By danielmwale1 ·
My HP Compaq N 9010 just stopped to boot! It is giving me the 'disk error" message when I try to boot.

I tried to re-instal windows XP SP2. after 12 hours of formating, it gave the message "unable to partition..." therefore was not able to continue.

Please help on information on how I can recover.



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by Jacky Howe In reply to WINDOWS P SYSTEM RECOVERY

You can use the Hard Drive Makers Testing Utility to Test the Drive

Hitachi / IBM - DFT "Drive Fitness Test"
Works with all manufacturers

Western Digital "Data Lifeguard"
Works with WD drives only

Fujitsu "FJDT"
Works with fujitsu models only

Samsung "hutil"
Compatability unknown...

Seagate "Seatools"
Works with Seagate drives only

If you have failures you will have to replace the drive.

If the Drive tests out OK then use this to wipe it. Autonuke should do it.

Darik's Boot and Nuke

Recreate your Partitions and you should be good to go.

< hopefully you are using Recovery CD's >

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