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2.6 HDD Troubleshooting 2 Troubleshooting Procedures
PORTEGE A200 Maintenance Manual (960-499) 2-33
Procedure 3 Format Check
The computer’s 2.5" HDD is formatted using the MS-DOS FORMAT program or the physical
format program of the test program. To format the 2.5" HDD, start with Check 1 below and
perform the other steps as required.
Refer to the MS-DOS Manual for the operation of MS-DOS. For the format by the test
program, refer to the Chapter 3.
Check 1 Format the 2.5" HDD using MS-DOS FORMAT command. Type as FORMAT
If the 2.5" HDD can not be formatted, perform Check 2.
Check 2 Using the MS-DOS FDISK command, set the 2.5" HDD partition. If the partition
is not set, go to Check 3. If it is set, format the 2.5" HDD using MS-DOS
Check 3 Using the Diagnostic Disk, format the 2.5" HDD with a format option (physical
format). If the 2.5" HDD is formatted, set the 2.5" HDD partition using MS-DOS
If you cannot format the 2.5" HDD using the Tests and Diagnostic program, go to