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Solved: In Safe Mode - Still Cannot Format Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by millsjay, Mar 31, 2012.

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  1. millsjay

    millsjay Thread Starter

    Mar 31, 2012
    See attached jpg for question and screen snap shots. System Info below

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    OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 8188 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT, 512 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 608359 MB, Free - 437860 MB; D: Total - 2047 MB, Free - 1016 MB; F: Total - 72316 MB, Free - 62651 MB; H: Total - 1430796 MB, Free - 1421870 MB;
    Motherboard: Dell Inc, 0PP150
    Antivirus: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

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  2. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned

    Dec 9, 2004
    Boot with the 75GB drive disconnected from the motherboard. My guess is you'll get some kind of error which should indicate how the drive is being used.
  3. lunarlander


    Sep 21, 2007
    In your screen shot, it says there's a page file located on drive F:. Relocate the page file to another drive: Computer > Properties > Advanced System Settings > Performance Settings > Advanced tab > Virtual Memory Change button.
  4. millsjay

    millsjay Thread Starter

    Mar 31, 2012
    Thanks lunarlander, Changing the page file worked! To DoubleHelix I want to thank you too, however, I wanted to stay away from touching the hardward, software is so much easier when you know what to do. On that note "How many programmers does it take to change a light bulb? The answer: None it is a hardware issue.
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