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Windows 7: Windows Format a Partition on Disk?

07 Apr 2013   #61
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

It's OK if you want to try, but I would think that testing the hard drive first would be a better option.


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07 Apr 2013   #62
Rawad

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
It's OK if you want to try, but I would think that testing the hard drive first would be a better option.
Yeah It Didn't work it was worth a shot, lol
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07 Apr 2013   #63
Rawad

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Hi raiden32,

Download Western Digital's Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for DOS from WD Support / Downloads / SATA & SAS / WD VelociRaptor

Prepare a bootable DOS pen drive with Rufus. Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way

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Extract the zip file into the root of the bootable DOS pen drive.

Boot from the pen drive and against the command prompt type dlgdiag5.exe and press enter.

This will run the diagnostic Tool. Follow the instructions in the Western digital website to run the tests.
What do I do next I am lost at the moment , I tried to follow instructions but they didn't make sense to me. I have the dlgdiag5 on desktop and the Rufus USB on opened now what?

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07 Apr 2013   #64
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 


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Click the Start icon in Rufus to make a Bottable USB flash drive, then copy the WD HD diagnostic program to the USB drive. Boot the Vista Laptop with the USB Flash drive, NOT VISTA. Then run the WD diagnostic program.


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07 Apr 2013   #65
Rawad

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post

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Click the Start icon in Rufus to make a Bottable USB flash drive, then copy the WD HD diagnostic program to the USB drive. Boot the Vista Laptop with the USB Flash drive, NOT VISTA. Then run the WD diagnostic program.
Edit: Never mind I got it. I am going to run select drive option . I will let you know what happens.
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07 Apr 2013   #66
Rawad

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Edit: Never mind it give me some sort of error. I will take a picture of it next time as right now I am running the dlgdiag5 Extended Test.
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07 Apr 2013   #67
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

It all depends on the size of the HD & what problems it finds. It could take an hour or several hours.
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07 Apr 2013   #68
Rawad

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 


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EDIT: I ran an extended test and this is what it give me. I am starting to think this is a hardrive issue. The only way I believe this can be fixed is by replacing the hardrive.
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07 Apr 2013   #69
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi, Sorry, I was out for dinner and just returned.

I would prefer that you select MS-DOS in the Rufus dropdown menu as shown in my screenshot. Then click on Start to create the bootable DOS pen drive. This is the first part - creating a bootable DOS pen drive.

You have already downloaded dlgdiag_5_20.zip. Is it not? Now extract it to a folder say WD DiagDOS.

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Now copy these two files to the bootable DOS pen drive. At the end of it your bootable DOS pen drive should look like this.

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Now boot your PC that has the Western digital drive on which you want to run the diagnostics with this pen drive.

Against the command prompt type dlgdiag5.exe and press enter to run the DOS program.

Follow the instructions given in the Western Digital website on running the test.

It is bed time for me now. So may be others will help you if in need.

EDIT: Ignore this. By the time I composed this reply and posted it in my sleepy mood, I find much has happened. And you have Doc helping - good hands. So I retire for the day..


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07 Apr 2013   #70
Rawad

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

DocBrown you saw the latest image I posted?
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