Solved Windows Won't Format My Hard Disk

Compaq / Pressario 1277
September 11, 2011 at 05:16:58
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My hard disk won't format.When I load in the win98SE installation disk, it says "Windows cannot use an unformated drive.
Preparing to format...
Wimdows cannot format drive C: .Please press Enter"or something like that.

PLZ HELP!!!!!!


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#1
September 11, 2011 at 07:22:19
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The hard drive may have failed so you need to test it with the drive maker's DOS diagnostic software which runs from a bootable CD. The links are at the top of this page: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm...

If the testing software says the drive has "failed" you need to install a new hard drive.


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#2
September 11, 2011 at 12:53:33
Are you booting to the Win98 CD? Have you run Win98 on that computer before?

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#3
September 11, 2011 at 18:14:46
How big is the drive and how was it previously used?

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#4
September 18, 2011 at 10:27:13
@pip22
Nevermind I've gotten past that part.Now, it freezes during the actual setup.

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#5
September 18, 2011 at 16:51:42
How big is the drive and how much ram is installed?

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