Posted 19 August 2010 - 10:00 PM
1.the fan and whatever slots were cleaned/cleared. still negative.
2.inside bios detected hdd with correct size.
3.tried reinstall xp. strangely it showed 2 partition, 1st partition looks like this :-/ (where xp were installed) install of an alphabet, 2nd partition showed c:/ (actually the secondary partition). but whatever options i tried ....error F3 to exit.
4.tried recovery console from xp cd. chkdisk, fixmbr..no action. this time it seems not detecting hdd.
5.tried other recovery means..usb, ultimate cd boot...no hdd detection.
fortunately the hdd is still under warranty but unfortunately there are private stuff inside which i want to delete but can't.
i am afraid if i claim from the hdd company, if unlucky some bad guy might hack into the hdd.