big problem with my h-d

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ludlo, Jan 3, 2004.

  1. ludlo

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    i couldnt find any forum section that fitted my problem.. but i hope somone can help me anyway.

    i have a big problem with my 80gig maxtor disk.
    im running on my new 120 seagate now..

    when i tried to install win xp on the 80gig maxtor disk i tried to use the built in partition manager in xp installation program, but something failed and i had to reboot my computer with the result of an incomplete partition an the MBR was damaged. now i cant boot from the disk, not even using a boot cd or a boot disk. if i unplug the disk i can boot from a cd or floppy.. but if its connected it hangs after a few seconds after it started to read from the booting source.

    so here i am with my 80gigs disk that i cant use, i dont think its broken it must be some way to fix it?

    fdisk /mbr dosent work because i cant get to fdisk when my hd is connected...


    can someone help me?

    thanks!!
     
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    o yeh it belongs in other hardware i think :)
     
  4. ludlo

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    but i cant boot with anthing when the disk is plugged in =( cant even get to dos...
     
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    the maxtor disk is a bootable recovery tester, if that fails ur drives died :(
     
  6. ludlo

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    thank you very much, all my problems solved! =)
     
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    do you know how i can set a default setting for every install program to install programs on my f: disk? dont want to have them on the same disk as the os is installed to..
     
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    i answerd it in the other thread :p