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Old 03-22-2004, 05:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default No Fixed Disks present - fdisk problem

I've been formatting all my hard drives lately. Had a few problems with the others but got them fixed. But this one is different. When I type fdisk at A:\ I get this message - No fixed disks present. Ok Heres wat i think I did because I did it with the others but I got them back to working just by changing the jumper setting on the back but this one is jumperless. B4 the problem had occured I deleted the partitions but didn't create one. So wats the deal now because It seems as tho it wont recognze fdisk. ANyone can help

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Old 03-22-2004, 07:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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oh you just said this disk is jumperless so it must be a SATA disk? fdisk will not recognise SATA disk without the RAID or SATA drivers in DOS.

what i would do is use a IDE hard disk and slave the SATA disk. install your RAID drivers in windows. use winxp/2k disk management to partition and format your SATA.

i am not sure but maybe symantec norton's Gdisk which is bundled with Ghost can detect your SATA. Gdisk is an improved partitioning utility, its Fdisk on steroids.
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