Didn't explain this very well so I'll try again
Trying a complete new install of Windows 10 on what appeared to be a dying laptop. However, when selecting the partition to install to, it tells me:
"Windows could not format a partition on disk 0. The error occurred while preparing the computer's system volume. Error code: 0x80070057." I'm trying to boot from a USB to install Windows 10.
I've only got Drive 0, which has two partitions. One is 500 MB and says it's 'System', the other is 931 GB and says it's 'Primary'.
Any advice? The laptop is five years old and I'm sure I'll be ordering a new one but I'd like to try and get this working anyway. It's a Dell Insoiron 7720. I've already tried deleting both partitions as suggested on the Microsoft website but the same error comes up.