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Master Geek
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Topic # 185719 2-Dec-2015 19:57
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I have purchased an ASRock Beebox N3150. I have replaced the 2GB RAM, which came with the unit with 2x 4GB SODIMMS. I was hoping to get away with the onboard 32GB storage, but this was becoming an issue, so I purchased an AData Premier Pro SP310 128gb mSATA drive.

I have a Windows 10 USB Installation drive. I put this into the Beebox and start going through the installation process.

When I went to select the mSATA drive in the list, it won't let me install Windows on this device and showed an error something along the lines of "We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information see the setup log files".

Research indicated that Windows 10 hates a pile of partitions and on the existing onboard storage there were about 4 partitions. So I deleted these. Howerver the issue persisted.

Follwoing other advise, I dropped into a command prompt and using DiskPart, I selected the drivee, cleaned it, created an NTFS partition and set it as the active partition.

This time when I went through the installation process, a new message presented itself:
"Windows can't be installed on Drive 0 Partition 1 (Clcik here for more information)"

When you click on the More Information, I get a message saying Windows can't be installed onto my selected location and provided the error code: 0x80300001

Apparently this error code often shows when the Windows 10 USB Installation drive does have the right drivers for your device.

When I go to the ASRock website there are INF drivers, but they are a Windows executable - the raw files aren't there. I have also gone to the AData website to try and find specific drivers for my mSATA drive, but no luck

Where too from here!?!? Any ideas!?!?

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  Reply # 1439481 2-Dec-2015 20:11
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Download the executable files and use 7zip to open them to extract the drivers that way.
You might need to slipstream them on to your ISO but there may be a chance to add them in the installation, I cant remember it has been a few months since I did a W10 install.

John




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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 1439483 2-Dec-2015 20:19
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I have had the same issue before and the real problem was that it was seeing another drive that is active so it cant decide where to put the boot loader...

Can you disable the internal storage in the bios??




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  Reply # 1439484 2-Dec-2015 20:23
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I didn't know you could use 7zip like that. Thanks.

 

Will also try to disable the internal storage to see if that helps.

I'm also going to create a new Windows USB Installation drive. The one I created was a good 6 months ago so there's a possibility there might be some changes.



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  Reply # 1439485 2-Dec-2015 20:23
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I didn't know you could use 7zip like that. Thanks.

 

Will also try to disable the internal storage to see if that helps.

I'm also going to create a new Windows USB Installation drive. The one I created was a good 6 months ago so there's a possibility there might be some changes.



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  Reply # 1439552 2-Dec-2015 21:15
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Sorted!

Not sure whether it was extracting all the INF files, placing them in a folder called INF in the root of the Windows USB Installer drive, or whether it was downloading a new Windows 10 Installation, the issue is resolved.

Cheers!

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