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Format corrupted Xp D drive not XP C drive

Q: Format corrupted Xp D drive not XP C drive

This computer had two hard drives and both have windows xp installed. The D drive is corrupted and I want to format it and leave XP off and just use it for storage. I cannot get into windows on this drive.

I don't want to touch the C drive as it has all the important files, etc.

How do I go about this? I don't remember XP asking whichhard drive to format.

Thanks in advance.

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A: Format corrupted Xp D drive not XP C drive

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i have a sony pendrive 16gb which is corrupted and i cannot format it when i plugged it the green bar keep loading and it makes my pc slow it even disconnect the internet i have tried to format it using cmd but it did not detect it plzz someone help me

A:pen drive corrupted and can't format it

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Hello HP community, When I was factory reseting my notebook, the computer crashed and now on startup it says that there is no OS. I don't have warrenty or the windows key anymore. I made a windows recovery disk and am able to boot the system recovery options but none of them help. Will getting the HP recovery USB drive solve this problem? if not, what are my other options?

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I have a Patriot Exporter 4 gig flash drive any someone by accidently
pulled out my thumd drive without properly edjecting it.

My files were corrupted luckly I back it up before. I have both a Mac
and PC.
My mac the drive doesn't show up. In Windows it gives my errors popups.

I try to format it but there is a message saying the files are write

If I mount it on Windows it just want to reformat it.

My friend has this happen to his flash drive it was another company
called Seagate it comes with a disc in it there is a utility to fix it.

How do I fix this problem. This problem render my flash drive unuseable.

A:Thumb drive corrupted unable to re-format

Try formatting it in Disk Management.

Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Disk Management.

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I have a z575 with a SSD divided into a c drive and d drive. I just formatted the c drive assuming I could leave the d drive intact with the data. when I try a fresh install on the c drive with a Windows 10 disc, I get     Recovery     Your PC Device needs to be repaired     A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed.     Error Code: 0xc000000f      Press Enter to try again     Press F8 for startup settings Enter does nothing.F8 does nothing.Each time I reboot hoping to snag the dvd drive, I get immeditatly sent to the Blue screen above. Should I be able to install windows 10 to the c drive regardless of the d drive?I have been running Windows 10 with no problems other than a long lag on boot up, I think because of an old Windows 7 installation. Any insight would be appreciated!Thanks!

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I want to prepare a factory fresh drive so that I can use it to save backup images. Soon I will have a second drive that will only be used to store data files. Neither drive will ever be used for the installation of an operating system. From what I've read, I see no advantage to having more than a single partition on either drive. I know I want to use NTFS.

This should be straightforward. I'm finding it is not. I cannot formulate a search that points me to the right tutorial or thread. Either I get hundreds of options to consider or, if I try to narrow the options, no answer is found.

Please point me to the right discussion. Perhaps the answer will help others who come after me, too.



A:Format & Partition New Drive to Use as a Backup Drive or Storage Drive

Do you know how to make a partition and format a drive?

You can do it all in Windows Disk Management.

You don't need to do anything special to the drive just because it is going to store images.
Treat it like any other drive.

Format it with a single partition.

Store your image files on it. Use a folder structure if you want to---perhaps naming a folder something like "Macrium image of C partition, 060714" so you know the date of the image.

Nor do you need to use a separate drive just for image storage.

Make your images and store them like ordinary data. Back up the images just like you'd back up any other important data file. That's what they are: important data.

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I will assume that my problem is unique, i.e., that there are no previous postings on this precise topic. First of all, I am certain that I "corrupted" my C-Drive myself, when I aborted a format that was in progress. I give Bill Gates all the blame for this, however, for not making the onscreen instructions 100% unambiguous (MS needs competition that will scorch their short & curlies, which is what I hope will happen when Chrome OS arrives). You see, I had my Dell recovery CD in the DVD player while this was going on, because I had tried to reinstall using the recovery CD, and when that wouldn't work (because the recovery CD was SP2 and I had downloaded and installed SP3 in the meantime - the installation program informed me of this snag), I went to MS DOS and tried to reformat there. Fdisk is no longer available (I used to format that way with Win 3.11, 95 & 98), so I can't recall how I finally got to where I thought I wanted to be, but I think that I just wrote in "format C: /s" in the command prompt, which is what my old MS DOS 6.22 manual says, but it returned "bad command" (I believe), so I tried (I believe) "format C:". Whatever I did, it seemed to work, because it asked for a "Y/N" confirmation, which I complied with ("Y"). For a moment there, I was happy, but when I confirmed, my CD ROM drive began to whir, and that scared the heck out of me, because I feared that I was erasing the danged thin... Read more

