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Error reading patition table (MBR)

I have a seagate HDD of 40GB. It detect in the bios, but not in any OS. I Have tried with Disc Management third party software. From there when i tried to make partitions the a error has shown that.
Error Reading Partition Table (MBR)
Error Code = 8001H
Time out Error

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  • arnaud6310 Nov 10, 2008

    I have the same problem, but with a seagate 500 GB! I tried to format it last week, but a problem of energy has occured, before the end of process! And now I can't retry to format it (error reading table partition, error 8001h)
    please help me!

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    i have the same problem but in hd western



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Well am not 100 pct sure but i Guess u need to restore ur mbr /track 0 sector 1
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