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Windows 7: can't format the hard drive


02 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
can't format the hard drive

installing build 7264.
mounted the ISO in magic disk and did custom installation.
the only options is load driver and i see the partition but i can't format it.

what to do?


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02 Jul 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shayx View Post
installing build 7264.
mounted the ISO in magic disk and did custom installation.
the only options is load driver and i see the partition but i can't format it.

what to do?
Are you trying to mount the iso in windows, and then trying to format that partition?

It might be easier if you burned the iso (not the seperate files) to dvd, then install fro there.

Ken
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02 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

I think you are going to have to burn it to a DVD using some sort of ISO burning software (I suggest Active ISO). Mounting it may not work the way you want it to.
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02 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

im mounting it from another partition, i have 3 in general.
it worked with previous build i dont see a reason it won't work with this build.

i don't have an available blank cd right now.
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02 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Sorry, it helps to be specific with exactly what you are doing and how you are doing it.
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02 Jul 2009   #6

 
 

When you say 'mounting' are you extracting the files to the HD? If you mount anything then it creates a virtual environment using memory resouces and apps on your main HD. You will never be able to format a main partition if 'mounted' in this way.
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02 Jul 2009   #7

Windows 7 Rc Build 7264 x86, Ubuntu
 
 

It seems the installer is seeing a reason not to allow formatting of that partition.

Perhaps it's a system or primary partition? . . . . . just taking a guess here.
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02 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

ok i'll try booting from DOK.
thanks.
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02 Jul 2009   #9

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Webadict View Post
It seems the installer is seeing a reason not to allow formatting of that partition.

Perhaps it's a system or primary partition? . . . . . just taking a guess here.
Or maybe a logical partition

K
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