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How to force format and parition during initialization?

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Hello,

 

Problem:

I was testing OS deployment on a machine that had previously failed.

When I re-deploy an MDT task sequence to it, it returns error 0x80070002 near the beginning around the step "Use Toolkit Package".

If I run the same task sequence on a new unknown machine, everything is fine and deployment completes.

 

Because the new machine finished the deployment, I started guessing that in the first failed deployment, it left something on the hard drive that prevents the machine from running another OS deployment.

 

I subsequently tried to deploy a simple task sequence to that failed machine (success) and then deploy the same MDT task sequence to it and everything is ok.

 

My guess is that the step "initialization - partition if necessary" was skipped and old files from the first failed deployment remains and caused the failure if I tried deploying a task sequence to that machine again.

 

How do I force the "Partition if Necessary" step to run everytime?

 

Environment:

SCCM 2012 SP1

MDT integration

Windows Server 2012

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