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Cant format new sata drive

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December 21, 2008 3:00:45 PM

i brought a new sata 500gb 32mbcache seagate hardrive and whn i try to install windows on it i get upto the format stage and whn it gets to 100% it says cant format drive it could be damanged or if ur useing scsi then set jumpers im not using scsi im using sata power and sata data cables help plz

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December 21, 2008 3:14:49 PM

press f6 when installing windows and install the appropiate sata drivers ..
Good luck !
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December 21, 2008 3:22:21 PM

havent got floppy in tower so cant do that
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December 21, 2008 6:00:43 PM

sorted it out used hirens boot disc to format now windows is installing
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