hard disk formatting problems

  bigboab y 09:22 22 Jan 2003
  bigboab y 09:22 22 Jan 2003

I am trying to fit a MAXTOR 82561D3 2.5 gigs hard drive into a Compaq desktop ..replacing a 600megs drive... after reading all the discussions on here,I ran FDISk using a windows me startup disk .. this seemed to go ok.. but when I ran format c: I got a message saying "invalid media type reading drive c ".. I believe this drive had windows NT on it and was partitioned in some way .. tho I made the partitioning at 100% on fdisk... any ideas on the problem guys/gals...?????

  BrianW 10:03 22 Jan 2003

Try fdisk /mbr to clear the master boot record, this should remove any record of NT

  bigboab y 10:29 22 Jan 2003

Your a bloody genius Brian... ran the fdisk/mbr.. thot nothing had happened... ran format c: got same media message...restarted,then ran format again... yippeee.. now got a hard 2.4 gig hard drive with 2.4 gigs free.. must have been the bits of NT which was the problem .. buy yourself a pint and put it on my tab..

  BrianW 11:49 22 Jan 2003

Glad it worked - don't forget to tick as resolved.

  bigboab y 13:03 22 Jan 2003

Not yet Brian .. the setup menu is in DUTCH!!! can that be changed???

  woodchip 13:35 22 Jan 2003

It's because it's a DUTCH setup disc but you may be able to get round this when it gets to the Language choice you need to select British UK or UK just press the enter key until you get to language

  bigboab y 13:56 22 Jan 2003

Cheers guys w98 is working fine !!!

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