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Some time after doing the free update from Windows 7 to Windows 10 the laptop crashed and became in-useable.after 4 attempts all by different Microsoft agents they managed to get it up and running again but my wife complained that it's been slow since so I decided to have a look for myself.when I looked I found 6 partitions on the hard drive so I created a restore disk on a 64Gb pen drive, removed the hard drive and using my desktop PC deleted all the partitions and formatted the hard drive ready to re-install everything from the restore drive.this is when I found out that the restore drive has somehow been corrupted and is now blank and useless.now, all I get when switched on is a black screen with the messages" Boot Device Not Found "" Please install an operating system on your hard disk- "" Hard Disk - (3F0) "" F2 System Diagnostics "" For more information, please visit: www.hp.com/go/techcentre/startup "The web address re-directs.can someone please help.

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Some time after doing the free update from Windows 7 to Windows 10 the laptop crashed and became in-useable.after 4 attempts all by different Microsoft agents they managed to get it up and running again but my wife complained that it's been slow since so I decided to have a look for myself.when I looked I found 6 partitions on the hard drive so I created a restore disk on a 64Gb pen drive, removed the hard drive and using my desktop PC deleted all the partitions and formatted the hard drive ready to re-install everything from the restore drive.this is when I found out that the restore drive has somehow been corrupted and is now blank and useless.now, all I get when switched on is a black screen with the messages" Boot Device Not Found "" Please install an operating system on your hard disk- "" Hard Disk - (3F0) "" F2  System Diagnostics "" For more information, please visit: www.hp.com/go/techcentre/startup " The web address re-directs. can someone please help.

A:Hard drive blank, recovery drive corrupted, no way to re-ins...

Hi,Your laptop came with Windows 8.1 64 bit from factoryhttps://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04471211Windows 8.1 activation key is embedded in the BIOS chip on board.I assume that you've already successfully upgraded and activated to Windows 10 Home 64 bit previouslyIf so, you can clean install Windows 10 Home 64 bit by creating UEFI bootable Windows 10 installation USB using Microsoft windows media creation tool, follow this tutorial:https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1950-clean-install-windows-10-a.htmlDisable secure boot from BIOS setup, plug in the USB, change boot order to USB - continue with installationWindows will be automatically activated after installation while connected to internetAdditional drivers from here: https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-pavilion-15-p100-notebook-pc-series/7234915/mode...RegardsVisruth

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I have a very straightforward question: I am running WinXP Pro on my computer and I just got an external USB hard-drive to back up my data before I upgrade to VISTA.

My internal hard drive is NTFS file system, and the external drive is FAT32. My data backed-up perfectly.

However, I understand that VISTA is NTFS only (for the drive that it's installed on, which in my case will be the internal drive). I will be installing the VISTA OS on the internal drive, and using the external drive solely for backing up data.

I don't want to back up my data externally, upgrade my PC to VISTA, and then discover that I can't access the data on the external drive.

Here's my only question: will VISTA work with a FAT32 external drive, or do I have to convert that external drive to NTFS *before* I attempt to connect it to VISTA?

awaiting your replies - I'll appreciate all the help I can get!

A:will VISTA read a FAT32 external hard drive,or do I have to format the drive to NTFS?

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Hey Guys,

I have a netbook which I want to recycle however it has been used for business purposes and I want to properly format the drive. The issue I have is that it does not have a CD drive nor does it have a working screen. I have connected the hard drive to external display and manually deleted all files from the computer but I know this is not really 'deleting' anything.

How can I format the drive from within Windows? Unfortunately I cannot get bios to display on the external display so I can not do anything from DOS or Bios simply because I can't see anything!

