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Old 01-02-2008, 04:42 AM   #1
anatak
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lowlevel format of ntfs partition


Hello my windows box crashed and I am trying to reinstall everything.

the problem is that my hard disk must be damaged or something.
if I try to install windows with the hard disk connected I always get errors.
if I remove the hard disk the install cd runs normally untill I need a hard disk of course.

is there a way to do a low level format using knoppix ?
or some other way to try to revive this hard disk ?
when I use knoppix I can access all the files on the hard disk so I think that the hard disk is still good.

kind regards
anatak
 
Old 01-02-2008, 06:24 AM   #2
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DON'T lowlevel format unless you want to buy a new hard drive.

Read this: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...all-xp-285870/
 
Old 01-02-2008, 09:01 AM   #3
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Hi,

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Originally Posted by anatak View Post
Hello my windows box crashed and I am trying to reinstall everything.

the problem is that my hard disk must be damaged or something.
if I try to install windows with the hard disk connected I always get errors.
if I remove the hard disk the install cd runs normally untill I need a hard disk of course.

is there a way to do a low level format using knoppix ?
or some other way to try to revive this hard disk ?
when I use knoppix I can access all the files on the hard disk so I think that the hard disk is still good.

kind regards
anatak
If your hard disk is indeed having problems, I would use the manufacture diagnostics to check the drive. Just google for the drive manufacture or if you still have the drive utility cd then use it.

After confirming the drive is good then you can use KNOPPIX to work on your system. You can also use the SystemRescueCd or Helix.

RIP (R)ecovery (I)s (P)ossible
is another recovery cd that you could use.

All the above have the qparted on them. This would be a tool to use if the partition is still available. If not you can use qparted to create & format the partition.

Parted Magic is a small livecd that can be used to create & format a partition.

These links and others can be found in the 'Slackware-Links' .

edit: Did you allow the M$ product to attempt to boot? If not did you try the fixmbr option if that is the problem?

Last edited by onebuck; 01-02-2008 at 09:04 AM. Reason: after thought
 
  


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