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Anonymous
April 29, 2004 9:58:31 PM

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I just recently installed an old HD in my XP box. The OS did not see the
drive, but computer management did, as a foreign disk. MS says to covert it
to basic. which I did. Now the drive is basic but has 75 gigs of unallocated
space. MS says to next create a partition, which I tried, it will not do it,
primary or extended. I tried formatting it in XP, and it gives me a : cannot
format drive error. I tried from the DOS prompt: format L: /fs:ntfs. and
gives me the following error:
Creating file system structures.
Format failed.

Anyone got any other ideas?

TIA
Lance

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Anonymous
April 29, 2004 9:58:32 PM

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Did you try FDISK? Try using Partition Magic also.

On Thu, 29 Apr 2004 17:58:31 -0500, "Jediknightseal"
<jediknightseal@yahoo.com> wrote:

>I just recently installed an old HD in my XP box. The OS did not see the
>drive, but computer management did, as a foreign disk. MS says to covert it
>to basic. which I did. Now the drive is basic but has 75 gigs of unallocated
>space. MS says to next create a partition, which I tried, it will not do it,
>primary or extended. I tried formatting it in XP, and it gives me a : cannot
>format drive error. I tried from the DOS prompt: format L: /fs:ntfs. and
>gives me the following error:
>Creating file system structures.
>Format failed.
>
>Anyone got any other ideas?
>
>TIA
>Lance
>
April 30, 2004 7:05:55 AM

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You will need to create a partition in order to format, you cannot do one
without the other. You might try downloading a bootdisk from bootdisk.com
and running fdisk from the dos boot.

"Jediknightseal" <jediknightseal@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:8Dfkc.93926$UC4.43661@bignews2.bellsouth.net...
> I just recently installed an old HD in my XP box. The OS did not see the
> drive, but computer management did, as a foreign disk. MS says to covert
it
> to basic. which I did. Now the drive is basic but has 75 gigs of
unallocated
> space. MS says to next create a partition, which I tried, it will not do
it,
> primary or extended. I tried formatting it in XP, and it gives me a :
cannot
> format drive error. I tried from the DOS prompt: format L: /fs:ntfs. and
> gives me the following error:
> Creating file system structures.
> Format failed.
>
> Anyone got any other ideas?
>
> TIA
> Lance
>
>
>
Anonymous
April 30, 2004 10:47:25 AM

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Thanks will give that a try
!