Question Windows can't be installed on any drive?

McLovinHawaii

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Trying to reinstall Windows after it decided to spread out onto more than one drive during the last installation. So I disconnected all other drives than the one I wanted to install Windows on. Windows installer says the drive isn't partitioned and it can't install Windows onto that drive. Then I put in another SSD. Now I get a message saying "Windows can't be installed on drive 0 partion 1 and 2". So I plugin yet another SSD and get the same message. When ever I try to create a partition using the Windows installer it says it can't be done.
Never had any problems installing Windows in my life before and now everything is going crazy..
What is wrong?
 
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Colif

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1st error makes no sense

Unpartitioned drives are unallocated space, win 10 should install on it
follow this guide: https://forums.tomshardware.com/faq/how-to-do-a-clean-installation-of-windows-10.3170366/

the others might make sense as they could be wrong drive format, generally you want a blank drive and Installer will create the parts it needs

sure this isn't the error? - https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/cant-install-windows-10-drive-partition-not/4273b057-584f-4bea-9cd5-eafc34a0ef88?auth=1

https://windowsreport.com/windows-10-cannot-be-installed-to-this-disk/
 

McLovinHawaii

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You're right about the first error making absolutely no sense. The second error for the two other SSDs simply said what I wrote and it wasn't a system specific error. Both SSDs were whiped clean. Anyway I hooked one of the SSDs up to my laptop and installed Windows without any problems. Then I plugged the SSD back into my desktop, booted up and removed whatever content could be left on the two other SSDs with power shell. That seemed to do the trick but I still don't understand why it didn't work before
 

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