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Hey there,

So I decided to reformat my drive after multiple problems came up (not being able to save, delete, apps not opening, etc.) Thing is, I don't have an installation disk with me, so I basically borrowed an external that someone had created as an installation disk. Booted from the external and as I begin to install, it says that I need to format my hard drive under disk utility. So I open disk utility, highlight the internal hard drive, click partition tab, select OS Extended (Journaled) with GUID partition and click apply.

It starts working for a little bit, then comes with the error that the filesystem formatter failed and basically nothing happens. I've tried other things from the disk utility and I basically can only format it to FAT32. I also tried plugging it into my rig - formatted into NTFS just fine.

Any thoughts? frown.gif
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When I have trouble with HDD's, which happens a lot with my clients, I like to use Linux LiveCD's and the gparted app to get things sorted. It should be included on most of the popular Linux distro's.
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