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Unformated drive Work around needed.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mcibear, Jun 24, 2007.

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  1. mcibear

    mcibear Thread Starter

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    I've had a SATA-300 drive corrupt. Win xp starts to load then give me the blue screen of death.

    I've tried to get another dive and install windows onto it and connect the faulty drive. When the new xp install booted up it said that the drive was not formated and asked me if i wanted to forrmat.

    I also tryied to do a sceond install of windows on the drive and it will not allow me to do that.

    I am trying to recover data off the old drive and cannot just format. Any work around would be very appricated.
     
  2. Rich-M

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    Sounds like when you added the old drive, it tried to boot to it. Make certain the bios is calling for the correct drive in boot order which should be drive 0 or 1 depending on where the drive controllers start their numbering.
     
  3. Triple6

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    Have you run CHKDSK on the drive? You'll want to boot off the Windows XP CD and choose R to go to the Recovery Console, then run CHKDSK /P or possibly a CHKDSK /R.

    I'd also try running a data recovery program on it and try to pull the information off the drive that you need if the above doesn't work.
     
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