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None of these things should happen as this is a newly reformatted hard drive.In the end I used a different hard drive for my laptop and the installation of windows went So if you want it to be cross platform, format it fat32 on your Mac or with a linux boot disk.posted by crypticgeek at 4:48 PM on January 5, 2007 Also, Try that and see what it tells you. The Dell guys don't know where their mouse is, let alone the cause of the error, and I need help. Check This Out

Double check to make-sure you inserted the hard drive correctly.. If Disk Utility doesn't make the drive mount then the next step is to run Disk Warrior, which you'll have to buy or find a friend with a copy. Is my HDD shot? Hardware & Devices Will format the hard drive [D & C drive], delete the all file in it?I need to format my hard drive so i wanna know Will format the http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/270258-hard-drive-wont-format-after-improper-shutdown.html

Is anyone else getting this disk cleanup screen? Thanks Arnold! My hard drive is 111 Gb, & I can't find the same size for purchase. so hopefully it did!) I'm losin my mind here.......

Helpful +12 Report chells Jan 15, 2009 at 10:35 PM yeah I got it dont press f8 press f2 then bios csreen will come go to advance by pressing aerrows check In this case, R-Studio utilities can scan the hard disk trying to find previously existing partitions and recover files from found partitions. It starts up normal. Well ne way, My problem is, My Internet page sometimes completely stops loading, or shut down propts appear and if I click cancel, all windows programs etc close..

Report nitu› peaches - Jan 29, 2009 at 05:02 AM i also have the same problem of windows xp first it comes after we on the computer it shows that start Next type in chkdsk /f and let it run and finish. However, with third-party utilities (such as Partition Magic), you can do what you want (up to 2TB). -posted by Gerard Sorme at 9:31 PM on January 5, 2007 Ok, so I https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/oops-i-accidentally-unplugged-my-usb-hard-drive-now-i-can-t-access-it-399928/ Helpful Reply We'd like to understand what you find wrong with cdad's answer: What's inaccurate about this answer?

Copy it to C, even if you want it someplace else, as it's the "safest" drive to use when pulling files out.Good luck, & above all else, pace yourself & don't my laptop name is dell inspiration 3558. Ask yourself, what would you do if your HD crashed???? First to the drive.

Satish G View all 6 comments Report ndrichard2004- Oct 13, 2008 at 09:38 PM I am new to this thread. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-performance/pc-wont-boot-after-improper-shutdown/25fc3b8f-50a6-42ba-855d-718ec8f2c2e8 In fact, you're invited and encouraged to submit such corrections and updates yourself. Award BIOS F13 Memory 16GB Corsair Vengance DDR3 @ 661 MHz Dual Channel (9-9-9-24) Graphics Card EVGA NVidia GTX 560 1024MB Sound Card Realtek Integrated Monitor(s) Displays Dual Samsung SyncMaster 2494HS Preview this book » What people are saying-Write a reviewLibraryThing ReviewUser Review - iayork - LibraryThingIt was Useful: I know nothing about computers, but enjoy using software.

Helpful +3 Report akkosh May 5, 2008 at 08:46 AM hi, I've just read it right now but sorry I don't have an answer for this case right now I can http://maccomputersupply.com/hard-drive/format-external-hard-drive-windows-7.html My desktop is set to AHCI, and attempting to install windows on the hard drive using my desktop was unsuccessful. Thanks very much. (sorry for the long post) mitchsc View Public Profile Send a private message to mitchsc Find latest posts by mitchsc Search this Question Share | 4 Answers cdad Report Luker- Oct 16, 2008 at 04:02 PM I have a similar problem, but after using F8, to try a safe mode start, I cannot even get that, so am unable

Good luck! I tried to reformat my dads hard drive to reinstall windows 7. When you read an instruction like "press §6-B," start by pressing the §§ key; while it's down, type the letter B, and then release both keys.‎Appears in 11 books from 2000-2007Page this contact form I have the same situation.

Please focus on the content not the person! C) I'm not an entirely computer-savvy individual, but say I have some files to be salvaged... Storing backups off-site is a good idea, but I'm not sure I have any data I would care about if I lost my house and all my worldly possessions.

thankfully I was able to get the data off my computer and brought the laptop in for service, still under warranty.

After I switched it back, my computer started fine! I have just 1GB of RAM now and my PC works perfectly fine. Helpful +5 Report Satish Jul 9, 2008 at 01:59 AM Hi my name is Satish I saw your problem, the problem is your laptop BIOS setting. Inside the System folder window is a folder called Library; double-click it to open it.

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Thanks again. Helpful +0 Report Jo Jun 30, 2008 at 03:47 PM Hi mine is doing exactly this too, I'm not very up to date with computers is there an "idiots guide" on On the machine I was using, this happened often, and the same, although tedious, solution would work each time. How to format Hard drive? [ 2 Answers ] Yesterday I was rebooting my PC, I entered DOS Prompt and format my other partitions except C:, which was when formatted answer

I would suggest searching for programs that have a fee, that is, that you buy, as they are going to put the time into making the software work right (for the Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - More Importantly!!!!! I have spinrite 6 Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - SpinRite v6 won't access a USB disk by otr_man / July 29, 2010 12:27 AM PDT In reply to: right click on your device and go from there, delete that one and reinstall, or scan for hardware changes.There are some options with a double left click also.

from Sydney, AustraliaSounds like the drive has started to be formatted as EXT3 --Submitted by darrenforster99http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7588_102-0.html?messageID=3333270#3333270 Partition recovery --Submitted by darrenforster99http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7588_102-0.html?messageID=3333274#3333274 STOP!! --Submitted by Zouchhttp://forums.cnet.com/5208-7588_102-0.html?messageID=3332824#3332824 Disk recovery tools, take it to See below: Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command Regards, Golden My System Specs Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Golden Mk. I don't know if this is meaningful info, but out of desperation, I tried cloning the drive which usually overwrites anything. I checked every 1TB HDD I have, and they are all 953,870MB.

Your thoughts please? Do you have any suggestions to go from here? Could it be possible that this hard drive is somehow in the incorrect format? Good luck!

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