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Windows XP does not recognize partition.


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#1 VirtualOfficeAssist

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 07:49 PM

IDE HDD Drive recognized and shows correct size in bios. Windows won't load though. It doesn't recognize HDD. I have taken everything out one by one cleaned and reinserted. No change. Using disk to repair but when i get to where it shows partitions this is what it says. 8057 MB Disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on staph (Setup cannot access this disk)

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 07:51 PM

I find it very suspicious that the computer was working perfectly until I turned Windows update on the other day. Next time I started computer I got this.

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 08:09 PM

On another computer download the iso for Seatools for DOS. Burn the iso to a CD by right clicking on any Windows 7 or later computer and selecting Burn Disk Image or use isoburner. Boot the Disk and attempt to do a short test. If it passes do the long test.

 

http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/201271en

 

http://www.freeisoburner.com/



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Posted 22 October 2017 - 09:15 PM

I don't have any cd. Can I write to usb instead?

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 09:28 PM

I will pick up some RW CD's tomorrow. I will let you know what happens

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 09:35 PM

8057 MB Disk


What capacity is the HDD? A drive appearing to be 8GB when it is of larger capacity is commonly caused by the drive being accessed in CHS mode instead of LBA mode, as this is the capacity calculated from the default cylinder head and sector values returned by an LBA drive to a CHS query.

The system is probably of an age where the CMOS backup battery might not be holding the BIOS setup parameters reliably, and they could have become corrupted. My first step with this symptom would be to replace the backup battery and clear the CMOS settings, either by leaving it several hours before fitting the new battery, or using the CLR_CMOS (or similar) jumper located somewhere on most boards. Then see if the drive becomes correctly recognized.

Edited by Platypus, 22 October 2017 - 09:38 PM.

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 09:43 PM

It is a 40 GB hard drive so you are correct there. I will also pick up a new battery tomorrow and try that venue. Thanks you two.

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 07:55 AM

You can use Rufus with the iso file but if the XP computer is fairly old it may not support booting from a USB flash drive. Backup any data on the flash drive first as it will be formatted.

 

https://rufus.akeo.ie/






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