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  • When reinstalling WHS to previously configured hard drives, the installation fails at creating system partition.

    error on screen shows: CATASTROPHIC FAILURE (error code 0x8000ffff), after closing this error window the next error shown is : CREATING SYSTEM PARTITION FAILED.

    After closing error window, the PC hangs on the installation screen.

    In order to reinstall WHS it was necessary to reformat each of the hard drives using the OEM disk utility software. After format, WHS installed with no errors.

    Sunday, March 11, 2007 1:00 PM

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