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Set up cannot complete formating. the disk maybe damaged.

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This problem is usually related to hard disk, so you need to double-check the hard disk. You can change the power cable which is connected to the hard disk and make sure it fits. Also check the Ide or Sata cable, if possible replace them. It's best to connect only the drive to be formatted with the Cd rom, I would suggest you to remove any other additional drives if they are also connected. The main problem is with the hard disk no doubt, since you can start formatting, there must be a little mistake. The next step would be the bios. Anyway try this first and let's go to the next step if this doesn't fix. Good luck. Thanks for using FixYa.

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Your driver cd might be scratched and is the main cause for failure of installation. Wipe it with a very clean smooth cloth. Take care not to rub in a circular pattern

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Try to check your cd driver if it is not damage or just clean the cd by wiping a peace of cotton before you insert into the cdrom. If did not also work check the hard disk if they can detected to the BIOS or it could be the hard disk are have a problem, Just try to perform a full format of that hard disk before you continue to install the OS (Operating System).

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Check your memory with memtest86.

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Please try a full format of the hard disk before installing the new operating system.

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How do i fix my external hard disc, it won't just format?


have you anything on the disk ? i assume not because you have tried formatting it, but if you have create a back up.
go to your dos command window and run chkdsk on the external disk. this may tell you something. run a disk check program on it, eg seatools, hdtune. hdsentinel. i suspect that the hard disk is critically damaged (but maybe not). this might tell you if and which sectors are damaged.
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Format? Format is for a hard drive, so what is it that you want to do? Are you trying to Format your hard drive so nothing is on it. Formatting a drive wipes out everything, the drive is completely empty until you put something on it.

Maybe you are talking about doing a System Restore which will set you computer back to a particular date and time before you started having problems. System Restore does not delete your data, documents, music, pictures, videos or programs (unless the program was install after the restore point date and time you selected). To get to System Restore Click Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore and select a restore point (date and time before you started having problems).

Maybe you are talking about System Recovery. System Recovery sets your system back to when you first purchased it from the store. It deletes everything. All your data, documents, music, pictures, videos and any program you installed after you purchased it will be gone. Normally to get to System Recovery you will have to hit one of the F1 thru F12 keys repeatedly when you press the power button. Your manual will tell you the exact key to hit. Sometimes the Recovery will be listed on the program list. Click Start/Programs/ and look for System Recovery, it might be inside of one of the Acer Folders in the program list. Hopefully there is a Recovery Partition on your hard drive called Recovery. Click Start/My Computer and look to see if you see a Recovery drive listed. Sometimes the drive is hidden so you can't see it. If the drive is not present you will need a set of Recovery Disks you created or the manufacturer gave you.

Maybe you are talking about Reinstalling Windows. If you do a Clean or Complete Install it will format the drive and delete everything before installing windows. There are ways to do a Repair Install that will save all your data, documents, music, pictures, videos and programs. You will need an Operating System Disk to perform a windows installation. It has to be the exact operating system as that which is on your Certificate of Authentication (COA) sticker on the computer somewhere. If it says Windows XP Professional you cannot use a Windows XP Home disk to do the install and vice versa.

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To format the removable disk:
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  2. Find the removable disk listed here
  3. Right-click it and choose format
  4. Customize it or leave as default settings and choose format.
  5. When it is complete you will be able to use the disk.

Note: Make sure it's an actual removable storage device and not a multi-card reader or other internal device.

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I dropped my Western digital 1TB hard drive.


The case maybe damage, so could the hard disk.
First try connecting to your computer or to an USB hard drive adapter, if it works then you know the hard drive is OK and you only need to buy a new USB hard drive adapter case.
WinHex is a edit program that allows to you see and modify the data files on the hard disk in ASCII and HEX format. If the hard disk is faulty no programs can access the data on the hard disk.
There are data recovery companies that can recover data from damages/faulty hard disk BUT it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.

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I need to reformat a dead harddrive


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Method 1: Perform a clean install of Windows XP loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); A clean installation consists of removing all data from your hard disk by repartitioning and reformatting your hard disk and reinstalling the operating system and programs to an empty (clean) hard disk. For more information about important things to consider before you partition and format you hard disk and how to partition and format your hard disk by using the Windows XP Setup program, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 313348 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313348/ ) How to partition and format a hard disk in Windows XP To perform a clean installation of Windows XP, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all important information before you perform a clean installation of Windows XP. Save the backup to an external location, such as a CD or external hard disk.
  2. Start your computer from the Windows XP CD. To do this, insert the Windows XP CD into your CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer.

    Note To boot from your Windows XP CD, the BIOS settings on your computer must be configured to do this.
  3. When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press any key to start the computer from the Windows XP CD.
  4. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to start Windows XP Setup.
  5. Read the Microsoft Software License Terms, and then press F8.
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen to select and format a partition where you want to install Windows XP.
  7. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the Windows XP Setup.
If you have successfully installed Windows XP, you are finished. If these steps did not help you install Windows XP, go to the "Next Steps" section.

Here's the link that contains the screen shots as well:

http://www.buildeasypc.com/sw/windows_xp.htm

Try these steps & hopefully you will be able to format the Harddrive.

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My ps3 freezes in the main menu Yea i have the same problem... when i turned on my ps3 and was gonna log into my psn it just freez up.. so now i'm stuck at the  "Log in Naddepusen" (psn) with the wave...


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Settings > System Settings > Restore PS3™ System

Delete all hard disk content and restore the system software to its default settings. Follow the on-screen instructions to perform this operation.

After the operation has been completed, the initial setup screen will be displayed. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the operation.

Notices
  • When you perform this operation, all data on the hard disk will be deleted. Also, the system software will be restored to its default settings. Be careful not to accidentally delete important data as the changes cannot be undone. Data loss or corruption is the responsibility of the user.
  • Do not turn off the PS3™ system during this operation. If the operation is cancelled before completion, the system software may become damaged, and the system may require servicing or exchange.
  • During this operation, the power button on the system front and the PS button on the wireless controller are not active.
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if it is a hard drive...the drive could be/have:
data or power cable may not be seated properly or failing
the jumper may not be set correctly
not initialized yet
not formatted yet
or could be failing itself

if it is a cd/dvd drive.. the drive could be/have
data or power cable may not be seated properly or failing
the jumper may not be set correctly
the disk may not be in a suppoted format (ex. using a dvd in cd rom drive)
the disk may be scratched or damaged
the lens may be dirty or not properly aligned
firmware maybe outdated.

if drive is a removable drive/flash drive the drive may be:
not powered
data cable not connected/failing
the usb/firewire port may be failing.
not initialized
not formatted
failing in itself.

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