trouble formating hard drive

By don hill
Mar 21, 2006
  1. while im formating a hd. screen says trying to recover allocation unit then it gives a number started at 8,000 does it every couple thousand . i havent seen this wondering about bad setors on the disc.
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    how old is this drive. What kind is it? PATA, SATA ?
  3. don hill

    don hill TS Rookie Topic Starter

    HD. type

    its a MDT 40 GB date 08 dec 2002 pata
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