hard drive stops formatting at 46%

Dell / X200 laptop
November 27, 2010 at 05:50:44
Specs: Windows XP, PIII, 30GB, 933 ram
hard drive stops formatting at 46%. Tried 3-4 times but NG.
Thanks, Jim.

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#1
November 27, 2010 at 06:16:22
Download a diagnostic tool from the drive manufacturer and burn it to a bootable CD. Boot up and run the diagnostic. Will tell you whether the drive is salvageable or is bricked.

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#2
November 27, 2010 at 06:41:09
Thank you.

Jim.


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#3
November 27, 2010 at 08:35:20
Always enable S.M.A.R.T in bios. The drive is bad, replace it.

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