reformatting problem

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by proskiier23, May 10, 2007.

  1. proskiier23

    proskiier23 Guest

    i am reformatting my girl friends comp for her cause it keeps freezing like crazy

    so i backup all her crap and now it is stuck at 39% right after this screen


    anyone know what i can do??

    cause when i ran "chkdsk /r" in dos it said

    the volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems

    so then i downloaded "Seatools"

    ran the short check and it passed... runnign the long one now

    ill keep an update on what happened(im gonna try my windows xp disc next)
  2. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

    Oct 14, 2005
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    yinzer / nilbog, trollhio
    have you just tried quick format? thats what i always use.

    also, if worse comes to worse, you could use the seagate tools to zero out the drive, then see if it will format with the windows disk
  3. proskiier23

    proskiier23 Guest

    yeh i cant zero it out cause its a toshiba drive.... but i did the quick and it workdd.... thanks tho for the reply :)
  4. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

    Jan 27, 2005
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    That sounds like a bad idea. All the Quick Format does is erase the drive's table of contents -- it doesn't do anything about the problems on the disk platters, and it sounds like you definitely have some.

    Be prepared to have to bail her ass out of trouble on a regular basis for as long as that drive stays in her computer.
  5. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

    Sep 20, 2004
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    Southern Oregon
    seagate seatools.

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