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[SOLVED] Is the hard drive junk?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by JediKnightr, Jan 19, 2003.

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  1. JediKnightr

    JediKnightr Thread Starter

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    I am building a new PC (My third homebuilt). I have a new Athlon XP 1900+, a K7S5A mobo, a hard drive I had lying around, and 384MB of DDR. I am also 12 :p

    Well, I installed WinXP Pro, that went pretty smoothly, but I made the mistake of installing all the drivers at one instead of rebboting after each one. Now Windows won't boot. Well I thought, "No big deal, I'll just have to reinstall." Little did I know.

    When I went into fDisk, I tried to fDelete the fPartitions. It went great, until I got to the C: fPartition. Now, for some fReason, in the Volume Label, which I never fill because it just wastes fTime, there are some kind of special characters that I don't know how to type, so of coarse fDisk won't delete it. Help!
     
  2. Rockn

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    What are the make and model of the hard drive you are attempting to FDISK? Sounds like a hidden partition or something that a drive overlay program might use.
     
  3. DVOM

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    I had the same problem just yesterday. So, wipeout to the rescue. It'll take 'em all out.

    It's down at the bottom of the page.

    Edit: wipeout can only take out ALL the partitions. If you want to just take out one or two selectively you need delpart. It's the tool of choice for taking out Linux partitions. NTFS also.
     
  4. JediKnightr

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    The hard drive is a Maxtor D740X-7L, but the wipeout did the job. Thanks, guys!
     
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