HDD cant format disk
Posted on 2000-05-11
i have a PIII 550E, 128RAM, Gigabite MB, 13.6GB Samsung HDD, was running Win98 ok, then all of a sudden it wouldnt start, saying enter system disk. i thought this would be a good time to load on Win2K, that loaded on no problem. Bought a sound card that was not compatable with Win2K, so tried to FDISK it, set 2 partitions, then tried to format /s, but error says cannot read correct media from C:. I thought it might be my RAM or MB, so tried the HDD in another PC, same story. I managed to get the HDD to format but as its formating it says trying to relocate allocation unit, and its been formating for over 24 hours. I am begining to think the hard is at fault.
please give a step by step account of what is should do.
i may award more points if the answer works.