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Old 09-17-2005, 04:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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http://support.wdc.com/download/inde...&pid=1&swid=23

delete the partition and boot to the data lifeguard floppy
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Old 09-17-2005, 04:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
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ill try it, by the way you know a reliable place to get a 98 boot disk, i cant seem to find it on major geeks anymore
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ill try it, by the way you know a reliable place to get a 98 boot disk, i cant seem to find it on major geeks anymore
http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm

download the me also, some people have had trouble with the 98
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Old 09-17-2005, 06:13 PM   #14 (permalink)
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no joy in all scenarios for install. it says its perfect, so its not the raptor.
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it didnt have a utility to create a partition either and i cant access it with my boot cd utility.
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Old 09-17-2005, 06:19 PM   #16 (permalink)
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i dont think it supports sata. and i dont think it comes partitioned from the WD either. but the Xp setup is suppose to when it does its ntfs or fat format.
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Old 09-17-2005, 06:47 PM   #17 (permalink)
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disable virus boot protector in your bios

or use powermax in my signature to delete your hard drive if your bios isn't blocking it
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i dont think it supports sata. and i dont think it comes partitioned from the WD either. but the Xp setup is suppose to when it does its ntfs or fat format.
i,m sorry, i was in a hurry. i meant to say try that with your ide
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well i found something that looks really good its called acronis all

-in-one bootable, as soon as i get it downloaded im gonna try it

and see if i can partition the drive and see whatever else its got

on there that might help. i've messed around with the bios all i

could, turing the virus boot sector off, switching sata drivers,

screwing with it till it till i had to load defaults so unless i need to

update drivers (no one i know has a floppy drive, isnt that just

sad) so i think partitioning the drive before it goes into windows

setup is the second to last thing i can try.
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use powermax to wipe it. it will take the bootsector completely out and then the windows cd will make a new one.

there a floppy and cd .iso file version for you to use
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