Formatting and scandisk
Posted 20 May 2012 - 05:04 PM
Posted 21 May 2012 - 06:31 AM
Now I've never formatted from within an OS, I use a utility disk
from Spotmau to format NTFS from a BIOS/CMOS screen.
I.E. the disk runs its' own GUI on a DOS/VGA screen, which you can use the arrow keys
to make your selection or in the case of Spotmau it runs a simple mouse driver to make
the job easier, you'll still have to tweek with the EnableBigLBA utility afterwards.
A good source of utilities are :
Posted 21 May 2012 - 05:45 PM
If so , have you thought about doing it from the CD when you boot to it? It should work very much like XP, only "quick format" doesn't exist.
...and YES you can create a 4-floppy set to do that.
P.S. Link I gave implies also using the CD's Command Console (and Format IS there...)
Posted 23 May 2012 - 11:48 AM
Posted 23 May 2012 - 05:48 PM
Did you try to do "fortmat /?" and "chkdsk /?" on command prompt.
Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:50 PM
No, I haven't tried that. I can guess what the format command does but what does "chkdsk" do? Is that part of the format process or a command for checking / fixing errors in windows?
This post has been edited by zanet: 23 May 2012 - 06:51 PM
Posted 23 May 2012 - 07:09 PM
Cheers and Regards
This post has been edited by bphlpt: 23 May 2012 - 07:10 PM