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.
Drive 0 Unallocated Space Total size 111.8GB Free space 111.8GB
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:
Drive 0 Partition 1 Total size 450.0MB Free space 450.0MB
Drive 0 Unallocated Space Total size 111.3GB Free space 111.3GB
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.