Laptop Disk Error

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Global_Killa, Feb 22, 2004.

  1. Global_Killa

    Global_Killa Guest

    Hey,
    I borrowed a laptop which I was running XP on, but for no reason when I
    turn it on it says 'Hard Disk Error'. I experienced this on my desktop
    computer aswell, and the only way I could get the hard drive working again
    was to put it as a slave drive and run FDisk.

    I cant do this on my laptop as I cant get the hard disk out and I dont have
    anything to run a laptop hard disk as a slave.

    I've tried using boot disks, and the Windows XP installation disk. Both had
    no success.

    Any ideas on how to format this drive and get it working again?
    Thanks for any advice.

    --
    Global_Killa
    "Youre a victim of the rules you live by!"
     
    Global_Killa, Feb 22, 2004
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  2. Global_Killa

    Michael-NC Guest

    I'd just give the laptop back to whomever you borrowed it from and tell them
    what happened. I wouldn't fool around with it.

    "Global_Killa" <> wrote in message
    news:c18vkq$vu0$...
    > Hey,
    > I borrowed a laptop which I was running XP on, but for no reason when

    I
    > turn it on it says 'Hard Disk Error'. I experienced this on my desktop
    > computer aswell, and the only way I could get the hard drive working again
    > was to put it as a slave drive and run FDisk.
    >
    > I cant do this on my laptop as I cant get the hard disk out and I dont

    have
    > anything to run a laptop hard disk as a slave.
    >
    > I've tried using boot disks, and the Windows XP installation disk. Both

    had
    > no success.
    >
    > Any ideas on how to format this drive and get it working again?
    > Thanks for any advice.
    >
    > --
    > Global_Killa
    > "Youre a victim of the rules you live by!"
    >
    >
     
    Michael-NC, Feb 22, 2004
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  3. Global_Killa

    Wizard Guest

    Boot the XP cd and follow the prompts to "repair Console". Once there
    type "fixmbr" then "fixboot"

    Global_Killa wrote:
    >
    > Hey,
    > I borrowed a laptop which I was running XP on, but for no reason when I
    > turn it on it says 'Hard Disk Error'. I experienced this on my desktop
    > computer aswell, and the only way I could get the hard drive working again
    > was to put it as a slave drive and run FDisk.
    >
    > I cant do this on my laptop as I cant get the hard disk out and I dont have
    > anything to run a laptop hard disk as a slave.
    >
    > I've tried using boot disks, and the Windows XP installation disk. Both had
    > no success.
    >
    > Any ideas on how to format this drive and get it working again?
    > Thanks for any advice.
    >
    > --
    > Global_Killa
    > "Youre a victim of the rules you live by!"
     
    Wizard, Feb 22, 2004
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