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Old 07-18-2006, 09:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi just this evening i waas sitting at my computer playing...when all of a sudden my computer turned off and when i reebooted my 200 gb didnt work..when i try to acessit it says : "this disc snit formated, would you like to do that now?" or "invalid parameter"
i really cant figure out whats wrongand i REALLY have some of my very important stuff in there...so if anyone please help me as soon as possible i would be really grateful!


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Old 07-18-2006, 09:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you tried the HDD in a different system? My guess it that the PSU gave in and shut everything down because it doesn't have enough power to supply (no pun intended, honestly!) power to your components.
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Old 07-18-2006, 10:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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sound like an smart explaination..but how can i get i up and running without needing to format it?
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Just take your HDD and use it in another computer like snake eyes said or buy a PSU.
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so youre saying that im supposed to use the drive in another system and the put it back in my own?
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The problem has not exactly been indentified yet, but you could set the harddrive as 'slave' and put it into another machine to see if the harddrive is at fault.
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so youre saying that im supposed to use the drive in another system and the put it back in my own?
Yes, just so you can say " it works in this system, so its my pc at fault" or " ok it doesnt work in another system either, so its my hdd at fault"
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Old 07-19-2006, 07:04 AM   #8 (permalink)
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well i followed all of your advice but it still didnt work...anyway.i had to formate it....kinda sad but it had to be done.
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Old 07-20-2006, 08:52 AM   #9 (permalink)
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you can get software to scan your hard drive for deleted files even after a format, if their that important its worth a shot
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get your hand on a copy of norton disc doctor (check our techie tool kit thread here in the os forum) and run it to fix that hdd
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