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HARD DISK CORRUPT

CAN'T GET FILES WHEN SLAVED.
PROMPTS TO FORMAT

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If u have the start up disk win98...

you can fix it...

run dos..

and scandisk surface the hard disk...

it will be recovered your FAT

thanks...

good luck

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> formatted my HD

This deleted 99% of the files on the disk-drive.

> Primary IDE Master: NONE
> Primary IDE Slave: SP0822N

Good. Your motherboard has detected ONE disk-drive.

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> NTLDR MISSING

Like I said, you deleted 99% of the files, including the 'NTLDR' file.
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