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Windows cannot format the system partition on this disk

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by nic247, May 14, 2018.

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  1. nic247

    nic247 Thread Starter

    May 14, 2018
    I am not sure if this is the right category to post this question, but here it goes. So a few days ago after trying to utilize both my hard drives I apparently messed something up because I got the "Kernel Security Check Failure" screen and ended up losing every single file that I had on my pc. I had a bootable media to use and I am pretty much starting from scratch now.

    So I have two HDDs both at 1 TB, I am trying to set up either a Raid 0 or storage spaces from windows 10, but I keep getting the error "windows cannot format the system partition on this disk", there is absolutely nothing on that second hard drive, I have attempted to use third party programs to completely wipe the drive with no success. I cannot seem to find anything much useful on this issue so I would greatly appreciate it if someone can help me out, thanks!
  2. Paul23

    Paul23 Temporarily Banned

    Nov 7, 2017
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    Try this script in Powershell (run as administrator)

    Get-Disk 0 | Clear-Disk -RemoveData (disk 0 is used in this example...your number may be different)

    Initialize-Disk 0

    New-Partition -DiskNumber 0 -UseMaximumSize | Format-Volume -FileSystem NTFS -NewFileSystemLabel Archive

    Get-Partition -DiskNumber 0 | Set-Partition -NewDriveLetter Z (Z is an example...choose whatever letter is open)
  3. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    OK, I am not quite understanding what you are doing. You state you want to setup a raid 0 array. Are you going through the steps to create the array then getting the msg? How exactly are you creating the raid array ie what steps are you using?

    Just my opinion however raid of any type is NOT for the home user. Raid is for servers that need drive redundancy.
    Running raid 0 is just asking for this exact scenario to happen. IMO raid 0 is less than useless however that is up to you.

    It would also really really help if you posted your exact system specs; ie exact motherboard, exact raid controller, etc. If you are attempting to use onboard raid, that is even more of a mistake. Onboard raid is useless. There is a reason why a quality raid controller costs hundreds of $ Performance and reliability; onboard raid has neither.
    Last edited: May 15, 2018
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