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Formating and partitioning HD

by Stanmar2 / August 15, 2004 11:06 AM PDT

I recently had troubles with my HD. I was able to retrieve the important files with PC Inspector file recovery program. I then removed the partitions to delete all files on the HD. What should I do now so I can use the drive? Does it need to be formated first and then partitioned?

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Re: Formating and partitioning HD
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 15, 2004 11:13 AM PDT

I'd use the drive makers fitness test to see if the drive failed.

Bob

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Re: Formating and partitioning HD
by Stanmar2 / August 18, 2004 10:14 PM PDT

I used the PowerMax software and it said it has failed. I am sending it back to Maxtor. Thanks for your help.

Stan

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