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external hard drive errors

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by bbcaw2, Mar 2, 2005.

  1. bbcaw2

    bbcaw2 Guest

    I have this maxtor 80 gb harddrive that one day i woke up to find that it is not recognized anymore. I think it was defragmenting and either my girl turned it off or the power went out briefly in the middle of it. When i click on it it says I/O error and it is in an unrecognizable format. I tried to reformat the drive and it got to 98% before it came up with an error saying it could not continue because it was in the wrong format. It is only 2 months old and the only thing i had on the drive was about 30gb of music. I would like to format the drive if anyone knows any way i can or any programs to help me let me know.
    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. ddp

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    what windows are you using & download the maxtor diagnostic disk to see if any problems with drive. as still under warranty, it can be replaced.
     
  3. bbcaw2

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    thanks for the reply its windows xp sp2
     
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    did you go into disk management to delete that partition & make a new one before trying to format the drive??
     
  5. bbcaw2

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    Could you help me out with how you do that.
    thanks
     
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    thank you so much it worked.
    I really do appreciate your help.
     
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    no problem, teach & learn
     

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