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Please help me, is it a problem of hard disk or others....
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Unable to format hard disk.
You did not mention what steps you have tried. and what the problem occurs when you try to format. It also depends which OS you are using.
There is a solution very easy to use. If you have Win98 or older version then try to boot with command prompt only aund then run FDISK. Using FDISK delete all partition and create new partions, then try to format and install your OS.
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Posted on Aug 07, 2008
that will be expensive. i just went to microcenter and asked them, they said many hundreds of dollars just to look at it, then like 1600 for the cheapest recovery...
1. stop using it immediately. (after an error like that, you may have only minutes of life left on it)
2. get a 25 dollar external enclosure to put the drive into. If it's IDE make sure you get an IDE enclosure, if SATA, get SATA compat. external enclosure.
3. get another computer, o rgo to a friends house, etc, and try to read your data on their computer after plugging in your hard drive inside the external enclosure.
4. if you can see it, rush like mad to copy the data thats important to your friends computer before the drive is 100% dead.
microcenter and similar stores have external hard drives at $129 dollars for a terabyte. BUY ONE! :-)
PS: rumors go around that if you freeze the hard drive in your freezer for an hour, it helps get the data off, dont know if this is in fact true. Once the drive is dead, it's dead. You cant do much about it unless youre willing to part with a lot of money.
Posted on Feb 02, 2009
You need to replace the drive. You can get one immediately from Best Buy or even Wal-Mart. If you can wait a day or two you can get a really good deal at newegg.com.
It could also be a software problem but I doubt it's worth the effort of trying to fix it via that route. Replacement drives are really cheap right now.
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Posted on Feb 23, 2009
SOURCE: disk read error occured
If not give it a go and do a repair if needed again!
1- You may have a corrupt MBR (master boot record)!! You will need to reformat and do Fdisk /mbr to delete the master boot record!! Save all data first as this will not allow you to access any of your data as all file location addresses are located in the MBR!!
2 - Your harddrive may have a bad sector get a zerofill tool(low level formatting tool)!! This will rewrite you HD's sectors putting them back to factory spec's!! Maxtors is called Maxblast you can get it from thier site!!
3- or it could be a defective drive, but most read errors are due ot corrupt MBR or a bad sector!!
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
The quickest solution here would be to put the hard drive into a computer that has Windows already running, and format it through the operating system itself. I've run into this problem a few times, and when another computer wasn't available I would use a Linux boot disk to clear out all my partition tables, then I would load up with Windows XP and tell it to write a new NTFS partition. Do NOT select the 'quick format' option, you'll have to wait through the long one.
Posted on May 04, 2009
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