We can try a different boot CD.
Download the PartedMagic ISO for your computer (you probably need the one labeled "Most people will only need this file
") ask me if you aren't sure.http://partedmagic.com/doku.php?id=downloads
Decide whether you want to boot from a CD or a USB Flash Drive and follow the appropriate directions below.Instructions for making a Boot CD
Download and install Infrarecorderhttp://infrarecorder.org/?page_id=5
and place a blank CD in your CD writer then run Infrarecorder
Click WRITE IMAGE
Navigate to the PartedMagic ISO that you downloaded and click the OPEN
Click the OK
button and it should burn your CD. When it is done it will automatically eject the CD and you can close Infrarecorder, you can now use this CD to boot your computer.Instructions for making a Bootable USB Flash Drive
Follow the instructions here for UNetbootin
(the download buttons for UNetbootin are at the top of the page) and select DISK IMAGE
and navigate to the PartedMagic ISO that you downloaded. Pay very close attention to the USB flash drive that you select to write to in order not to overwrite data on the wrong device by accident.Instructions Booting From The CD or The USB Flash Drive
Press the F12 key when you turn the computer on in order to choose the boot device containing PartedMagic.
When you boot the computer that has the bad drive connected to it with the PartedMagic CD/USB that you made a menu will pop up, please select1. Default Settings (Runs from RAM)
When it finishes booting you will notice that it looks kind of like a Windows desktop. The button in the lower left works like the START button in Windows XP and allows you to select and run various programs or shutdown the computer. To make things easy, I'll just refer to this as the START button.
At the bottom of the screen near the START button you will see a picture of a computer monitor. Click it to open a terminal window. In the terminal window typefdisk -l
(that is fdisk SPACE DASH l as in Linux) and press ENTER
I want to see the information that it prints out. Take a picture like you did in the previous post. As long as the text is legible, it will be fine.
If you have any questions, let me know.