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Windows 7: can't FORMAT an external Hard Drive in my PC

02 Jul 2015   #11
winterSn0w

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

is there something wrong with the uploading system? I mean, I cant upload any photos of any file extensions. I already waited for about 3-4 hours just for the first 2 screenshots i uploaded, but I'm not sure if what is going on. The window that popped up in where you browsed your desired photos to post and clicked the upload button, just turned white after it said the upload was complete, and then the link is this (http://www.sevenforums.com/newattach...anageattach&p=), i pressed enter and this was the result:

Invalid Post specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator

If you were trying to add an attachment from Internet Explorer, please use the advanced edit mode as there is currently a bug when attaching from quick reply.

I apologize I cant upload the screenshots T.T


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02 Jul 2015   #12
gregrocker

 

I reported this so try again later, or upload your pictures to a file server like OneDrive and post back the link.
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02 Jul 2015   #13
z3r010

 

Theres nothing wrong at our end.
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02 Jul 2015   #14
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by winterSn0w View Post

If you were trying to add an attachment from Internet Explorer, please use the advanced edit mode as there is currently a bug when attaching from quick reply.
I haven't seen that message in a while.
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02 Jul 2015   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

See below to see if you may have missed anything when trying to upload and attach your images.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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02 Jul 2015   #16
winterSn0w

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Here are the links for the screenshots through OneDrive:


first was a shot right after i clicked disk management, that window popped up
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next one right after i clicked the initialize disk..
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third when i tried to right click on the smaller square..
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and lastly is when i right clicked on the rectangle part where UNALLOCATED shows
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hope this helps...

this was also the result of Active @ KillDisk i ran earlier
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02 Jul 2015   #17
gregrocker

 

Cyclic redundancy is a read calculation error, but since there is no data and it identifies the problem with the MBR then we try wiping the MBR which resolves many issues. At the same time the disk should be surface tested and have its file system tested. Partition Wizard can automate these so you don't need to use the commands I gave earlier.

Need to see the Partition Wizard shots to compare. Please try to attach them correctly as given in Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Then Partition Wizard Wipe Disk - Video Help.

Also run a Partition surface test with Partition Wizard.

Then try to create a Logical partition using Partition Wizard. How to Create Partition | Windows Partition Wizard Tutorial and then Partition Wizard Check File System
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02 Jul 2015   #18
winterSn0w

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
See below to see if you may have missed anything when trying to upload and attach your images.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Thanks Brink! Anyways, I already posted through OneDrive it was way easier. I might try to use the attachments in this forum later.
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02 Jul 2015   #19
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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02 Jul 2015   #20
winterSn0w

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Ahhh guys, is this an indication of what Jumanji said in his first post in this thread?

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