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Q: "Windows is unable to find a system volume which meets its criteria for installation"

I cann't installed window vista. Error message when I try to install window "Windows is unable to find a system volume which meets its criteria for installation", I tried to follow Article ID: 938984. but it doesn't work. please any suggestions?

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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927520

"You cannot select or format a hard disk partition when you try to install Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2"

When you try to install Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
  • The hard disk on which you want to install Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2is not listed.
  • You cannot select a hard disk partition on which to install Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2..
  • You cannot format a hard disk partition or partitions.
  • You cannot set the correct size for a hard disk partition.
  • You receive the following error message:
    Windows is unable to find a system volume that meets its criteria for installation

    Hope the above helps.


    Cheers.

Mick Murphy - Microsoft Partner

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