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morbid_bean

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    Maxtor 40Gb Hard Drive Will not format?!
    « on: March 31, 2008, 10:26:14 AM »
    I will try to format a hard drive in dos... "format c:"   and it will be frozen at 0% for hours and nothing will hapen....and when i try to format it in windows as a slave...it will not progress. Whats up?



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    Re: Maxtor 40Gb Hard Drive Will not format?!
    « Reply #1 on: March 31, 2008, 10:33:22 AM »
    Is this a slave drive? If not how did you "boot" into Dos?

    Normally this is done with a boot floppy or a CD if this is your "C" drive.

    You can't boot the machine into windows and than try to format it's self.



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    morbid_bean

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      Re: Maxtor 40Gb Hard Drive Will not format?!
      « Reply #2 on: March 31, 2008, 11:14:17 AM »
      i booted w/ a windows Cd....



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      Re: Maxtor 40Gb Hard Drive Will not format?!
      « Reply #3 on: March 31, 2008, 12:39:08 PM »
      Hard drives don't last for ever - it could be broken.

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        Re: Maxtor 40Gb Hard Drive Will not format?!
        « Reply #4 on: March 31, 2008, 04:39:57 PM »
        im judging, due to its capacity, that it is an older drive. Dias de verano may be correct, assuming you hooked it up correctly and correctly set the jumpers.