EMachines laptop not able to reformat win 7
Posted 26 May 2013 - 08:21 AM
Posted 26 May 2013 - 08:42 AM
Has the HDD been checked to see if there is a recovery partition on it, if the HDD has never been formatted there may a recovery partition present which is accessed by continually tapping the F11 key after restarting the computer and during POST.
Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:02 AM
Phil, thank you as well...When I try the F11, it just goes to the startup repair request...
Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:08 AM
Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:37 AM
Run the HDDs diagnostics tool;
Make sure you select the tool that is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287
Depending on the program it'll create a bootable floppy or a bootable DVD/CD.
If the downloaded file is the .iso type use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn the .iso file to a DVD/CD disk depending on your OS (select "Write image file to disc" option) and make the disk bootable.
Posted 26 May 2013 - 05:34 PM
Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:03 PM
Posted 30 May 2013 - 12:26 PM
Is the boot priority still set to DVD/CD drive first and the HDD second.
Are you booting up with the OS installation disk in the drive so that the replacement HDD can be formatted and a fresh install of the OS can be done.
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