"cannot Format Partition 0 - Error 0x80070057"Nov 9, 2012
I have a Samsung Ultrabook with a 128GB SDD. I put my Win 7 64 bit on a thumb drive, and ran the installer. I deleted the existing partitions (including the OEM hidden for recovery). I ended up with on 119GB unallocated drive, and clicked next. It progressed to the "copying 0%" window, followed by a "cannot format partition 0 - error 0x80070057".After searching for a few hours and landing here, I tried the clean all routine. When I get to the clean all command, I get "DiskPart has encountered an error: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error".I gave up, booted to Acronis, and restored the original drive image - which worked. But, the fact remains, I cannot get a "clean" retail copy of Windows 7 on this system.