Harddisk is Mess up after FDisk recovery

January 20, 2011 at 13:59:25
Specs: Windows XP, 2G
so, i have a Window XP
2GB RAM,240GB Of Harddrive

Well, I try to restore it with F10 since my computer was slow.
but the f10 doesnt work, so i try fdisk for restoration... somehow i dont get how to use it.
so i did the partion thing on the instruction of many peeps.
i did that, then i reboot and somehow.... i delete the old one and create new one, it said harddisk was incorrect, something about insert a disk. im lost anyway to help?
i also dont have a HP Recovery CD so yes plz help


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#1
January 20, 2011 at 14:47:35
Fdisk is an old utility that only works with some partitions.

You have deleted your primary partition.

You may be able to repair that partition by using a utility called testdisk. Get testdisk at the link below. Be sure to read ALL that help files BEFORE attempting to use the program.

HP computers come with a restore partition. If yours is still intact you may be able to restore to factory state AFTER you recover the partition.

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Test...


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#2
January 20, 2011 at 14:51:58
First of all, don't use tools, espacially for harddrive partitioning, if you have no clue, what you're doing and how to use it !!!

What you have done is, you bit the hand that fed you :-)

So the only chance is, to buy a recovery cd from HP.

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#3
January 20, 2011 at 15:03:55
At this point you may be better served to contact a local technician. Most such will have access to a suitable OEM installation CD that they can use with your COA key to get you up and running again. You have effectively wiped your drive so there is nothing left to recover. Without an install disk you cannot move forward.

maybe consider one of the free linux distros instead of windows.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#4
January 20, 2011 at 15:09:52
Testdisk may be able to recover the partition, if Bao is capable of using it correctly. There also may be a recovery partition still present.


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#5
January 20, 2011 at 15:20:09
Well, any TuT on how to use TestDisk?
and how do i get one.

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#6
January 20, 2011 at 15:21:53
also, this is actually my laptop, so Yes... i cant download testdisk on my DEAD computer

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#7
January 20, 2011 at 16:40:39
You posted this message so what is stopping you from downloading test disk on that then transferring it to a bootable floppy or CD.

Fdisk and recovery are two words that should never be used in the same sentence. Fdisk and destruction would be more appropriate.

I would enlist the help of someone that knows what they are doing before to destroy all hope of recovering your data.

Stuart


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#8
January 20, 2011 at 18:12:40
is CD-R a bootable CD?

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#9
January 20, 2011 at 18:20:01
CD-R stands for CD recordable.
So one can burn a bootable CD, but can also put only pictures and movies on the CD and therefore it's not bootable.

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#10
January 20, 2011 at 18:21:34
also i download it, what is needed to do next?
cause i dont know what to burn from folder ?.?

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#11
January 20, 2011 at 18:24:33
What's the exact filename of the file, you downloaded.
E.g.:
something.iso
something.rar
something.zip

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#12
January 20, 2011 at 18:36:17
then how when i used it with FDisk, it bootable like normal.

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#13
January 20, 2011 at 18:37:05
testdisk-6.11.3.rar

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#14
January 20, 2011 at 18:51:09
Nvm, my PC format the CD to DVD-RW

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#15
January 20, 2011 at 18:57:48
How did you plan on reinstalling Windows after running FDISK? Do you even have an XP disk? What about all the device drivers? Anti-virus & other programs? The questions you've asked seem to indicate you don't have a clue. Take it to someone who does......

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#16
January 20, 2011 at 18:59:33
I actually have computer peeps in my family... so i might ask them for the disk, but i dont feel like waiting so i asked for help... so... yeah TestDisk.... after i burn the files onto the disk, just run it on my DEAD Pc?

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#17
January 20, 2011 at 19:00:38
I also have all the device manager.... I just dont have the CD
reinstalling those Device Manager stuff dont take long, cause i only have a adapter...

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#18
January 20, 2011 at 19:03:08
This is the HowTo create bootable disks or CDs, including TestDisk.
You have to have knowledge on howto use such tools correctly.
Better contact a friend, how has knowledge about such things or contact a professional.

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#19
January 20, 2011 at 19:04:02
Well, I think i delete the primary partion, and the H; drive too xD
so anyone have a guide on using FDisk?

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#20
January 20, 2011 at 19:05:51
Just one question
is Bootable Disk is DVD-RW?

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#21
January 20, 2011 at 19:08:45
Dude, you have google at your disposal, help yourself. The more dumb questions you ask, the less help you're going to get from us. It's obvious that you don't know what you're doing & it looks like you're about to make things even worse. I suggest you stop what you're doing immediately & contact someone who has some experience.

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#22
January 20, 2011 at 19:13:19
Geez, If you have family that does have a clue, let them use testdisk on your laptop.

Your responses here indicate you are incapable of performing the steps necessary to restore the hard drive.


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#23
January 20, 2011 at 19:14:34
Well, I guess I got the TestDisk to be bootable CD :D

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#24
January 20, 2011 at 19:17:21
the problem im questioning is.
my laptop is window vista, and my computer is window xp....

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#25
January 20, 2011 at 19:21:38
The testdisk site doesn't offer files in RAR format, where did you download it from? Tell us, what is a RAR file & what are you going to do with it?

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#26
January 20, 2011 at 19:26:28
http://www.cgsecurity.org/testdisk-...

you actually had to choose one..
oh my bad it win.zip
i usually use Winrar to open em so my bad


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#27
January 20, 2011 at 19:27:43
OK, so what are you going to do with it once you unzip it?

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#28
January 20, 2011 at 19:28:12
yo mickliq, u act like im stupid, i learn from my peeps too dude -_-
dude what else can i do??
i needa burn it on a bootable CD..

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#29
January 20, 2011 at 19:36:03
"yo mickliq, u act like im stupid"

Yo, that's where I'm going with all this. You wouldn't be in this predicament if you were smart. You already trashed the hard drive with your knowledgable use of FDISK. How are you going to create the bootable CD?


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#30
January 20, 2011 at 19:38:40
i already created one.... my PC formatted my CD-R to DVD-RW

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#31
January 21, 2011 at 05:04:39
my PC formatted my CD-R to DVD-RW

That is impossible, totally and utterly impossible.

Yo what did you do, we can only guess.

Stuart


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#32
January 21, 2011 at 13:43:14
Wow



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