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When formating HD... I get error message that says "trying to recover allocation unit."

dee43 asked
Last Modified: 2010-04-27
Would someone please tell me what's going on with this error message.  I did a fdisk, patitioned & formatted the drive.  During the formatting, I get a message that says "trying to recover allocation unit." (the formatting process is extremely slow)  Once complete, I copy the system files reboot and try to access drive c:, I get an error message that says invalid media.  I don't understand because I just finished reformatting the drive.

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