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Old December 26, 2011, 09:23 AM
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cannot format SSD or HDD with a Win 7 USB boot drive. Should I try a winxp setup disk?
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Old December 26, 2011, 09:45 AM
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if you can't boot into win 7 disk and format something is wrong, never seen a drive yet that couldn't be wiped with the windows disk.(formatted 2 drives in my PC 2 days ago one was SSD all worked fine).I'd try the xp disk and if that did not work then try formatting it on another PC if possible.
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Old December 26, 2011, 10:23 AM
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Ubuntu Linux ' old friend D would say '

the driver fore Disk Could be Corupt also.
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does bios see the drive? if can't do in windows may be the drive has lilo format
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bios was seeing all drives, is just that I made a USB Win7 boot drive and it could not format both drives, or either of them. Used a bood XP cd, changed port mode to regular IDE, deleted partition, formatted, regular not quick, changed port on mobo to AHCI and used the USB drive to install win 7 fine. my sig rig was down 2 days.
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