My latest attempt has been to use Active KillDisk to create a bootable USB however this is when I ran into the issue of the Bios and DOS not displaying, it will only display once windows has been loaded.

Any ideas?

A:Solved: Help needed to securely format hard drive - no screen or CD drive

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format my hard drive for clean install of new windows 10 on flash drive

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i go into device manager and i see tsstcorp cd/dvdw ts-h652m .however device is unable to play any cd ,dvd or burn.problem also with usb2.0 drive says unable to format and cannot display any files however it does work on any other pc.I would appreciate if someone can help me resolve this.this forum is great by the way I didnt know barely how to turn on pc and thanks to this forum I AM MORE KNOWLEGIBLE ABOUT PC.THANKS IN advance.

A:my disk drive tsstcorp cd/dvdw ts-h652m also usb drive says unable to format

Uninstall the cd/dvd drive from Device Manager and restart Windows.

After Windows restarts the drive will be reinstalled.

If still having issue try the solution here

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Hey any help would this would be GREATLY apprciated.

One of the hard drives on my pc [250gb drive , drive E:\] has about 180gb of that data inside one folder. Today I went to open the folder and the pc locked up for a second and then said that DRIVE E:\ is not formated and asked if I wanted to format it. If I select no and try to access the folder again it does the same thing. I cannot risk loosing any of the data that is inside this folder on this drive. IF anyone could try and help me access the files inside this folder I would be so appriciative!!!

Someone please help....


All other folders on the drive open just fine...

A:Folder inside drive will not open - telling me to format entire drive..

It also says that there is 0 bytes in the folder when there should be over 110gb ...

Is there any sort of program that will repair something like this...

When I right click the drive in my computer and check properties it says used space 184gb...but then when I go into the E:\ drive and select all the folders and select properties it says there is only 74.2gb used ?

The other 110gb is in that folder that I am not able to access....

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Hi everyone,

I recently accidentally formatted a hard drive. So, I quickly install a file recovery software (EaseUS Data Recovery). Then the result shows that most of SWF files are big in size. I think that lots of my files have been converted or combine with other files. So, how do I recover my files?

A:File format changed into other format after format a hard drive

This may not be the best answer, but I would recover the files first. That is you biggest concern right now. Then try to see what you need to do to fix them.

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The other day i went to format a partition(called drive D) of a hard drive in dos mode. Just after i pressed enter for the format to begin i relised that in dos my partitioned drive D was actually called drive G and my other hard drive which was drive E was called D, so I was actually formatting drive E. I quickly pressed restart and once in windows tried accessing drive E but it wouldnt let me because it sais it needs to be formatted because it hasnt got a File System. Ive used getdataback to access it but I want to know if there is a way to give the drive a file system name without actually formatting it?

A:Hard drive problem.. Cancelled format now cant access drive

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Hi,I am using a windows xp sp2 and a HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H42N cd/dvd driveThe problem is my cd drive is sometimes detecting the contents of a cd and sometimes not. I am not even able to find the pattern because the same cd when i insert it into the drive at times it shows the content and at times not.I want to format only my C drive using the windows xp cd. But the problem is when i am trying to boot from the cd, the os is not able read from cd.I checked the bios boot priority configuration and it is set to cd/dvd first.what is the other way of format my c drive other than by booting from cd ?i copied all the contents of the "windows xp installation disk" onto my usb flash drive and wanted to setup windows xp.when i double clicked on "setup.exe", i was able to go to the blue screen which had options of "collecting information, dynamic update, preparing installation, installing windows, finalizing installation". the problem is ..it has not asked me whether to just format c or format c,d,e drives.what will happen if i go ahead and format. will i lose all my data in d, e, f drives also..or by default it just formats c drive even if it does not ask us ?I am actually facing all these problems bcos...my pc is not booting from my cd.Please help me with answers.thank you

A:cd drive not reading contents of disk and does xp installation just format c drive ?


When this happens can you eject the cd? When it doesn't read it does it still sound like it is being read in the cd drive?

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I have an anternal media drive whith a number of hidden partitions which do not show up in windows. One of these partitions had become corrupted and unuseable and I would like to try re formatting it to fix the error.

