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Petro924
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Getting a "Data deletion error" when reformatting hard drive (Code 20-FFFE-048f)

After failed attempts at repairing the system start up, I was getting a BOOTMGR missing error.  I tried various system recoveries with no success and moved to delete the whole hard drive.  After at least one hour (possibly more) of deleting, I received the error message: Error code 20-FFFE-048F; Data deletion error.  Any fixes/ideas?
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Re: Getting a "Data deletion error" when reformatting hard drive (Code 20-FFFE-048f)


Petro924 wrote:
After failed attempts at repairing the system start up, I was getting a BOOTMGR missing error.  I tried various system recoveries with no success and moved to delete the whole hard drive.  After at least one hour (possibly more) of deleting, I received the error message: Error code 20-FFFE-048F; Data deletion error.  Any fixes/ideas?

Probably a failing hard drive, given the issues that caused you to try to recover the system.