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Formatting New Hdd


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#1 yano

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 03:16 PM

Ok I've been using Paragon Partition Manager to format my new hard drive.

However ever time I format, no mater what file system I use, I get "Incorrect file system, fillallocation faults."

And it advises me to run CHKDSK on it, however I don't know how, since the Drive is 1. Unmounted, 2. Inactive 3. no file system

Any ideas?

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 03:40 PM

Would a boot floppy for XP allow you to partition/format/Chkdsk for diagnostic purposes? I personally use Digtal Dolly.
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Posted 02 December 2005 - 03:44 PM

I think so. However I don't want anything to happen to my 230Gb hard drive.

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 04:11 PM

How so? You do not have an OS install, right?
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Posted 02 December 2005 - 05:46 PM

I have an O/S on the 230Gb hdd, but not the 10Gb (seagate)

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 06:11 PM

Which OS? I never used it but I have heard that XP Pro can resize on the fly. Without Formatting or losing data. I have used Digital Dolly for this task. If you are leary try it on an old drive first. Get the hang of it on a trash drive. Do you have a 4gig drive laying around you can test it on?
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