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HD won't mount

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by alumaline, Oct 7, 2008.

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  1. alumaline

    alumaline Thread Starter

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    Hi

    I have an IBM X31 40GB HD that needs to be reformated
    with a non destructive reformat like Spinrite II or Calibrate
    however the drive must mount to do this. When I boot
    the HD using an USB external enclosure I hear the disk
    spin up but no icon appears in My Computer.

    When I install the same HD as the main drive I see
    Windows XP modules loading followed by a long pause
    then the message 'no operating system found' even
    though for a few seconds I see the Windows XP
    screen. I also see all of my files using the DOS prompt.
    So I know my information is on the disk.

    Anyone with experience with a non mounting disk?

    thanks in advance

    Mark S
     
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