Solved Primary master HDD failure after power cut at wall outlet

August 10, 2013 at 13:39:46
Specs: windows xp sp2, 192 mb ram
i was working with my computer and suddenly it went off because the wall socket power outlet was disturbed. when i tried to startup i got the message that primary master hard disk fail and computer wont boot. funny thing is that during boot up that is the screen that shows memory test it detects my primary master disk as maxtor orion and thats what i use it then proceeds to detect cd drive and the message. i dont want to format the pc because i will loose a lot i need help

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August 10, 2013 at 14:40:15
1st of all, are these the correct specs? --> windows xp sp2, 192 mb ram

If they are, you have way too little RAM & I've got to ask why you haven't updated to SP3 after all these years?

If your hard drive has failed, you won't be able to format it. And formating isn't something you should even be considering at this stage anyway. Have you checked the BIOS? Is the HDD being properly recognized?

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August 10, 2013 at 23:26:12
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Get Slacko Puppy.
Click slacko-5.5-4G.iso to download the file.
Burn the ISO file to disc or use Universal USB Installer to create bootable thumb drive.
(Choose Slacko Puppy from drop menu).
Boot from optical drive or thumb drive to start Puppy (it doesn't not require any installation) and see if u can access your hard drive.

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