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Windows 7: My disk won't format

05 Nov 2016   #1
Jdrakoulas

None currently
 
 
My disk won't format

So I've passed idk how many days looking up the errors I got all the times I tried to format my pc so I came to an end
I got an error 0x80070057 which is solved by formatting the disk before you install the windows but when I hit the format after a bit it cannot be done for the exact same error anyone who could assist??


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05 Nov 2016   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Welcome to the forum how are you formatting it you can't format if you boot from the drive as it will be locked best option is to boot install DVD then delete partition and let windows create and format
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06 Nov 2016   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Create and use a Partition Wizard Boot cd to setup and format your drive.

Bootable Partition Manager| MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition

or as stated above use your install dvd.

Clean Install Windows 7


But maybe you have a bad hard drive ??
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06 Nov 2016   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

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07 Nov 2016   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Just a thought.

Could it be you are trying to format partition "C" Windows 7 install, while you are booted with partition "C"?
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07 Nov 2016   #6
Jdrakoulas

None currently
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
As for this I've tried already when I delete my partitions and make new ones to format it won't let me for the exact same error I try to use
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07 Nov 2016   #7
Jdrakoulas

None currently
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Just a thought.

Could it be you are trying to format partition "C" Windows 7 install, while you are booted with partition "C"?
I didn't get that honestly , my C is clear literally it has nothing on it neither from the back up files nor anything else I've cleaned a few times
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07 Nov 2016   #8
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

We suggested you leave the disk blank with no partitions no format and let windows do it did you try this?
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07 Nov 2016   #9
Jdrakoulas

None currently
 
 

I'm trying it right now but it's copying files for like 40 minutes as usual possibly it will show me the same error
I think I destroyed my motherboard after what I read at clean windows 7 thing someone was way to clever so he experimented with BIOS
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07 Nov 2016   #10
Jdrakoulas

None currently
 
 

I've just tried it same it was canceled for the same error but the funny thing is that it actually made the partitions like 100mb for the system and the primary one
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