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Hitachi diagnotic/repair software for Hitachi

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December 5, 2008 1:16:15 PM

I just built a new HTPC with
-ASUS M3A78-EM AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX
-AMD 6000+

The primary drive is 400GB Hitachi SATA and it has a version of XP from a different PC, so when I boot up I get the blue screen which is to be expected. I'd like to format the drive so that I can install a new OS. Normally I'd just use the manufacturers set up CD but apparently Hitachi no longer offers their disk utility tool on the web.
Is there a generic tool can I use to format the drive so that I can install the new OS, or is there a better method? I tried FDISK from the Asus DVD but had problems - maybe because it's SATA drive.

Thanks!

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December 5, 2008 1:34:01 PM

Set the PC to boot from cd first and when it gets to where you choose the HDD format it right there.
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December 5, 2008 2:05:55 PM

evongugg said:
The Windows CD will partition and format the drive for you.
Else, you could use Ultimate Boot CD.

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/


The version of XP that I have won't give me the option to format the drive since there is an existing installation - at least that's what I think.
I'll try the ultimatebootcd.

Thanks!
January 8, 2015 4:38:43 PM

My hdd so hot :(