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Microsoft KB Archive/105330

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FORMAT Err Msg: Error Writing Partition Table

Article ID: 105330

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1



This article was previously published under Q105330


SYMPTOMS

Setup fails during the format phase. The following error message appears:

Error writing partition table

CAUSE

Windows NT Format wrote the new system identification number in the wrong partition.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT and Windows NT Advanced Server version 3.1. This problem was corrected in the latest U.S. Service Pack for Windows NT and Windows NT Advanced Server version 3.1. For information on obtaining the Service Pack, query on the following word in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (without the spaces):

S E R V P A C K



Additional query words: prodnt

Keywords: kbsetup KB105330