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Not recognizing HD on format

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Kirbalicious, Apr 13, 2004.

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  1. Kirbalicious

    Kirbalicious Thread Starter

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    Well, I completely wiped the hard drive, and now it doesn't recognize a "fixed disk". What does this mean? And how do I fix it? Whnever i put my recovery discs in, it says "Error: no fixed disk" then shuts down. Its an old Vaio I'm tryin to fix up, please help me!
     
  2. beginnertech

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    What you probably need to do is get a boot disk in and run “fdisk” and make a partition with it. Your recovery disks should have a option to go to a “dos mode”. When there type in “fdisk” and make a partition with that program. If you can’t get there with your recovery disks, try having a friend make a windows boot disk from their system or get your hands on some HD tools like MaxBlast 3 for Maxtor HD’s or WD tools for WD drives. If you know your HD’s manufacturer then you should be able to visit their site for some downloads if you can’t get fdisk to work. Hope that helps….
     
  3. Kirbalicious

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    Well, I got a boot disk, but when it comes to the prompt, if i type in fdisk, it says bad command. What do i have to type in?
     
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