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Chosed Close [X] just after HDD format

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#1 mahathev


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Posted 09 August 2010 - 12:43 PM


After sucessful reinstallation of XP Pro (also web d/loaded SP3/Drivers/Full MS updates/AVG) on my Pentium III, I realized had 8786MB of unallocated HDD space from my 20Gb. I did normal formatting aftr D: assign and saw that the formatting was done. Waited a minute and closed the dialogue box (Maybe should have waited longer!) All that hard work!!

A warning came up that I shouldn't have done that and a blue screen appeared and hang. I panicked and froze!
When switch on again it restarted continuously after win logo, as tho thers no hardisk. Red LED stays lit w/o much activity.Cannot presss on button to off - had to off main switch.

Tried reinstall XP till (19540MB disk0 at id0 on bus0 on atapi..'setup cannot access the disk') when enter goes to Blue Screen : STOP: )0x0000008E ......setupdd.sys add FAE1498A8 base FADED000, Datestamp 41107c8f and stays there.

Changed many RAM card 128Mb no effect, curser cannot move up/dwn to select safe mode, restarts after auto countdown. Is my HDD(Maxtor 541DX 20GB Ultra ATA Manufctured 7/5/2002) screwed up? PC works with a good HDD swap. Pls HELP!!

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:34 PM

<<PC works with a good HDD swap.>>

I guess I don't understand your question.

If you are asking whether a hard drive has problems...my suggestion is to run the appropriate hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic on said drive.

Bootable Hard Drive Diagnostics - Vox - http://usasma.vox.com/library/post/bootabl...iagnostics.html


#3 mahathev

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 07:19 AM

Hi Hamluis,
Thanks for the quick response.

What I meant was, when I took out the current problematic HDD and replaced it with a known good HDD from another computer, it worked perfectly. I will do the diagnostic on my hard disk as you have suggested and will come back to you.

Thanks. Mahathev.

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