What's Wrong With This Picture?!?!
Refering to This post.
Ok, so I went and put my original HD back in as Master, left my second HD in as Secondary, and put the Maxtor in as Master on the RAID controller (Using Abit's VP6 mobo) Got into windows, right clicked on drive "E" the maxtor drive, clicked format, told it to do a full format, it was finished in about 20 TO 30 SECONDS?!?! How did it do it so fast?!? And it seems to be working.. Running scandisk (Surface Scan) on it now (in dos) and it hasn't found any errors. I just find it hard to believe that i was unable to get it to format in dos. Kept saying it was "trying to recover allocation unit xxx,xxx" and it was able to do it in windows w/o any erros in 20 seconds!
UPDATE: Scandisk has found some errors now in what looks like the cluster area that dos format was unable to recover allocation units.
[This message has been edited by Shadal (edited 06-13-2001).]
Sounds like a low-level format may cure the problems. Check maxtor's web site for a utility to do it.
20-30 seconds? i have an OEM format command that format a 80 gig drive in 5-10 seconds max! if you want a copy, let me know, i'll email it to you.
Ill Like to checkout the "OEM format" email it to me but please put it in a zip file or rar. i dont open exe's from email for Obvious reasons.
[This message has been edited by voogru (edited 06-16-2001).]
How can that work?? 5-10 second format?? Obviously it's not actually formating the disk, just erasing whatever may be upfront, and overwriting the rest as you go..
I don;t know if this applies, but I had that same problem when my power supply was dying .. drive would get half-way done and for some reason the power supply would give up on it. Popped a new one it.. worked like a charm Just my two cents
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