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RE-FORMATTING A TOSIHBA SATELLITE 1700-200

by nasmasterflex / November 26, 2004 9:10 PM PST

hi
I had some problems with my toshiba laptop. So I stuck in a window 2000 cd and booted the system again. At start up it asked where i wanted to install. So I selected delete the existing partion. The drive got reformated and then I chose NTFS partion install. But once the 100% format bar finished I got a message saying "Cannot complete format hard disk may need formatting or Hard drive may be damaged. HELLLPPPPPP anyone got any ideas ????

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Re: RE-FORMATTING A TOSIHBA SATELLITE 1700-200
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 26, 2004 11:29 PM PST

If you did delete the partition, recreate it and then let 2000 format it... and it failed, the likelyhood is the drive is failing.

You can try this trick. Make the partition 1/2 the size of the total drive size and try again.

My bet is that the hard disk is failed or failing.

Bob

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Re: RE-FORMATTING A TOSIHBA SATELLITE 1700-200
by Smart_guy(not really) / December 4, 2004 12:04 PM PST

get a knew hard drive

There

thats it

its as easy as that.

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Re: RE-FORMATTING
by reefurbb / December 4, 2004 11:31 PM PST

www.bootdisk.com for a floppy that will reformat your Hdd and check for bad sectors at the same time. If it reports a bad unuseable boot sector, therefore format terminated, go to the Hdd mfgr for a boot floppy to zero fill or low level format drive. If that fails, your Hdd is too corrupted and you tried your best, except to take it to a shop with lots more utilities.

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