My laptop will not let me format or fdisk the hard drive,what can i do?

twhitedog
Asked Jan 11, 2010
You do realize you can only format your hard disk if you're booted from an external medium, right? You can't format what you're booted from. Besides, if you're trying to format it, that means you must have an XP/Vista/7 install disc, no? Don't bother formatting it, just reinstall the operating system, it will wipe everything automatically.
Oni_Kami
Answered Jan 11, 2010
A laptop hard drive that develops a problem will likely cause the laptop itself to crash or freeze unexpectedly. This is usually down to bad sectors, or in particular the area of the hard drive known as the boot sector (where the operating system is stored). Bad sectors will usually result in the steady degradation of the hard drive itself despite using software to resolve the issue. Using software to relocate data from one area to another of a disk may keep the data safe but it will not stop the spread of the bad sectors.

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glasgowrecovery
Answered Aug 12, 2014
check out the bad sector of your hard disk,the option available on control panel.firstly back up your all data into external hard drive.try to do zero formatting.

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leedsrecovery
Answered Oct 14, 2014

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