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Formatting a Hard Disk Drive

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October 22, 2011 10:52:59 AM

Hello, how can i succeed to format a hard disk drive when it keeps giving me blue screen or it keeps giving me A disk read error has occurred please press crtl alt & Del to Restart?
October 22, 2011 11:16:15 AM

back up your data first.

try this in windows 7: click start button > type disk management > click create and format harddisk partitions > disk management window will open, select your drive or right click on it, click format. hopefully that'll format the drive.
disk read error might be a connection or hardware issue. in that case try reconnect the hdd and try to format again or scan it with a s.m.a.r.t. utility or chkdsk or scandisk.
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October 22, 2011 11:36:53 AM

that format won't be of any good. Your experiencing drive failures. |Better get a new HDD and start a fresh install.

* welcome to the forums newcomer!
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