01-18-2017 04:17 AM
I have a Dell 3647 with a SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB running Windows 10 Home. The whole thing was running smoothly for about two years until last week when Windows started to reboot randomly. I decided to reset Windows. It didn't go well.
After a while, and on another computer, I went to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 and created a flash drive with Windows 10 Home installation media.
At one point I had installed Windows on the Dell. Got to the desktop and everything. After an hour of doing updates it crashed and I never saw Windows again.
Using the Windows 10 Home installation, eventually I deleted all the partitions on the drive. Eventually I used diskpart and removed all partitions leaving the ssd completely clean. Specifically, last night the drive had no partitions on it.
I had the Windows installer create Windows on that space. After a few hours it eventually gave the error message "We couldn't create a new partition. [Error: 0xac430380]." When I cleared that message I found this:
Google yields no result for Error: 0xac430380.
Then I had the Windows Installer extend the Partition 1 to the full size of the disk. After about an hour it came back with the error "We couldn't extend the selected partition. [Error 0x8007045d]."
Searches for Error 0x8007045d yeilded results talking about chkdsk, which is clearly hard to do without a partition...
At this point, I don't know if this is an ssd issue, a Dell issue, or a Windows issue.
01-18-2017 05:00 AM
So it seems I didn't complete everything. After I got the "We couldn't extend the selected partition. [Error 0x8007045d]." I had just left it alone to come to this forum and submit this thread.
Later, I clicked ok and then using the Windows installer, I deleted the 450.0MB partition. Then the ssd again had 111.8GB unallocated space. Using the Windows installer, I selected that space and clicked NEW. It gave me a message about Windows possibly creating more than one partition for the system to work, and then almost instantly it is done and then I have this
So what's going on?
What's causing these issues?
02-08-2017 05:01 AM
You are indeed correct that you can't use chkdsk (check disk) if you have no partitions on your solid state drive.
This error however is often because of a bad installation medium if it happens during the installation. I recommend you to clean both your usb and ssd and burn a fresh windows iso to the usb. Then start from scratch again.
Second thing is that I recommend you to try step 2 with the installation and 3 once Windows 10 is installed from this website:
If you have more questions let me know.
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