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Old 04-06-2007, 07:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I decided to delve into the world of linux by installing slackware, and I started poking around in things I didn't completly understand, and I think i accidentally set two partitions to active, and when I rebooted, I got an error saying invalid partition table.

I assumed that deleting all the partitions and making a clean install of windows would fix things. Guess it didnt work - goodbye media >.<

Anywho, I'd like something to absolutely wipe everything - partition tables, the MBR, everything... because I assume that would fix things, yes?
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Old 04-06-2007, 08:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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no just delete your new partition. you should have left 7.8 mb free when you made it. you might have fix you mbr but that's simple
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I dont follow. I deleted the partitions, reinstalled xp, but still get the error.

How would I fix the mbr, if thats the case?
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you shouldn't have delete the xp partition. you didn't lose it. now you probably have to use powermax (in my signature ) quick erase feature, then reinstall xp
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Heh, I get kinda brash when trying to fix things and start doing things willy nilly :]

But yea, I tried using the links in your sig, but they are broken or something. I'll try googling them, thanks.

EDIT: "The POWERMAX.EXE utility is effective on all ATA (IDE) hard drives with a capacity greater than or equal to 500 MB."

I got that from |MG| Free Download - Maxtor Powermax 4.23 , the hdd in question is only 120 gigs o.0 - Will it still work?
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those links are a million year old. look for it at maxtor's website
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Heh, I get kinda brash when trying to fix things and start doing things willy nilly :]

But yea, I tried using the links in your sig, but they are broken or something. I'll try googling them, thanks.

EDIT: "The POWERMAX.EXE utility is effective on all ATA (IDE) hard drives with a capacity greater than or equal to 500 MB."

I got that from |MG| Free Download - Maxtor Powermax 4.23 , the hdd in question is only 120 gigs o.0 - Will it still work?
any ide drive
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Trying to use that program, I got an error message, I forget what it was exactly, but it basically didnt work. I decided to use the Ultimate Boot Disk and used one of its many wonderful apps :]

Anywho, boo boo gone
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Thanks, this will probably be handy to carry around.
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