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How to disable FDD on AsRock Z77 Pro3?

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January 16, 2013 8:04:33 PM

So my Windows 7 installation keeps hanging on "Setup is starting..." forever, and a solution posted was to disable the floppy disk drive port since it's not being used. I'm kinda a newbie as this is my first PC Build, so thanks for the help.
a b $ Windows 7
a c 558 V Motherboard
January 16, 2013 8:19:20 PM

Is SATA set to AHCI or IDE in BIOS? If AHCI, switch to IDE and see if it does work.
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January 16, 2013 8:49:08 PM

Thanks, that worked! But there's a new problem that came up. When I try to format a partition, I get the error "Failed to format the selected partition. [Error: 0x80070057]."
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a b $ Windows 7
a c 558 V Motherboard
January 16, 2013 9:12:35 PM

Try installing firstly the Intel SATA driver.
Then try using Disk management for deleting, shrinking or formatting the volume/partition.
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January 16, 2013 9:34:23 PM

How would you go about doing this?
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a b $ Windows 7
a c 558 V Motherboard
January 17, 2013 3:52:34 AM

Download the SATA driver from ftp://174.142.97.10/drivers/Intel/SATA/RapidStorage_Win...(v11.6.0.1030).zip
and install it.
Right click Computer, choose Manage, then Disk Management.
Right click the partition/volume you want to format and choose format. If not working, click delete and create a new one.
See if it does work this way. Make sure you save the necessary data from the partition you want to format and to not format/delete a wrong partition/volume. All data on it would be lost.
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a b $ Windows 7
a c 137 V Motherboard
January 17, 2013 4:40:47 AM

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/217073

You really SHOULD be using AHCI if possible however.

*Make sure no other hard drives are installed.

**If the hard drive issue continues, try to WRITE ZEROS to it. One of the tools in www.ultimatebootcd.com does this. (this gets rid of any formatting that may cause issues.)
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