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Harddrive problems yes i am installing a new hard drive because my last hard drive locked up and i could not restore it. so now i have a new drive and have connected it in my bios it shows that it is seeing my hard drive and when i go to set up windows xp it says cannot find hard drive could this be a problem with my motherboard? and maybe my other hard drive was okay as well. my last hard drive said that it wasnt finding the windows/system32/ or was corrupt. my old hard drive was a western digital 800. my new hard drive is a western digital 1600AAJS AND I HAVE A LAND PARTY HOME COMPUTER. Comment by champaroo, posted on Sep 22, 2007 I AM USING NTFS? IM NOT PARTITIONING I AM JUST GOING TO RUN STRAIGHT WINDOWS XPO AND JUST RUN 1 TO THE OTHER. MY BROTHER THINKS IT COULD BE A BIOS SETTING. DONT KNOW TO MUCH ABOUT DOS COMMANDS I KNOW WHAT IT IS BUT NOT SURE THE RIGHT COMMANDS. Comment by champaroo, posted on Sep 22, 2007 on my first harddrive i got the error that windows/system32/config/windows is missing or corrupt. and i would try a repair and it would say system cannot find harddrive. and now with my new harddrive no errors until i try to install windows it will say cannot find harddrive also. sorry bout the caps last message

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Re: harddrive problems

You may want to re-install XP with your last post. In regards with your first 2 posts. Well all I can say is Diagnose the problem well. You may have a Unrecognized Partition type. You may have a Hardware Problem Diagnose it using the following. It also includes Hard drive partitioning tools. DOWNLOAD HIREN BOOT CD, WRITE THE ISO TO CD THEN BOOT FROM IT Includes HDD Diagnostics for these companies Hard Disk Tools: - Hard Disk Diagnostic Utilities - Seagate Seatools Desktop Edition 3.02 - Western Digital Data Lifeguard Tools - Western Digital Diagnostics (DLGDIAG) 5.04f - Maxtor PowerMax 4.23 - Maxtor amset utility 4.0 - Maxtor(or any Hdd) Low Level Formatter 1.1 - Fujitsu HDD Diagnostic Tool 6.61 - Fujitsu IDE Low Level Format 1.0 - Samsung HDD Utility(HUTIL) 2.02 - Samsung Disk Diagnose (SHDIAG) 1.28 - IBM/Hitachi Drive Fitness Test 4.08 - IBM/Hitachi Feature Tool 2.03 - Gateway GwScan 3.15 - ExcelStor's ESTest 3.80 - MHDD 4.6 - WDClear 1.30 - Toshiba Hard Disk Diagnostic 2.00b - SeaTools for Dos 1.08 - HDD Regenerator 1.51 - to recover a bad hard drive - Ontrack Disk Manager 9.57 - Disk Test/Format/Maintenance tool. - Norton Disk Doctor 2002 - a tool to repair a damaged disk, or to diagnose your hard drive. - Norton Disk Editor 2002 - a powerful disk editing, manual data recovery tool. - Active Kill Disk 3.1 - Securely overwrites and destroys all data on physical drive. - HDAT2 4.5.2 - main function is testing and repair (regenerates) bad sectors for devices - SmartUDM 2.00 - Hard Disk Drive S.M.A.R.T. Viewer. - Victoria 3.33 - a freeware program for low-level HDD diagnostics Hope this helps ====================== If you are having trouble with Newly bought items save your self from headaches by returning them and demand a replacement or a refund! You may have purchased a reconditioned\repaired\factory defect product.

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