Run the commands in winpe manually:
Ope a command window in WinPE, run Diskpart, then enter the following commands-
create partition efi size=100
format fs=fat32 quick label=System
create partition msr size=128
create partition primary
format fs=ntfs quick label=Windows
Running the actions manually one by one should cause it to throw an error message at the Diskpart command that is having an issue.
Had him ship me the unit, and did what I could. I believe that the hard disk was failing. Windows installation disks, MDT 2013, and BartPE were all failing to format this drive. Initiated a warranty exchange.