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Old 02-17-2004, 08:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am in the process of reformatting my hard drive and it always stops on 12%, this is the third time, any ideas?

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Old 02-17-2004, 08:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try cleaning the disk.If that dosent work look for a big scratch.Though ive not tried it are places thta fix CD's.
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Try cleaning the disk.If that dosent work look for a big scratch.Though ive not tried it are places thta fix CD's.
oops : A hard drive isn't a cd disk.

Try fdisk first to remove this partition.Then format.Are you formating from a system floppy ?
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xp pro...running from a cd....its at 16% but still its been almost 2 hrs
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xp pro...running from a cd....its at 16% but still its been almost 2 hrs
I must admit i,m not up on XP.How big is this HD ?
This sounds more like a complete Scandisk.
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40gb...it stops at 12 for like an hour and now its been at 16 for like 45 min
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40gb...it stops at 12 for like an hour and now its been at 16 for like 45 min
As i said,i,m not up on XP and kind of dissapointed no one else has tried to help.
Why are you formating ? Is XP pro not working and you want to do a new install ?
I aint goin nowhere,so lets finger this out.
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Old 02-17-2004, 11:22 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have some viruses on my hard drive and they are blocking any patches from being downloaded...so itll just be easier to reformat...I dont have anything important that i cant get back
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I have some viruses on my hard drive and they are blocking any patches from being downloaded...so itll just be easier to reformat...I dont have anything important that i cant get back
but it seems too late.So go to bed and wait it out or press the reset.
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/hous...start_corp.asp
I think an email might be better,but i know how afraid some are these days.
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