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Samsung harddisk problem

I have problem to creat partition, when i run fdisk command,
first time it go 79% then 100% once again 100%,
what i do for?

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My iomega ex hd wanted to reformat. it started but i stopped it before thew end. did I loose all the info on it

Unfortunately, you probably did. However, you do have a few options to fix it.

Option 1: Recover deleted files/partitions

Download the active@ partition recovery utility and try running that. I'm not 100% sure how this program works, so you might need to look around the site for some tutorials or something to get it working, but it seems like a pretty good solution.

Option 2: Rebuild the partition.
In order to do this you need to know what file system was originally on the drive. It will most likely be NTFS or FAT32. The best way to do it is to get a linux live cd like the System Rescue CD. Download the .iso file and burn it to a disk, then boot your computer from the disk. Keep hitting enter until you get a command prompt (should say root@sysresccd$). At that point plug in your external drive and wait a minute or two, then type "fdisk -l" (NOTE: That's an "ell", not an "eye". Also, don't type the quotes). You should see some entry on there for /dev/sdb, but it probably won't have any partitions at the moment, which is fine. However, write down the size of your Type "fdisk /dev/sdb" to enter the disk formatting screen. Now type the following:
n (to create new partition)
p (for primary partition)
1 (for partition number)
default for First cylinder
1 (for partition number)
7 (for NTFS partition)
w (to write changes)

Next, type "ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /mnt/backup" and "ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /mnt/windows". This will mount your external drive and internal drive to /mnt/backup and /mnt/windows respectively. Type "cd /mnt/windows" then "mkdir backup" to create another folder. Now type "rsync -av --progress /mnt/backup backup/" to copy everything available in your external drive to your internal drive. Hopefully you can get your stuff back, best of luck!


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Can not format my samsung hard drive with DOS command and Disk Genius and lost 49 GB capacity. What can I do?

You may have the hard drive partitioned into two or more partitions.
Delete all the partitions and create a single partition and then format this single partition on the hard drive.

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I`m unable to install windows 98 in seagate 80 gb ide barracuda hdd

For W98, if you create the bootdisk from within windows, you will need to go here to download the newest version of FDISK.EXE then copy it to the bootdisk, allowing it to overwrite the older version. This way you will have support for larger harddrives.

Why does FDISK not recognize my disk (or RAID array) which is larger than 64GB?

There is a bug in Microsoft's FDISK under Windows 95B, 98 and 98SE that can be corrected by downloading a newer version. See Knowledge Base Article Q263044 for more information.;EN-US;q263044

When you use Fdisk.exe to partition a hard disk that is larger than 64 GB (64 gigabytes, or 68,719,476,736 bytes) in size, Fdisk does not report the correct size of the hard disk.

The size that Fdisk reports is the full size of the hard disk minus 64 GB. For example, if the physical drive is 70.3 GB (75,484,122,112 bytes) in size, Fdisk reports the drive as being 6.3 GB (6,764,579,840 bytes) in size.

NOTE: This hotfix is not designed for 48-bit logical block addressing (LBA) hard disks, and it is not supported on hard disks larger than 137 GB. However, even if the drive is physically larger than 137 GB, if you create partitions smaller than 137 GB, this FDISK.EXE version will work correctly. (THE FORMAT COMMAND WILL SHOW THE DRIVE AMOUNT IN DOS TO BE OFF THE MARK, BUT WILL BE CORRECT WHEN YOU GET INTO WINDOWS ITSELF)

Direct English Version download:

This package installs the updated Fdisk.exe to the Windows\Command and Windows\Options\Cabs folders, on a computer running Windows 98 or Windows 98 Second Edition. If you are starting a computer from a Windows 98 Startup Disk in order to partition and format the hard disk, you should copy the updated Fdisk.exe from the Windows\Command folder to the Startup Disk, replacing the original Windows 98 or Windows 98 Second Edition version of Fdisk.exe on the Startup Disk.

Dec 25, 2008 | Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ST380011A 80 GB...

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Removed partitions. Now 'My Computer' doesn't see HDD.

You may want to use a program called Partition Magic to repartition your hard drive. You can try using the Disk Management Service built in to Windows 2000, XP, and Vista. This is available in "Computer Management" in Administrative Tools in the Control Panel.

Please note that after removing a partition, you need to create a new one then format it before the operating system can read it.

Hope this helps!

Oct 17, 2008 | Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 40 GB Hard Drive

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Samsung 40 GB Spin Point Hard Drive problem

try to use some Hard drive recovery programes or try Paragon partition manager.

Sep 29, 2008 | Samsung (SP0411N) 40 GB Hard Drive

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Barracuda hard disk 80gb

More than likely, since you say you did a DOS install of the OS, you did not set the FDISK parameters to set your primary drive. Insert the DOS CD you used to format the system. Boot to a DOS prompt and run the FDISK command. It should have an option, I believe it is number 2 or 3 to "Set primary drive". Select your hard disk 0 as this drive and you should be fine at rhat point.

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Hard drive problem

hmm...could be a problem with the drive. How are you formatting it? Is it in DOS mode or are your formatting it under Windows? If it's in DOS mode and it's encountering that problem, there's a possiblity that it could be damaged. Don't loose hope, try to run FDISK command on the hard drive. Delete the partitions on it and create a new one. After running FDISK on it, format it again and check if the same problem occurs. If it still occurs, there's a problem on the hard drive.

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Dec 24, 2007 | Samsung Spinpoint MP0402H 40 GB Hard Drive

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Partition error

Try using the command FDISK /mbr. This should fix the master boot record. If not, then if you don't care about the data on your drive, you could wipe it clean with any of the several utilities available on the web and then try partitioning it. Search for "Wipe Disk" in Google.

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you seem to have a hidden partition Have you used FDISK ? this can be downloaded just do a search You then need to remove all partitions - you seem to have only formatted part of the drive.

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