In Partition Magic there are a number of drives listed. Some of the drives on the partition have assigned drive letters but the one I want to format has is greyed out and listed with a * infront of it. Partition Magic will let me enter the drive to view details and even gives me the option to format it BUT then wants to assign the drive the letter A:

If I do this then the media drive will be unable to work as it will have lost the file path it needs to record on to. I just wnat to re format this drive (with whatever freeware) and have the drive letter (wich is currently unassigned) untouched so that the media player never knows its been formatted.

File system is FAT32, partition size is 10gb, using Partition Magic, there are 2 partitions with assigned drive letters and 3 without on the 1gb HDD.

Any help or suggestions appreciated thanks.

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Hi. My external hard-drive stopped working yesterday. This is what's happening:

I plug it in as usual, then it says "You need to format the disk in drive F: before you can use it. Do you want to format it?".
I'm thinking it's more than likely an issue of having pulled out the usb cable without clicking 'safely remove'.

Yesterday I actually got it working again briefly by typing "chkdsk F: /R" into command prompt. Now when I do that it doesn't work, it says "The type of the file system is NTFS. Unable to determine volume version and state. CHKDSK aborted." And when I double click on F: drive in my computer it says "F:\ is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted or unreadable".

Are there any other options besides using some sort of data recovery tool (I'd rather not do this just because it takes a long time)?

A:Solved: External hard-drive:...format the disk in drive F: before you can use it.

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Other than TestDisk, what are some other free software downloads that
a person might try to recover data from a formatted drive? The drive was
formatted by accident.

This addresses an issue form one of my previous post but I have not
had any luck with TestDisk.

Thank you,

A:Free Drive Recovery programs for accidental drive format.

Please don't post duplicate threads. If your thread is in an inappropriate forum, please report it and a moderator will move it.

Continue the problem resolution here: http://forums.techguy.org/business-applications/871411-possable-recover-formatted-drive.html

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I have a HP Pavillion laptop computer. I needed to replace my hard drive, the salesman at the store said I could buy an external hard drive and remove it from the case and use it as an internal. I did that. Now I get NTLDR is missing. I ordered recovery discs from HP but nothing happens when I try to use them. HP said I need to format the new hard drive but I don't know how. Can someone help a beginner?

A:Solved: how to format an external drive to be an internal drive

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I need to format my hard drive [D & C drive]

so i wanna know Will format the hard drive [D & C drive], delete the all file
in it? Like the software that i install [ C:\Program Files], will they remain there or
will be deleted?

i already make a back up to all my Document project [ on D drive as i shown above] but to be honest, i dont want the process to delete my " Program Files" folder [ C:\Program Files]& my Document project [ on D:drive]........

** I just reinstall my pc 4/5 days ago [ maybe on 20 or 21/3/2012 ]

A:Will format the hard drive [D & C drive], delete the all file in it?

Formatting a drive or partition will completly wipe it, delete everything.

Take note you will be unable to format a drive with Windows on it if you are using that installation, you need to use a boot disk. If using dual boot you can format one Windows drive from the other.

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I have a laptop with a partition HD. I want to re-format the entire drive and delete the partition. The problem I have is that I do NOT have a floppy drive and only have a CD Rom drive.

I can find figure out how to reformat with out a floppy drive to boot from.

Please help me!!!!

Running XP now and want to re-install it after.

A:How to format a hard drive w/o a floppy drive

Simply boot from the XP CD. It should do the lot.
XP does not usually use a boot floppy.

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Hey sevenforums,
very sorry if this thread is a double, I have seen others with a similar problem but unfortunately none of their fixes have been able to help me.

I have upgraded my computer to use solid state drive for the operating system. as other walkthroughs have suggested I have removed my separate hard drive in order to do a clean install. windows installed fine but when I went to attach and format my secondary drive I ran into some problems. formatting from within Windows told me that the hard drive was already in use and I had to shut down other applications. then I tried formatting it from within the Windows 7 Installer and it told me that I could not because I had my system files and what not on there. then I tried to use diskpart but it told me the same thing when I ran the clean up it said I had my page files and system files and other things on there.

is it possible that my computer is confusing the new system files with the old? they both have installed the identical copy of Windows.

