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Harddisk not detected

I had Fedora Core 5 which i then had to get back to Windows Xp, i was unable to format my harddisk and replace it with Windows, a blank screen appears if i try to install Xp. anyhow, the harddisk droped down by mistake and is not being detcted at all by the Xp setup Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?????

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  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2008

    my harddisk got hang first time when i use to format my pc...........

    and when i again restarte it setups normally

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Is it detectable by your System BIOS ? If it is detectable, there is two solutions, Hardware one and Software one. The Hardware one, is to remove the HD's Board and replace it with another one. you only have to unscrew 4 or 5 screws, it's simple. The software one, is to Get Hiren's Boot CD and use a tool there called MBR Tool. Start it in DOS mode and Press the Recover/Restore MBR. You should try the software part first. and Before trying anything you should look for cracks or hits (caused by the fall of your HD) on the HD Board or the Body of the HD.

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You can try and install it on another pc as a slave drive and see if the bios and windows recognises it, but if you have droped it, it is likely that the platelettes and the head parking arm are damaged and unrepairable.

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