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Windows 7: Windows 7 will not format drive

04 Jan 2011   #11

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

If anyone wants to know:

It ran fine for a while, then BSoD'd, then wouldn't start. At that point it was 11 PM and I didn't wanna deal with it anymore, so I went to bed.

I've had a suspicion that the SATA cable was faulty, as the HDD seems to be having all these problems, yet everything else is flawless. I swapped the SATA cable with that of the DVD drive, and what do you know, everything's fine with the HDD, and now the DVD drive's iffy. So I'll be picking up a new SATA cable shortly.

Just figured I'd let you guys know.

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04 Jan 2011   #12
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Good to see you're getting it sorted and thanks for the update.
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29 Dec 2012   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

@whs I am also facing same kind of problem but for me i am not able to create primary partition also.

I was having windows 7 ultimate 32 bit and everything was working fine , i thought of running chkdsk on the drive OS was install and made it to run at startup when i restarted the laptop it started showing Disk Failure and nothing was working

so i thought of installing fresh copy of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. It's not letting me create partition from the Setup Wizard and giving error 0x80070057)" so i decided to partition it using command prompt ( this option came after clicking on Repair your system)

here also i tried doing clean all and gave IO error then i tried performing "Create partition primary " as mentioned in this forum and it also gave me io error
so any suggestion.

For me its showing 298GB but something is wrong
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29 Dec 2012   #14
Microsoft MVP

 

Why would you expect it to partition to install if your disk failed?
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