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Reformating the hard drive

The recovery (from a CD) process failed at a write error. Since the recovery process only does a "quick format", I guess if I can do a normal format of the hard drive, then the recovery process may go through. But how do I force the recovery process to perform a normal format of the hard drive? Are there other ways to force-format the built-in hard drive?

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  • chenxinghao Apr 19, 2008

    The recovery process starts with deletting (files on the C drive, I guess) followed by a quick format, then showing the percentage of copying recovery files. Other than the warning in the beginning and the chooice of C for continue or A for abort, no other options are given.




  • chenxinghao Apr 19, 2008

    I am having trouble to copy the DOS boot disk (3.5 floppy) to a CD - once the boot disk is in a desktop floppy drive and the folder is open, the floppy drive just keep spining non-stop.



    The Toshiba A45-S150 can be setup to boot from the CD drive. The original OS is a Windows 98 SE, with a recovery CD.



    The CD drive is working fine, I think, because it reads the recovery CD during the process until a write error comes up at around 25-30% in the process.



    My guess is that the internal hard drive has bad bits and bytes and a normal reformat may get to skip them.



    I guess I will need the SYSTEM BOOT, FDISK, and FORMAT files on a CD disk in order to boot the laptop and format the HD. But I have not been able to copy these files to a CD disk on my desktop, which has a floppy drive and a CD-RW drive, running Windows-XP (doesn't have a recovery CD or a stand-alone XP CD).

  • chenxinghao Apr 19, 2008

    Thank you all for the good suggestions. Thr problem is that I have not been able to get a bootable CD disk with the mentioned disk ultilities on it.



    Does the win98 bootable CD have the mentioned ultilities on it?

  • chenxinghao Apr 19, 2008

    OK. Made the win98 bootable CD and placed it in the CD drive. However, when the laptop is booting from the CD drive, the screen shows the following lines:



    Intel (R) Boot Agent FE v4.1.10

    Copyright (C) 1997-2003. Intel Corporation



    PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

    PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.



    The first two lines will also appear when using the original recovery CD and it would go to the file copying process until a write error takes place. So the CD drive is fine.



    I guess the win98 bootable CD iso is not recoganized by this Toshiba A45-S150 laptop which was previousely installed with Windows 98 SE.


  • chenxinghao Apr 19, 2008

    yes, F12 gives 5 options to boot from. I chose the CD drive boot.

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Just simply use a ordinary XP cd installer and you will have an option to delete all partitions and reformat the HDD (not quickformat). But normally errors like what you got there is caused by Bad cd or cd drive.

Hope this helps.

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Any partition software can format the hard drive,
I use powermax/maxblast by maxtor/ seagate
Super FDISK works
Partition magic
My favorite is GParted Live cd.
gparted will id all partitions on the hard drive, allow you to re-size them and format them any way you want. Particularly great if there is a recovery partion that is "hidden"

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    Mark Williams Apr 19, 2008

    But then I always like using Linux to fix Windows.

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    Mark Williams Apr 19, 2008

    This link is for a win98 bootable CD .ISO with cdrom support

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    Mark Williams Apr 19, 2008

    It still sounds like it is trying to boot from network not cdrom
    if you boot and press f-12 do you get boot options?

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High level format should appear as an option from recovery cd..

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