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hard drive won't format

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sandor1003, May 12, 2005.

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  1. sandor1003

    sandor1003 Thread Starter

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    I have a hp pavilion N5150 laptop, I was using Norton to fix somw hard drive errors, norton quit in the middle of fixing errors. Windows ME wouldn't boot anymore. I tried to just reformat the drive, but it says it can't format the drive. Is there a utility program to do this or is the drive dead? I tried to open the case to check the drive even after removing all the screws the case wouldn't come apart any suggestions?
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    Sandor
     
  2. CouchMaster

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    A Win98 boot/install floppy disk WILL format that HD. You can DL one free from many places on the internet.
     
  3. DaveBurnett

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    Usually the drive can be removed fairly easily. You will often find it either under a cover on the bottom, or behind a cover from the front or side edges.
     
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