5 Easy Fixes: We Couldn’t Create a New Partition

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If you have got this message – we couldn’t create a new partition, then you were trying to install Windows 10/11. This error occurs when Windows tries to create a partition or locate an existing partition but is unable to do so.

This article will help you to fix the issue, by giving 5 easy fixes to fix this error.

However there are various types of errors, you may encounter each one has a different meaning. See the below table to identify your problem and find out the solution.

ErrorSolution
An error occurred during the installation of Windows 10/11Try 5 Solutions Provided Below
Error 0x8004240f, 0x80042468You can fix this problem by formatting your Hard Drive
Occurred SSD, RaidRemove any additional Hard Drive

Set your Hard Drive to the first bootable device

Windows 10/11 Setup; Windows 10/11 USBDisconnect any additional USB Drive device from your PC.

How to Fix – We Couldn’t Create New Partition (5 Solutions)


#1. Diskpart


Diskpart is one of the oldest methods to resolve partition issues, although the method is effective, the problem is it will delete all your files on a selected hard drive. 

That’s why you should keep a backup of important files from the selected hard drive before using this method.

Steps:


1) To get started, you can use a bootable USB or DVD to run Windows 10/11 or any other windows setup.

2) The error message “We couldn’t create a partition” appears as soon as you click on the next button.

3) Now, search cmd and tap on Command Prompt to open CMD.

4) Then a command prompt will be opened, and enter dispkart there.

5) You’ll see the connected hard drives list and the type list device.

6) Now, find the number of your hard drive, for example, disk 2 (Number 2 here is just taken as an example, you have to find your hard disk number)

dispkart commands

7) Now just write the following words, and press Enter after each word.

    • clean
    • create partition primary size = 5000
    • format fs=ntfs
    • assign
    • active

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8) Type exit, in front of DISPKART>

9) Finally, you can just launch the installation process and try again one more time.

#2. Use Dispkart to Make Your Partition Active


These are further steps to fix the “we couldn’t create a partition” problem.

Steps:


1) First of all, all you need to do is launch Windows 7/10/11 setup via bootable USB or appropriate OS bootable DVD device.

2) The error message “We couldn’t create a partition” appears as soon as you click on the next button.

3) Now, search cmd and tap on Command Prompt to open CMD.

4) Then a command prompt will be opened, and enter diskpart there.

The first four steps are the same, as mentioned for the above method.

1) Firstly, Enter list disk 

2) Now, locate your hard drive and type select disk B (B is just an example, replace it with your hard drive disk)

3) Then, Type List Partition and press enter.

4) Now, you’ll get the list of partitions, and locate the partition from the list in which you want to install Windows 10/11.

Eg. Enter select partition 2

5) Type active and press enter.

6) And then for your command line just Type exit and then press enter for your keyword in order to close the command.

7) Finally, you can just launch the installation process and try again one more time.

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#3. USB 2.0 Flash Drive


If you are installing Windows 10/11 from a USB drive, you might face this problem if you are using USB 3.0

Many users reported that they faced ‘we couldn’t create a new partition’ when installing Windows 10/11 from 3.0, however, if you USB 2.0 flash drive for installing Windows, it will help to resolve such errors.

If you are installing windows 10/11 from a flash drive, use a USB 2.0 flash drive, most likely it will fix the problem.

#4. Disconnect Additional USB Devices


You should disconnect any additional USB Drive devices such as – External HDD, SDD, USB Thumb Drive, or SD Card.

You should disconnect all the additional USB devices till the installation process, only leave your Windows 10 /11 USB Flash Drive connected (Of course)

#5. Convert The Partition (GPT Format)


Of course, Here are the steps to convert the partition into GPT format which is more effective than the MBR partition. Because It is important to understand that MBR partitions have their limitations because they can only work with drives that are less than 2TB in size.

That’s why here we will convert the partition to GPT Format.

Note: Converting partition to GPT format will delete all your files, make sure you have a backup of important files before converting to GPT Format.

Step:


1) Firstly, You start Comand Prompt (Go to search and write cmd, open Command Prompt)

2) Then, Type Start Dispkart and press enter.

3) Now, type list disk and locate the hard drive you want to install.

4) Then, type select disk A. (A is just an example, replace it with the hard disk you will select)

5) Type Clean and press enter.

6) Now, this command will delete all your files, so make sure you have a backup of your important files.

7) Lastly, type convert gpt and just run this command.

Conclusion


“We couldn’t create a new partition” is a very common problem users faced while installing Windows 10/11. This problem could be fixed just by removing extra USB devices connected to the computer, or you have to use diskpart to solve this problem.

That’s it for this article!

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