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Setup Was Unable To Format The Partition

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#1 markgui


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Posted 21 September 2008 - 11:10 PM

When I boot from windows xp disc, it goes through setup but after I try to install using the NTFS it tells me that Setup was unable to format the partition. The disk may be damaged. The disk worked fine on another computer. Please help. Thank You.

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 11:18 PM

Go to the website of the manufacturer of your hard drive and download their diagnostic test to test your drive. Normally itís a bootable CD, so it doesnít matter if your computer doesn't have an operating system installed.
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Posted 21 September 2008 - 11:59 PM

Suggest you to the official website of the hard disk, download testing tools, to your hard drive test.

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 06:38 PM

Links to the diagnostics for the most common hard drives can be found here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/
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