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If it was able to convert to NTFS, then there is a file system on board...or part of one. This is likely the result of the floppy formatting to FAT32. That would explain it finding a file system to convert. Go ahead and try to install Windows. I am very suspicious of the overall health of your HDD, though.
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really bad sign. Setup was unable to format the partition. The disk may be damaged. I got that before but cloned a diffrent harddrive to mine, and it worked but really crudy and now im back to sq 1..i paid 40 bucks for HD and Caddy, really don't want to buy another, do you think that's all that i have as a choice now? I'm sick of all the errors saying currupt this currupt that..and its in fat32, making it run slower and less efficent. So do i buy a new HD?

Edited by nic777, 20 July 2007 - 10:20 AM.

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Please go to post no. 2
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Yup...try The Skeptic's suggestion in Post #2.

If that doesn't do the trick, I'm afraid your HDD is on it's way out.
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I don't quite understand this SeaTools program...what shall i select there's no "Format" option.
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Sorry about my mistake. I meant Western Digital and not Seagate/maxtor.

Please use this link to download Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for DOS (cd) and to create a bootable cd. When you bootup a menu shows up. Choose Write Zeros To Drive.
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gee thanks now you tell me..lol ok
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Error, no Western Digital Drives found press any key to continue....

Edited by nic777, 21 July 2007 - 08:01 AM.

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