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Please help to format my drive it has two operating system and i need to use one

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Allow the system to boot and insert winxp disk into your cd drive and followthe setup wizard thats come on

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When i try to format my 120 GB hard drive i put in serial number and select yes it gives me an error there was a problem performing that action


idont know what or why you need to put a serial no. in

you have to format your hard drive using a third party disc to erase everything on your hard drive
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd press escape then press f10 to save to
cmos to restart

during the set up process windows will ask in what format you want this drive fat32 or ntfs
((the drive must have an operating system on it))
note this will erase you operating system you will have to have an operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system
(note after you have loaded the operating system you must go back and change the first boot device to your hard drive)
or if you are using a USB
insert your usb drive

click start right click on my computer select open you should see your USB drive
right click then select format there should be the option to which file system you want but the drive must have an operating system on it
another way is to control panel administrive tools,computer management disk management right click on your drive select format

hope this helps you
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Oct 21, 2011 | Hard Drives

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I need to format a hard drive for a Xerox WC 7665 but not sure how to do this can you please help



you would either format or delete all of the data from this drive if it has an operating system on it you would format it
you have to format your hard drive using a third party disc to erase everything on your hard drive
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos restart
note this will erase you operating system you will have to have an operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system
note after you have loaded the operating system you should go back and change the first boot device to your hard drive
The BIOS is AMI. Under ADVANCED SETUP:
The options listed for 1st,2nd ,3rd Boot device include:
IDE0 means Pri master
IDE1 means Pri slave
IDE2 means Sec master
IDE3 means Sec slave

or if you are using a USB
insert your usb drive
click start right click on my computer select open you should see your USB drive
right click then select format
another way is to control panel administrive tools,computer management disk management right click on your drive select format
hope this helps
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I am unable to format my 40 GB Hard Disk (samsung) with WinXP Installation CD. After Doing Patition and format it comes unable to format


you have to format your hard drive using a third party disc to erase everything on your hard drive

During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup

Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart

note this will erase you operating system you will have to have an operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system

(note after you have loaded the operating system you should go back and change the first boot device to your hard drive)

hope this helps

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I've got a 2 TB WD Elements external hard drive, and suddenly, no computer wants to recognize it when I plug it in. It is just rejected by any pc i've tried (3 laptops so far...) and I've a...


Is the PC you've used before is the operating system is windows Xp? If you've using windows Xp before then you've plug it in a windows 7 Operating system, it means your hard disc have no problem the operating system of your PC is different than before. Try to plug it in a windows Xp operating system then recover it in there then format it in a windows 7 operating system then, the windows Xp and windows 7 try to make a network place in the connection then share the hard disc files that you've recovered then copy and paste it in the newly format hard drive that formated in a windows 7 operating system.

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I'm trying to format my hard disk but i cant this problem always appears "Windows Unable to complete the format" what should i do? ive done different ways to format it and nothing works please...


There are two possible reasons for this issue. 1. bad hard drive... 2. bad installer (operating system disc).

It does not completely load the needed software that's why it's showing up that certain error message. Here's my suggestion:

- Try a different installer. If you can't find a different operating system's disc, then, purchase one.

It would surely fix the problem if your hard drive isn't bad. If the hard drive is bad then you have to replace it.


I hope this helps.

Thank you for using fixya.com.

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My 500 GB store jet Transcend USB hard drive not detected. when sometime its detect, message is flowing " Hard disk is not formatted. do you want format now? " please help me what i do ?


You will need to format the disk so the file structure can be read by your operating system. Formating the disk will wipe all data from the disk but will only need to be done once.

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Which Portable hard drive can be used with both a Windows PC and an Apple iMac please


Hello

Well, you can basically buy any external drive and it will work on both operating systems if you format it to a FAT32 format.

If you buy a new drive, you first need to delete the partition on the new drive using Fat32 formatter, and then format it in Fat32 file system.
Here is a link to where you can download the software for free, and get instructions on how to do this.

http://tokiwa.qee.jp/EN/Fat32Formatter/

Hope this can help.

Kind regards
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Stepbystep procedure for formating


Hello jerapur_123 What you'll need:
  • Recovery CD or Restore CD from the MFG
  • WIndows Operating Disk 98 or ME, 2000, XP or Vista.
  • A CD Rom Drive
  • Or a Floppy for low level formatting.
Key Steps to Formatting
Back it Up!
Before the format process, you want to make sure that if your goal is hard drive recovery, you back-up as much personal data and information from your hard drive as you need. In some instances where a virus has caused serious system damage, this may not be possible, but if your format is planned ahead of time you certainly can copy and archive data off your hard drive before you start the format process.

How to Format
If you purchased your computer from systems vendor such as a Dell, HP Compaq or Gateway system, you most likely will have a set-up or a restore-and-recovery CD (also referred to as a master CD) that came with the system. If this is the type of system you use, then a format is an easy process as the master CD by inserting the CD into your CDROM, will format the hard drive, reinstall your Windows operating system, and install any software and programs that came with the system. If you no longer have your master set-up CD, you should contact the manufacturer to get a replacement.


How to Format without a Recovery Disk:

If you aren't using this type of mass-market system, then a hard drive format will consist of you formatting the hard drive manually, installing your Windows OS from CD, then installing your software programs and hardware drivers. Before you begin the formatting process, it is important to make sure you have all your driver CDs located, Windows CD and your software CDs to ensure a smooth set-up.
It's also important to know about your operating system before you format. For example, if you're going to be reinstalling an older version of the operating such as Windows 98 or Windows ME then you should have a Windows 98 or ME start-up disk to complete the procedure. In this instance, you would restart the system with the start-up floppy in the drive. Upon system boot, you will choose to have CD-ROM support. Once the files load you can then choose to run the format command on your main drive (usually C drive). If you are using Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows Vista the Windows installation process offers "format your hard drive" as an option. Here you would ensure your computer is set to boot from CD-ROM (a setting in your system BIOS), insert the Windows CD and restart the computer. From there you will be on your way to reformatting.

As you can see there are many options to formatting a hard drive. Hopefully this gives you a good understanding that most of the operating systems today do the formatting for you, all you need to do is pick that option as you follow the onscreen steps when you install either your Restore, or Operating System.

Good Luck,

Mark

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My SmartDisk 80 gb FireLite hard drive says it is full but it is empty. What could be the reason for this and how would I format it? I use a Macbook pro. I dont want to have to buy a new external...


You will receive an error message when copying a file larger than 4GB to the hard drive if the drive is formatted FAT32. The FAT32 file system has a file size limitation of 4GB. You may also receive an error when backing up to the hard drive using backup software. To correct this problem you will need to format the drive to NTFS. If you are using Windows ME or 98SE, you will not be able to use NTFS.
There are some products that do not support the NTFS files system or changing their file system. If you own a FlashTrax/FlashTrax XT/FotoChute/PhotoBank/USB FireLite XPress, you cannot change the format of the drive to NTFS. It must be kept as FAT32 in order to operate properly. If you are using SOHO NAS via ethernet, do not format it to NTFS. If you have any questions, please contact technical support before you format the drive.


Warning: Formatting a hard drive erases all data from the drive. Please backup any data prior to formatting the hard drive.
To format to NTFS, open My Computer.
1.Right-click on the Verbatim hard drive, left-click on Format.
2.Select NTFS as the File System.
3.Place a check in Quick Format.
4.Click Start.
Once the format completes, you will be able to copy files larger than 4GB to the hard drive.

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