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Disk error My disk can detective of BIOS,but computer can't exit with the right dos,error is cause from the bad operation of the Partition Manager

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Re: Disk error

Repartition ur drive with xp bootable cd...... all data will be lost..

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My toshiba external hard drive won't be opened

Some external storage devices work poorly or not at all when connected to a hub; try connecting the drive directly to a port on the computer. Also check if it's detected in "Disk Management". Here you can verify if the partition and format are correct for the Operating System. Check the Drive's status in Device manager. This will verify if the external drive has a drive letter designation. Check Partition and Format. Log in as Administrator account in windows or any other account with administrative privileges Insert your removable disk into the USB port. Click Start, right click on computer and select manage. Now, click Disk Management. Check whether drive letter for the device is present. Check the lower window to find whether the device is detected (such as Disk 1, Disk 2, etc). If the device is detected with a drive letter, verify that no other device is using that drive letter. If it is, change it to unused drive letter. Hope this helps.

Jan 14, 2013 | Toshiba Canvio Plus 320 GB 2.0 Portable...

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Reinstall WinXP from cd onto totally erased partition.

what you need is a boot-able disk with windows xp on it ..and the way to install is simple ..and you do not need much ..
If you have a boot-able disk with windows xp best ..what you need to do is to insert the disk ..and restart
If your boot order is with the cd/dvd drive first boot device will ask to press any key for to start the installation ..if not will just start ..but even if your disk drive is second..if you do not have any operation system will try to boot from cd .
If it does not ..just press the F12 or F11 key ..(take a look cause it is specified on screen what key to press for boot menu ) ..and in the boot menu ..choose the disk drive ..and press enter ..Will ask for any key to continue ..and after that will load primary files..and will ask to agree with conditions ..Press enter to continue ..and will show the previous operation systems..Choose the C drive , and press enter to install ..Select to format the partition quick ..and will load files..
If you use a sata hard disk ..and it is not recognize in this stage need to go to bios and disable the ahci function of the HDD ..or ..use a usb to load the raid drivers or ahci drivers..(you will be asked for 3rd party drivers at the beginning ..My advice is to disable teh ahci funtion and will always run proper ..specially if youdont know what you are doing exactly ..)
Another way to load is from a usb boot-able ..and teh procedure is teh same but choose usb as first boot on start ..
You can also go to bios before installation and under boot select teh cd/dvd to be your first boot device always ..This way if you have several trials on this installing will just insert disk ..restart and press any key to confirm ..
In bios always press F10 to save changes ..
let me know if you have any questions..and if you do not have a boot-able disk ..I can help you to make one ..
Just contact me ..(best to buy the service from my page ..cause it takes a long time to do this and will probably need to connect remote to assure you will end up with a boot-able disk ..)
Its not that hard ..the idea is to download an image with the os ..and burn it using a image burner and end up with a boot-able disk .
You will also need all drivers for your model ..and this can be downloaded from manufacturer site ..or use the disk if you still have it .
If it is a generic computer .you need to identify the devices and download drivers for it ..

Dec 20, 2011 | Toshiba Hard Drives

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I have an old st340014a hard drive which i would be using as a slave drive. all is ok when i first installed it on my computer. i noticed that it had 2 partitions as i saw it on "MY COMPUTER". i tried to...

right click on my computer and go to manage.then click on disk management.


Then on right pane you will see your hard disk partition table..If you see something in black color or green color right click on that partition and select create new partition and create partition. once you create partition it will be in blue color,then you can go to my computer and see the partition you created there.

May 26, 2010 | Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 40 GB Hard Drive

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My hard disk was recognised by bios but it cant be accessed by the system. xp is giving a error msg. as it cant recognise the hard disk

dear Saratch...

you must trying re partition ur hdd with 3rd software like Ranish partition or partition magic, or you can try with fdisk from microsoft DOS with cd booting before you try to installed it with another system operation like win XP or win 2000


Apr 07, 2009 | Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 40 GB Hard Drive

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External hdd not detected in my computer but is in device manager

You probably still need to partition it, before you can even format it.
Try the disk manager in Windows.

In the start menu, right-click "My Computer" and in the popup menu, select "Manage".
One computer management comes up, select disk management and there you should see the disk. You can then create a partition and format it.


Mar 01, 2009 | Western Digital Passport WDXML800UE...

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Hard drive reported at zero bytes

see after teh utility named Partition Magic, It will solve these typoe of errors. Another cheap option is to try to format it with a vintage computes BIOS, HDD Formattion option, Not available in newer BIOS.
Tyr aldo Fdisk /mbr in the DOS PROMPT , booting with D.O.S. Ver. 6.0 Anyone remember this Operating system?
And the last option is to format the drive undel LINUX and thern get it back to Windows XP.

Jan 01, 2009 | Seagate Hard Drives

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Hard disk failure..

YUP! this can be fixed. if u r runnig on XP the best software for this would be Partition Magic or if u r on Vista then Paragon Partition manager

i hope i helped!

Oct 22, 2008 | Samsung (SP0411N) 40 GB Hard Drive

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Seagate barracuda7200.9 80 gig.

Some of the following answer assumes a windows operating or possibly DOS based operating system. If your original OS was not Windows or DOS -- there may be different considerations.

1) Did you lose the contents of both partitions?
That depends were they soft or hard partitions.
Soft partitions are created as files inside of other partitions
If that is what you had allocated in the formatted partition
you have lost their data content.
Hard or physical partitions allocated using FDISK and some other utilities the second partition would still exist.

2) Where are/were your system files. Often but not always they appear as the first partition of the master drive on the primary IDE controller all assuming a PC (based on the master slave comments you have indicated.) (sometimes the second when diagnostics are loaded on the first partition)

a) if the partition on the drive you formated contained the system files yes they must be installed to access anything on the disk for the most part. A significant exception may be utilization of a DOS boot diskette might permit DOS access to the other partitions if they are formatted with the FAT file system.

NTFS partitions and possibly FAT32 partitions may not be accessible to all versions of DOS -- there may be some bootable CD's that would allow access to NTFS partitions without installing an operating system.

Question back from the DOS and older version of windows days and even some more modern operating systens in subsequent actions with the disk did you use FDISK or another utility to rewrite the boot blocks to point to a different partition?

Question this was not a dual boot machine was it?-- if so disregard anything that follows.

Question did the machine boot after formatting the partition and before you started moving the drives around? If so the operating system is probably on a drive you have removed from the machine. It needs to be replaced onto the same cable position it was originally located upon -- probably on the Primary IDE cable master position or jumper setting.

If not reinstallation of the operating to the formatted partition is probably the correct next step. Be careful in doing this because if you choose one of the other partitions that were not formatted it could wipe out the data in them based on the installation process chosen.

Dec 10, 2007 | Seagate 80GB Barracuda 7200.9 SATA s - 8MB...

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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.

Sep 28, 2007 | Western Digital Caviar 40 GB Hard Drive

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