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jacked hdd

By Tedster
Aug 11, 2007
  1. Ok, the tedster's got one...

    I got a old hdd I cloned to a new hdd in a laptop. After cloning the data to the new drive, I attempted to clone data BACK to the old hard drive. In the middle of this, I realized my error. The new drive is fine and has worked for a while.

    The old drive I attempted to use as a usb external drive. Now every time I plug it in on a usb port on ANY computer, I get a BSOD, and the computer crashes. I really don't want to reinstall the drive back into my laptop and format it from windows cd.

    is there a way to format it via usb without crashing windows? I am sure the boot sector is corrupted causing the errors.
  2. ckrieger

    ckrieger TS Rookie Posts: 30

    Maybe try booting up a live Linux CD, like Knoppix, and just completely nuke the thing if it's detected. After you nuke it, then reboot and see if it gives you another BSOD.
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,243   +234

    Hey Tedster,

    Did you get this external hard drive to work?
  4. joked u 2

    joked u 2 TS Rookie Posts: 128

    try this

    I see you problem, but do you try to boot to it? if so just get a dos floppy and formatt it through dos. do you have a floppy?
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