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Problem my hd=60gb & cannot load os after formatting,as the os cannot opened after scanned by kespersky antivirus(for 8hours,as my pc is intel p-3 cpu) and display a message that "hd may be destroyed or a problem occurs " likethis ,please suggest me

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Hi, It is possible that your anti-virus quarantined suspected files but are required for booting up Windows. You can try: 1. Booting in Safe Mode to check things out; 2. Boot in last known good configuration; 3. Re-install Windows using the "repair" option. Experience has taught me that the safest was re-partitioning, re-formatting and do a complete fresh/clean/new install of the OS. Good luck and kind regards.

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Formating remove virus

first off you have a choice you can either run virus scan to attempt to remove it from with in safe mode

format the HDD assuming it isn't your primary OS drive

or reinstall the whole OS

we will start with safe mode

so whilst the pc is still in start up (POST) rapidly press f8
this will take you through to a start up menu choose safe mode at the top.

once booted up log in and run antivirus software such as bitdefender/avast/avg and others. I recommend avast (personal preference) if nothing Is found look for more in depth for a better anti virus program.

formatting will technically remove a virus from a HDD but if you format your OS your screwed and it is unlikely that a virus will install itself to your second drive so ignore this. (don't even attempt to format)

this is a last resort if you cant solve it.
borrow or create a live cd/dvd/usb OS boot the computer into this and then install the OS if you are using windows, use your recovery disk that no one makes and if you didn't make one contact your laptop/PC manufacturer as they should have one for a fee

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This causes your HDD to not get detected under bios in most of the situation and this is the root cause for all the problems stated above...

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It is not possible to do any kind of service from your end...
It has to be sent to a seagate service center to get serviced...
Mostly they will never service the HDD, they will replace it with a new one...
All the seagate HDD comes with 5 years warranty...
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I'm going to assume that you are using Mac OS X 10.5 or later.
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********Make sure you click on the high level icon, not the second level volume icon.********
4. Select the Partition tab.
5. Change Volume Scheme from Current to 1 Partition.
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Select Mac OS Extended (Journaled) (recommended) or Mac OS Extended.
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Apple Partition Map - for boot ability on PowerPC-based Macs
Master Boot Record - if you will use the drive on a PC as well as your Mac. Use this option ONLY if you selected PC-DOS as the format type.
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I have a Maxtor 3100 100gb external HD and tried to backup my computer and it would only backup 4gb. I got a message that if the HD is formatted in FAT32 it would only backup 4gb. I need to backup about...

1. Please connect you external HD to your computer
2. Fat32 can only handle a limited amount of data
3.Go to the Control Panel
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however, hv a licensed andUPDATED antivirus installed (i prefer avg/kaspersky, , withoutupdation a full version antivirus is useless)..
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