SATA HDD reformat

  bhagat singh 14:44 06 Aug 2006

i needed to reformat my SATA HDD but as i booted up the CD and followed a few instructions, the screen seems to be frozen at examining disk 0..... what should i do. i have backed up all my data so that is not a problem.

  Terry Brown 15:04 06 Aug 2006

Have you tried re-partitioning it to clear and data blocks, then re-formatting

  bhagat singh 15:06 06 Aug 2006

how do i do that?

  ICF 15:14 06 Aug 2006

What make of drive is it?

  bhagat singh 15:15 06 Aug 2006

maxtor. ive looked on a couple forums do i have to use some kind of floppy with the drivers for it?

  ICF 15:17 06 Aug 2006

Try this program from maxtor Maxblast 4

click here

  ICF 15:21 06 Aug 2006

Have a look at this guide from Maxtor it tells you how to install/format a SATA drive.

click here

  bhagat singh 15:24 06 Aug 2006

but will this go on to letting me reformat the hard drive?

  bhagat singh 15:25 06 Aug 2006

oooo it seems to be working now

  bhagat singh 15:26 06 Aug 2006

thank you very much ICF for all your help i am truly grateful. im sorry for causing so much hassle

  ICF 15:40 06 Aug 2006

It's a pleasure. So did maxblast4 do it?

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