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Well i was fixing one of my friends pretty old computers, he just wanted me to reinstall windows. I have done this quite a few times so i know what im doing but i ran into an error that i have never seen. (btw his computer wasnt getting past the windows boot screen and it had a bunch of viruses and such, he told me this). I made a new partion and deleted his old one everything was fine, i then started formatting it, and then an error came up after about a minute that it cant be formatted the computers going to restart, so i popped the hard drive out stuck it in my computer to see if I could format it from my desktop and that didnt work either, its detected but the hard drive always gets an error when reformating. Im in a bit of a pickle here and would appreciate any help.
thnx.
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post #2 of 6
Is it encrypted or something (or does encryption have anything to do with this kinda stuff)? Are any of the computers OCed? If OCed, see if clocking back to stock fixes it.
post #3 of 6
Download Drive Fitness Test, and boot it from a Cd or floppy. Should give you an error if the drive is bad. in your case it sounds like it is...

EDIT: Make sure you do the advanced/full test!
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There might be some bad sectors on the HD. Have you tried running Scandisk on it? Try running the command prompt and typing in "chkdsk /f" to see if it helps.
    
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Maybe it is an issue with the Master Boot Record? Maybe you could try FIXMBR Command?
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Did everything work out?
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