[CS-FSLUG] Hard drive won't format - or maybe stay formatted.

davidm at hisfeet.net davidm at hisfeet.net
Thu Aug 5 11:03:11 CDT 2010

I'll check that . Thanks, Tim. But I doubt that is the problem, because I
had the drive out and tried formatting as an external drive from my
Desktop, and got the same results.

>   Hi.  Check the BIOS to see if it has a protected MBR.  Some BIOSes
> have an anti-virus setup that keeps you from writing to the partition
> table or the MBR.
>      - Tim
> On 8/4/2010 8:51 PM, davidm at hisfeet.net wrote:
>> Trying to install linux on a vista machine that was not bootable when it
>> came to me. I tried to rescue windows, but after talking to the owner
>> decided she would be happier and better served with a good Linux
>> install.

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