[other] Attempted ubuntu install damages something, need help to get back on feet....

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I downloaded the latest ubuntu version, and used the provided instructions to make a live USB drive from it. Runs and works fine from the USB drive, but I tried to install ubuntu on my HD with it, and at the point where it was creating a new partition (cut out of space from a win 7 partition) it worked for a while and then gave an error, I forget exactly what, just said operation failed, aborting basically. I have been trying to fix this for 3 days now in one way or another. When I boot into ubuntu from the drive again Gparted the partition editor tool says there is an error with one of t (Hardware)