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By JeffryG ·
OK, I FDISK'ed this hard drive and rebooted to Format the C: dr like normal before installing windows. During the format of the drive it stopped the formating and is now "Trying to recover allocation unit" then you see a 6 digit # scrolling up 1 at a time. This is a new one for me, just asking cuz it has been doing this for about 5 hours now. The numbers are currently at 583,356 and going up.
any info would help alot.
thanks

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by awdfg In reply to ?Formatting Hard Drive? q ...

I think your hard disk is damaged physically.
Try filling it completely with zeroesand re-formatting it.You can use the Disk Manager software from www.ontrack.com.

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by dmiles In reply to ?Formatting Hard Drive? q ...

The hard drive has damaged areas,and it is scanning the bad sectors which will become unusable.It will scan the entire drive to move the bad sectors to the end.

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by Fabio DPI NET In reply to ?Formatting Hard Drive? q ...

Sorry, but the hard disk is damaged. You can only change it with a new one.

Fabio

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