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Windows 7: Hard Drive Format? Problem

16 Jun 2011   #11
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Try a complete wipe of the HDD with it being the only one connected followed by a clean install.


SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation


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16 Jun 2011   #12
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

checkdsk has been run. I'm doing another full hard drive format again. Going to give it one more shot and dump the hard drive if it doesn't work. It's over 5 years old so it's out of warranty. I ran surface tests with a diagnostic program and it passed the test.

Considering it's a 500 GB drive and the price of drives, today, there is no reason to continue fighting it.
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16 Jun 2011   #13
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Try a complete wipe of the HDD with it being the only one connected followed by a clean install.


SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation


Did you try the secure erase?
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16 Jun 2011   #14
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I'll try this with the hard drive moved to my "test" PC. I've ordered a replacement drive from newegg (a 1.5TB for $59 - one of todays specials). I'm going to switch drives around in my system and use the 750GB that is now used mostly for Acronis backups to Vista and the new drive will take it's place.

Jack
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