I have been having trouble with my Asus laptop and I am trying to do a clean install of windows. When I try this I am unable to get far as I am unable to format a new partition on the hard drive. It will let me add a new one and delete old ones but it won't let me format it. I was thinking perhaps the problem was my hard drive so I ran chkdsk /r C: in the command prompt and it came back windows has scanned the file system and found no problems. I am very very new to this kind of stuff so I guess my question is does this mean my hard drive is fine? And if it does what else could my issue be? The next thing I could think to try would be a new sata cable? Unless anyone has any other suggestions? Any advice at all is appreciated! Thank you.