Cleaning disks failed RRS feed

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  • Hiya
     This home file server thing started last week with me trying out OpenSolaris. After mucking about with that for a bit I wasn't all that satisfied and decided to try WHS. I had already had a trial version.
    Well I can't seem to install the bloody thing!!!!

    I had the 2 500GB drives formated for solaris and I don't think that WHS knows what to do with them. I downloaded a bootable cdrom from bootdisk.com and fdiskd the drive.

    Then I attempted to install windows home server and get a screen that states; "cleaning the disk failed: the device is not ready"

    I am using 2 500gb EIDE drives using CS for master/slave configuration. The primary is master on IDE 1 and the secondary is slave on IDE 2.

    BIOS sees the drive but I'm lost on how to get this thing installed?!?!?!?
    Thursday, December 11, 2008 5:44 AM



    Hello Wilbecker, 


    Thank you for your post!  I would suggest posting your question in one of the 

    Microsoft > Forums Home > Windows Home Server > Windows Home Server Hardware

     located here:  http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/whshardware/threads/.

    Have a great day!

    Sudarshan shindode Tier 2 Application Support Server and Tools Online Engineering Live Services Team
    • Proposed as answer by sudarshans1 Thursday, December 11, 2008 5:52 AM
    • Marked as answer by sudarshans1 Wednesday, March 25, 2009 12:30 PM
    Thursday, December 11, 2008 5:52 AM