Question about Western Digital (WD3200AVJS) 320 GB SATA II Hard Drive

1 Answer

Cannot read a bootable disk? cannot format? how to repair it?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 449 Answers

Are you sure the cd drive of the computer system is working fine? because if the hard drive is bad, the bootable disk should still go ahead and boot the system only that the hard drive would not be detected. so try and check your bootable disk some where else.

Posted on Oct 07, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Create boot disk


Insert a blank diskette into the floppy drive. Click start click on computer you should see all of you drives.

Right-click on Drive A. You will see the option to format the drive.

Click on Format. Depending on your operating system, you will see an option that reads either "Create a system disk" or "Create a MS Dos system disk." Click the box next to this option.

Click the "Start" button to begin formatting the disk.
When completed, you will have a bootable floppy disk.


For CD Rom or DVD disks


Open the software that you use to burn or write files to the CD-rom or DVD drive.

Click on "Make a Data CD or DVD." Insert a blank CD-R or DVD-R disk into the drive.

Look for the option to "Make this disk bootable." You may have to scroll over the various icons displayed to find this option. Click on the option.

Burn the CD or DVD as usual. Once completed, this disk can be used to boot your computer.

hope this helps

Aug 22, 2012 | Seagate Computers & Internet

Tip

Formatting an external hard drive with Mac OS X's Disk Utility


Formatting your new external hard drive is not as difficult as you may think. In fact, you don't even have to be a computer techie or uber-Mac geek to perform this procedure successfully.

The tool you would use, to format your drive within your Mac OS X system, is the built-in utility application called Disk Utility.

Disk Utility is Apple Inc.'s defacto utility application, for performing disk related tasks within the Mac OS X volume.

47fc804.png

From creating new images, to burning CDs and DVDs to formatting hard drives, Disk Utility performs well enough to keep not only your Mac OS X volume on your hard drive error free, but keep your hard drive healthy and error-free as well.

I could go on in detail, admirably describing more features of this versatile Mac OS X tool, but the purpose of this FixYa tip, is to show you how to easily format your external hard drive. So that is where I will take you now.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
There are generally two formats in Disk Utility that you can use to effectively format your hard drive.

Mac OS Extended (Journaled) - if you want a Mac readable hard drive only

MS-DOS (FAT 32) - If you want your external hard drive to be read by both Mac and PC.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--STEPS FOR FORMATTING YOUR HARD DRIVE WITH DISK UTILITY--
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
• First, make sure your external hard drive is connected securely to your Mac and is turned on.

•Next, from your desktop, click anywhere on a blank space on your desktop. Now you should see Finder listed near the Apple menu icon.

• From the Finder menu, click on Go, then Utilities from the
drop-down menu. This will take you to your Utilities* folder.

(*You can also get to the Disk Utility application via Applications > Utilities folder)

• Now, locate and launch the Disk Utility application.

When Disk Utility opens you will see a left side window, which will show
all connected hard drives and optical drives. It is here that you
should see your external hard drive listed in that window.

bdf4c64.png



• When you locate it, simply select it and then select Partition
from the tabs on the right hand side.

a11d5a9.png

• Change the Volume Scheme from Current to 1 Partition

• Make sure to provide a name for your new external hard drive.

• Select Mac OS Extended (Journaled) from the Format
drop down menu, for a bootable Mac only external hard drive.

• Or select MS-DOS from the Format drop down menu, for a bootable Mac & PC external hard drive.

From there, click the Options button, located toward the bottom of
your window.


This will open a partition scheme selection window as seen in this screen shot:

04286c5.png


• Select GUID Partition Table for bootability on a Intel processor based
Mac.

• Or select the Apple Partition Map for bootability on a PowerPC based Mac.

• Click the OK button.

Finally, click the Partition button and allow Disk Utility to format your new external hard drive.

When this process is complete, you now have a newly formatted, ready to use hard drive.

Believe it or not, this process can be completed faster than you think.
Using this method with Disk Utility, I was able to format my new 1TB Iomega USB external in less than 20 minutes.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Final Note:
I used the external hard drive as the focus for showing you how to format and prepare your hard drive for use on your Mac, but this feature can also work with internal hard drives as well.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
For more information about some of the disk repairing features of Disk Utility, here is a great support link for this nifty and quite effective Apple utility for the Mac OS X platforms:

Using Disk Utility to repair a disk

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Thanks for reviewing my Mac OS X Tip!

Regards,

-Mactechtrainer


on Feb 11, 2010 | Computers & Internet

Tip

To recover unknown partition of windows xp/2003


When you are getting the disk read error and when you try to get it ok by bootable cd at that time you find that the drive is showing the unknown format.

In this case simple remove you faulty hard drive and plug into the another system where the operating system is same and format is also same eg. ntfs or fat32.

keep the HDD as secondary and start the system and go to manage-->disk management and click on the damage partition and it will try to recover it automatically and after that you get the unkown to ntfs than restart and chekc the hdd.

you can take backup of your c drive and than replug the hdd to your original system and most probaly it will start properly

And if do not do so than you can repair by bootable ok

In this way you can recover data from the unknown partition also.

on Dec 15, 2009 | Computers & Internet

3 Answers

My cd/dvd drive G:\ (hl dt st rw dvd gcc h21n version.1.00) does not reads windows 7 dvd .. and it only reads cd-r/cd-rw.... plzzz help i want to install windows 7... plzz help...


It sounds like your drive is having issues, you can always install windows 7 from a flash drive (so long as your computer supports booting to one). Instructions on setting this up are here: http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-install-windows-7vista-from-usb-drive-detailed-100-working-guide/ You will need to do this from a computer with a working DVD drive to transfer the info to a flash drive.

Jun 28, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

How to repair my desktop computer if it failing to start up


Hi check u r hdd and operating system
repaire u r windows from the bootable disk
or formate u r windows from the bootable disk
note:-if formate u r (c)partition drive u r data all delete

Jun 27, 2011 | HP Compaq d530 CMT PC Desktop

1 Answer

Desktop computer fails to start up


Hi check u r hdd and operating system
repaire u r windows from the bootable disk
or formate u r windows from the bootable disk
note:-if formate u r (c)partition drive u r data all delete

Jun 27, 2011 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

How to format acer one laptop without cd-rom?


Use an external CD rom or sometimes there is a petition file in the Hard drive to format.

Oct 19, 2010 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

3 Answers

How to make bootable disk with win xp.iso format?


to answer the first question an Iso file can be burned to disk using the iso
burning function that comes with most burning software. if this file is an operating system then it would automatically be burned as a boot disk and nothing else would be needed. However if this is say service pack 3 and its an iso format then even though your burning it using an iso function it would just be service pack 3 and nothing else a none boo table disk.

Dec 01, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

1 Answer

Barracuda hard disk 80gb


the first boot sector of the hard drive is corrupt so fdisk wont work
please use software to repair the boot sectors zero and 63.
usually the softwares are superfdisk which is free on net.

also if you fail use seagate disk manager bootable version. it will be very quick and handy in long term too to format seagate hard drives

Sep 17, 2008 | Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ST380011A 80 GB...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Western Digital (WD3200AVJS) 320 GB SATA II Hard Drive Logo

Related Topics:

97 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Western Digital Computers & Internet Experts

Marcin

Level 2 Expert

191 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75066 Answers

Mike

Level 3 Expert

4336 Answers

Are you a Western Digital Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...