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I can't farmat my hard drive

I'm formating the hard drive but when is doing , this mesaje apears
trying to recover allocation unit
please I need help

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    EricDaniels May 11, 2010

    Is this an external hard drive and in what boot environment are you trying to format from? DOS, Linux, Windows? You can not format a drive that is in use of core files for the current system running.

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If you have a windows xp cd installer or win98 cd installer, install it, let it format your drive.

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How to recover lost data's in my computer after i formatted my hard drive


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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Is it your primary hard drive ?
Reformat hard drive to NTFS Windows XP allows you to easily format the hard drives with its inbuilt utility. Formatting the hard drive would forever delete all the files stored on it. There are two ways in which you can format the hard disk partition - from My Computer and from DOS. You cannot have a NTFS partition with allocation unit s above 4096.

Click on "Start," and then click on "My Computer." Right-click on the disk partition to format and then click on "Format." Click on the "File System" drop down box and select "NTFS." Click on the "Allocation unit " drop down box and select an allocation . It is recommended that you select the "Default allocation " option. Click on the "Start" button. b> Format the Partition from DOS b> Click on "Start," and then click on "Run." Type "cmd" in the 'Run' dialog box and then press "Enter." Type "format drive_letter: /FS:NTFS" at the command prompt and then press "Enter." Replace the 'drive_letter' here with the letter of the drive that you want to format (for example, format e: /FS:NTFS). For help on advanced formatting options, type "format/?'more" at the command prompt and then press "Enter." Keep pressing "Enter" as you read on. Hope it helps

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Hi.

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Hi

Are you trying to format it in ntfs version or fat 32.
Check the allocation unit.
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Try this and tell me if it helps.

Regards
Faraz


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