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What's wrong with my hard drive?


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Puh.

So what are we going to do?
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http://www.windowsxp...dexfullpage.htm

It will show up as 2 partitions. Delete the broken or both unless you wanna have all your partition onto one.. THIS WILL DELETE BOTH copies of the OS. This will start fresh.
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I look through the instructions and it asks to chose NTFS or FAT32... what's the difference?
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I look through the instructions and it asks to chose NTFS or FAT32... what's the difference?

Dell also recommended running PC restore, to restore to the factory settings..
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NTFS has a better structure file system.

Do you have PC Restore? Is it a hidden partition on your harddrive or on your cd-rom?
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Yeah, I should be able to run PC restore... is this better than installing from CD?
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Yeah.

PC Restore is restoring everything back to the way dell sent it to you.

It will be like you got the PC brand new.
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Ok then... I'll give that a try :whistling:

Thanks for your help!!!!!! Very much appreciated.

One more question: How come I can use one of my programs through my external hard drive [on the Desktop PC that I am writing on right now?] I thought all programs have to be reinstalled?
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Ok, I think that doesn't work due to the corrupted hard drive... even though I push CTRL + F11, it takes me to the normal start up options...

I guess, I have to reinstall from CD?!
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Whew we got ourself in a bundle here.

Yeah, thats the only opition as of the moment.

Run it from the cd.
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When I get to the partition page, it shows me three partitions:

-: Partition1 [FAT] 55 MB (47 MB free)
C: Partition2 [NTFS] 71508 MB (11351 MB free)
E: Partition3 [FAT32] 4754 MB (589 MB free)

What do I do now?
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Ok do NOT touch Partition1

Formatt Partition2
Formatt Partition3

Formatt those two.
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Do I have to delete these partitions first or can I "overwrite" them?

Where does Partition1 come from?

Edited by sannie, 08 February 2007 - 09:46 PM.

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Delete them.

We are starting fresh, remember?
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ok.

what's partition1?
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