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Formating internal HDD using USB

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April 19, 2013 12:31:41 AM

Hi,

How do I format my HDD to use it again in my laptop? I got a bootMGR is missing error. That's because I accidently deleted it with Ubuntu.

I tried formating it to FAT32, but it failed.

I opened another external hard drive to connect it to my other laptop.

Running windows recovery didn't work. When I tried that, I got the bootMGR is missing error again.
April 19, 2013 1:45:54 AM

Can you try to connect a different HDD and run it off that, then use the errored HDD as an external and format it? using cmd
Ex:
CMD

-Diskpart
-List disk
-select disk #
-clean
-format fs=fat32 label="default"
etc.. you get the idea.
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April 19, 2013 2:06:35 AM

Make a harem boot USB stick use there fix mbr tool.
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April 19, 2013 5:06:49 AM

Andy11466 said:
Can you try to connect a different HDD and run it off that, then use the errored HDD as an external and format it? using cmd
Ex:
CMD

-Diskpart
-List disk
-select disk #
-clean
-format fs=fat32 label="default"
etc.. you get the idea.


Already did this. I tried formatting it but after a few hours it gave an error that the file was too big.

Right now I am formatting it to NTFS using a different program. No error's so far, but still at 43%.
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April 19, 2013 2:16:57 PM

I kind of had the error problem. Make sure you delete the file to make it unallocated HDD, then partition it first. and then format it.
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April 19, 2013 3:26:27 PM

smorizio said:
Make a harem boot USB stick use there fix mbr tool.



Can I use it now that I have format my HDD to NTFS?
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April 19, 2013 3:36:08 PM

Andy11466 said:
I kind of had the error problem. Make sure you delete the file to make it unallocated HDD, then partition it first. and then format it.


So far this is what I have done.

I have format the HDD to NTFS
Downloaded Win7 iso
WAIK

I'm trying to install windows 7 on my internal HDD. I have connected it as an external HDD to my other laptop. If it works I'll post a more precies way of how I did it.
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