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Old 11-11-2003, 04:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there any possible way too fix this without getting a new harddrive? I was told too use fdisk but when i try that it says No fixed disk present ... anyone got any advice or should i just get a new hard drive?
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Old 11-11-2003, 07:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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can you access it at all?
does it detect it on POST?
if it doesn't find it on POST then the HDD has probbably died on you
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no i dosent looks liek its time too get a new drive thanks
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Is the hard drive hot?
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sorry hot as in stolen ? no if thats it it isnt , and yes its all hooked up either way rawr !@
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yes its prolly 2 years old
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1. does it even detect the HDD on POST?
2. can you hear the hard drive, and does it sound normal?

ive had a hard drive die on me, it happened very unexpectadly when my sister was just using the Internet - started making clicking noises and it crashed because of the HDD failiure (when we were still using Windows 98)
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I had a hard drive fail on me in an old Hewlett Packard CLICKCLICKCLICKCLICKCLICK.

Um....If you have a copy of Windows XP on CD, you could boot from the CD and see if it can format it in NTFS, for some reason I've had problems where I can't format a drive, and then put in the windows xp cd and BLOOP there it is.
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it doesnt appera too be posting .. im not sure what brand or model ill let you know when i yank it out an d throw it into the trash haha
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Ha, go for it. What size is it anyway? If it's bigger than 20 gb, I wouldn't throw it out...I'd check into other ways of fixing it.
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