Re: Hosed my system/fdisk can't read disk drive now.
"Allan M. Wind" wrote:
> On 2000-02-24 09:40:21, ktb wrote:
> > I've pulled a real bone head deal it seems. I decided to patition the
> > HD on my new system so that I could put both Windows 98 and Slink on
> > it. I tried using fdisk under "dos" but it wouldn't let me delete the
> > current partition so I used the Slink installation disk and cfdisk to
> > partition my HD. I cut the disk in half and added one partition "Win95
> > FAT32 (LBA)" which was what it was before except that it took up the
> > whole disk. I marked it as bootable. I then attempted to install W98
> > and got the message "no HD found." I went into the bios setup and the
> > disk can't be detected. I switched it to "auto" but no improvement. I
> > used the Slink installation cd again and found I get the message "FATAL
> > ERROR: Cannot read disk drive Press any key to exit fdisk." I have no
> > installation disks for this HD. It is the HD that came with the
> > system. What the heck do I do now?
> You did use something to resize that win98 parition with besides
> cfdisk, right? There's a tool called fips that can do the magic and
> perhaps fsresize.
OK I found fips but this is used to partition a drive that has a usable
Windows disk. I have written this new partition table to the disk and
it has made my disk unreadable, in fact now seen. I'm not sure this
would help me any?