Re: format hard drive

Re: format hard drive

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Posted by Garry Reid on April 20, 2001 at 06:21:07:

In Reply to: Re: format hard drive posted by lawboy on March 19, 2001 at 14:51:25:

: : : I am trying to reformat the hard drive on a 200MHZ pentium. I booted to a floppy.At the A prompt I typed in Fdisk.Then I deleted the primary partition. Clicked on creating a partition of the whole drive 4GI.The format started at about 4% a message said "trying to recover allocation unit" then "not ready" format terminated. Need help. What did I do wrong, or is my hard drive bad.
: : : Frank

: : I have the same problem. It seems that I have system commander installed and it stops you from FDISK working. You can no longer format the drive. If someone has a utility that will allow a complete format of a hard drive regardless of the protected files from installed software I would sure like to find it.

: I also have the same problem can someone pls tell me a solution for it. The msg format terminated appears after 5% plz help me. Mail me at

I had this problem and the only way I could get round it was to delete the primary dos partition and create a new one. The new one is only about 60% of the disk space. This seems to format ok now.

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