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Ide converter to sata problem

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Last response: in Storage
November 24, 2012 12:30:50 PM

i have this 40 gb ide hdd from my old pc. i want to use it for my new pc for my sata hdd on it broke. i bought a ide to sata host adapter. bios detect my ide. i repartitioned it smoothly with win 7 ultimate installation, yet it could not format the new partition. error "cant format partitioned popped up. pls help me. i need to use this hdd before i can by a new sata hdd. do i need a driver for the adapter?

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a c 79 G Storage
November 24, 2012 7:48:40 PM

It's not a driver issue, if it was you wouldn't have been able to re-partition it. Inability to format a partition is often a sign that the drive is failing. The only way to confirm that is by testing it with the manufacturer's diagnostic software. The links are here:
November 26, 2012 1:30:57 PM

Thanks pil22, you're right. something wrong with my ide mbr, thus wrong with the partition. i got it run now...and could saved my old data...