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I formatted my hard drive befor I realized I could not find the disk.

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Windows has plug and play system.unplug drive.switch computer on then off,plug in h drive.switch on and windows should see it
hold del button down switch on and bios will show if it sees it

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U can get the recovery disc from https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=emachines if the system manufacture date is not more than 3yr ago

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Format hard disk C of netbook


Important: It is recommended to take a backup of all the necessary data you have on your C: drive before you format it. Formatting the drive will erase everything on it.

The steps to format hard drive can vary depending upon which version of Windows you are using. You can refer to the following links for instructions:
For Windows 8 / 8.1:
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/fl/format-hard-drive-windows-8.htm
For Windows 7 / Vista:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows/create-format-hard-disk-partition#create-format-hard-disk-partition=windows-7

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When I look in disk manager it shows my external hard drive is in raw


DO NOT FORMAT YOUR DISK. It has been damaged; how easy or even possible to recover your data depends on the degree of damage.
Try your HD in another computer; if it works, make a back-up of your files on another disk.
To understand what RAW format means, try this
http://www.ehow.com/facts_7167186_raw-disk-format_.html
or look for it in Wikipedia.
By searching the internet ("raw disk has data on it"), the first article I found was this
http://html5.litten.com/how-to-fix-external-disk-drive-suddenly-became-raw/
which may be of some help.
In that article a Linux system is used to read and modify the disk. There other tools for repairing this type of fault, for example, http://www.easeus.com/resource/recover-raw-disk.htm
(I do not know if this free:: the information in the article is certainly free though)
Recovering your files will probably mean a lot reading, research and time, but you might be lucky. I recommend reading any article you are going to use through to the end before you start with it.

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How to recover data from my toshiba 320 hard disk?


Data lost due to unintentional formatting of the drive or when someone knowingly delete some data later on realizing that the data was important, In situations like this one should use a data recovery tool. To know more about data recovery process visit http://www.recoverlostfile.net

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Hi i bought 160GB 2 years ego now suddenly after 100 times when i was connecting my portable hard to PC i realized WD icon didn't show on "my computer" although "found new hardware "...


The hard drive may be corrupted and you need to format it to made it useable again.
Formatting the hard drive will delete the data on the hard disk.

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I got a transcend 320 GB external drive with data on it but windows 7 says I need to format it before using it. I know it is formated in FAT but that all I can see. EASEUS said there was a problem but...


Make a linux boot disk. Boot your computer with this disk. Retrieve all data to other disk. than reboot windows 7 and format disk.

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It is not formatting., please help me


hi

follow these instructions

Instructions Things You'll Need:
  • Windows installation media (and product key)
  • Manufacturer software
  1. Ensure that the hard disk is installed properly in the laptop. The drive cannot be formatted before it is installed, or if it's not installed correctly.

  2. Gather the required software. The type of media will depend on the hardware in your laptop. Older computers without a CD-ROM drive, will require the use of the operating system floppy disks. Laptops that can run Windows XP require the installation CD and product key. Older versions of Windows also have disk-formatting capability in the installation process, and the installation media is either a CD or floppy disk.

  3. Place the installation disk or manufacturer software in the drive and then boot the computer. Early in the installation process, the Windows installer has a step that will detect any installed hard disks and allow for them to be formatted. The software from the disk manufacturer will also detect the hard disk and give you the option to format the drive.

  4. Determine which file system is to be used. Windows XP will either work on a NTFS file system or an older VFAT file system. Choose the desired file system when prompted.

  5. Decide whether the whole disk should be formatted or if the disk will be partitioned and each partition to be formatted separately. The Windows installer includes a menu-driven utility that will create hard disk partitions before formatting. If the hard disk is being formatted to replace an existing Windows installation, delete the existing partitions and re-create them.

  6. Format the hard disk with the Windows installer when prompted. The Windows installer will let you know when it is time to format the disk and ask for confirmation.

this should help you.


Nov 28, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How can i format my laptop


Ensure that the hard disk is installed properly in the laptop. The drive cannot be formatted before it is installed, or if it's not installed correctly.

Step 2

Gather the required software. The type of media will depend on the hardware in your laptop. Older computers without a CD-ROM drive, will require the use of the operating system floppy disks. Laptops that can run Windows XP require the installation CD and product key. Older versions of Windows also have disk-formatting capability in the installation process, and the installation media is either a CD or floppy disk.

Step 3

Place the installation disk or manufacturer software in the drive and then boot the computer. Early in the installation process, the Windows installer has a step that will detect any installed hard disks and allow for them to be formatted. The software from the disk manufacturer will also detect the hard disk and give you the option to format the drive.

Step 4

Determine which file system is to be used. Windows XP will either work on a NTFS file system or an older VFAT file system. Choose the desired file system when prompted.

Step 5

Decide whether the whole disk should be formatted or if the disk will be partitioned and each partition to be formatted separately. The Windows installer includes a menu-driven utility that will create hard disk partitions before formatting. If the hard disk is being formatted to replace an existing Windows installation, delete the existing partitions and re-create them.

Step 6

Format the hard disk with the Windows installer when prompted. The Windows installer will let you know when it is time to format the disk and ask for confirmation.

May 06, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How do i format my packard bell easynote


Hello

  1. Step 1 Ensure that the hard disk is installed properly in the laptop. The drive cannot be formatted before it is installed, or if it's not installed correctly.
  2. Step 2 Gather the required software. The type of media will depend on the hardware in your laptop. Older computers without a CD-ROM drive, will require the use of the operating systemmag-glass_10x10.gif floppy disks. Laptops that can run Windows XP require the installation CD and product key. Older versions of Windows also have disk-formatting capability in the installation process, and the installation media is either a CD or floppy disk.
  3. Step 3 Place the installation disk or manufacturer software in the drive and then boot the computer. Early in the installation process, the Windows installer has a step that will detect any installed hard disks and allow for them to be formatted. The software from the disk manufacturer will also detect the hard disk and give you the option to format the drive.
  4. Step 4 Determine which file system is to be used. Windows XPmag-glass_10x10.gif will either work on a NTFS file system or an older VFAT file system. Choose the desired file system when prompted.
  5. Step 5 Decide whether the whole disk should be formatted or if the disk will be partitioned and each partition to be formatted separately. The Windows installer includes a menu-driven utility that will create hard disk partitions before formatting. If the hard disk is being formatted to replace an existing Windows installation, delete the existing partitions and re-create them.
  6. Step 6 Format the hard disk with the Windows installer when prompted. The Windows installer will let you know when it is time to format the disk and ask for confirmation.
  7. Hope this can help you, kind regards, andrea

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How i can format my laptop toshiba L300D can anyone tell me how to do it plz


If you have the windows install disk, just put it in and start a new install..there will be an option come up in the installation to format the drive.
If your laptop has a second hard drive listed that is very small that the recovery partition...go to it and run the recovery program

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Format external hard drive to NFTS


Assuming you are running Windows XP or Vista, the easiest is through the Disk Manager.
Open the administrative tools from the Start menu and select Computer Management. Then select Disk Management in the console.
Now you can right-click the disk and select Format. Chose NTFS and wait for it to finish (which will take some time!).

Do realize that this will erase your data on the disk. If you do not want that, you need to use the CONVERT command from the command prompt. type CONVERT /? to find out about its usage.

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