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Old 10-07-2006, 01:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello I have been having problems installing windows XP on my computer. Every time Itry to install it I get the sam error message " Set up was unable to format Partition. The Disk may be damaged. Make sure the device is switched on and properly connected to your computer. If the disk is a SCI disk, make sure your SCSI devices are properly terminated. Consult you Computer manuel or SCSI adaptor do***entation for more information". I have tried 3 different hard drives but i keep getting the same message. Does anyone have any idea what the problem could be?

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are you trying to use scsi drives?

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have u tried different ide cables or a different ide connect on ur motherboard to rule out the possibility of either of those components being ur hard drive set to master.
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Old 10-08-2006, 04:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Does your hard drive show in your bios.

Have you tried to set an active dos partition.You can use a windows 98 boot disk and type fdisk at the A: prompt.
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