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I am getting problem while installing windows 7 on my single partition hard disk. I am using bootable USB drive for the installation. The error I get is "Setup was unable to create new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See the setup log files for more information". When I opened the setup log file(setuperr.log), it shows the error "Couldn't find boot disk on the BIOS based computer". Have anyone got this error before. Please help!!

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Boot Sequence:USB, Harddisk

System: Dell Inspiron 1545

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Should probably be on SuperUser. If others agree, the question will be automatically migrated there for you. :-) –  Bart Silverstrim Aug 8 '11 at 19:45
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Try setting the Hard Disk as boot order 1 and USB as order 2. While the PC is booting hit F12 during the POST and select the USB drive.

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