Windows Installation Error (1 Viewer)

Jul 19, 2003
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I hope someone will be able to help me.

I've just built a computer and I tried installing Windows on it. So I format the HDD in NTFS (only option given) and when it was done, it gave me the following error message:

'Setup was unable to format the partition. The disk may be damaged.

Make sure the drive is switched on and properly connected to your computer. If the disk is a SCSI disk, make sure your SCSI devices are properly terminated. Consult your computer manual or SCSI adapter documentation for more information.'


I don't think the disk is damaged because its capacity was shown on the screen.



Please tell me where to go from here. I'd appreciate it as I'm lost. :down:
 

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Zlatan

Senior Member
Jun 9, 2003
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#2
1. Open windows

2. Pick up computer

3. Drop computer through window

4. Check if you hit anyone

If yes:
4a. Call ambulance (optional)
4b. Sing Shaggy's "Wasn't me"

If no:
5. Relax
 

Majed

Senior Member
Jul 17, 2002
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#3
Classic Zlatan :thumb:

......

Moe.. You ddidn't call! :groan:
and i'm glad you didn't... because i'm clueless! :angel:
 
OP
nosubstitute959
Jul 19, 2003
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  • Thread Starter #4
    ++ [ originally posted by Zlatan ] ++
    1. Open windows

    2. Pick up computer

    3. Drop computer through window

    4. Check if you hit anyone

    If yes:
    4a. Call ambulance (optional)
    4b. Sing Shaggy's "Wasn't me"

    If no:
    5. Relax
    But I paid too much for that. :frown: :D Good idea though.



    and Majed.......that's nice to know. :D


    This $hit is buggin me. I'm afraid I did something wrong putting it together. :down:
     

    Majed

    Senior Member
    Jul 17, 2002
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    #5
    I really find it fascinating how you put together the PC and you've never even installed windows before! :D
     
    OP
    nosubstitute959
    Jul 19, 2003
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  • Thread Starter #6
    It's called the Internet. :D


    BTW.......my comment doesn't entitle you to suggest that to solve my problem......so don't even think about it. :irritate:
     

    Martin

    Senior Member
    Dec 31, 2000
    56,869
    #7
    Forget windows, install something else ;)

    Sounds like a problem with the harddrive, if that's the case there's nothing you can do..
     
    OP
    nosubstitute959
    Jul 19, 2003
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  • Thread Starter #9
    I wouldn't know how to use linux :D


    So the fact that during the setup the correct capacity of the drive was shown doesn't necessarily mean it's not damaged?
     
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    nosubstitute959
    Jul 19, 2003
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    Wohoooooooooo!! I tried it again and it worked. What a relief. :party: :fool:


    Thanks for the people who made this possible: Majed and........well, me. :D
     

    Majed

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    Jul 17, 2002
    9,630
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    ++ [ originally posted by nosubstitute959 ] ++
    Wohoooooooooo!! I tried it again and it worked. What a relief. :party: :fool:


    Thanks for the people who made this possible: Majed and........well, me. :D
    Yeah Moe!!

    Don't tell them how i single handedly sloved the problem through my award-winning phone support service!! :strong:

    I'll put it on your tab! :D


    ;)
     
    Jan 7, 2004
    29,704
    #20
    ++ [ originally posted by Majed ] ++


    Yeah Moe!!

    Don't tell them how i single handedly sloved the problem through my award-winning phone support service!! :strong:

    I'll put it on your tab! :D


    ;)


    did you do "the way i am " for him.


    moe if you ever get to hear majed's voice again tell him to do "the way i am" by eminem. its a real treat
     

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