Windows Server 2008R2 install error - Windows is unable to find a system volume.....
Posted on 2011-03-01
I've recently tried to install Windows Server 2008R2 onto an older server and I'm getting the pesky "Windows is unable to find a system volume that meets its criteria for installation" error.
I'm trying to install the above OS on a Supermicro X6DHT-G motherboard, using a single 1TB SATA drive. As for BIOS settings, onboard SATA Raid is disabled and PATA is enabled only on the channel to which the CD-ROM is connected.
Other than the need to use Raid drivers (which shouldn't matter because the drive is operating in SATA mode) I'm not sure what could be causing this error.
I've tried many times to create/delete/reformat partitions and volumes using diskpart but I feel like I'm missing something.
Does anybody know what might be causing this issue?
Thanks in advance for your help and assistance,