Unable to initialize HDD

October 5, 2010 at 16:25:00
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate, 1Gb of RAM
Okay here we go.

So I don't know what I was thinking, but for some reason I decided to compress my C:\ the other day. Yeah I know. I'm sorry.

Anyways, I finished doing what I was doing and shut her down. Later that night I went to boot her up again et VOILA!!!

Boot mgr is compressed
press CTRL + ALT + DEL

Yeah, so I went and grabbed my Win7Ultimate disc and threw it in my laptop only to remember that my CD drive doesn't work, so I can't boot from the disk and select repair yada, yada, yada, you know the drill.

Anyways, after that I loaded Ubuntu onto a flash drive and tried booting from the stick. Which was fine until I received the invalid username error... or something like that.

Then, I decided to take a look at my HD and realized that its a 120Gb SATA HD. and I have a SATA motherboard in my desktop, so I threw it in there to reformat it. At this point I just want it working again... plus I was going to reformat it the day before all of this happened.

I pull up the computer management window, click on Disk Management and it says

Disk 0
Unknown
111.79Gb 111.79Gb
Not Initialized Unallocated

But it shouldn't say that. There was stuff on there, unless its bee screwed up and lost. I really don't care anymore. lol.

So I tried to initialize it and I get this error message:

Data error (cyclic redundancy check)

And now I am COMPLETELY at a loss... and suggestions?



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October 6, 2010 at 04:37:31
go to the disk manufactures website and sownload the tools for checking the drive and installing the drive etc, they are all free, that should allow you to initialise the drive, format and install, you can then use a file recovery program to recover any important files.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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