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I can not get my computer up.

The toshiba logo comes across and I am trying to use the recovery disk, however I followed the direction and it gives me an error has occured, error 0800000000 Partition creation failed. What is wrong?

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  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2008

    When I power up my Toshiba laptop, I hear a beeping that doesn't stop. When I tried to reformate with the recovery disks that are provided by Toshiba, I get a "Partition Creation failed" error. Error 0800000000:



    I purchased a new hard drive about 3 months ago, so I don't think that this is the problem.

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Partition creation is referring to the hard drive.
Does the laptop make any different noises, clicking sounds...

Do to my experience with laptops over the years. Hard drives are the 1st to go.

I would say that your hard has gone bad and the recovery CD cannot install to it. You can get a replacement Hard drive from a local computer store for around 50 bucks. Of course it depends on the size you need.

G'luck

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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