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Samsung 80 GB IDE

At First I format it with Fat32 files.It worked for a months but later on it keeps on restarting..Before i format it again, I recognize the partition that the drive Type(D:) is lost and the file format is Unknown.When i try to format it came to be good at first but when it boot it always fail(keeps restarting),Before it boots to windows it appears blue screen.(memory dump)PLS HELP ME ON me on

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Re: samsung 80 GB IDE

Hi, sounds like a faulty hard drive i would suggest downloading this even though the test software is for seagate it still works for all drivers.
boot from the floppy disk it creates and it will test the drive..

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Welcome to Fixya. If you want to use the drive to your PS3 Console you can still do a Quick Format on the Hard Drive but make sure you select Fat32 File System type to be able for the Ps3 to detect the hard drive. Make sure you use Windows XP or Windows 7 on formatting the hard drive to Fat32 because Windows Vista dont have Fat32 it uses ExFat.

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Read this instructions my friend
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