I have backed up my old drive so recovering the files off of it is not an issue at this point I would just like to do a big dirty format

sorry for the formatting and punctuation errors I am using my phone

A:Can't format secondary drive (old system drive)

You can use Partition Wizard free to wipe that old disk. If it doesn't do it inside windows, create the bootable media and boot into PW, format there.

Windows most probably just sees that system files etc/could be marked as active also and stops format.

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I'm backing up everything from my C: drive to drive F: using ntbackup, but first, I'm formatting the F: drive. For the formatting part, I want my script (simple batch file) to make it just happen--I don't want to respond to two prompts before formatting each time I run it. Any ideas?When I do this:format f: /fs:ntfs /v:"Backup_160"It prompts me to enter the volume label for this drive. Then it asks if I really want to erase the thing. I am thinking a "/Y" tacked onto the end will suppress the prompting about whether I want to erase it. What about the volume label prompt? I thought the "/v:"Backup_160"" was supposed to answer this question, but it doesn't seem to. Whether I remove the "/v:" parameter or leave it there, it always prompts. (Note that in this case, "Backup_160" was both the old and new name of volume F:; that's what I want it to always be called when I backup.)Also, what's the best way for me to overwrite the old backup file (Backup.bkf) each time with the new one, via batch file? Is this what the /T and /G switches are for--to overwrite an old backup file?Here's what I used last night:format f: /fs:ntfs /v:"Backup_160"ntbackup backup c:\ /n "Backup.bkf created 10/16/2006 at 1:08 AM" /v:yes /r:no /rs:no /hc:off /SNAP:on /m normal /j "Weekly System Backup" /l:s /f "F:\Backup.bkf"Thanks,Hotshot309

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Harddrive Lacie 250GB connected trough firewire 800:

XP says it's a RAW partition (used to be NTFS)

I have restored all the files from this drive (to another), and now I would like to reformat the drive to NTFS.

When XP tries to format it, it says ehh, " Error ..can't complete the format".

Anyone have any ida how to get past this problem:
I have Easy Reovery 6.03, Fix it utilities and more.

Any suggestions would be most welcome

System XP sp2 with all updates installed

A:PROBLEM: Xp reports RAW format, but I can't format the drive to NTFS,,,

I have run into the same problem except it is formatting 4.7 gig discs. If I find something that will help you, I will let you know. Let me know if you get a solution. It may assist me with my problem..........


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I have a second hard drive, which I recovered a deleted file into. I went into the find the recovered file, but it wasn't there, even though it used up a few gigabytes of space. I'm now frustrated, and I want to format the drive. It kept saying "being used by another process" or something like that, anyways, I went into the hard drive and deleted everything myself. The hard drive is now empty, but it still has about 16gigs of space being used, even though the drive is completely empty.

The software I used to recover my file was "Recuva". I uninstalled it, so it shouldn't be interfering with the formatting. Is there anyway to force format the hard drive???

Please help!

Thank you.

A:Cannot Format D-Drive (2nd hard drive)

Use your Windows install disc. When it gets to the point where it ask you where you want to install Win 7 indicate that drive. Then format the disc. Now exit the installation. If you cannot get that one to work then attempt it with a XP installation disc.

Another way is to go to your Control Panel and choice Administration Tools then go to Computer Management. From there go to Disk management. Once there right click on the Drive then click on Delete Volume. Once that is done, reformat. Hope this helps.

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i've purchased a seagate 1TB external hard drive and need to format it in FAT32 format.

how can i go about doing this using windows 7?

A:how can i format my external HD drive into FAT32 format

Quote: Originally Posted by Waqas83


i've purchased a seagate 1TB external hard drive and need to format it in FAT32 format.

how can i go about doing this using windows 7?

Hi and welcome

um, why do you need to? there are several 3rd party apps that can but since win 7 knows NTFS, it will not format fat32. Just checked to be sure.

KEn J+

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I have a customer's Satellite L305D S5895 laptop. This was shipped to me by the customer who tried to install Windows XP Pro, Vista and none would install. He said he tried all installation CDs he had and finally gave up on it and shipped it to me.

When I got it the partition were deleted so I tried to install Win 7 and when I do doing a custom install I get an error saying the hard drive can't be formatted on disk 0 or it will give an error that no hard drives were found.

