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Cannot format hard drive message appears : hard disk cannot be formated" all 20 hard drives on different computers giving me same problem

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  • adskapu Apr 10, 2011

    the hard disk am trying to format is been connected as a slave to a computer and i can see it in "My Computer" but cant acess it or even format it

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Lets get all of the details first you say you cant access the hard drive then the message cant be formatted how are you trying to format the hard drives what procedure??? will need more imformation a hard drive must be formatted from a ""third party disc""

Posted on Apr 09, 2011

  • Brian Sullivan
    Brian Sullivan Apr 10, 2011

    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 IDE-1 means Pri slave escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
    IDE-0 means Pri master ?
    IDE-1 means Pri slave ?
    IDE-2 means Sec master ?
    IDE-3 means Sec slave ?
    Hope this helps

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