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were do i find a low-level format program for a fujitsu limited mpc3032at 3.5gb hd i looked all over the net for it someone help please

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by Rabbit_Runner In reply to low level format programs

Try this site and utility
http://www.freeport-tech.com/us-hd-prep-.htm

Lots of luck

Mike E.

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by anton26 In reply to low level format programs

Hi,

Fujitzu MPC3032AT is an ATA33 harddrive. All ATA33 harddrive is factory low-level formatted. It is not necessary to low-level format the drive.

If your computer has AMI or Award BIOS, you can use Low-level Format Utility stored in ROM-BIOS. Press Del key when you restart your computer and you can find the utility in the menu.

If your computer doesn't have Low-level Format utility, you can find the (demo version) utility in www.ami.com, or www.award.com, or www.symantec.com.

Hopethis info can help you.

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by jmatt In reply to low level format programs

Go to the Hard Drive manufacturers site & download the free
utility that most have , to help you get your HD the way you want .
( Including ghosting , writing to 0's )

Fujitsu's is OnTrack DiskGo ,
http://www.fcpa.com/cgi-bin/goFrames.cgi/support/su_drivers.html

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by rmontgo3 In reply to low level format programs

Go too maxtor.com and download maxllf.
this a good lowlevel formater that works on all harddrives.

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by bruski2k In reply to low level format programs

The only way I have found to correctly low level format an IDE drive is to use the utility provided by the manufacturer. Last time I looked at Fujitsu's site I couldn't find one.

These utilities don't actually low level format the drive, they write zero's to it. True low level formatting of drives went out with MFM/RLL drives.

Answer #4 says to use Maxtors util. This is wrong, Maxtors util only works with their drives. Bin there, done that.

The reasons are that different manufacturers use different algorithms for their Logical Block Addressing (LBA) schemes and the drives BIOS contains code which identifies the make, model etc.

If you find one that does work, please let me know.

Good Luck
Bruce

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