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By greg.gotcher ·
I am having a problem formatting my drives during a windows 2000 Server install. I tried formatting with both NTFS and FAT32, both just hang there at the screen Setup is formatting ... 0% and it never gets past that. I have a Dell PowerEdge 6300 with a mirrored 8GB drive for WIndows and a 800Gb RAID 5 for data. I have the correct SCSI drivers and it sees the drives. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks for the help in advance.

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by CG IT In reply to Problem formatting during ...

137 GB large drive support in W2K or rather using 48 bit logical block addressing in W2K for drives larger that 137 GB. see microsoft article 314695 on their help and support site http://support.microsoft.com

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by greg.gotcher In reply to

I am trying to format the 8GB mirrored drive to install Windows on.

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by greg.gotcher In reply to Problem formatting during ...

Typo: It should read 80GB NOT 800GB.

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by hakoracle In reply to Problem formatting during ...

i suggested you to run wink setup with dell open manager buitin cd ...this come buitin os installation feature and u wil probabitly no problem .....
problem occuring due to raid implemented first reset or recreat .....via RAID controller utility if u r using hardware RAID and plz verify this done successfully and run

boot from cd via dellopenmanager and process step this ....this for os installation with buitin dell driver etc..

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by voldar In reply to Problem formatting during ...

the problem you have it is because something in your IRQs is not correct. advice: reset the BIOS, and try again.

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by shmaltz In reply to Problem formatting during ...

I beleive your harddrive is damaged. Use Dells Diagnostic Utilities to test your HD

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