Think this means I should take it out?

Think this means I should take it out?

Postby Forb » Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:05 am

Or maybe just reformat it? There was a crash during the initial disk format.

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I'd really like to not have a brick of heavy metal parts instead of my 2TB drive.
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Re: Think this means I should take it out?

Postby Phauss » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:29 am

What did you use to format the disk? Disk management, a boot disc, a software utility, or did you right click/format in my computer? Is there anything on the drive? What SATA port is it plugged into on the motherboard? Does its power plug share cabling with anything else? Is everything plugged in all the way?

If the formatting was interrupted, say, by the crash you mentioned, it would get screwed up. I don't think it's bricked, though. If you can get to the disk in disk management, right click on the drive and format it. Delete the partitions and don't assign it a drive letter or anything. The most that should be done is that it has an NTFS file system and it should just be one big empty space. Restart the computer and go back into disk management. Make sure it's the way you left it. Reformat the drive NTFS, leave "quick format" unchecked and everything else at their default values. You can worry about changing the drive letter afterwards, so go with the default assignment for now. It'll take a while to format, but it should work afterwards.
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Re: Think this means I should take it out?

Postby Forb » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:41 pm

For the format, I used Disk Management.
It's in the 3rd or 4th SATA port, whichever is last or on the bottom.
The power plug does share cabling, but I can't remember what.

I'm wary about opening the case back up if I don't have to, because it's really hard to make everything fit properly. I might open it up and just make sure everything is plugged in 100% and everything's clear. I really don't want to do that, because I spent a long amount of time trying to make it perfect when I installed.

I'm prepared to just do another full format through Disk Management like you said, but I'm not sure if I should be taking steps to do this safely/properly.
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Re: Think this means I should take it out?

Postby Forb » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:34 pm

Well, this sucks.

Finished the format 100% and it says something like "format can not be completed."
I took a screenshot but after rebooting to post it because I was in safe mode, it gave me the same stuff about a hard drive issue and after dealing with that to boot up the OS I can only get black screen.

Guess I'm opening up the case tomorrow.
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Re: Think this means I should take it out?

Postby Phauss » Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:25 pm

You might just have a bad drive. If it keeps giving you trouble, RMA it.
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