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Hard drive problem

I recently got a bad virus on my laptop and had to reinstall windows xp but in doing this my harddrive is now identified in two .unfortunitly the one with the least memory (2 gb) is the main harddrive running everything and the other just extra storage this is killing my laptops preformance and driving me crazy i unfortunitly did not get a recovery disk with my labtop and cannot download it anywhere please get back to me as i need my laptop for my job greatly appreciated

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Re: hard drive problem

Noton has a product called Partition Magic that will allow you to resize these partitions. It is not free software and I don't know if there are any freeware programs out there that will allow you to do this. Good luck.

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I HAVE MSI NETBOOK WITH window xp installed on it but it is not working (window xp) and i can,t reinstall or recover window pls help me

USING THE Installer of your XP installer to portable dvd drive it still not working to reinstall the windows. the problem of your msi netbook is the hard drive. may sulotion for that. used desktop CPU and put the harddrive of your msi and into the CPU of desktop. then Checkdisk your hard drive.
and after that finish the checkdisk. get your hard drive and put again to your netbook. and try to reinstall then XP.

thnx i hope am i share my knowlage

Jan 20, 2011 | MSI Wind U123-002US Netbook

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Fujitsu Amilo Pro V2055. Starts boot, performs RAM check, etc. then displays "cant find operating system". Checked that HDD is ok by reading it using another computer. Tried hard disk utility...

This usually means 1 of a few things..
1. Your Harddrive is bad
2. You got a boot sector virus, and your boot ini file is so badly infected, your computer can't find the boot file and you need to format your c:\ or d:\ drive....if you can get to your CMD window (command) but the way you bring it up is from CMD in start/run/CMD but since you can't even boot to your desktop...then you can choose a few options..

IF you have your your Windows Xp, or Windows Vista or Window 7 (depending on how you purchased your system, I'm thinking XP...since with Vista and Windows 7 you can reload to factory settings)

If you do have the disk....then you WILL have to reload your Operating System ....IF your harddrive isn't bad (have bad sectors or clusters) or is just "old" or was bumped severely and there's a dent on your harddrive preventing your boot ini file from being found...

There are so many things that could be wrong with it....Send me more infomation....
It's definitely NOT your's a harddrive issue...whether from a virus (which there are many out there that could infect or even rename your boot file....or your harddrive is BAD..
Either way...let me know and I can help you further!!!

Dec 02, 2010 | Fujitsu AMILO PC Laptops

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My dell 610 laptop has started running slow

if you are experiencing these and unsure on what to do, better take your laptop a laptop tech, if you feel that you needed a hard drive change, then take it to a tech, have them replace your old hard drive

Nov 26, 2009 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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Ive got the same problem.

plz do you are hard drive parttion with fdisk because u have boot sector viruse

Aug 27, 2009 | Dell Inspiron E1505 Notebook

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Windows xp pro will not boot with new hard drive

Its hard to tell just like this without having the computer in hand to check and test the jumpers and connection and all, but quick like this i think it might be a trojan virus that corrupted the boot sectors of the old hard drive, and when you copied the stuff from the old to the new, the virus followed and infected the boot sectors of the new one too. Try to reformat completely using the original windows install disk, and not the system restore/reinstall disk and reinstall windows after the format with the original windows disk again. If I was right, it should boot up OK with a fresh format and reinstall with the real windows CD, then install a virus scan and a spyware scan and scan and clean the old drive completely 2 or 3 times to be sure theres nothing bad left on it, then try to copy the whole disc, but skip the Windows repertory, the Program Files one too and the Documents and settings one also, cause those 3 are the ones most prone to corrupting a fresh install even if there is not any viruses in them. If it does not boot up OK after formating and reinstalling Windows though and says it's unbootable, then either there is a config error in the BIOS of the laptop, or the IDE controller that drives the disk is defective. If it's the BIOS settings, it's gonna be easy enough just changing the settings and won't cost you too much, and if its the IDE controller... then that's another story cause it's integrated in the motherboard like any other computer, so basically another computer will cost less than a new motherboard for a laptop. So if that is the case and the IDE controller is shot, you can still try to use an external USB drive to run the computer but not all computers support booting from the USB though, so before buying a brand new external drive, check the BIOS first to see if it does support USB booting.

Jul 08, 2009 | Compaq Evo N610C Notebook

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Hard drive crash, not usable at all; downloaded xp drivers and computer drivers but cannot get them installed. Hard drive not recognized.

When you install a new harddrive, it has no Operating System on it.
Windows XP and Windows Vista, are examples of an Operating System.

Each laptop manufacturer, has their own system of changing a laptop harddrive. Some allow you to press a key or two, to put the laptop in a state where it will save the basic Operating System files, and when you install the new harddrive, it will transfer them over to it.

Some laptop manufacturers do have this option.

You either have to take the harddrive out, install it into an external enclosure for a harddrive, (Uses a USB cable) Then attach the external enclosure via the USB cable, to another computer, and use a 'mirror' imaging program to save the Operating System to that computer.

Then the new harddrive is installed in that external enclosure, and the Operating System is 'mirrored' over to it.

Just information for you, as you cannot do this now with a crashed harddrive.
Your option now, is to buy a genuine copy of the Operating System you had on the laptop, and install it.
Not what you wanted to hear, huh?

You need to buy whatever version of Windows XP it had, (WinXP Home or WinXP Pro), or Windows Vista.
If it was Windows Vista, I suggest getting at least the Windows Vista Home Premium version.

I personally prefer Xp over Vista., and, have these.
Look for Software>Operating Systems.

OR, you can simply put Ubuntu Linux on it for free.

Apr 16, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite P25-S5263 Notebook

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Is it a bad mb ?

If the HDD is not recognized in the BIOS, windows will not be able to install on that drive. Did you move the HDD interposer from the old drive to the new one? (t is a small adapter that plugs on to the pins of the drive.) If you did, reinstall the interposer on the old drive, ensure it still works. If neither drive functions, then you may have a bad motherboard.

0x0000007B normally occurs when you try to install an older version of WIndows XP on a system with a newer HDD controller and the XP CD doesn't have the correct driver for the HDD controller. So if you get an error like this after getting the HDD to be recognized by the bios, then you may need the HDD controller driver too.

Mar 21, 2009 | Dell Inspiron B130 Notebook

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Toshiba 5000 laptop

From the above it appears as if you attempted to reinstall the operating system using the recovery discs. Given this you should attemtp this again and make sure that you re-format your harddrive before installing the Operating System again. If you are installing xp again the following link will walk you through the steps.
Basically boot from the cd and re-install windows making sure to delete the existing partition step 5 is critical.

Jan 27, 2009 | PC Laptops

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Hard Drive

When you boot from your OS CD it will run through Set Up and give you the option to format the harddrive.
Just select NTFS for windows 2000 or XP, or FAT32 for Windows 98/ME.

Aug 06, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad T22 2647 Notebook

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Reformat hard Drive

If you want to format your harddisk and reinstall windows
just start your laptop, with the xp installation disk in your cd drive.
make sure the bios is set to boot from cd
choose for clean install in the installation screen
and select to create new partitions and format them with filesystem ntfs.

Apr 16, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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