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JonderWilson

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Hi Guys ,

I Bought A Laptop Off A Guy At My Work And I Am Trying To Formatt It All So Its Nice And Clean , But When I'm In The DOS Window And Type

A:\>FORMAT C: . . . I Get A Prompt Saying " Invalid Drive Specification"

I Browsed This On Google And It Says That The Hard Disk Is Corrupt.

Is There Anyway To Resolve This Problem, So I Can Continue To Format?

Any Help Will Be Appreciated :whistling:
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are you using a bootdisk to get into the "dos" window or what?

what os are you planning on installing on the LT once you've formatted?
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Yes I'm Using A Boot Disk To Access The DOS

And I'm Going To Re-Install Windows XP SP 2
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try doing format e: (some times bootdisks will associate e with the primary drive....don't ask me why)

or better yet...just boot to the xp cd and use it to format the drive...(it has that ability you know)

Edited by dsenette, 04 August 2006 - 12:49 PM.

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Its Ok Mate , I Got The Problem Fixed, I Just Deleted The Partitions On The Drive , Set Them Again And Formatted, Must Have Been Corrupt Tables :blink:

Thanks For The Help :whistling:
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