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FORMAT SATA DRIVE 160 GIG

HOW DO I FORMAT A SATA GIG 160 WHAT SETTINGS DO i USE

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Easiest way is with POWERMAX.EXE from maxtor/seagate website. You can download the bootable ISO from the web and let the software detect the drives and format from powermax.

What I had to do was go into bios and set sata up because the ide channel was primary.But that was just a problem with that board. I was at my church camp and didn't have internet or my software so I set up sata, boot from cd, put in win98 cd, boot with cd support,
at the prompt, typed fdisk, to detect HD, after setting up the harddrive closed out fdisk and at prompt typed cd d:\win98 to change directory to cd win98 dir. then typed format c:\

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