problem formatting

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by beba, Jun 21, 2014.

  1. beba

    beba MDL Novice

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    i have a gateway laptop that came with windows 8 and i wanted to reset windows 8 To factory settings well my laptop stayed 20 hours on 24% so i turn my laptop off downloaded windows 8.1 64 vl from here MDL... boot up laptop and in the partitions got this IMG_4159.jpg do i have to delete all partitions and try again please help
     
  2. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    It looks as if your hard drive is failing.
    If it's still under warranty, you might consider getting it fixed.
    If it's not still under warranty, you should figure out how to do some boot diagnostics.

    I think you'll probably end up just buying a new hard drive though.
    Just try to get one that matches your system's specs.
     
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  3. beba

    beba MDL Novice

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    and i would run what tool do you have more info
     
  4. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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  5. LiteOS

    LiteOS MDL Expert

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    #7 LiteOS, Jun 22, 2014
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    check with hddlife pro and see which parameter from s.m.a.r.t is not normal
    mb disconnecting the hdd and reconnect might change the stats on the hdd cos cable not connect good
     
  6. beba

    beba MDL Novice

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    ok i deleted all partitions from the old windows 8 and now i'm not getting the error and starts to install but get stuck at 64%
    i will try to downgrade to win 7 i have to change UEFI to legacy mode is that all
     
  7. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    The disk is toasted, get a new one and move on.
     
  8. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Not sure with that!! Before doing an appropriate testing with an special apps, you could just draw an still good an usable HDD away! If you've money enough, just do it!

    @beba:
    Follow the advice I was giving in Post #5, it's the only way to find out the HDD could still be used or should be changed.
     
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  9. EFA11

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    #11 EFA11, Jun 23, 2014
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    Ive taken drives and found where the bad sections where and would unallocate them and use the rest of the drive until something else could be done. Ive done this a several times and managed to boot xp, 7 and 8 and do fresh installs to the good (allocated) sections.

    Code:
    ---------bad-----------00000000-GOOD SECTION-0000000000-------bad--------
    Code:
    ---------bad-----------0000000000000000000-GOOD SECTION-000000000000000
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    00000000000-GOOD SECTION-00000000000000000000000000-------bad----------