22904SynapticsIncorporate.SmartAudio3_1.0.39.0_x64_q...\CxUIUExe.exe" error constantly pop up in my computer, i looked up for help on the internet and found the solution here...
  3. Windows 10 Install HELP: We couldn't find any drives

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Windows 10 Install HELP: We couldn't find any drives: I am trying to install a fresh Windows 10 on a computer that I am recently trying to restore. I have 2 USBs to work with. I am using one of them for the Installation Media and one as a storage device 32GB USB 3.1. I am able to boot into windows install, however when I reach...
  4. Windows couldn't find...

    in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging
    Windows couldn't find...: So this morning i encounter this issue where "C:\ProgramFiles\WindowsApps\22904SynapticsIncorporate.SmartAudio3_1.0.39.0_x64_q...\CxUIUExe.exe" error constantly pop up in my computer, i looked up for help on the internet and found the solution here...
  5. Couldn't find my hard drive for fresh install of windows 10

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Couldn't find my hard drive for fresh install of windows 10: I had been trying to freshly install windows 10 on my laptop using USB recovery drive. But during installation, in 'where you want to install windows' section, I can't find any available drive for installation. Also, I tried formatting my hard disk using diskpart in command...
  6. Temporary Hard Drive installing windows

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    Temporary Hard Drive installing windows: QUESTION: If I install Windows and use a new key on a hard drive that is only going to be used temporarily while my laptop is having repairs done, will that wipe or otherwise ruin the Windows installation on my real hard drive when I put that back in? As I understand it, for...
  7. Add a hard drive with windows 10

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    Add a hard drive with windows 10: Hi I have a ssd and hdd from an old build and I’m planning on getting a new computer soon. I want to use my old ssd and hdd in my new pc. Can I just connect them and start it up? Is there anything I need to know or need to do to add a drive?...
  8. Add a Second Hard Drive

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    Add a Second Hard Drive: I have an Acer AME600-UR378 Desktop computer that has the facility to add a SATA hard drive in a bay located in the front panel. I have installed a Toshiba SATA MG03ACA200 2TB drive in that bay. It does not show up in my device manager or in Windows Explorer. What steps...
  9. Temporary files i couldn't delete..(Windows 19H1)

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Temporary files i couldn't delete..(Windows 19H1): I was trying to get windows insider update 19H1, while installing it, my system ran into trouble by showing blue screen and it stopped installing updates, after that it done the undo operation, and took over 10GB of my system space, since i'm using SSD250GB machine every MB...
  10. We couldn't find any drives.

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    We couldn't find any drives.: So i just built a brand new pc. However, when trying to install windows 10 i ran into an error where it could not detect any drives. I tried using opening command prompt and using diskpart and then list disk to see if it can detect it at all. I noticed that it found it but it...