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cannot format hard drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by keebyati, Sep 24, 2003.

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  1. keebyati

    keebyati Thread Starter

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    Here's what I've got:

    Dell PowerEdge 650 w/ 80G hard drive.

    i loaded Free BSD but kept getting write and read errors.

    So, I called support...it's not a bad hard drive or anything..i figured it's a bad partition, but when I go to reload Free BSD it act like it installs it again, but now i get worse errors. I loaded the CDenab.exe onto a floppy disk. This disk contains Debug.exe, fdisk, scandisk, and so forth.

    I cannot get the debug to work(or i don't know how) and I cannot get the fdisk to format the hard drive. I try to enter fdisk c: and it says that either it cannot format a network drive or that c is not a valid drive.

    Any suggestions? All i want to do is totally format my hard drive to I can start anew.

    Thanks ahead of time for any help on this!!

    -Tia
     
  2. Brockman

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    at the a:/ prompt you just type fdisk thats all
     
  3. Brockman

    Brockman

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    then hit enter
     
  4. keebyati

    keebyati Thread Starter

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    I ran a diagnostic test again and found that I had a bad Hard drive. Thanks for the help though!!

    ;) Tia
     
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