Error writing FAT

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t1zzee

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I was having trouble booting up so I decided to reformat the hard drive. I have gone through the fdisk process. Then at the dos prompt after I type in format c: it returns the following. Checking existing disk format. Recording current bad clusters. Complete. Verifying 4,118.19M. Format complete. Writing out file allocation table. 0 percent complete. Error writing FAT. Format terminated. I have retried several times and I have done a couple of surface scans which have returned that there were problems found but that they were fixed. I don't know what else to do.
 

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You can try the command Format C: /u (Meaning Unconditional Format), but if your disk have bad sectors and clusters, you will be better-off if you replace the hard drive.
 

t1zzee

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I tried the format c:/u. It gave me the exact same results. Any other options?
 

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Run Fdisk again. Remove all partitions from the hard drive, then restart the computer. After restarting, run Fdisk again. Create a Primary DOS Partition and make it Active. Restart the computer again, Run Fomat C:.

If following the right process to partition your hard drive you still experiencing this issue, replace the hard drive.
 
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