I have been having some problems with a windows 7 setup. I was reading through some forums and I found a post where you helped someone fix their problem formatting a bootable raid. I'm sort of having an issue like this, so I was wondering if maybe you could help me out a bit. I'm pretty knowledgeable in the tech field but this one seriously has me scratching my head, but maybe I'm thinking too much about it. The problem is that I can not format my hard drive through the windows set up, also I can not delete or install over the current partition. Using several other tools from a boot CD I am able to format and read/write to the hard drive, so I know that it is not a hard drive issue. When starting up the Windows disc it often freezes/hangs at every spot. When it gets to the "Where do you want to install Windows" screen I often wait 2-3 hours before it even lets me choose my hard drive. And then from there if you format it says "Windows can not format this disc error code: 0X80070570" (I believe that's the right error code, trying to remember it off the top of my head) if you try and delete the partition you get a very similar error. My computer is: AMD Phenom 2.4GHz Asrock motherboard 8GB OCZ gold PC6400 ATi Radeon 4870 1GB DDR5 Antec 600 watt PSU 300GB Weastern Digital 1TB Samsung Spin Point 32GB Patriot SSHD I had Windows 7 Ultimate and Professional (x64-bit) installed on this computer before I usually do a reformat every 6 months or so. I followed several instructions that I have found on the forums, I have not found anything containing the error code that I keep getting while formatting except "it usually occurs after Windows Update". I unplugged all but the SSHD, and when only the SSHD is plugged in and the computer boots up the Windows CD, after the "Windows Starting" logo, the screen stays black with only my mouse being visible and able to move around, I let this sit over night without any change. I have even removed all but 2GB of RAM from my computer and still get the same error. Also no USB devices are installed on my computer at the moment besides the Keyboard and Mouse. If you could help me out with this situation that would be very appreciated. If not I understand things like this are time consuming. I have emailed Patriot about the issues thinking maybe if I get a new hard drive to replace the SSHD that may fix the problem, but as I stated before all the tests that were ran on the hard drive came back clean.