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Hi,
I have a hard drive that has been partitioned many times by different partition tools including OSX which I believe to be the culprit.
At the moment I cannot install Windows 7 or 8 as it says it cannot create a partition or find one.
This has happened to me before and in the past I have booted the OSX installer and repartitioned it using MBR instead of GUID, this has always worked in the past.
This time it wouldn't work, I then tried GParted, and then disk part using ;

Start DISKPART.

Type LIST DISK and identify your SSD disk number (from 0 to n disks).

Type SELECT DISK <n> where <n> is your SSD disk number.

Type CLEAN

Type CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY

Type ACTIVE

Type FORMAT FS=NTFS QUICK

Type ASSIGN


None of these have worked Posted Image

Any ideas what I can try next?

Mike

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From a Linux Live CD (example: http://partedmagic.c...ds#.UVdq-RilqC8 a very good one) as root delete everything with dd: http://www.cyberciti...ata-empty-disk/
Then test your hard disk with the testing tool included in Parted Magic.

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Or use testdisk from a CD-RW or flash drive

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TestDisk is also included in Parted Magic :)

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That's where the magic part comes from :trumpet:

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After trying every tool I could find I got it to work by unplugging the other hard drives so that it was the only one.
Worked first time after that.
There's several hours of my life gone that I won't get back!
Mike

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There's several hours of my life gone that I won't get back!


If you really love this hobby, there will be countless " hours of your life gone that you won't get back"





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