I have a Toshiba Satellite(1) l505 with 6gb RAM and a 6.00 GB hard disk.
Initially I had motherboard problems with another satellite (#2). Since I have HDD problems with the first one (#1) I decided to use the hard disk of #2 in #1.
I formatted the HDD and erased the partitions it had into 1 partition (or no partition).
The problem is that when I try to format with the OS CD, in the screen where I have to decide in which partition I want to install the OS, the only one option I have says "unallocated partition", and I receive the message "Windows cannot install the OS in this partition, run files do not exist or maybe corrupted".
When I erased the disk with Parted Magic, did I erased any files needed for running the installiation disk? Is it possible to fix or reinstate the disk to install the OS?
I checked the disk physical health with Parted Magic, and it is OK. One more thing when I erased the disc to 0, I used the safety option offered by the Parted Magic.