Posted 11 September 2009 - 01:36 PM
Yeah, Silly me didn't even take into account that the battery was already low... I didn't have the power cord to hook it up, so it cut off on me in the middle of partitioning a brand new drive.
Am I screwed? Please say no.
As far as specifics, I had just put the drive in and was letting Windows XP do its partitioning thing. It was at about 15% when it shut down.
What do I do now? Have I destroyed the hard drive?
Also, I'd like to ask about the partitioning itself: I have an 80gb drive, Windows was going to partition like 79,000 mb...is this correct/good/recommended? This is my first time dealing with a brand new drive.
Lastly, I do not have the screws that held the drive in the caddy, so I used a piece of paper towel to wedge in between the caddy and drive so that the drive will connect to the connector...am I dumb? Will this mess up anything? All I can imagine is the paper towel catching on fire! lol
Please help guys/gals...I just bought this drive and need to see if I can return it if I have messed it up now:(