I have the same symptom as Dr_Crowell on Jun 17, 2008, but the physical drive is brand new and in good working condition. I am able to partition it and journal it, but when I get to the 'select destination drive ' window during the OS install I either do not see the new disk or it is not selectable. Any ideas???
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It'd help if you could say what kind of interruption you experienced. As long as its working now, I\d suggest you copy all your data onto another storage device and do another format. It'll take care of any bad or corrupted cluster that might've formed. Your data should be fine.
did you physically install another hard drive? if so set the jumpers to cable select if this does not work try make drive c the master and drive d the slave. if you havent physically installed another drive then the d drive was only a partition so c drive is all there is. hope this helps.
what size capacity is the new hard drive - and what is the bios on your laptop able to recognise ? is it an upto date laptop ? some old bios's unable to see newer larger drives.... try updating the bios of your laptop
You cannot convert from NTFS to FAT32 unless you use say Partition Magic or other disk util. If you have nothing in that partition then reformat it to FAT32 by right clicking on it and selecting > format> then select FAT32
surely this is a firmware problem that seagate usually has,sometimes the drive cannot be detcted by the pc or even bios,and sometimes the drive detcted by the pc as 0GB or less capacity,you should find a tool such as HD Doctor for Seagate to repair it.Or you can go 2 a DR company to rewrite the firmware.
Can the PC boot at all? If not, what about taking the drive out and connecting it to another, working PC as a slave and trying to copy the data off that way. You could do this internaqlly or externally depending on the cables / interfaces available to you.
You should be able to access your recovery partition directly on the PC and use it to reformat the drive. Unless the drive is physically damaged this is the best option.
If the drive is physically damaged, then you will need to try to remake the recovery partition on a new drive - this could be next to impossible as you will need to know how the drive was partitioned and get it exactly right. The recovery partition was probably hidden and may have had a vendor specific format ID. Not impossible to do, but a lot of messing about in the low-level technical areas of disk reconstruction, and far too technical to decribe here.
Have a look on the PC vendor's website and see if they can provide recovery media for you - they can often do this for a small charge to cover postage fees.
Simple, if your hardware is working all OK do this: AND DO THIS CUZ WINDOWS XP HOME EDITION lacks of the needed administrative tools.
Go to the net and find PARTITION MAGIG or PARTITION MANAGER... download the windows version of any of those and partition the HD with them.
1. PARTITION MUST BE LOGICAL, NOT PRIMARY 2. PARTITION MUST BE NTFS (Windows XP version) that you will see in Partition Magic options... 3. If you format from Windows, disk must be intitialized as BASIC type.
if you do this and you suceed the HD will work, if not, it has a problem, either logical or physic.