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Discussion in 'DOS/Other' started by scott9263, Feb 17, 2003.

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  1. scott9263

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    cannot seen to partition harddrive so as i can reinstall Windows. I have an older Kayak workstation and I have tried fdisk to no avail. does anyone have any ideas or suggestions
     
  2. codejockey

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    What error message does fdisk give you? I assume you have verified that your drive is recognized in the BIOS. It's possible that a low-level format would cure the problem; you may need to obtain such a utility from the drive's manufacturer.

    Hope this helps -- additional info appreciated.
     
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    When trying to reboot my hard drive after formatting(i'm a loser) I am getting "drive format does not contain Valid FAT or FAT32 partition. What do i do now? It's on a HP Kayak. I Like this old PC and do not want to loose it. :(
     
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    Well you aren't going to loose it. What type of hard drive does it have in it....IDE or SCSI? Most of the Kayaks I have seen have had SCSI hard drives.
     
  5. scott9263

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    I'm pretty sure it has a SCSI Harddrive. I'm not sure what that means. I'm pretty much over my head now. I was just trying to clear up a computer that was given to me for home use from a company I work for. then i proceeded to cause more problems for myself. Thanks
     
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