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Removed and reformatted hard drive, now i cannot install any operating system to it. The drive is recognizable but wont install any OS. windows xp, windows7, even Linix disk cannot install bootable operating system. HPA6720F

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Try deleting the entire partition without formatting it. The drive should then show up as "RAW" to any OS you decide to install. If that doesn't work, post more info. The drive is recognized by what, exactly? How far do you get in each of the installs? Good luck.

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