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Partition error I hav an western digital 40 GB hard disk. there is no problem for detection in BIOS. But when i partitioned using disk manager (DM 9.4) it shows an error message"ERROR READING PARTITION TABLE" I also tried for partitioning FDISK, PQMAGIC But there is no use which software i need to resolve the problem

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Re: Partition error

Try using the command FDISK /mbr. This should fix the master boot record. If not, then if you don't care about the data on your drive, you could wipe it clean with any of the several utilities available on the web and then try partitioning it. Search for "Wipe Disk" in Google.

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