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Join Date: May 2009
Issue's formatting hard drive - 05-24-2009, 08:48 AM
I've only had this a week. The other night I decided to install Windows 7 RC1 (via USB flash drive).
It got right the way through the installation, and just as I hit 'next' after entering the product key (note that I got the key with the iso from Microsoft, but i'm not thinking that's the issue here), it come up with a heap of errors saying to restart installation.
So... I attempted to start it again, it boots then hangs at a black screen.
So out of frustration I went and got an external CD drive case, and thought i'd at least install the factory XP disk. It boots and I get through to selecting the partition... it wont let me delete or format the partition and wont let me go any further. See image...
Also tried a Vista disk, but that hangs at the same point as W7 does.
I found a Mythbuntu ISO on this computer so burned that... still same sorta errors as Windows XP. See image...
What the hell did I do wrong?! If anything at all?
Is it not me, and a hardware issue with the SSD?
What is the other tiny partition that is on the hdd for? I didn't touch that when attempting to install W7.
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