Originally Posted by kususe
The partitions of my disk are not seen during any Linux distro installing, while are presente and available using Windows.
Do you know that the solution would be format all of my hd, linking it to another pc?
Name a distro you have tried. Also is the hard disk SATA/PATA/SCSI? Bigger than 1TB? 1TB+ disks can cause (resolvable) issues.
When you say the "partitions" are not seen... I am guessing that your disk has more than 1 partition. What windows format (NtFS, FAT32, etc) are the partitions in?
In answer to your specific question - I would say "no" don't format.
My guess is that it is not just the partitions that are not being recognised - it is the whole disk. Which would indicate that the type of disk controller is not being detected correctly.
Can you go into windows control panel and find out more about what the controller and disk/s are?