Error Message: Windows NT Was Unable to Complete Format

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SYMPTOMS
When you use Disk Administrator to create a new partition in free space ona second physical hard disk, you may receive the following error messageat the end of the format process:

Windows NT was unable to complete format.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack

STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.
MORE INFORMATION
The latest version of the Atapi.sys file included with Windows NT 4.0Service Pack 4.0 resolves this issue.
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Article ID: 197512 - Last Review: 10/11/2013 18:07:31 - Revision: 1.2

  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition
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