I have got the problem that my server can't install Windows Server 2012 R2. There are 4 SSD connected to my server, three are Intel SSD DC P3520 Series 450G and one is Intel SSD DC P3520
Series 2.0TB. All of the disks are unallocated space. And when I tried to select the drive to install the system, the error "We couldn't create a partition or locate an existing one" was listed. The details
were "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's Bios menu."
Because the boot mode is legacy, I tried to change disk partition format to mbr by dispart command. However,it doesn't work. Now I have no idea about this problem, could you please help me?
Thanks in advance.
We understand you can't install Windows* Server 2012 R2 in one of our Intel® SSD DC P3520 series, we'd like to help you with this. Could you please try these steps and let us know if it worked:
We have seen several users with this situation and all of them got it resolved by following those instructions, please let us know if it works for you.
Hello Nestor C,
First,thanks for your help.
But unfortunately, the method you offered didn't work well on my server.
By the way,I want to know if there are other possibilities about this problem.
Thanks for trying the suggestion. We believe that what Gize2 mentions is very important, you may want to try changing the boot mode in your BIOS for UEFI.
Please try that configuration and let us know, it makes total sense.
We would like to know if you were able to try the previous recommendations and if you require further assistance. We'll be waiting for your response.
Because the boot mode is legacy,
I think that is the problem -- PCIe NVMe SSD's are only able to boot in UEFI mode.
This is an older document, but the points are still relevant: http://download.intel.com/support/ssdc/hpssd/sb/nvme_boot_guide_332098001us.pdf http://download.intel.com/support/ssdc/hpssd/sb/nvme_boot_guide_332098001us.pdf