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Can't format hard drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by LittleBit36, Sep 28, 2000.

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  1. LittleBit36

    LittleBit36 Thread Starter

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    Need help on formatting the hard drive. I get it going then it gets to 98% then stops. Says format aborted 98% completed. How do I get it to finish??? Help please!!

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  2. tward

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    The hard drive may be starting to fail. Go to the website of the drive's manufacturer. They should have some type of diagnostic software you download and copy to a floppy. Boot from that and let it check the drive. Most of these programs will also format the drive as well.
     
  3. jmatt

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    Go to the Hard Drive manufacturers site & download the free utility that most have , to help you get your HD the way you want .
    Hit the pause button during Boot up , you can then read the Make & Model of your HD .

    Maxtor's is called MaxBlast ,
    Seagate's is DiscWizard ,
    Quantum's is DiskManager ,
    IBM have a selection ,
    Fujitsu's is OnTrack DiskGo ,
    Western Digital's is Data Lifeguard Tools .

    Here are those brand sites , http://www.maxtor.com/products/DiamondMax/software/maxblast/index.html http://www.seagate.com/support/disc/drivers/discwiz_utilities.html http://service.quantum.com/softsource/disk_docs/dm2000.htm http://www.storage.ibm.com/techsup/hddtech/welcome.htm http://www.fcpa.com/cgi-bin/goFrames.cgi/support/su_drivers.html http://www.wdc.com/service/ftp/drives.html#dlgtools


    Also this utility may also help .
    http://www.geocities.com/prestonlewis/

    Data Recovery.Zip ( Freeware )

    Repairs hard drive damage from virus, fdisk problems, formatting mistakes, power failures and application errors. For FAT16 or FAT32.
     
  4. LittleBit36

    LittleBit36 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the help got the hard drive formatted. All the info has helped and I appreciate it. The old Packard Bells are tough. Thanks again for all the help.
     
  5. hbotech

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    Just thought I would thank you for helping me with the same problem LittleBit36 had. It has been very frustrating until now.

    Thanks again.
     
  6. hbotech

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    I had the same problem formatting my hard drive. Thanks for the info.
     
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