I was loading XP and had the hdd formatted ,

March 16, 2011 at 10:41:47
Specs: Windows 98
I was doing the above and half way threw it can up with the blue screen of death .
now when trying to load windows it says there is not enough disk space on the hdd.
It sometimes comes up and says you the hdd is not plugged in, so I take the hdd out and then put it back again . then it just come p and says theree is no hdd plugged in .( this is all when im trying to load windows xp pro )

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#1
March 16, 2011 at 13:03:56
Boot from the XP CD, press any key when you see the very brief message, delete all the partitions & format to NTFS.

Do not press any key again message after reboots, during the installation.


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#2
March 16, 2011 at 15:51:50
Is this an IDE or SATA drive? Is it a new drive or previously used?
Why are you re-installing? Was there some previous problem with an operating system on this drive? I suspect there may be a problem with either the drive itself or the data cable or the motherboard drive controller. Suggest you begin by replacing the data cable and then run a drive diagnostic test.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#3
March 16, 2011 at 16:52:38
"daddyboy March 16, 2011 at 10:41:47 Pacific
Windows 98"

Richard59, looks like he was W98.


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#4
March 16, 2011 at 18:03:42
what is the size of your HDD? suspect the HDD is not large enough to hold windows XP and the XP setup is telling him about not enough space

Subhash Chandra.


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#5
March 16, 2011 at 20:57:02
Sorry dudes , its windows xp pro .
Boot from the XP CD, press any key when you see the very brief message, delete all the partitions & format to NTFS.

Do not press any key again message after reboots, during the installation.
this is a dell system
I try to delete the partition , but it says cannot access disk .
after this I push enter, and we get the blue screen of death . , saying check if your new hardware is installed properly .



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#6
March 16, 2011 at 20:58:18
na thats an old post dude

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#7
March 16, 2011 at 21:02:19
IDE hdd

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#8
March 16, 2011 at 21:03:37
its a 30 gig

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#9
March 16, 2011 at 21:18:31
"saying check if your new hardware is installed properly "
When it says that, it probably is'nt or the HD is faulty.

Can you get into the bios & tell us if the 30gb HD shows?


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#10
March 17, 2011 at 10:26:21
yes it shows.
I have found that there are bad sectors in it .
is there a tool that can repare them

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#11
March 17, 2011 at 10:39:43
Here is a list of repair tools, you must make sure you have backed up all your important stuff, the drive may be on the way out.

Fujitsu (Erase, 33 KB)
http://www.fujitsu-europe.com/suppo...
http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm...
Maxtor MaxBlast
http://tinyurl.com/2n6byy
http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm...
Quantum MaxBlast
Attention: Even tough this is a Maxtor software, it works fine with Quantum hard disks, since Maxtor has bought Quantum.
http://tinyurl.com/2n6byy
http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm...
Samsung (Clearhdd.exe, 11 KB)
http://samsungelectronics.com/hdd/s...
http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm...
Seagate
http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/su...
http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm...
Western Digital (dlgdiag.exe, 90 KB)
http://www.wdc.com/support/download...
http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm...


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#12
March 17, 2011 at 10:45:41

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#13
March 17, 2011 at 16:50:21
its a toshiba hdd , is there one for them ?
cheers for your help ahe

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#14
March 17, 2011 at 17:01:38
It was in one of the links I gave you.

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm...


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#15
March 17, 2011 at 20:17:24
ta , so what would happen if I use one of the other hdd reparers , as Toshiba dont do anything like that

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#16
March 17, 2011 at 20:24:52
It's now time for you to do some reading, it will be in the links I gave you.

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#17
March 17, 2011 at 20:25:54
thanks dude , for your big help ,

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#18
March 19, 2011 at 20:10:34
well now the laptop does not see the hdd .
the bios doesnt see it ether.
so guess its time to buy a new hdd , am I right

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#19
March 20, 2011 at 02:10:19
"so guess its time to buy a new hdd , am I right"

Maybe, you can slave it to another computer & run chkdsk on it.

Here is an adapter for a PC.

Notebook / Laptop Hard Drive to Desktop Adapter (2.5" to 3.5")
http://www.geeks.com/products.asp?c...
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?in...
http://insidecomputer.stores.yahoo....
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...


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