"Invalid media type reading drive C"

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BSaul

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Having had to re-format an old PC, using fdisk (though years since had to do this), now unable to get anything onto the C: Get above message, and when I Fail, message is Fail on INT 24.
Have checked connection to hard drive, all well. And tried copying from the a:
Is it dead, or have I missed something obvious.
Any help gratefully received.
Thanks
 
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After an FDISK you still need to Format the drive as well. If you did try FDISK again, delete all partitions, Create partitions, and then format.
 

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FDISK doesn't format a hard drive. It only creates partitions. After you run FDISK, you have to run FORMAT to actually format it.
 

BSaul

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Appreciate your comments, guys, but I can't even read the C: now - see above message whenever I try. Can read floppies and CDs but not a chance of doing anything onto the HDD.
Any further suggestions?
Thanks
Babs
 

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What happens when you run FDISK? Do you get any errors? Did you try deleting all the partitions and recreating a new one?
 
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