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Can't reformat hard drive

Hi, My Averatec 3150H-01 recently shutdown for no reason when trying to configure Microsoft Office. I am unable to boot up the computer. WHen I try to format the hard drive, using the recovery media, the computer will ask if I want to send some type of ghost output file to an a: drive (which doesn't exist). I have found no way around this problem so far. I gather that the computer is trying to backup some of it's files, but because it wants to do so to the a: drive, It can't, and so I get an error, and cannot use the recovery media. What should I do? Thanks in advance.. shawn

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  • Shawn smith Feb 17, 2007

    Hi,

    smiths27 here again... I tried the above solution to no avail. Even with the first boot device in BIOS set to CDROM. I'm wondering if you could give me more help?

    It may help if I give more detail:
    The problem occures when the Symatec screen comes up. A window opens up with the question "Output A:\Ghosterr.txt" with a yes or no choice. If I choose "yes," the computer isn't able to find the drive. If Ichoose "no," It says "invalid destination drive." then the program aborts and I get an "Error 0004: recovery failure" message. This happens no matter what I do.

    I'm not concerned with saving what's on my hard drive, I just want to use my computer again. I suspect that I may have to replace the hard drive....

    Any help with this would be most appreciated,

    Thanks again,

    Shawn

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When the pc is booting press F8 to get into safe mode. When the menu loads up highlight last known good configuration and select. hopefully the reboot will bring you into windows. If no luck and if you have a recovery cd you will need to enter the bios F2 or Del on boot up and in advanced cmos settings change the first boot device to CDRom. Insert your disc and re boot and press any key to boot from cd when prompted. When given the option to press 'R' for repair or Enter to install, press 'R' as this willinstall windows without you losing all your documents and setings. Hopefully you won't need to do that as the first part of solution should sort it.

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    andrew pester Feb 19, 2007

    The 'Ghost' refers to a complete duplication of your drive, normally kept on a seperate partition on your hardrive.

    Do you have a Windows installation disc with the system?

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