Second internal HD(Drive 1)nonfunctional

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SOCALKEN

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Accidents happen when you get too sure of yourself. Yesterday in copying my weekly Acronis TrueImage8.0 to a second internal HD I came back into the office and noticed it was attempting to copy Drive "D" not "C," the primary drive. Drive "D"(80 GB) is devoted entirely to the AcronisSecureZone,the name for its proprietary cache. TrueImage promptly stopped loading and asked me to cancel which it refused to do. Hit the panic button and rebooted only to get the following message after the Bios flash: FIXMBR error No. 3. I then ran the Windows Recovery Manager for FIXMBR told me that there was an unauthorized startup and deleted it accordingly. But on reboot, the error message was the same. I then opened the case and disengaged the "D" drive and the system(XP Home) booted up normally. I turned off the machine, re-engaged "D" and ran the Western Digital wipe utility which I was sure would solve the problem. After wiping the disk and rebooting I got the same FIXMBR error No. 3. I should say I have an external(40 GB) HD which I am using for Acronis backups but I would appreciate any suggestions on how to get my 80 GB "D" drive back.
 
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Wipe justs erases the whole disk,right? What if you formatted D drive from windows disk manager? This would actually create an NTFS partition and Master Boot Record (MBR) from scratch on the drive. Just an idea....
 
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