HD Format stops or receive et was unable to format the partition .. error

  • New HD Install
  • OS: XP
  • Booting from Home Edition CD
  • HD: WD5001AAS
  • Removed & Replaced: Seagate SATA Baracuda 250GB
  • Computer is simple student desktop

When I attempt to format the HD sometimesit freezes/stops at a percentage of the format or, I get the windows error :  “setup was unable to format the partition. the disk may be damaged…”.   All the obvious things have been done.


Since there’s been no replies, maybe you should try contacting WD’s Technical Support about this. You can do so either by phone or email.

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