I reset the bios to default and no matter what I do it won't format or find the harddrive. I was going to upgrade the bios but the only way I found to upgrade the bios is after windows is installed. There is no way to make changes to the bios for settings that would have to do with the hard drive. This has a Toshiba MK2546GSX (S1) hard drive.

When installing Win 7 I get the normal windows, "windows is starting", "Select Language", "Select System", "Type of install", "Custom Install", "Delete partitions", "New Partitions", "Format", then the error message "Windows cannot format a partition on disk 0. Error: 0x80070057"

This happens regardless what system I try to install. I've tried two different versions of XP, one of Vista and 3 Win 7 and each time a different install CD.

System Specs
AMD Turion (TM) 64 x 2 Mobile CPU
CPU Speed 2.00 GHz
Toshiba MK2546GSX (S1) hard drive
Pioneer DVD-RW DurkD08l... Read more

A:Solved: win 7 can't find hard drive or can't format hard drive on clean install

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Please give me a suggestion!
It would be nice if somebody gives a suggestion.

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Hello All,

I'm new to this forum seeking help for the issue below. I've searched for similar threads but all are either very old or not specific to my problem . . .

I/O Magic External USB Hard Drive (2007)
Seagate 250mb IDE
Initial problems appeared as the unit began to operate slowly, taking a long time to boot up and for folder to appear in Windows Explorer. Eventually the unit stopped working completely and would freeze up the host computer. Once the external was powered down the host computer would “unfreeze” and resume normal operation.
I attempted to determine if the external chassis might be the problem and removed the HD, mounting it as a slave in an older Dell running Windows XP (this unit had the correct IDE cabling). After correcting a “Don’t Have Permission to View Folder” error, I was able to see the drive. However, when attempting to open the drive in Windows Explorer, the drive at did not seem to respond at first. Eventually I got a pop up that said the “Drive is not formatted, do you want to Format Now?” I didn’t want to do this, so I ran Diagnostic Tools to try to Fix Disc Errors, and got the final message that the disc is in “Raw Format”, and that’s where I stopped.
This drive was a backup to the primary HD in my HP, whose motherboard died just prior to the problems detailed above. It contains ordinary personal data, but also my entire digital collection of music which I’d like to recover. I would rate my level of tech expertise abo... Read more

A:Do You Want to Format / Raw Format on External Drive

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While installing windows 7 ultimate my computer restarted and now the c drive is corrupted and it won't install. Is there a way to fix this?

A:C drive corrupted? Help!

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

Try a full clean & full format in command prompt.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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Hello everyone! I'm hoping someone here can help me out. I am running Vista Home Premium (which I HATE! Give me XP back!)

I'm not completely computer savvy, but I do know a good amount. :)

Anyways, I recently had an episode with my desktop. I was transferring some home videos the other day from my C drive to my extra drive that I have, and the computer would just shut off. I would restart it, and continue on. This happened about every 5 minutes or so. Then, it started happening more often. It got the point where as soon as I would turn it on, it would boot up and turn off.

I was able to load it up to the screen where I can load it in safe mode, but it would flash all the files and get stuck on crcdisk.sys and shut off. Boot itself back up and only give me the recovery option.

My computer is less than 5 months old, and I only use it for videos, music and photo editing. I have all of my personal files on there, as well as a lot of my business stuff (such as CS2, NI, and other programs). My outlook files are also on there, and I have emails pertaining to my business that I cannot retrieve any other way.

I call the Geek Squad at Best Buy, tell them what happened, and they said to bring it in that I need a new C: Drive. And that all info on the drive right now will be lost. Not to mention, it will take 2-3 weeks to get my computer back!!!!! I cant be without it for that long, and he tells me there is nothing else hey can do. :(

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A:Corrupted Drive?

hi and welcome to the forum did you try to run a repair from the install or recovery disc,
you can try ubuntu to help you recover your data
http://www.google.co.uk/url?q=http:/...BJ9UY4pkiJ8ZUg using live cd http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...dows-computer/

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WARNING! F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
File verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
Deleting index entry INDEX.MAP in index $I30 of file 5095.
Deleting index entry OBJECTS.MAP in index $I30 of file 5095.
Deleting index entry 00105286.MAP in index $I30 of file 11106.
Deleting index entry 00105287.MAP in index $I30 of file 11106.
Deleting index entry 00105288.MAP in index $I30 of file 11106.
Deleting index entry 00105289.MAP in index $I30 of file 11106.
Index verification completed.

