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Old 09-16-2005, 02:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok i have a friend with a lap top, it has "suddenly" stopped booting, cant find the partition table. i booted from CD and it found the drive but no OS i web to format but it failed at 20% and said that the hard drive wasnt connect properly, i checked all the connections (and it was) tried again same error. could the drive be physicly damaged? any thoughts guys?
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Old 09-16-2005, 02:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like a bad HDD.
Have you tried to put that HDD as a slave into another machine ?
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Old 09-16-2005, 02:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i dont have a spare laptop hard drive or another laptop tp hook it up to. (unless they do converters so i could wire it up to a normal system???)
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Old 09-16-2005, 03:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Can't hurt do download a 98 bootdisk and try doing it via FDISK.
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nice idea bass, any idea where i can get hold of a version? or should i just use p2p?
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yup, you can get one right from www.bootdisk.com Get a windows 98 OEM one. You just download the executable file, pop a blank floppy in the drive and it will create the disk for you.
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ahh thanks man i'll give it a try and post about what happened.
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no problem, let us know how it turns out
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