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new 300GB seagate hard drive doesn't work


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stevefromga2000

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i have formatted it before, and when i format it with windows, it does take 3 hours. that is when it shows up when i go to my computer, and then double click on the drive, and windows tells me that it is not formatted. i have also downloaded a disc wizard program from seagate.com that gives me the option to format the new drive. that does not take that long. both ways have worked in the past, but when i did the option through the windows and then restarted my computer, it was like it completley lost the information. the drive said all over again that it was not formatted and i needed to format it. am i supposed to do something after that?
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alright everybody, i finally ran some other maintanance options through the program from seagate, and had the drive do a self test with the S.M.A.R.T. technology stuff, and here is what it said......"Self test routine completed with a S.M.A.R.T. alert error. Any drives reporting a S.M.A.R.T. failure should be considered likely to fail at any time. You should back up your data on any such drive as soon as possible. Contact your computer or hard drive vendor to obtain return information." So, i'm thinking that i just got screwed and purchased a faulty hard drive or something and that is why i have been having all these problems. thanks for all the help though. i'll let everybody know if i find anything else.
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you shouldn't have problems returning HD from where you purchased it.but it's really bugs you to spend so much time,my sympathies

Edited by HaraldR, 03 June 2006 - 12:53 AM.

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