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160GB Drive not Formatting right

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by djrock, Apr 22, 2004.

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  1. djrock

    djrock Thread Starter

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    Hello i bought an 160GB drive. I have tried to format it as NTFS with winxp sp1 but it gets to 85% then stops. I have tried to setup xp on it with my winxp sp1a cd but when i format it. It get to 85% to 86% then stops there. What is wrong? My RAID controller supports 48bit addressing well it say it on the high point website.

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    djrock
     
  2. djrock

    djrock Thread Starter

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    Hello again thankyou in advance to anyone who replies but i think, think i have fix it. It might of been because i was using an old driver that came with the motherboards onboard raid floppy disk. I was using it to give xp setup the raid driver or get faced with a BSOD. I have done a quick NTFS format and it completed it with no problems. I have to goto bed so i will not be 100% sure that it was because of an old driver. After college tomorrow (today) i should find out.

    If it does work thats 7 hours wasted and the hard drive has had 5 or more uncomplete formats already. Has this aged it much? If the hard drive does go i have the 3yrs warranty to rely on.

    djrock
     
  3. darkelf_18

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    I think that there are utilities that can check to see if its a bad hardrive, like having a damaged track or secter. Norton may have one I can't remember off hand.
     
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