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Problem installing OS

I have Dell Inspiron 1525 notebook.
It came along with previously installed OS on a 250 Gb hard drive
Hard drive was not partitioned (I mean only single partition of 250 G)
so i tried partitioning using Partition Magic 8
Now suddnely my OS got erased from the hard drive, further i m unable 2 install new OS
as it says "an error has occured- no valiid devices were found on which to create new file systems.
please check ur hardware for the cause of ths problem"
what can be d cause of this problem and how can i fix it?

I tried installing XP Vista as well as Red Hat. It shows the similar error.
Thx!!

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  • Jeffrey Pemberton
    Jeffrey Pemberton May 11, 2010

    I thought I posted this somewhere - maybe I'm losing it. Does your BIOS recognize the hard drive?



    Jeff

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I think Partition Magic 8 screwed up the hard drive. I suggest, try a different hd, or if you don't have one, go to www.ebay.com and get like a 5 or 10GB hd and try that, cause if it works with a different hd, it proves that Partition Magic 8 screwed up the drive. Anything else, try a new IDE or SATA cable cause sometimes they go bad. try a different OS cd. Anything else I could say is bring it to a local computer store and see what they can do.

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