Errors found. CHKDSK cannot continue in read-only mode.

I tried Chkdsk/f, and Chfdsk/c and it seems to still have problems.

What is the problem?

How Serious is this, how did it came and how to fix it?

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Is there a way to correct a corrupted C drive?

A:Corrupted C drive

You can try this:
Right click C drive>Properties>Tools>Check now
or you could try chkdsk in command prompt

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My D Drive (my second harddrive) has become corrupted and unreadable. All my important photography work, stencils, and music is in there. along with other pictures.

please help. thank you.

A:D Drive has become corrupted


Have you tried plugging your second drive into another machine just to make sure it is indeed corrupt?

If you can see your stuff on the other machine make a backup while you have the chance. After that try some disk repair tools like active partition recovery or HDD regenerator.

I've had the same problem and ran the regenerator then the partition recovery with fantastic results. Hopefully someone here will be kind enough to provide you with the links as i don't have them on hand at the moment.

Good luck

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somehow i've acquired a ton of problems or its not been consistent enough to explain well..i was playing a game on facebook when it froze the game has been having shockwave issues in the last week...i did a ctrl alt delete...and my screen went black but nothing..so i held down the start button to restart my laptop...through all that i did..i got three errors..but i have only received them once..(in this order)

exception processing message 0xc000007b parameters 0x75DD023C 0x75DD023C 0x75DD023C 0x75DD023C

an error has occurred code 0xC004E002


i've gone into safe mode and it will load but right before it goes to load the desktop it goes black...i've had it stuck on loading windows screen..i've done a few scans that i can do from windows prompt screen (if you press F8) i've tried restoring to the last proper working time..but it just does nothing..i've gotten it to load all the way through once but in safe mode i thing..everything was huge..but mouse would be stuck in the middle of the screen...also once when starting up i got to the desktop but it couldnt load anything further it would give me an error event location not available..i cannot find any of the cd's that went with my dell laptop.. (yes screwed i know) i cant figure out what the issue is or what to do...everything i do has a different outcome and its very confusing!!!

A:c drive corrupted?

so i posted previous...but somehow my laptop randomly loads up to the desktop in normal size..and decently running..with a few hiccups..i wanted to save my pictures thus buying a disk drive..which is to small..tried backing it up..but its telling me my c drive is corrupted...okay so now what do i do to fix this..what i've searched up i'm getting conflicting answers..some say to buy a new one..some dont..so what do i do?

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I may be in the wrong forum for this question but hopefully someone will correct me and guide me to the appropriate forum.

i have a large (16 GB) USB flash drive. in transferring a great deal of data i believe I unplugged the drive prematurely, thereby corrupting the drive. I do not care about the data on the drive. I want to reformat the flash drive so I can use it again.

When I insert the drive into a USB slot My Computer reports "No Media in This Drive." This precludes reformatting because as far as xP is concerned there is no media to format.

Any help in reformatting this flash drive will be appreciated.


Jim Morey

A:Corrupted USB drive

Can you see the drive in My Computer? If so, you can right click on the drive and then hit reformat. That will erase all the data on the drive, but should make it useable again. This is why you always want to use the safely remove icon on the system tray.

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I have an 8gb Kingston datatraveler SE9. I copied a 900mb video into it and now it is not working properly.

1) if I connect the usb to my laptop it will get connected as usual and I can see the video file in it but I can't play it, then the system will recommend for a "scan and fix" , once I scan the usb it is lost ,I can no longer see the video file and properties show 0 bytes and no free space,

2) if I format the usb then "windows was unable to complete the format"

3) I tried formatting the usb using usb format tool but then it showed "the disk is write protected"
I removed write protection using cmd, regedit but it then also the format tool showed the same error

4) I tried diskpart to clean the usb but "diskpart has encountered an error the media in the drive may have changed"

I think my usb can be fixed but I don't know how. please help

A:how to fix my corrupted usb drive

Sorry to hear of your problem, albeit was unable to figure out a fix. . .since it is only a 8 gig usb, and assuming it is usb 2 then why not bite the bullet and just get another one.

