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In Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, when you use the New Partition Wizard to format a partition on a new hard disk, and you do not assign a drive letter or drive path, you may receive the following error message:
The format did not complete successfully.
This problem may occur if AutoMount is not turned on on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition. When AutoMount is turned on, and a new hard disk is detected, AutoMount automatically tries to assign a drive letter and mount the disk.
To work around this problem, when you use the New Partition Wizard to format a partition on a new hard disk, mount the disk and assign the disk a drive letter.
To resolve this problem, follow these steps:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Article ID: 829305 - Last Review: October 30, 2006 - Revision: 5.4