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More Storage Drive Problems

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#1 nikkisixx13


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Posted 16 March 2006 - 03:10 PM

Hey all, I posted on here about a week or so ago about how I had to recently re-format my boot HD completely. I have a storage drive too, seagate, and for some reason I can't reformat it with any of the tools on seagates website. It says the drive itself is fine in the diagnostics checks, IE that it's WORKING...however, my drive is 80 gigs, yet the tools say that its 800 gigs and has a bunch of exclamation points after the drive name...everytime I use the tool to reformat it, it just hangs up for HOURS not doing anything. It's too late for me to save anything I had on the drive, I know that much, but I'd really just like to reformat it at this point so it's WORKING at least. The HD is only used for storage as I've said, and I bought it about 6 months ago. I'm really lost at this point, any help would ROCK!

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#2 JPHarvey


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Posted 16 March 2006 - 04:42 PM

When you go to format it, does it come up with the amount of space which the drive should have (ie. in the format dialogue box)? It may have been entered wrong at some point, and as such has gone pear shaped...check the default value and make sure it matches the actual space (should be in the manual or available online..) MAYBE?? ;)
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#3 nikkisixx13

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Posted 18 March 2006 - 07:54 PM

thanks for the response, but there isn't an option in the disc wizard program to change it back to it's default value. I'm still stumpped! haha

Edited by nikkisixx13, 18 March 2006 - 07:55 PM.

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Posted 18 March 2006 - 08:43 PM

You can use the Windows utility to format your slave drive.

If you are using XP or Win2k double click on the "My Computer" icon on your desktop, then right click on the drive you want to format and click on "format".

I believe it will give you the choice of Fat32 or NTFS. Choose which one you want. (Microsoft recommends NTFS for XP and Win2K).

I also suggest you download Everest version 1.51 from oldversion.com. 1.51 is the last full feature freeware version of Everest.

Run it and see what it tells you about the drive in question. If it is ok it will tell you it's "healthy".

Edited by Enthusiast, 18 March 2006 - 08:46 PM.

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