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New hard drive probs

bought a new deskstar from hitachi 500gb SATA and when i go and try partition and format it doesn't work i get this error

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Logical Disk Manager
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The path cannot be used for creating a drive path likely because the folder does not exist or is already a drive path to some other volume.
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OK
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Logical Disk Manager
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The format did not complete successfully.
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OK
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windows xp x64
4gb ram
1tb space

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Just checking.

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yes i have tried

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i went through the whole alphabet and when i tried to reformat i get this

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Disk Management
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The operation was canceled due to an internal error.
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OK
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able to make it up to a logical disk then nothing

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So that's the message after

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You stop Remote Storage Server? Did you try setting it to Disabled, reboot and try again?

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windows xp

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idk if i am suppose to have that service because i don't but i did look in my system event logs and it said virtual disk service may fix it so i restarted nothing happend

this is leading me to think its my system more and more

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Sorry.

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But if you are not checking, looking then what am I to do?

If you don't find the service, tell us so we can look for other possibles.

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i dont have

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well i thought i made myself clear with that explanation but i dont have that service and i think thats because i'm not using windows server 2003

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Just so you know.

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I do not have the time to find the same article rewritten for Vista, XP and so on. If you must have that then I have to say I'm sorry and try some other troubleshooting tactic.

Let's try this. Share the services that are currently running. Here's how. Run CMD and use the NET START command then post the results here.

C:\>net start
These Windows services are started:

Automatic Updates
AVG8 E-mail Scanner
AVG8 WatchDog
COM+ Event System
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Event Log
HID Input Service
iPod Service
IPSEC Policy Agent
Kodak Camera Connection Software
Logical Disk Manager
Network Connections
NVIDIA Display Driver Service
Plug and Play
Print Spooler
Protected Storage
Remote Access Connection Manager
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Security Accounts Manager
Server
System Event Notification
Task Scheduler
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Service
Telephony
User Profile Hive Cleanup
Windows Management Instrumentation Driver Extensions
Windows Time
Workstation

The command completed successfully.

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services

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Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
(C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.

C:\>net start
These Windows services are started:

Acronis Scheduler2 Service
Application Experience Lookup Service
Application Layer Gateway Service
Automatic Updates
Bonjour Service
COM+ Event System
Cryptographic Services
DCOM Server Process Launcher
DHCP Client
Distributed Link Tracking Client
DNS Client
Error Reporting Service
Event Log
FLEXnet Licensing Service
Help and Support
HID Input Service
IPSEC Services
Logical Disk Manager
Messenger
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness (NLA)
NMIndexingService
NOD32 Kernel Service
nTune Service
NVIDIA Display Driver Service
Plug and Play
PnkBstrA
Print Spooler
Protected Storage
Remote Access Connection Manager
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Remote Registry
Secondary Logon
Security Accounts Manager
Security Center
Server
Shell Hardware Detection
SSDP Discovery Service
System Event Notification
System Restore Service
TabletServicePen
Task Scheduler
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
Telephony
Terminal Services
Themes
Universal Plug and Play Device Host
VMware Authorization Service
VMware DHCP Service
VMware NAT Service
WebClient
Windows Audio
Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)
Windows Management Instrumentation
Windows Time
Wireless Configuration
Workstation

The command completed successfully.


C:\>

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I see services that can interfere.

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Try this. Boot Safe Mode command prompt and use the DISKPART command line.

If that's too rough or hard, boot SAFE MODE and try it there. Safe Mode should reduce the services that could interfere.
Bob

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*sigh*

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well i would try the dispart but i do not know the commands and do not have ink in my printer to print the commands out

i tried the safe mode and nothing same errors as in normal windows boot

wondering if i have it format in another computer can it work once i do that in my current pc

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That's a great idea.

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Move the drive to another machine and partition it there.

DISKPART commands are DOCUMENTED on the web. It's not hard to use and the only issue could be you forget to select the right drive.
With no disrespect intended I think its best to learn the OS you are using even if one command at a time.

My guess is it's the software installed after the OS that is at play here unless there is flighty hardware. One member revealed the drive had been dropped after we went through all the steps.
Bob

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Just FYI.

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XP64 and Server 2003 share far too many commonalities. Please be sure to look to Server 2003 support articles when researching this one.

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