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Mar 20, 2007 #1 rf6647 TS Maniac Posts: 829 change things a bit Your problem is unique in my book. Track this discussion and email me when there are updates If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - And use it's drive fitness test too. what i did was i switched my IDE cable.

The only thing left that I think it could be is the motherboard. SWJ, I just confuse with links inside http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/, but soon I discover this page http://www.memtest.org/#downiso. Reports: · Posted 5 years ago Top SWJ345 Posts: 16 This post has been reported. Likewise, a 2nd computer, if available, can handle the format.

Setup Was Unable To Format The Partition The Disk May Be Damaged Windows Xp

DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Susan at 13:09:47.78 on Thu... Reports: · Posted 5 years ago Top vistamike Posts: 10945 This post has been reported. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - READ MY CONTRIBUTION BELOW by GERONIMO / August 23, 2005 8:16 PM PDT In reply to: USB 2.0 Ports?

Just out of interest, why do feel the need to format the drive, have you or are you experiencing problems? basicly, instead of doing a complete format i done a quick format. Get the ultimate boot cd. Setup Was Unable To Format The Partition Windows 7 Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

Reinserted Win XP SP1 install CD. Setup Was Unable To Format The Partition Or Locate An Existing System Partition That's all I can think of. It's easy! I now don't believe the hard drives are dead, but something else is wrong.

Social Sharing Find TechSpot on... Maxtor Powermax My hard disk is partitioned as a c: local drive and an f: drive. It takes a very long time to transfer the file, and sometimes I recieve error messages that it cannot read from the mp3 player.I have tried installing the USB drivers from I should start from scratch, and install XP to C: (that's where it should be).

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  • My drive C, F and G are primary partitions; while my drive D and E are extended partitions.
  • Set your BIOS to boot from CD and insert only an official Windows disk.
  • Then i load the cd up from my computer.
  • then i follow the wizard, it restarts the pc and goes to setup.
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  • But if you can't boot from a real XP disk I doubt you can boot from gparted.

Setup Was Unable To Format The Partition Or Locate An Existing System Partition

http://www.usbman.comSadly I was off track about your issue since your first post and such didn't have enough detail. They wipe out the stuff that XP, and the rest I'm sure, leave behind. Setup Was Unable To Format The Partition The Disk May Be Damaged Windows Xp Already have an account? Make Sure The Drive Is Switched On And Properly Connected To Your Computer When went back to format screen, showed the NTFS and Win XP 7MB partitions 5.

its driving me nutsss. Use partition size <32gb (bios limitation?) Use secondary ide (cable or connector problem) Download new bios for motherboard - refresh the program Since I am a novice, you can await more Aug 13, 2008 #14 quinnPA TS Rookie I have the boot disk I received from dell. My laptop is ASUS A6F series (age: around 4 years and 6 months) CPU Duo T2050 1.5 GHz Hard disc drive 60GB RAM 512MB Reports: · Posted 5 years ago Top Setup Cannot Format The Partition Your Computer May Not Have Enough Memory

by R. The laptop said my C may be damaged or cannot be formatted. If you had reinstalled the OS in the E drive, you should be able to boot and view the C drive in Disk Management. your computer may not have enough memory to perform this operation, or your windows xp cd-rom may contain some corupt files.

All Rights Reserved. Setup Was Unable To Create A New System Partition Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? lol hi im very new to these forums and have a rough idea about computers.

May 8, 2003 #4 outas8 TS Rookie Topic Starter even though i boot from cd, instead of going directly to setup,it goes to windows like normal, which is strange.

But how big is your drive. I think that me not being able to format this way may be affecting my USB capabilities (I transferred data files to my mp3 player to save to my freshly formatted From the drive manufacturer's web site, find their utilities software that will erase the drive..ie write "0"s to all locations. Windows Unable To Format Sorry, but the problem appears to be changing.A common issue is that many can't install XP proper.

i higlighted drive f and hit d, so it deleted it, like normal. Facebook Google+ Twitter YouTube Subscribe to TechSpot RSS Get our weekly newsletter Search TechSpot Trending Hardware The Web Culture Mobile Gaming Apple Microsoft Google Reviews Graphics Laptops Smartphones CPUs Storage Cases I had problems with this respect with external HD ; they worked sometimes at the beginning and when they were a little full with folders (not even 1/4 of the capacity) May 8, 2003 #3 Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573 +65 Have you chosen to delete & replace everything in the Windows directory?

Consult your computer manual or SCSI adapter documentation for more information."After this, I choose to do the NTFS (Quick) format option and it goes through the format in less than a Change a few things and see what happems. Windows XP even with service pack 3 should be ok with 512MB RAM; it's modern internet browsers that will slow your machine down. Login now.

The rebuild process may require drivers from the MB manufacturer as well as your using XP w/SP2. Now I have 2 of the same OS and the format did not wipe my hard drive clean. os should be on primary master. I've run a thorough diagnostics test on my hard drive and there are no errors there.

how can i fix this???? Reformat again my disk or check my hardwares & memory? TechSpot Account Sign up for free, it takes 30 seconds. well here is the problemi have placed the windows xp files onto the usb using wintoflash .

But if i want to install XP on c drive as well (after re entering set up of course) it will only write over the existing XP, it doesnt ask me Similar Topics Won't detect pen drive in any computer. Anyone aware of this problem and know how to get around it? thanx.