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Old 04-28-2007, 01:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i had linux on my old pc (a dell dimension 8100) i have just taken the hdd which had linux on it out and set it as a slave in my current pc.

vista installed the drivers for it but when i go to my com0puter and try to format it i get a message saying "windows could not start format" and when i right click on it in my computer it says "size 0 bytes".

any suggestions? im prob gonna format it with my ubuntu live C.D just to see if that works, my vista OEM cd cant format it either.

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I agree with using the ubuntu disc. I would also suggest that you try deleting the partition and creating a new partition, then reformatting.
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