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drive asking me to format,help...........

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by owens, Sep 20, 2004.

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  1. owens

    owens Thread Starter

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    i have a 80g hard drive, with alot of importaint info on it, for some strange reason when booted my computer up today and tried goin in the drive. it said disk not formated do u want to format. i have not installed anything new so i dont know what the problem is. the os is on the 40g.
    need help please..........................
    need help please..........................

    xp pro ver. 2002
    pentiun 4, 1.6Ghz
    asus board, p422
    512 rams
    ata wiring
    onboard sound
    2 hard drive 1 at 40gand the other 80g maxtor
    ati vid card all in wonder..
     
  2. DaveBurnett

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    reboot in safe mode. go to the command prompt and type
    chkdsk X: /f
    where X is the drive letter for that disk
     
  3. owens

    owens Thread Starter

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    it's working fine today thank you for you help.
     
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