Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2
Delete all existing partitions, format the disk and create a new partition. Then install.
I've tried this, several times. As I said the windows install setup will error out when I try to format, or if I select a partition that's already there, or if I delete the partitions and have it make a new one. I also tried formatting it on a different computer with Partition Wizard, but again, same error.
I just tried last night to have to do a complete wipe with DISKPART (using my new computer). I told it to CLEAN ALL, went to bed, when I got up this morning it said. Diskpart has encountered an error: The device is not connected. I'll be running a complete wipe on another compy now.
EDIT: And now my other compy won't recognize it. The drive spins up and makes horrible clicking noises. Well. Let me go buy another drive.