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Format Terminated

By l2827r ·
I had winxp on a home computer and needed to format the hard drive. I began the formatting process and it stopped at 19% with Not Ready Format Terminated. I restarted and went thru the process all over but kept getting same message. Any suggestions???

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bad hard drive

by antuck In reply to Format Terminated

Sounds like the hard drive is failing. I would run a diagnostic test on the drive to check. You can go to the manufactures web site and get there utility.

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by jmiguy In reply to Format Terminated

Make sure you don't have virus protection enabled in the BIOS. This will prevent you from overwriting the MBR.


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