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Windows 7: Cannot Format Hard Disk

10 Jan 2010   #41
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Are you still getting that message when you try to install?

You cannot select or format a hard disk partition when you try to install Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2


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10 Jan 2010   #42
jradicle11

windows 7/windows xp/windows vista
 
 

Yea, I'm getting the same results.

I think I just have a damaged hard drive .
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10 Jan 2010   #43
jradicle11

windows 7/windows xp/windows vista
 
 

Alright, I put in the hard drive from one of my old computer that didn't work (an IDE device) and ran the windows 7 installation. Installed Windows 7 perfectly. I guess my hard drive was just broken.
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10 Jan 2010   #44
jradicle11

windows 7/windows xp/windows vista
 
 

4.1 windows rating because of my integrated graphics. Runs swimmingly, I LOVE Windows 7 and I've only been using it for an hour.
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10 Jan 2010   #45
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jradicle11 View Post
Alright, I put in the hard drive from one of my old computer that didn't work (an IDE device) and ran the windows 7 installation. Installed Windows 7 perfectly. I guess my hard drive was just broken.
NO,just needs be made ACTIVE.

Install your new HD as a slave,than post a screenshot of Disk Management.

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html
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18 Jan 2010   #46
jradicle11

windows 7/windows xp/windows vista
 
 

Sorry, I've been really busy lately. Finally got around to taking the screenies.


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18 Jan 2010   #47
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

None of those are Disk Management.
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18 Jan 2010   #48
jradicle11

windows 7/windows xp/windows vista
 
 

Well... hah. Which would be disk management?

I just posted a bunch of things that looked like they were slightly relevant.

Edit:

Found disk management, the search feature on windows is a magical thing .


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18 Jan 2010   #49
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

control panel/administrative tools/computer management/disk management on the left side of the screen.
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18 Jan 2010   #50
jradicle11

windows 7/windows xp/windows vista
 
 

Attached it again, not sure if you noticed the previous post.


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