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#1 grumpy567

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 07:16 AM

I have a problem with my hard drive, and i'm hoping someone can help me. I just installed a sata hdd, and I enabled it in the bios. At first it came up and was working fine. But I wanted to wipe it clean because it was used before. Instead of formatting it I used a program calles Easeus Partion manager and erased one of the partitions, and now i cannot create a new one. Posted Image
In this picture system reserved I and Local Disk J are from the new drive that i added. Drive J doesnt show the amount of space that it has, and when i try to use easeus partition master or the windowsdisk management it just hangs for a while but when it does come up i see this. Posted Image
and then after clicking ok. Posted Image
Ty, for any help.

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 11:51 AM

Go to Disk Management and post a screenshot of what is reflected, without the interfering error message. Showing screens from My Computer serves no useful purpose.

I see a 500GB hard drive which is not partitioned in the first graphic, I see the same thing in the second graphic.

Please don't refer to SATA/PATA...as identifying features. Use the hard drive stated size, which is reflected in Disk Management..

I guess that I don't know what you are asking.

The 500GB drive needs to be formatted/partitioned in order to be used.

The original hard drive...seems to have partitions that are neither FAT nor NTFS.

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 01:54 PM

Yeah i realized it needs formatting and partitioning but i cannot do it. When i connect the 500 GB hard drive, my computer starts to run slow.
It starts up slow and when i go to My Computer and try to right click and format i cannot because it starts to slow down and the drop down menu does not appear. When i go to disk management it also takes a long time to show up. It took about 30 mins one time.

When or if disk manager opens i will send you the scrn shot you asked for.

The original hard drive is formatted with NTFS.

Edited by grumpy567, 05 February 2010 - 01:57 PM.


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Posted 05 February 2010 - 02:17 PM

Disk management finally opened after about 20 mins. Here is the screen shot you asked for. When i try to mark the partition as active it says "The request could not be performed as an I/O device error" I also tried to Format it and nothing happened and the it said not responding at the top. Posted Image

Edited by grumpy567, 05 February 2010 - 02:24 PM.


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Posted 05 February 2010 - 02:38 PM

Im a bit confused as to why I see 39 Mb of unallocated space at the beginning of hard drive C:\ Usually any unallocated disk space is at the end of the boot drive.

Also disk I and disk J are RAW data, there is neither NTFS or FAT32 partitions on these drives as stated by hamluis.

I think wiping those drives along with deleting the partitions is needed, you can set the partitions when you reinstall your O/S.

You should delete the partitions on the other drives and start over again.

Once you have one primary drive bootable with windows, you can right click the other drives and format them with NTFS.

Because your present partitions are RAW data and are neither FAT32 or NTFS.

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 03:55 PM

Well...I think you need to consider whether this 500GB drive...is actually functional.

"Previously used" is often "previously damaged" when hardware items are given away without having seen known functionality.

I suggest running a disk diagnostic on it (long test), the diagnostic is available from the website of the hard drive manufacturer.

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 04:38 PM

Well...I think you need to consider whether this 500GB drive...is actually functional.

"Previously used" is often "previously damaged" when hardware items are given away without having seen known functionality.

I suggest running a disk diagnostic on it (long test), the diagnostic is available from the website of the hard drive manufacturer.

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I totally agree with you and second this suggestion.
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Posted 06 February 2010 - 10:06 AM

I decided to use Easeus again to try and create the new partition. It works it just takes a long time to do it. My computer has been on for about 5 hours now and it is at 81% an is still moving slow. I am going to let it finish and see if it works then. If not i guess its a bad drive and i will try the diagnostic tool to make sure.

Edited by grumpy567, 06 February 2010 - 10:19 AM.


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Posted 06 February 2010 - 11:02 AM

FWIW:

As I said, I am familiar with Easeus Partition Manager/Master.

It should not take 5 hours for it to do anything on a hard drive, IME.

XP's Disk Management will partition a 500GB hard drive in less than 2 hours and I find Easeus to be a bit faster than Disk Managment.

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 12:34 PM

I think i am just going to give up on this drive. It still hasn't finished in easeus, i will cancel it. But thanks to the both of you for your help.

Edited by grumpy567, 06 February 2010 - 12:51 PM.





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