VISTA : cannot format. this volume is write protected

Hi,
I'm installing a new machine with new HD.
I have begin to install Vista on it BUT .... sundenly a problem and since then I'm not able to install Vista again.
It seems that on the HD there is a "temp" disk which contains some of the vista install directory (program files / users / windows on a +/- 30 Mb partition.

This partition seems to be write protected, and therefore ....

I'm not able to delete this partition to get rid of the problem

What's the solution ????
gblictAsked:
Who is Participating?
 
torimarConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Download Parted Magic:
http://wiki.partedmagic.com/index.php/Downloads

Burn the .iso image to get a bootable CD, boot off it, select the "Partition Editor" icon on the desktop, delete all partitions you find on the HD, create a new Ntfs partition. Reboot and try installing again.
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.