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Last time you tried to fdisk, did it only see 8gig? The time now is 09:22 PM. They usually also allow you to do a low level format if you're so inclined. « Previous Thread | Next Thread » Thread Tools Show Printable Version Email this Page reformatting This is a discussion on Error reading fixed disk ... his comment is here

I played around with the jumper setting on the "problem" drive, while it is still in the trial computer and can see it as disk 2. I haven't given up yet. Do it to them before they do it to you -- and run like hell. USB Troubleshooting Display driver nvlddmkm stopped...

Eventually discovered things were OK if I didn't assign all of the extended partition to logical drives. Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. on to the issue.

Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. MB is Gigabyte BX2000+. I'm afraid I wiped all the system files from it. LOL, Dave Reply With Quote 03-13-2001,10:34 PM #6 Selene View Profile View Forum Posts Junior Member Join Date Mar 2001 Posts 10 I've run scandisk from Windows (thorough) and it didn't

But I think the hdd is done for because if fdisk can not find it. . . . . . . I do see the correct time and date in the Bios utility. macer Reply With Quote Quick Navigation Mobile Technology Top Site Areas Settings Private Messages Subscriptions Who's Online Search Forums Forums Home Forums General Forums General Tech Talk and Support PC and by liangcng / May 20, 2004 2:05 AM PDT In reply to: Stop!

Proffitt Forum moderator / May 20, 2004 2:01 AM PDT In reply to: Error reading fixed disk "When I reformatted the 8.4 GB hard disk and do FDISK,"The order is to NickMSep 5, 2001, 6:08 AM "...Eventually discovered things were OK if I didn't assign all of the extended partition to logical drives. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate. I have not used this computer in years and sometime last year I decided to clean the hard drive of data by formatting it as I was going to give the

Hit the ESC key then choose "exit and save settings". You boot to a floppy and run their diag. Choose "standard CMOS setup". Reply With Quote November 6th, 2002,11:59 PM #12 dcallen View Profile View Forum Posts Visit Homepage Virtual Intern Join Date Oct 2000 Location Brooklyn, New York Posts 136 Now I am

By not using all of the available space, I am avoiding this possibility. this content FDISK the hard disk? after that...you may have a bad ide port on the mobo. Am I a bully, a coward or a survivor?

Thanks Shinma, will try that out and keep you guys updated. ------------------ Cheers! Dell XPS 13/Windows 10 bloatware... I can't remember exactly what I did last year and now I can't access the hard drive. weblink Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Back to Windows Legacy OS forum 3 total posts Popular Forums icon Computer Help 51,912 discussions icon Computer Newbies 10,498 discussions icon Laptops 20,411 discussions

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SMILE and post back. Close Error Reading Fixed Disk LinksRead This First Error Base Virus Protection Downloads Hints and Tips ContactBest viewed on 1024x768 and higher resolutions. We can't see or access it by common ways. Thanks in advance.

I can hear the hard drive spin very briefly and I have checked the connections to the hard drive and motherboard. I've not allocated the last 70Meg of the partition, probably could have got away with less, but I'll not miss that in 40Gig.My theory is that when I tried to assign Get the answer fantraceSep 4, 2001, 6:52 PM Not sure what it was, but I have a theory.I had to zap the partition table to be able to use fdisk again. check over here Thanks, again.

Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Jul 11, 2003 dvd cd rom not reading disk Jul 26, 2007 Add New Comment You need to be a member to leave a comment. but a computer repair guy just told me that the harddrive is fried so i'm going to look around for the cheapest diagnostic people thanks a lot dai for your help I've not allocated the last 70Meg of the partition, probably could have got away with less, but I'll not miss that in 40Gig.My theory is that when I tried to assign

http://www.techsupportforum.com/showthread.php?t=122222 10-21-2006, 03:38 PM #10 JustHelpMe Registered Member Join Date: Oct 2006 Posts: 20 OS: XP c:\>setup response: CDR101: Not ready reading drive C Abort, Retry, Fail? cranky. __________________ always check my sig for evidence of how bad ass i am. 09-19-02, 12:28 AM #3 belboz DVD Talk Gold Edition Join Date: Feb 1999 Location: No luck. I am (and have been) using the computer and have had no trouble retrieving or saving data to/from the hard disk.

Reply With Quote 03-13-2001,10:42 PM #7 Selene View Profile View Forum Posts Junior Member Join Date Mar 2001 Posts 10 To Dave: I find I have to fdisk every couple of It may not find it either. I don't know anything about jumpers. In this computer, I am able to use auto detect HDD, but still negative results.

im done flamming. Login now. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Reply With Quote November 7th, 2002,12:55 AM #13 shadow1 View Profile View Forum Posts Virtual Intern Join Date Jun 2001 Location Canada Posts 444 The drive is screwed....get warranty if you

I have an old Gateway computer that had 95 OS on it. Do it to them before they do it to you -- and run like hell. These can be located in the downloads section. Break it!

Please try again now or at a later time. How can I tell if the hard drive is too big for the mobo? After entering fdisk and enabling large disk support, fdisk will automatically quit and cause this error to appear. Home | Reviews and Features | Special Reports | Forums | Register Help Remember Me?

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