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Old 01-31-2005, 10:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I just build my computer at the beginning of this month and just this past week I had a problem. My mouse some how stopped working. There wasn't any way to fix it unless I reformatted. The mouse problem was kind of complicated so don't worry about that... the big problem is that I can't reformat. I’ve tried a few rimes:

First: I did a full format went to sleep when it was at 3% done. Woke up about 8 hours later it was at 30%. I just turned it off.

Second: I did a quick format and that ran though all right until it got to "Installing Windows". It said it had about 35 min. left. I went to work at that time and then I got home 3 hours later and it was in the same spot.

Third: I tried another hard drive, same thing happened

Fourth: same as all the others.

What’s up? I know someone who's been working with computer a long time and he's kind of concluded that it’s memory, CPU, or mobo. I'm thinking it's the mobo but I really have no idea.
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I have found it best to troubleshoot these type of problems in this order memory--->cpu--->mb.... 70% of the time I have found the problem to be a failing processor
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Whenever setup hangs like that, just restart and setup should resume.
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Well you could always go into dos and do a format there...I think the command is...C:format or something like that...research that possibly as well
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the command from a startup disk would be

a:\format c:
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I use format c:
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If you can't reformat it most likly a faulty hard drive

try to get a program and write zero's to the drive then FDISK it with a DOS bootup disk

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write zeros, fdisk, format reload. also, what kind of HDD?? SATA?

sorry above poster, just realized you wrote the same thing...except is is a SATA drive?
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