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Old 12-10-2006, 08:16 PM   #1
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whaatup yall now i know alot about computers but im no techie but ive ran into a problem. i was going to downgrade from xp home edition to 2000 professional and everytihg was going smooth until i had to format the hd. when i format the hd everytime it gets to a number and stops and will not finish. does anyone have a solution?
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Old 12-10-2006, 08:23 PM   #2
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ru formatting off of the windows install disk?
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Old 12-10-2006, 10:19 PM   #3
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yeah i mean would it make a difference if i used a boot disk?
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well the same thing happened to me and it was because the cd i booted off was scratched
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Try another disc. Or if ya havent got one, then goto the HDD manufacturers website and get their diagnostic tools. Most of them have a low level format option.
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Try another disc. Or if ya havent got one, then goto the HDD manufacturers website and get their diagnostic tools. Most of them have a low level format option.
and what exactly is a low level format option?
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and what exactly is a low level format option?
It formats ya drive, thats what ya wanted wasnt it
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and what exactly is a low level format option?
Its writes 0s the the Drive, one of the most through ways to format a drive
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