I'm having a common issue and I've tried all of the fixes I've found online. I still have the issue
I have two disks - the USB removable memory stick which contains the installer ISO image, and an M.2 Samsung 500GB drive. I'm doing a fresh install of windows 10 and I'm encountering an error during the installation.
When I reach the 'Where do you want to install Windows' dialog box in the installer, I see Drive 0, with 465GB of unallocated space. When I select this disk and click install I get the following error:
"Windows could not prepare the computer to boot into the next phase of installation. To install Windows, restart the installation"
My unallocated disk space looks like this from diskpart:
> list disk
DISK ### Status Size Free Dyn GPT
Disk 0 Online 465GB 0B * <----samsung m.2 500GB drive
Disk 1 Online 28GB 0B * <----usb running windows installer
> list volume
Volume #### LTR Label FS Type Size Status Info
--------------- ----- ------- --- ----- ----- ------- -----
Volume 0 C Recovery NTFS Partition 529MB Healthy
Volume 1 F NTFS Partition 465GB Healthy
Volume 2 E FAT32 Partition 100MB Healthy Hidden
Volume 3 D WIN10 FAT32 Removable 28GB Healthy
>select disk 0
Partition ### Type Size Offset
-------------- ---- ----- ------
Partition 1 Recovery 529MB 1024KB
Partition 2 System 100MB 530MB
Partition 3 Reserved 16MB 630MB
Partition 4 Primary 465GB 646MB
The only thing that l see that looks out of sorts is that volume 0, Recovery, gets drive letter C. Volume 1 is the one I expected to get drive letter C.
Has anyone else seen an issue like this before? Am I barking up the wrong tree with the drive letter, or is something else going on?