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"Invalid media type reading drive C"

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by BSaul, Nov 24, 2001.

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  1. BSaul

    BSaul Thread Starter

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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
     
  2. Dan O

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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.
     
  3. Max19

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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.
     
  4. BSaul

    BSaul Thread Starter

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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
     
  5. Max19

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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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