pc reformat cant get past verifying integrity

May 22, 2011 at 06:11:31
Specs: Windows Vista
It will not let me format, I removed the partitions and restarted, tryed to format, system said "need partition" so I am triing to put in a Primary DOS Partition and it will not go past the "Verifying drive integrity" it stays at 0% ( with the odd little flash of an underline beneath Verifying drive integrity)
can anyone help please!!

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May 23, 2011 at 04:35:43
Are you trying to do this using FDISK? If so that probably won't work because it's a hangover from earlier windows and won't work, especially with modern SATA drives.

If you are doing it from a Vista boot disk then you may also need to install the SATA drivers before you can set it up (downloadable from the manufacturer's website if you haven't got them on a disk)

If neither of the above are relevant, again go to the harddrive manufacturer's website and download any tools available - most have diagnostic and drive preparation tools which you can use to check & set up your drive.

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