Formating A Possibly Knackered Hard Drive

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by thebear, Mar 19, 2003.

  1. thebear

    thebear d(-.-)b

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    here's the case, my slave hard drive (D:\) I think is screwed. I don't know the problem but I want to format it and hopefully it will work. This is just one of my messing computers, but since it is an 800 meg drive compared to my other 100 meg drives, I'd like to keep it. WHen I do attempt to format it it gets to about 3% then fails, so I'm curious to know if there are any commands that could be used along with the formatting command (like the /s and /v things) that would allow it to continue.
     
  2. box2k2

    box2k2 OSNN Addict

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    go to the manufacturers website and download the diagnostic tool.

    Follow instructions.

    If it says it's dead - it's dead.
     
  3. RogerPhillis

    RogerPhillis Guest

    Where is Canadia anyway ?
     
  4. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    lol :D
    canada above usa.
    try to format woth pm8 maybe that will work
     
  5. Majin

    Majin DBZ - Yes its in me!

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    800 meg ? ...time for a new harddrive man ...reagrdless of wether it works or not id take that sukker out and let it rest in peace.
     
  6. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    yeh you cruel cruel man, retire that HDD to the big RMA in the sky :p
     
  7. jonifen

    jonifen pffff...

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    look on the net for a diagnostic tool. if that turns out all ok, look for a low-level format tool from the manufacturer and give that a go.

    if it all doesnt work after that... let it rest :)