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No Data My hard drive has been formatted and it has no information on the drive at all how can I make this drive a bootable drive so that l can put an operating system such as Window XP on the drive.

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Your operating system CD is a bootable disk. Just stick er in and the cd should start right up. If not, during bootup, go to set up and make your cd your first choice of boot.

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How simpletech hard drives work on apple computers


Simpletech hard drives should work fine on Apple computers. I'd suggest you erase the Simpletech hard drive first with the "Disk Utilities" application using the "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" format before using the hard drive.

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How to fix No Bootable Media Error Message


FAT (File Allocation Table) is one of the most widely used file systems used now-a-days with various versions of Windows operating systems and memory cards. Every logical partition contains a FAT that consists of file allocation information and the information of free allocation units that need to be assigned to files. Although the FAT file system is reliable, corruption still occurs due to various reasons. In such situations of FAT corruption, your system becomes unbootable, resulting into inaccessibility of data saved in FAT based hard drive. To access the data after FAT file system damage, an easy way is to restore the data from an updated backup. But, with inaccessibility of data backup or backup falling short to restore the required data, an ideal option left is to use an advanced FAT Data Recoveryapplication that can recover the lost data.

To illustrate the above scenario, consider a practical case the below error message pops up when you attempt to boot your system:

“No Bootable Media”

As the above error message appears at the time of booting the system, you wont be able to access the data saved in the hard drive.

Cause:

The above error message because the FAT file system has been corrupted. Few main causes for file system damage are improper system shutdown, human errors, and virus attack.

Resolution:

To isolate the above error message and to access the data after the above error message appears, you will need to follow the below steps:

Run CHKDSK utility to repair the FAT file system. If the problem persists, format the hard drive.

While the latter resolution resolves the above error message completely, it also deletes the data saved on your hard drive. In such cases, if the backup is not available, then you can only recover your formatted data by using an advanced third-party FAT Data Recovery software.

A FAT Partition Recovery utility thoroughly scans a FAT based hard drive and recovers almost all data, even after formatting. The data recovery utility can be downloaded from the Internet.

Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery is an efficient FAT Partition Recovery tool that recover lost, deleted, and formatted data from both FAT (FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, VFAT) and NTFS (NTFS, and NTFS5 ) based hard drives. The detailed help manual attached with the tool allows even a new user to perform recovery easily without any technical knowledge. It supports Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003, and 2000.

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How to format the drive


If it is the same drive in which you have installed OS then you have to use bootable CD/DVD to format it if the drive is other then the OS then you fist take backup of the data and right click on the drive and format it.use any of the file system.

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Can i transfer information to a mac


If the external hard drive has been formatted on a PC in NTFS file format then the MAC cannot read data off this hard drive.
The FIX..
Connect the USB external hard drive to a Windows computer and copy your data off this hard drive to the computer.
Then format the external hard drive in FAT32 file format. (the MAC can read and write to data to and from a Windows PC)
Now copy the your data from the computer back onto the external hard drive.
Now you can connect the external hard drive to the MAC and download your data to the MAC.

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Needs format recover data


Firstly,recover harddrive datawith data recovery software.Then you can format it withlow level of format tool. For hard drivedata recovery software, I have a professional one on my computer that canrecover data after deeply scanning your hard drive to look for lost data due todrive crash, system sabotage, virus corrupted partitions, etc. You can downloadit and scan your hard drive for free to preview whether your data can berecovered. Get it from http://www.any-data-recovery.com/product/datarecoveryprofessional.htm You can use this software to format yourdrive: http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/Any-Drive-Formatter.shtml

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How i can format wyse x90l


You can not format the Windows Drive (referred to as windows partition) while the windows is running.
CAUTION: FORMATTING A PARTITION OR HARD DRIVE WILL RESULT IN ALL THE DATA BEING LOST.
But you can format any other drive or partition, to format a drive or partition other than the windows', open My computer right click on the drive icon and click format, press all the OKs and your drive will be formatted in a while.



To format whole hard drive, even the windows partition,
CAUTION: FORMATTING A DRIVE WILL RESULT IN LOOSING ALL THE DATA AND THE WINDOWS AS WELL.

Now back to business, to do a complete format you need a bootable cd, If you have your recovery disk or even a bootalble windows disk you can format everything.
Lets assume that you have a windows bootable cd, insert the disk while the laptop is starting (make sure that the computer boots up with the cd), let the setup load its files, then follow the instruction until you reach to the point when you can see your hard drives and its asking for formatting press F to format the drive which is highlighted.
Thats it.
Please feel free to ask me any further.

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The volume is busy...


Hello sparkling202,

• Goto http://www.bootdisk.com/
• Select Windows XP Fresh Install Bootdisk And Bootable CD
(You should be able to format the hd from the bootable cd)

*As a reminder, The format command will ERASE ALL YOUR DATA on the hard drive !

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Have a great day,
martyshaw152

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I would like to format the whole system, and put default setting back


first of all backup your data and then format your hard drive
you can do it with bootable OS that you have

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My external hard drive says you need to format the disk befor you


Download the BartPE bootable iso and burn it on to a CD:

http://www.download.com/BartPE-Bootable-Live-Windows-CD-DVD/3000-2094_4-10611131.html

It has some nice data recovery softwares. Boot using the CD and run the data recovery software(s) and you should mostly be able to get your data back - save it to your other hard disk.

You can also get some free software data recovery tools from:
http://www.freebyte.com/filediskutils/#datarecovery

You won't lose your data,
HTH,
Deboo

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Forgotten password


Dear Customer,

TRy to do full format via command propt or some bootable system can do this but you have to format if your data is not necessary,

than you can remove your password after than if you need your data of your flash thantry easy data recovery software that can recover damage data also thatn its 1000% surely recover your data & again fill up your drive as ago.

THNX

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