Formatting prob

  coogs 16:07 23 Feb 2003

I was re formating a oc fire ball 15gb hardrive for a friend when i tried to format using c:\>format c: it came up with eroor wrong media type or an error message very close to that one i hope domebody will help as im not to keen on buyin a new hardive

  Djohn 16:18 23 Feb 2003

Are you starting from the DOS prompt itself ? and not from within windows.

  howard60 16:19 23 Feb 2003

that the hdd has been recognised correctly. If so download the ultimate boot disk and boot the pc from that. you should then have no troubles.

  coogs 16:32 23 Feb 2003

stating using boot disk and using prompt and what is ultimate boot disk

  Djohn 16:48 23 Feb 2003

coogs, starting from floppy should leave an a:\> on screen. if so, then type C: and press enter, this will give you the C:\> from this prompt. add as below, the C:> is already there so just type in the *Format and C:* looks like I have put on next line.

C:/>format c:

Notice the space between format and c, it should work. Hope I'm not telling you things that you already know. Regards. J.

  DieSse 16:58 23 Feb 2003

I suggest you delete any existing partitions first, then redo the partitions, using fdisk.

Then do the format. You should run the format from the A prompt, as the format program is on the A disk.

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