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Reformat External Hard Drive

by llew2562 / May 5, 2006 7:56 AM PDT

I purchased a external hard drive kit for a drive that was in my old computer. When I pluged it in my new computer it was not given a letter even though it was listed in disk management. I purchase Partition Magic8. I was able to extract all in information but now I want to reformat so I can use it again. When I tried to do it with PartitionMagic I got this error message...Error #109 partition ends after end of disk,
UcEndCylinder (1247) must be less than 1247, Disk geometry errors. I've tried to contact them but have had no responce for weeks now.

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try disk management
by linkit / May 5, 2006 8:38 AM PDT

What operating system: XP, XP (SP1), XP (SP2), other?
What HD size or model number?

GOOGLE: partition magic 8 error messages

Why not try DISK MANAGEMENT to repartition and format the HD.

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Reformating External Hard Drive
by thedon1969 / May 6, 2006 9:27 AM PDT
In reply to: try disk management

Many thanks..I forgot to try Disc Mgmt. I used it before to try and extract the infor but all it would let me do is delete the partition. So once I got all the info out of it now I deleted it and now it gave me a letter. WOW Thanks

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(NT) (NT) I'll second Linkit...try DISK MANAGEMENT !
by VAPCMD / May 5, 2006 1:48 PM PDT
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Formating External Hard Drive
by thedon1969 / May 6, 2006 9:29 AM PDT

Many thanks..I forgot to try Disc Mgmt. I used it before to try and extract the infor but all it would let me do is delete the partition. So once I got all the info out of it now I deleted it and now it gave me a letter. WOW Thanks

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(NT) (NT) You're welcome...but was really Linkit's suggestion.
by VAPCMD / May 6, 2006 10:14 AM PDT
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