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Device Drive Error! Cannot create target diskette


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i tried the longer method of formating...It got to 100% and it gave me the same error message. That is was unable to format partition. the disk may be damaged...
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Do you have another system that you can slave the drive in and try to see it there?
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u mean another desktop that i could put the hard drive into. no :)
Is that the last option? I guess can just replace the hard drive. It's still under warranty. but the test said it is fine so i cant be sure that's the problem
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Disposition Code=0x00 normally means the drive is working fine.
Is the system you are using to type here a laptop?
I expect this is a different system then the one you are working on?
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this laptop is XP just like my desktop.
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OK so you have a XP installation disk that you are using now or is this a recovery disk?
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It's the xp installation disk I used originally to install windows
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OK so is the drive empty and nothing has been loaded correct?

Go HERE for step by step instructions on how to partition, format, and install XP fresh


http://lifehacker.co...atch-157578.php
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I did just what it said and it still gives me the message. I deleted the old partition. and created a new one in it's place and formatted it as NTFS. It gets to 100% and still i get the same message.
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At this point i would say the drive is bad then. Once you took out the existing partition and setup a new virgin partition and then formatted it should have worked. Since it says the drive is failing or has failed then I would say return it and if the shop is close I would suggest taking it to them and have them run diagnostics on it themselves to show the problem.
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Ok. I will do that. Thank you for your help. Have a happy holiday.
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No problem and please let us know what they find out. Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you also. I'm sure we will post before the New Year...hopefully :)
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