BTW "welcome to the 7 Fourms.". . .

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When starting my computer, I get a blue screen with the following error:

"The image ole32.dll possibly corrupt. The header checksum does not match corrupted checksum."

"Stop cc000221 image checksum disable bios memory options like caching and shadowing."


How do I disable those?

I booted from my other hardrive, but I cannot see or scan or do anything with the C: (G: is my backup drive that I am able to boot into.)

I really need to get some files of of C:. Am I screwed?

Thanks for your help.

A:Corrupted Drive

Hi swingjive,
Try looking here:

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I have a Dell c600 laptop on which the Nt cournel has become corrupted. I cannot boot onto this drive. I also have a Dell c810 which accepts an external hard drive. I would like to slave this drive to the C810 to get the data off. However the pin connection on the internal hard drive of the c600 is different then the cable that I have for the c810. The drive on the c610 looks like a centronics type pin configuration. Is there a cable I can buy that will allow me to do this.

A:Corrupted Drive

You can do the same thing slaving the drive to any other IDE devcie. You still may not be able to access the data due to the NT security.

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I recently got a new USB pen drive (Lexar 4GB) and saved lots of my work onto it. I made back ups of most of it but not all (stupid I know!)....anyway, now when I insert the USB it says the drive is corrupted and unreadable....is there a way for me to retrieve this data??? Thnaks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


A:corrupted usb pen drive - please help!


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I get a message saying that my c drive is corrupted, but that chkdsk won't fix it. Any suggestions?

Here is a hijack log: just in case
Thanks in Advance

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:57:36 PM, on 5/18/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\interMute\SpySubtract\SpySub.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Larry Waits\Desktop\Unused Icons\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.fairburnutilities.org/
F3 - REG:win.ini: run=C:\WINDOWS\System32\msoffice.exe
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\P... Read more

A:c drive is corrupted

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after playing diamondmind baseball ... d drive has corrupted clusters. scandisc unable to fix... can't back up the games or stats on d. any suggestions? Does anyone know how to or if I can back up the D drive or extract the information on it somehow and save it before I attemp to replace the d drive with a new one? why did this happen and is there a way to prevent it from happening again?

A:D Drive Corrupted

If you are getting an error message that there are corrupted clusters that does not mean that you have to replace the drive. If scan disk will not start, then most likely, if you can somehow get scandisk to run, may be saveable since it is not your boot drive. You can try reinstalling windows on your boot to make sure that you have a good install of windows. At that point, if you can't get scandisk to run, you have a problem with your overall windows installation and you would need to format and reinstall windows on your boot. But before doing that if you could get scandisk to run on the problem drive and scandisk reports bad clusters that means that those clusters on the drive are physically damaged windows would then rewrite data to the undamaged clusters on the drive and block the bad clusters from further. There is not NECESSARILY anything wrong with have bad clusters blocked out because it just reduces your drive capacity by that amount. However, once the number of blocked out bad clusters become a significant percentage of the drive capacity then it is a problem. You can then try to low level format the and if that doesn't fix the bad clusters then you need to replace the drive to get the same drive capacity in your system.

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I have a Freecom 8gb flash drive that i've been using for a while with no hassle. Lately though, it's become impossible to access the files on the drive and sometimes when i plug it in Windows prompts me to fix it. I do all the steps and all the variations of that and it eventually lets me into the drive, but a click or highlight of the documents results in Windows not responding and a necessary CAD.

I'm not in the least bit bothered about saving the files on the drive, but i would like to use the thing again. Is it saveable?

A:8gb Flash Drive corrupted?

if you don't mind losing the files, you could do a format. this will wipe everything from the drive.

open My Computer, Right-Click the drive and select Format

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Hi! pls help, Today I connected my hard drive to another computer, and it got corrupted, I tried to fix it using CMD prompt but it didn't work, I would love if there is a way i can fix it without losing my data, Thanks in advance.

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